In June 2015, Roxane completed filming on the Action/Thriller feature film Accident, set to premier in 2016, in which she plays a lead role.
She has appeared in numerous South African, British and American television shows which include Leonardo (television series) for CBBC and Beaver Falls (television series) for E4 as well as feature films, including Death Race 3: Inferno, produced by Universal Pictures. In 2015, Hayward played the role of Susanna White in the National Geo scripted two-part movie event Saints and Strangers, produced by Sony Pictures, which premiered in November 2015. She started her theatrical training at the age of six along with dancing, singing and piano lessons.
She joined her first acting agency at six year old and then booked her first television commercial.
After high school, Hayward started studying drama, dancing and musical theatre. In 2002 when Hayward was 11 years old, she was cast in her first television commercial.
Hayward then started her acting career in the Canadian Broadcasting Company television drama series Jozi-H in which she played a young, troubled teenager named Daphne who was admitted into the Johannesburg General Hospital for a drug overdose. Hayward had a guest role in Episode 9 of the series titled "Smile".
The series premiered in 2006 and ran for one season.
Shortly after filming Jozi-H, Hayward appeared in SABC"s Isidingo as a young victim of abuse named Chloe. In 2011, Hayward made her first appearance on British television playing the role of a summer camp counselor in the Channel 4 comedy series Beaver Falls. Hayward was then cast as a supporting role in her first feature film Death Race 3: Inferno, where she acts alongside Dougray Scott, Ving Rhames and Danny Trejo.
Death Race 3: Inferno was produced by Universal Pictures and released in 2012.
Hayward landed her first lead role on international television in the CBBC series Leonardo in 2012. Produced by triple British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winning independent television production company, Kindle Entertainment.
Hayward played the role of the young Angelica Visconti who is caught in a love triangle while betrothed to the teenage Lorenzo de" Medici. Leonardo was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa for British television
In 2014, Hayward was cast as the role of Irin in the National Broadcasting Company series Dominion.
She appears in the episodes Broken Places and Godspeed. In 2015, Hayward was cast in the NatGeo two-part movie event, produced by Sony and Little Engine Productions titled Saints and Strangers. Hayward plays the role of the historical figure, Susanna White.
One of the women aboard the Mayflower which arrived on North shore of Massachusetts in the 1600s.
She acts alongside Barry Sloane, Vincent Kartheiser, Anna Camp and Ron Livingston. At the premiere of Saints and Strangers at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Hayward was quoted saying, "I’ve done quite a few period pieces before but because this is for NatGeo this is so historically correct: every little detail, from hair and makeup to what they said, how they said it, the sets, to everything, was just historically spot on.
And being around that was just incredible. lieutenant felt like you would step back in time every time you’re on set." Secretariat to be released in October 2016, Hayward stars in the Action/Thriller feature film, Accident.