Haley was born in Fort Myers, Florida in 1988, daughter of Leilani Dorsey and Ronald Keeling. She moved to Stow, Ohio with her father when she was 12 and graduated from Barbizon in Akron, Ohio. Then moved then to Naples, Florida where she studied music and acting while attending Barron Collier High School. In 2001, Haley competed at the IMTA Convention where she met her then agents Mara Santino and Ryan Daly of Kazarian/Spencer & Associates. Then, in 2004, while on summer vacation in Los Angeles, Haley was discovered in a chance meeting with a record producer while viewing guitars once played by Jimi Hendrix and was immediately asked to perform to some record producers who were impressed by her talent. However she and her family decided it was best to wait after she was done with high school to see if this was the path she should persue.
After graduating high school in 2005, she and her mother moved to Los Angeles so that Haley could pursue her singing and acting career.
Haley has signed a three-picture contract with Warner Bros. The first of which was her debut role in the movie “Music & Lyrics” (released Valentine’s Day of 2007) in which she portrayed pop-diva Cora Corman. Haley has said that she enjoyed the challenge of playing Cora but that her own music, will be very different from that of the fictional character. She is looking into recording her first album with the help of singer Shaley Scott. Ever since her firt debut she has co-stared in movies such as Marley&Me, The Haunting of Molly Hartley ( in which she plays the title role), Passage by award winning director Shekkar Kapur and the anticipated The Hole by “Gremlins” director, Joe Dante.
edited by Mary on January 27th, 2010