Apr. 19th, 1981
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6' 1 1/2"
Hayden Christensen's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Takers
2009 - New York, I Love You
2008 - Jumper
2007 - Awake
2007 - Virgin Territory
2006 - Factory Girl
2005 - Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
2003 - Shattered Glass
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
2001 - Life as a House
1999 - The Virgin Suicides
1998 - Strike!
1994 - In the Mouth of Madness
Guest TV Roles
Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 19th, 1981. The young Canadian actor started his career at the age of 13 starring in several TV dramas. His biggest break was a starring role on the Fox Family network's "Higher Ground" (2000). On the series Hayden shows off his acting talent as a teen who was sexually molested by his step-mom, and turns to drugs in despair. Later he appeared in the television movie Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000) (TV), where he co-starred with his friend Jonathan Jackson (I). On May 12, 2000 Hayden announced that he would be starring as Anakin Skywalker in the next two prequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). The star was chosen by director George Lucas (I) because he felt that Hayden had raw talent and good chemistry with actress Natalie Portman. Lucas stunned the movie world by picking the then-unknown actor after he had turned down such big names as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonathan Jackson (I), as well as 400 other candidates.
- Named one of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2005.
- Shares a birthday with 'James Franco (I)' (qv).
- Met girlfriend 'Rachel Bilson' (qv) on the set of _Jumper (2008)_ (qv).
- Was a "ball boy" at the Canadian Open tennis matches. Jumped out too soon during a match in which 'John McEnroe' (qv) was playing, causing an interruption in play.
- Graduated from Baythorn Public School in 1995.
- Named one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2005.
- His Canadian father is of Danish and English ancestry, while his American mother is half Italian and half Swedish. His Italian maternal grandmother hails from Brooklyn.
- Is partially of Swedish descent, as are his on-screen mother 'Pernilla August' (qv) and son 'Mark Hamill (I)' (qv) from the Star Wars films.