Hayley Taylor

Hayley Taylor is an American singer-songwriter, actress, painter and director whose songs have been featured on many popular television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, and Pretty Little Liars.

Hayley Taylor
GenresAlternative, Folk rock, Indie
InstrumentsSinging, guitar, piano
Years active2005–present


Born in Birmingham, Michigan, Hayley moved to Los Angeles as a child and began acting professionally in film and TV as a child, winning a Youth in Film Award for "Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture Drama" for her role in Touch of a Stranger with Shelley Winters.[citation needed]

As a young adult, Taylor also guest starred on television shows such as Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Unsolved Mysteries, ER, and 7th Heaven.

After graduating from Vassar College (with her BA in English) she studied painting at the Sorbonne University in Paris and the New York Academy of Art.[citation needed]

Music careerEdit

Taylor's songs have been featured on Pretty Little Liars, How I Met Your Mother, Royal Pains, Privileged, MTV's Real World, and in many other TV shows and films. Taylor was classically trained on piano and singing early on, but it was not until she learned to play guitar in college that she realized music was her passion.

Taylor was nominated by the Los Angeles Music Awards for "Best Independent Album of the Year."[citation needed] She was interviewed on Entertainment Tonight and on San Francisco's KRON news. She was Interviewed on Dutch TV's EénVandaag and she performed with her band live on the music television show City Sessions: Los Angeles on the DISH Network.

Taylor's debut album, entitled One Foot in Front of the Other, produced by Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild)(Ingrid Michaelson) and Eric Robinson (Sara Bareilles) was released on August 24, 2010. It featured an all-star cast of players, including Michael Chaves (John Mayer) on guitar, Ben Peeler (Alexi Murdoch) on guitar and pedal steel, Adrienne Woods (Josh Radin)(Jonas Brothers) on cello, Elliot Jacobson (Ingrid Michaelson) on drums, and producer Marshall Altman (Kate Voegele) on backing vocals.

She is currently working on two new band projects, The Fauve and X My Heart with drummer Anthony Burulcich.[citation needed]


  • Full Length LP, 2019 (forthcoming)
  • Single "Falling Hard," 2019
  • Single "1983 (Safari Riot Remix)"(as The Fauve featuring Hayley Taylor), 2018
  • Full Length LP, "Dangerous"(as X My Heart), 2016
  • Single "How in the World" (as X My Heart), 2015
  • Full-Length Debut LP "One Foot in Front of the Other", 2010
  • Single "Felt Like Love", 2010
  • Single "No More Wishing", 2009
  • Holiday Single "If There Really Is a Santa Claus", 2008


Year Title Role Notes
2002 ER Renee Carlson "Bygones" (season 8: episode 17)
2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Female Council Member "The Whole Ball of Wax" (season 6: episode 20)
2002 Unsolved Mysteries Jenny "Without a Song" (season 13: episode 48)
2006 7th Heaven Andie "You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone" (season: 11 episode 10)



Taylor frequently performs with her band at the famed Hotel Cafe, and other prime Los Angeles venues.

Live Televised AppearancesEdit

Entertainment Tonight.[1]


Taylor began garnering major airplay on XMU's Radar Report and Indie 103.1's Suicide Girls' Radio which led to her co-hosting the show for three months.[2]


  1. ^ "Hayley Taylor on Entertainment Tonight". YouTube. June 4, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2009.
  2. ^ "Suicide Girls Radio Playlists". Indie 103.1. December 3, 2007. Retrieved January 24, 2009.