Hayden Christensen Biography and Wiki
Hayden Christensen is a Canadian actor and producer best known for playing Sam Monroe in the drama movie, Life as a House, which got him nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. He is also known for epic space-opera films like Star Wars in which he is characterized as Anakin Skywalker.
Christensen was born and raised alongside his sisters and older brother in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has a mixed ethnicity having a paternal Danish descent and his mother is Swedish-Italian. The actor did not get straight into the acting livelihood right in his childhood; At first, he played hockey and tennis during his early life.
His love for acting developed in his teenage years when his sister let him tag along to her agent’s office after she landed a role in a Pringles commercial. Like his sister, he began being cast in commercials too such as the Triaminic cough syrup.
Hayden started appearing on television at the age of 12 when he landed a supporting role in the German-Canadian series, Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passions.
Hayden Christensen Age
The Star Wars actor is 38 years old as of 2019 as he was born on April 19, 1981, in Vancouver, Canada. He celebrates his birthday on April 19th every year and will be 39 years old on April 19th, 2020.
Hayden Christensen Height
Hayden Christensen Wiki, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Age, Family And Biography
The actor is a man of gigantic stature. He stands at a height of 6 feet tall or 1.83 meters. He also weighs a massive 165 lbs which is equivalent to 75 kg.
Hayden Christensen Education
Christensen studied at the Arts York drama program at Unionville High School in Ontario. He was an athlete in high school who always brought his school victory at hockey as well as tennis.
Hayden Christensen Family
Hayden Christensen Parents
Christensen’s mother is Alie Nelson, an American speechwriter while his father is David Christensen, a Canadian computer programmer, and communications executive. David is of Danish descent, and Alie possesses Swedish and Italian ancestry.
Hayden Christensen Siblings
Christensen has 3 siblings; an older brother, Tove (also an actor and producer), an older sister, Hejsa, and a younger sister, Kaylen.
Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson | Wife
Christensen was married to Rachel Bilson. The couple tied their knot in late 2010 and together they are blessed with one daughter named Briar Rose. Nevertheless, they separated in September 2017 and divorced later that year citing long-distance problems as Christensen’s wife lives in LA, United States whereas he resides in Toronto, Canada.
Christensen’s wife is an actress popular for starring as Cindy in the sitcom series, How I Met Your Mother. The ex-couple met when they were shooting the science fiction action film, Jumper and began dating in 2007. Like in many other straight couple relationships, the actor went down on one knee on December 25, 2008, and Bilson said yes! However, they broke up in 2010 but began dating again after a few weeks and exchanged their vows thereafter.
Hayden Christensen Daughter
On October 29, 2014, Bilson gave birth to their daughter Briar Rose Christensen. They take turns raising their 5-year old.
Hayden Christensen Salary
Actors’ salaries in Canada range from an average of $41,438 to $1.5 million a year. However, these figures may vary substantially according to the level of seniority of the employee in question. At the moment, we do not have the exact salary and net worth of Christensen but we’ll keep tabs and update once it is available.
Hayden Christensen Net Worth
Christensen has enjoyed a long career in the entertainment industry spanning almost three decades. Through proceeds from his work as an actor/producer, he has been able to accumulate a huge fortune. He is estimated to have a net worth of about $12 million.
Hayden Christensen Facts and Body Measurements
- Full Name: Hayden Christensen
- Age/ How Old?: 38
- Date of Birth: April 19, 1981
- Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia
- Education: Unionville High School
- Birthday: 19th April
- Nationality: Canadian
- Father’s Name: David Christensen
- Mother’s Name: Alie Nelson
- Siblings: 2 sisters and 1 brother
- Married?: Divorced
- Children/ Kids: one daughter
- Height/ How tall?: 1.83m
- Weight: 75 kg
- Profession: Actor and film producer
- Net worth: $12 million
Hayden Christensen Career
He appeared in his first film, Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passions, in September 1993 when he was aged 12, playing a supporting role on the television series. Since then, he was featured in several films and television series, like Harrison Bergeron, Forever Knight, Goosebumps and The Virgin Suicides.
Christensen became popular after playing the role of a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother and then turned to drugs in his despair on the 2000 television series Higher Ground. He was nominated for the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for excellently portraying a misunderstood teenager in the film Life as a House that premiered in 2001.
In addition, the actor stars as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones as well as Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. In 2019, Christensen picked up his role as Anakin Skywalker, providing the character’s voice in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Christensen scored a role in the film 90 Minutes in Heaven (2015). In 2017, he appeared in First Kill alongside Bruce Willis. Afterward, he appeared in a 2018 romantic comedy, Little Italy with Emma Roberts and still in the same year, he was cast in The Last Man.
Christensen and his brother, Tove, collaborated with the Russian company known as Enjoy Movies to form Glacier Films. Glacier’s first project, American Heist, started filming in June 2013.
Hayden Christensen USA Network
Christensen sued USA Network claiming that they stole his idea for the TV show, Royal Pains in 2010. The complaint charges that in proposing a similar show called Housecalls, Christensen met with the network. He was never told during the meeting that a similar project was under development.
Although a federal judge initially dismissed Christensen’s complaint in 2011, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision in June 2012 and remitted the case back to the district court for further trial in what was considered Christensen’s legal victory.
Hayden Christensen Movies and TV Series
» In the Mouth of Madness
» No Greater Love
» Street Law
» The Hairy Bird
» The Virgin Suicides
» Free Fall
» Life as a House
» Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
» Shattered Glass
» Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
» Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
» Factory Girl
» Virgin Territory
» New York, I Love You
» Vanishing on 7th Street
» Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey
» American Heist
» 90 Minutes in Heaven
» First Kill
» Numb, at the Edge of the End
» Little Italy
» 1993 Family Passions
» 1995 Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story
» 1995 Harrison Bergeron
» 1996 No Greater Love
» 1996 Forever Knight
» 1997 Goosebumps
» 1999 Real Kids, Real Adventures
» 1999 Are You Afraid of the Dark?
» 1999 The Famous Jett Jackson
» 2000 Trapped in a Purple Haze
» 2000 Higher Ground
» 2018 Star Wars Rebels
Hayden Christensen Star Wars
News that Christensen would act as the adult Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith broke loose on May 12, 2000, when he made the announcement. The young version of the character was portrayed by Jake Lloyd in the 1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
The film’s director, George Lucas, selected Christensen because he “needed an actor who has that presence of the Dark Side”. During the production of Revenge of the Sith, a suit that had extensions to allow for the actor to attain Vader’s 6 feet 6 inches height, was made to fit Christensen’s body frame.
Star Wars scored Christensen an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain for his act in Episode III. In the 2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, he took up the role of Anakin Skywalker again, providing a surprise short appearance of the Skywalker’s voice.
Hayden Christensen Awards and Achievements
He is, without a doubt, an excellent actor as outlined in the following awards and accomplishments:
» Young Hollywood Award
» National Board of Review – Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
» Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor
» Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
» Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
» Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
» Chicago Film Critics Association Awards – Most Promising Performer
» Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
» Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple
» Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
» Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award
» Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie Actor: Action (twice)
» Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie: Chemistry
» Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie: Liplock
» Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie: Male Breakout Star
» Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
» MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
» Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
» Saturn Award – Best Actor
» MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
» Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie: Villain
» Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo
» Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Frequently Asked Questions About Hayden Christensen
Who is Hayden Christensen?
Hayden is a renowned actor who gained broad recognition after appearing as a cast member of the space opera franchise, Star Wars trilogy as Anakin Skywalker.
How old is Hayden Christensen?
He is an American national born on 19th April 1981, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
How tall is Hayden Christensen?
Hayden stands at a height of 1.83 meters.
Will Hayden Christensen be in Episode 9?
Anakin Skywalker is a major role in Star Wars, thus, considering the flow of the story, he will be required to appear in episode nine.
Is Hayden Christensen married?
No, he was married to Rachel Bilson. They got married in 2010 but divorced in 2017. They have one kid together, a daughter named Blair.
How much is Hayden Christensen worth?
Hayden has an approximate net worth of $12 million. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.
How much does Hayden Christensen make?
At the moment, we have not yet established the exact salary figures for Hayden. This section is under review and we will update once we verify the information.
Where does H. Christensen live?
Hayden is a resident of Toronto, Canada. We shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them.
Is H. Christensen dead or alive?
He is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is H. Christensen now?
Hayden is still an active participant in the creative entertainment industry. He is a cast member of the 2019 space opera film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker which was released on December 20, 2019, in the US and later dates in other countries. Watch the trailer below.
What happened to H. Christensen?
In an interview, Christensen said that he felt like he did not work hard for the fame he earned from the ‘Star Wars’ franchise.*
“I guess I felt like I had this great thing in ‘Star Wars’ that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me,” Christensen said. “I didn’t want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave.”