Hayden Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 19th, 1981. He is the third of four children born to David and Alie. When Hayden was eight years old, he went with his sister Hejsa to a Pringles commercial. While there he agreed to do commercials and got involved in acting. Hayden went to Unionville High and was involved in the drama department along with many sports, including Tennis and Competive AAA Hockey.

The young Canadian actor started his career out at the age of 13 starring in several TV shows like Family Passions, Forever Knight, Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Real Kids Real Adventures, and The Famous Jett Jackson. His biggest break was a starring role on the Fox Family network’s Higher Ground. 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.

On May 12th, 2000 Hayden announced that he will be starring as Anakin Skywalker in the next two prequels Star Wars Episode II-Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III (2005).

In 2002 Hayden was nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal as Sam Monroe in Life as a House. Then in 2003, we saw him as the controversial journalist Stephen Glass in the critical acclaimed movie Shattered Glass. Hayden received several nominations and won for Best Actor at the Las Palmas Film Festival in 2004.

Revenge of the Sith opened on May 19, 2021 breaking box office records.

In June of 2006 he won for Best Villian at the MTV Movie Awards and took part in the Bullrun Rally. Also in December 06, Factory Girl was released with mixed reviews about Hayden’s portrayal as Bob Dylan and the film itself.

The long awaited thriller Awake was released in November 2007 also with mixed reviews, and proved many critics that he can in fact act!

Jumper, another sci-fi flim was released worldwide in February 2008 making a $7980 average . It also stars his previous co-star Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Rachel Bilson. It’s rumored this will turn into a trilogy.

Hayden has made a three-picture deal with Screens Gems. The deal adds two more pictures to the thesp’s Screen Gems slate, following “Takers,” the John Luessenhop-directed crime drama, that is set to be released in 2010.

Along with Takers, Hayden has other projects in the works, they include New York, I Love You and then directing a short story to the sequel of New York, I Love You, and Quantum Quest.

In May 2009, Hayden was chosen as an ambassador for the brand and image of the fragrance for men, Lacoste Challenge. It’s a which is a blend of tangerine and lemon enhanced with bergamot opening, by a trio of ginger-lavender-purple heart-and a teak-wood ebony background.

Quick Stats
Full Name: Hayden Christensen

Nickname: H and Den

Birthday: April 19th, 1981

Age: 29

Hair: Blonde/Brown

Height: 6’1″-6’3″

Weight: 121-139-159 lbs.

Astrology Sign: Aries

Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Grew up in: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (outside of Toronto)

Heritage: Italian and Swedish.

Residence: Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles.

Schooling: Hayden attended Unionville High School in Unionville, Ontario until he graduated in 1999. Unionville has a arts program called “Arts York” that accepts students by audition only.

Eye Color: Blue and Green.

Hobbies: He loves to play sports and is very athletic. Plays jazz and blues on the piano. Also enjoys listening to his ipod.

Favorite Food: Lasagna & pizza. The bow-tie pasta with shrimp, broccoli that his mom makes.

Favorite Colors: Blue and Red

Siblings: Sisters: Kaylen Christensen and Hejsa Christensen. Brother: Tove Christensen.

Parentage: David and Alie (Maiden name: Nelson) who run a communications business called “Christensen Communications”.

Pets: Rabbit, 2 parakeets (named Alex & Jay). Used to have a dog named Dakota, but it died 2 years ago. The family had it cremated.

Hayden’s Wheels: BMW used to be a White 1986 Jaguar XJC. (Hayden says it breaks down alot) and a 1999 Ferrari.