Hair: Dark Blonde
Born: April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Discovered: Hayden was discovered when his older sister Hejsa, 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.
Hayden Christensen is a young Canadian actor who has gone relatively unnoticed in the United States up until the announcement that he was signed as Anakin Skywalker in the ever popular Star Wars prequels.
Like many over-night sucesses that are ten years in the making, Christensen has been acting since the age of thirteen in various TV dramas since 1994. His biggest break before Star Wars was being casted in the Fox Family network's "Higher Ground" where Hayden played Scott Barringer; a character who turned to drugs after being seduced by his stepmother. He also worked alongside award winning Kevin Kline in the drama "Life as a House" in which Hayden was nominated for a Golden Globe for his breakthrough performance.
Resume: Memorable Films:
Star Wars I, II and III
Life as a House
Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine and one of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25", both in 2002.
Home: Vancouver, BC Canada
Known For: Playing Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars
Quotes: "I'm just this kid from Toronto who got his start."
- Hayden Christensen
"One of the things I find about acting is that the less the audience knows about the actor, the more they're able to believe in him in the role."
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- Hayden Christensen
"I hope that,at the very least, it inspires them to follow their dreams in acting and to take risks and to just get out there and do what you're going to do, and not be afraid of whether you're going to be successful or not because anything's possible"
"I refuse to to drink pop out of a can that has my face on it.That's too odd,but I get a bit excited"
"Just picking up Darth Vader's lightsaber was orgasmic"
"For me love comes first.If I had to choose between love and duty, I would choose love over obligation. There's no doubt about it. I would love to have a fixed residence and a bunch of children; to find them waiting for me when I come back from work."
Family: Has a brother named Tove and sisters Kaylen and Hejsa.
He, 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.
Trivia: 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.
Hayden grew up playing competitive tennis and hockey.
Awards Won: 2001 Young Hollywood Awards-One to Watch (Male)
2001 Movieline's First Annual Breakthrough of the Year Awards-Breakthrough Actor of the Year
2001 National Board of Review-Best breakthrough performance-Life as a House
2003 Razzie Award-Worst Supporting Actor-Attack of the Clones
2004 Las Palmas Film Festival-Best Actor
2005 Showest 2005-Honored: Male Star of Tomorrow