SAG & Golden Globe nominee, known as 'Anakin Skywalker' and 'Darth Vadar' in the Star Wars franchise, Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka
Born in Vancouver, BC, Hayden Christensen moved with his family to the Toronto area when he was small. His entry into showbiz came through his older sister, Hesja. A Junior Trampoline World Champion, she was chosen to appear in a commercial for Pringles. She enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to get an agent. Hayden, 12 at the time, went along for the ride and was signed on the spot.
He quickly landed a role in the Canadian soap opera, FAMILY PASSIONS. The following year, he made his feature film debut with a small role in IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, directed by John Carpenter. He continued to work steadily, both in TV movies and with guest appearances before returning to film with a supporting role in Sofia Coppola's THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, opposite Kirsten Dunst and Josh Hartnett.
From there, he went on to co-star in the Vancouver-based Fox Family television series HIGHER GROUND, about troubled teens in a wilderness high school. The show gave him a high enough profile that he was able to land a manager who would change his career. A tape of him was sent to George Lucas' people, who were in search of the next ‘Anakin Skywalker’.
In between working on STAR WARS, Christensen has taken time to star in movies such as LIFE AS A HOUSE and SHATTERED GLASS. In 2002, he and his brother Tove formed a team that competed for Canada in the Eco-Challenge competition in Fiji. Later that year, Hayden made his London theater debut co-starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in THIS IS OUR YOUTH.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing piano, tennis, hockey and collecting toy frogs.