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Hayden Christensen

Biography

He gained popularity while Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader in Celebrity Wars Shows II and III. His portrayal of Sam in Existence as a residence gained him a Golden World nomination for Greatest Supporting Acting professional in 2001. He do his first industrial at 8 years of age for Pringles. He performed hockey and rugby while in senior high school. He performed youthful Anakin Skywalker in two from the Celebrity Wars movies, and his 1st role was on the Canadian Television series at age group 12. He comes with an old brother called Tove and a mature sister called Hejsa. His more youthful sister is definitely Kaylen. He started dating co-star Rachel Bilson in 2007 after conference her within the group of Jumper. He and Bilson experienced a daughter called Briar Rose on Oct 29, 2014. He starred alongside Ewan McGregor in the Celebrity Wars Shows II and III.

Quick Facts


Full Name Hayden Christensen
Date Of Birth April 19, 1981
Place Of Birth Vancouver, Canada
Height 1.83 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Unionville High School
Nationality American, Canadian
Children Briar Rose Christensen
Parents Alie Nelson, David Christensen
Siblings Tove Christensen, Kaylen Christensen, Hejsa Christensen
Partner Rachel Bilson, Rachel Bilson
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, Young Hollywood Award for 'One To Watch' - Male, National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Movies Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Jumper, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Takers, Life as a House, Outcast, Shattered Glass, Awake, Virgin Territory, American Heist, Vanishing on 7th Street, Factory Girl, Return of the Jedi, New York, I Love You, The Virgin Suicides, First Kill, In the Mouth of Madness, Trapped in a Purple Haze, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey, Harrison Bergeron, Street Law, No Greater Love, All I Wanna Do, Free Fall, Love And Betrayal : The Mia Farrow Story, King of the Elves, Bullrun: Wild West Run: Cops, Cars and Superstars, Money for Nothing
TV Shows Higher Ground, Family Passions
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1His girlfriend Rachel Bilson gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Briar Rose Christensen, on October 29, 2014.
2Hayden holds dual citizenship in the United States and his native Canada.
3Filming Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) in Australia. [June 2003]
4Filming Factory Girl (2006) in Shreveport, Louisiana. [January 2006]
5In Detroit, filming Vanishing on 7th Street (2010). [October 2009]
6Currently filming New York, I Love You (2008). [August 2008]
7Currently filming Virgin Territory (2007) (aka "The Decameron"). [May 2005]
8Currently filming Awake (2007) in New York. [December 2005]
9He and his girlfriend Rachel Bilson got engaged on December 25, 2008. They ended their engagement in June 2010, but got back together the following year.
10Favorite actor and mentor is Kevin Kline.
11His favorite actor is Joe Lando.
12Was ranked #11 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
13Is an alumnus of the Arts York Drama Program at Unionville High School, a school that specializes in the creative arts.
14Is partially of Swedish descent, as are his on-screen mother Pernilla August and son Mark Hamill from the Star Wars films.
15On the set of Factory Girl (2006) in Louisiana, he shared a house with co-star Sienna Miller.
16Is the third actor to play Anakin Skywalker, and is the only who has played the non-Vader Anakin more than once. Sebastian Shaw played the role only in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), and had died by the time the prequels were made. Jake Lloyd played Anakin in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Hayden played the young adult Anakin in both Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
17Is one of three Star Wars actors who has also appeared in a film directed by a fellow cast member. Frank Oz directed Ian McDiarmid in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Terence Stamp in Bowfinger (1999). Hayden appeared in The Virgin Suicides (1999), directed by Sofia Coppola.
18He and Jessica Alba visited Bellevue hospital and spent time with little children, bringing them Christmas cheer while filming Awake (2007).
19One of Teen People's "25 Hottest Stars under 25" in 2002 and 2005.
20Is the only actor to have portrayed Anakin Skywalker and his Sith alter ego, Darth Vader, in the same movie, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). All other times, Anakin and Vader have been played by different actors.
21One of the youngest competitors in Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands (2003).
22Competed with his sister Hejsa Christensen (the captain), brother Tove Christensen and a family friend in Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands (2003). The Eco-Challenge consists of a 500-kilometer (300 miles) race that included the tasks of hiking, swimming, kayaking and mountain biking their way through the Fiji archipelago. Only 23 out of 81 teams finished this race. Christensen was one of the youngest competitors in the race.
23Named one of People Magazine's "50 Hottest Bachelors" in 2005.
24His favorite scenes to film in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) were the scenes in which he acted with Ian McDiarmid.
25Named one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" in 2005.
26His Canadian father is of Danish and English ancestry, while his American mother is half Italian and half Swedish. His maternal grandmother, Rose (Rao), was raised in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Italian immigrants.
27Supports Manchester United Football Club.
28He, his brother and their friends "kidnap" one another on each of their birthdays, drive to a location unknown to the birthday-boy and then spend the day riding dirt-bikes.
29Was a "ball boy" at the Canadian Open tennis matches. Jumped out too soon during a match in which John McEnroe was playing, causing an interruption in play.
30Graduated from Baythorn Public School in 1995.
31A digital rendering of Hayden appears in the 2004 DVD version of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), as the spirit of Anakin Skywalker. This replaced Sebastian Shaw as the ghostly image that appears beside Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda at the end of the film. Hayden said in an interview that he had been unaware of this change.
32Grew up playing competitive tennis and hockey.
33He fractured his hand during the filming of a rather violent scene in Life as a House (2001) in which his character hits a wall.
34Attended Unionville High School in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
35Resides in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.
36One of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25" in 2002.
37Was discovered when his older sister, Hejsa Christensen, a former trampoline champion, was shopping around for an agent. No one was home to baby-sit him so he went along and it was suggested that he get an agent, himself.
38Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
39Has a younger sister named Kaylen Christensen (b. 1984), an older sister named Hejsa Christensen and an older brother named Tove Christensen.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
First Kill2017/Ipost-productionFather
Numb, at the Edge of the EndfilmingKurt
90 Minutes in Heaven2015Don Piper
Outcast2014/IJacob
American Heist2014James Kelly
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey2010Jammer (voice)
Vanishing on 7th Street2010Luke
Takers2010A.J.
New York, I Love You2008Ben (segment "Jiang Wen")
Jumper2008David Rice
Virgin Territory2007Lorenzo
Awake2007Clay Beresford
Factory Girl2006Musician
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Anakin Skywalker
Shattered Glass2003Stephen Glass
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002Anakin Skywalker
Life as a House2001Sam Monroe
Higher Ground2000TV SeriesScott Barringer
Trapped in a Purple Haze2000TV MovieOrin Krieg
The Famous Jett Jackson1999TV SeriesSteven
The Virgin Suicides1999Jake Hill Conley
Are You Afraid of the Dark?1999TV SeriesKirk
Real Kids, Real Adventures1999TV SeriesEli Goodner
Free Fall1999Patrick Brennan
All I Wanna Do1998Tinka's Date (as Hayden Christiansen)
Goosebumps1997TV SeriesZane
Forever Knight1996TV SeriesAndre
No Greater Love1995TV MovieTeddy Winfield
Harrison Bergeron1995TV MovieEric
Street Law1995Young John Ryan
Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story1995TV MovieFletcher
In the Mouth of Madness1994Paper Boy
Family Passions1993TV SeriesSkip McDeere
E.N.G.1993TV SeriesJoey

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tank2016executive producer completed
Standoff2016executive producer
Lady of Csejte2015executive producer
Cooties2014executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Go, DFW!2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Today2003-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself
E! News2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Episode II: Crew and Cast Interviews2011Video documentary shortHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2005-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Alex Zane's GuestList2009TV SeriesHimself
Doug Liman's Jumper: Uncensored2008Video documentary shortHimself
Under the Knife & Behind the Camera: The Making of Awake2008Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Idol2008TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2000-2008TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005-2008TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
eTalk Daily2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Movie Rush2006TV Series documentaryHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Bullrun: Cops, Cars & Superstars III2006TV SeriesHimself
GMTV2006TV SeriesHimself
It's All for Real: The Stunts of Episode III2005Video shortHimself
The Chosen One2005Video shortHimself
Within a Minute: The Making of 'Episode III'2005Video documentaryHimself
Popworld2005TV SeriesHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2005TV SeriesHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2005TV SeriesHimself
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
'Star Wars': Feel the Force2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comme au cinéma2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet2002-2005TV SeriesHimself / Anakin Skywalker
E! News Live2002-2005TV SeriesHimself
Extra2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '052005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rove Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Star Wars: Episode III - The Return of Darth Vader2004Video documentary shortHimself - Anakin Skywalker
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jessica's Crush2004TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands2003TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Rank2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Episode II: Behind the Scenes2002Video documentaryHimself
Episode II: Webisodes2002Video documentaryHimself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Character Building: Inside 'Life as a House'2001Video short documentaryHimself
From the Ground Up2001Video shortHimself
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortHimself (uncredited)
The Making of 'Life as a House'2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Young Hollywood Awards2001TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nostalgia Critic2016TV SeriesAnakin Skywalker
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesAnakin Skywalker
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2014TV SeriesAnakin Skywalker
España, plató de cine2009TV Movie documentaryAnakin Skywalker (uncredited)
Nova2008TV Series documentaryAnakin Skywalker
A New Chapter: The Story of 'The Force Unleashed'2008Video documentary shortAnakin Skywalker
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesAnakin Skywalker
Troldspejlet2008TV SeriesHimself / David Rice
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryAnakin Skywalker (uncredited)
The Real Edie2007Video documentary shortMusician (uncredited)
Science of Star Wars2005TV Mini-Series documentary
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005Video GameAnakin Skywalker
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game2005Video GameAnakin Skywalker (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2006Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAMale Star of Tomorrow
2004Best ActorLas Palmas Film FestivalShattered Glass (2003)
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2002Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalMale Revelation
2002Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2001NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - MaleLife as a House (2001)
2001Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsOne to Watch - Male

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightJumper (2008)· Jamie Bell
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleAwake (2007)· Jessica Alba
· Dane Cook
· Ioan Gruffudd
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)· Ewan McGregor
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Action Adventure/ThrillerStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Bad GuyStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)· Natalie Portman
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaShattered Glass (2003)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger ActorStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2003Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)· Natalie Portman
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureLife as a House (2001)
2002Cinescape Genre Face of the Future AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAMaleStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2002CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising Performer
2002OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleLife as a House (2001)
2002OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceLife as a House (2001)
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleLife as a House (2001)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor, Drama/Action AdventureStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ChemistryStar Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)· Natalie Portman

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorLife as a House (2001)


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#Quote
1I don't find Hollywood interesting, so I'm thinking of studying architecture instead.
2[on his favourite scene in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)] I love the sequence in which "Obi-Wan" visits "Yoda" when he's giving lessons to the Jedi apprentices. At that moment, an image of the universe is projected because Obi-Wan is looking for the planet Kamino. I find this marvelous and very poetic.
3It's such a struggle to protect your integrity and dignity in this industry ... they really want to attack your morality and your beliefs. They need you to give up a certain part of yourself before they'll initiate you into 'stardom' ... I've always been kind of a hermit. I find my joy in the little things they want to take away from me. Prior to all this, I took pleasure from being the observer. Now I'm the observed.
4Ewan McGregor and I had very similar first-time light sabre experiences. We both burned ourselves! These things are hot - they're full of batteries!.
5I wish they taught green screen acting classes.
6I have two sisters and a mother, obviously, so I grew up with a household of girls. Maybe I have a greater respect for women because of it.
7All I want is all what my mother wanted for me when she raised me - to be happy. For that, I don't need to be in a relationship. I don't need to have a certain level of respect. I just want to care very much about what I do and be kind to everyone in the process. It's important that I can feel that. That's happiness.
8All my characters have characteristics I don't know anything about and that's the joy. Being able to justify their actions, and find sympathy in their wrongs, and understand their accomplishments. After Life as a House I took a while off and tried to remember who I was at the beginning of the film. You obsess, and it's exhausting, to lose your sense of self.
9Actors are observers. They're trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you're the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It's all wrong.


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