Hayley Shipton

Played by Toks Olagundoye
Character Biography

Hayley Shipton is a quick-witted, free-spirited, former Scotland Yard police officer who works as a security specialist and is not afraid to cross lines to get things done.

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Actor Biography

Toks Olagundoye most recently spent two seasons playing alien matriarch Jackie Joyner-Kersee on the hilarious ABC comedy The Neighbors, and is currently wrapping up a recurring role on the ABC Family drama The Fosters.

In recent years, Olagundoye has guest-starred on NCIS, Prime Suspect and ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. Other film and television appearances include the 2014 Amazon pilot Salem Rogers: Model of the Year, CSI: NY, Law & Order, Ugly Betty, Brown Sugar and The Salon, among others.

Born to a Nigerian father and Norwegian mother, Olagundoye was raised in Nigeria, attended boarding school in Europe and is a graduate of the theater program at Smith College. Toks was recently married and in her spare time she enjoys finding new spots to enjoy a tasty meal, cooking, writing, pilates, archery, marksmanship and settling in a with a great book. She has an uncanny ability when it comes to accents from around the world.

Olagundoye resides between Los Angeles and New York.

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