Christensen, Hayden 1981–

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CHRISTENSEN, Hayden 1981–

(Hayden Christiansen)


Born April 19, 1981, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; son of David (a communications executive) and Alie (a communications executive) Christensen; brother of Tove Christensen (an actor), Hejsa Christensen (an actress), and Kaylen Christensen (an actress). Education: Studied acting at the Actors Studio. Avocational Interests: Music, architecture, tennis, soccer.

Addresses: Office—Forest Park Pictures, 11210 Briar Cliff Lane, Studio City, CA 91604. Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Evolution Entertainment, 901 North Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Publicist—Baker/Wynokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor. Forest Park Pictures, Studio City, CA, founder and partner. Appeared in advertisements. Worked as a ball boy at tennis matches.

Awards, Honors: Young Hollywood Award, one to watch—male, Movieline, 2001; National Board of Review Award, best breakthrough performance by an actor, 2001, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, best supporting actor, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best breakthrough performance, all 2002, all for Life as a House; Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, most promising performer, 2002; named one of the twenty-five hottest stars under twenty-five, Teen People, 2002; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice actor in a drama or action adventure film and (with Natalie Portman) choice chemistry in a film, and nomination for Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award, male category, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, all 2002, and Saturn Award nomination, best performance by a younger actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2003, all for Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama, International Press Academy, 2004, for Shattered Glass; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actor in an action, adventure, or thriller, and choice movie bad guy, both 2005, for Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith; ShoWest Award, male star of tomorrow, National Association of Theatre Owners, 2005.


Film Appearances:

Paperboy, In the Mouth of Madness (also known as John Carpenter's "In the Mouth of Madness"), New Line Cinema, 1995.

Young John Ryan, Street Law (also known as Law of the Jungle), New City Releasing, 1995.

(As Hayden Christiansen) Tinka's date, Strike! (also known as All I Wanna Do, The Hairy Bird, College femminile, and Les filles font la loi), Miramax, 1998.

Jake Hill Conley, The Virgin Suicides (also known as The Lisbon Sisters and Sofia Coppola's "The Virgin Suicides"), Eternity Pictures, 1999.

Sam Monroe, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones (also known as Stars Wars II and Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002, also released as Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience.

Stephen Glass, Shattered Glass, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Anakin Skywalker, Return of the Jedi (DVD version), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (also known as Star Wars: Episode III and Star Wars: Episode III—Rise of the Empire), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Clay, Awake, The Weinstein Company, 2006.

Lorenzo, Decameron: Angles & Virgins, The Weinstein Company, 2006.

Film Work:

Some sources cite Hayden Christensen as the producer of the film Shattered Glass, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Skip McDeere, Family Passions (also known as Macht der Liedenschaft), CTV, beginning 1994.

Scott Barringer, Higher Ground, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Member of Team Kodak Water and Sport, Eco-Challenge Fiji Islands, USA Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Eric, Harrison Bergeron (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"), Showtime, 1995.

Fletcher, Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (also known as Mia: Child of Hollywood), Fox, 1995.

Teddy Winfield, No Greater Love (also known as Danielle Steel's "No Greater Love"), NBC, 1996.

Patrick Brennan, Free Fall (also known as Angst ueber den Wolken), Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Orin Krieg, Trapped in a Purple Haze, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, The Making of "Life as a House," 2001.

(Uncredited) Himself, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, 2001.

The WB Presents: Teen People's What's Next (also known as What's Next?), The WB, 2001.

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Himself, AFI's 100 Years … 100 Heroes & Villains (also known as AFI's 100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains: America's Greatest Screen Characters), CBS, 2003.

Himself, Star Wars: Feel the Force, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards '05 (also known as Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids' Choice Awards), Nickelodeon, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Andre, "Fallen Idol," Forever Knight, syndicated, 1996.

Zane, "Night of the Living Dummy III," Goosebumps, Fox, 1997.

Eli Goodner, "Paralyzed: The Eli Goodner Story," Real Kids, Real Adventures, CanWest Global Television, 1999.

Kirk, "The Tale of Bigfoot Ridge," Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Steve, "Popularity," The Famous Jett Jackson, The Disney Channel, 1999.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, ET, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2000, 2005.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2002, 2005.

"Young Hollywood: Players or Played Out?," Rank, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

E! News Daily, E! Entertainment Television, 2002, 2005.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2003.

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2003.

Access Hollywood, syndicated, 2003, 2005.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2003, 2005.

"Cannes 2005 Special," Comme au cinema, 2005.

Caiga quien caiga, 2005.

(In archive footage) Cinema mil, 2005.

Eigo de shabera-night, 2005.

Good Morning America (also known as GMA), ABC, 2005.

Magacine, [Spain], 2005.

Popworld, E4 (Great Britain), 2005.

Rove Live, 10 Network (Australia), 2005.

Total Request Live (also known as TRL and Total Request with Carson Daly), MTV, 2005.

Troldspejlet, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

The Member of the Wedding, Tarragon Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1990–91.

Dennis, This Is Our Youth, Garrick Theatre, London, 2002.



Himself, Character Building: Inside "Life as a House," New Line Home Video, 2001.

Himself, From the Ground Up, New Line Home Video, 2001.

Video Games:

(In archive material) Voice of Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith, LucasArts Entertainment, 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale, 2003.


DreamWatch, July, 2002, pp. 34-37.

Entertainment Weekly, June 30, 2000, pp. 28-29; November 2, 2001, pp. 40-42; April 12, 2002, pp. 22, 24; May 19, 2005.

ES, March 1, 2002, pp. 12-14.

InStyle, September, 2002, p. 493.

Interview, November, 2003, pp. 102-107.

Maclean's, October 29, 2001, p. 57.

Movieline, November, 2001, pp. 60-61; June, 2002, pp. 44-49.

People Weekly, May 13, 2002, p. 104; November 24, 2003, p. 30; June 6, 2005, p. 34.

Premiere, March, 2002, pp. 56-59; September 1, 2003, pp. 60-61.

Request, May/June, 2002, p. 18.

SFX, April, 2002, pp. 76-80.

Teen Vogue, spring, 2002, pp. 60-61.

Time, April 29, 2002, p. 64.

Toronto Sun, May 9, 2000.

TV Guide, May 11, 2002, pp. 20-22, 60.

Twist, May, 2002, p. 74.

USA Today, May 15, 2000, p. 1D; October 25, 2001, p. 3D.

US Weekly, May 30, 2005, pp. 66-67.

Vanity Fair, October, 2001, p. 291.

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