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STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES.
About Hayden Christensen (1981 – )
Hayden Christensen was born on April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. HAyden has an older brother, Tove, an older sister, Hejsa, and a younger sister, Hejsa. Their American mother, Alie, is half Italian and half Swedish. Their Canadian father, David, is of English and Danish descent. The family lived in Markham, Ontario. Hayden graduated from Baythorn Public School in 1995.
All the Christensen family children attended the local high school, Unionville High School. During his high school years, Hayden spent his summers with his maternal grandmother on Long Island. He attended Actor's Studio classes. During the regular school year, HAyden was active in Unionville High School's in the Art's York for drama. Hayden also was active in school sports: hockey and tennis.
Hayden set out to become an actor when a chance encounter at the age of eight placed him in his first commercial, for Pringles, a potato chip product.
In 1994, a young Canadian actor Christensen started his film career at the age of 13 starring in several TV dramas.
Hayden Christensen's biggest break was a starring role on the Fox Family network's HIGHER GROUND; (2000).
On May 12, 2000 Hayden announced that he would be starring as Anakin Skywalker in the prequels; STAR WARS:EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH.
Hayden Christensen's role as the troubled, misunderstood teen 'Sam Monroe' in Irwin Winkler's LIFE AS A HOUSE won him "Breakthrough Performance of the Year" from the National Board Review. The film also placed Hayden as a nominee for "Best Supporting Actor" at both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Hayden fractured his hand during the filming of a rather violent scene in LIFE AS A HOUSE in which his character hits a wall.
In 2002, Christensen was one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25". Director George Lucas felt that Hayden has raw talent and more sexual chemistry with actress Natalie Portman. Lucas stunned the entire world by picking the then-unknown actor for the role as Anakin Skywalker.
A digital rendering of Hayden Christensen 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 was 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.
In 2002 Hayden Christensen was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
In 2007, Hayden bought a farm, and renovated it himself, while learning about animals, crops and agriculture.
Hayden lives with his partner, actress Rachel Bilson, and child, Briar Rose; born in 2014, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Hayden met Rachel while filming the movie, JUMPER.
Hayden Christensen's notable movie credits include...
MARCO POLO (2016)
90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN (2015)
AMERICAN HEIST (2014)
QUANTUM QUEST: A CASSINI SPACE ODYSSEY -Voice) 2010
VANISHING ON 7TH STREET (2010)
NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU(2008)
VIRGIN TERRITORY (2007)
FACTORY GIRL (2006)
STAR WARS: EPISODE III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
STAR WARS:EPISODE II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
SHATTERED GLASS (2003)
LIFE AS A HOUSE (2001)
TRAPPED IN A PURPLE HAZE (2000)
THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999)
STREET LAW (1995)
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994)
Hayden Christensen's notable television credits include...
FAMILY PASSIONS (TV SERIES 1993)
HARRISON BERGERON (TV MOVIE) (1995)
NO GREATER LOVE (TV MOVIE) (1995)
GOOSEBUMPS (TV SERIES-Night of the Living Dummy 111:PT. 1&2) (1997)
HIGHER GROUND (TV reg. Series role) (2000)
Hayden Christensen in STAR WARS:
EPISODE III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Hayden Christensen in JUMPER (2008).
Hayden Christensen in TAKERS (2010).