Hayden Christensen

Born Apr 19, 1981

Hayden Christensen is a Canadian actor. He appeared in Canadian television programs when he was young, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s. He moved on to minor acting roles before being praised for his role of Sam in Life as a House, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.… Read More

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1981 Birth Born on April 19, 1981.


1993 12 Years Old Christensen made his acting debut in September 1993, when at the age of 12, he played a supporting role on the German-Canadian television series Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passions The following year, he had a minor role in John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness.
1995 14 Years Old From 1995 through 1999, he appeared in several films and television series, including Harrison Bergeron, Forever Knight, Goosebumps, The Virgin Suicides, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?
2000 19 Years Old 1 More Event
He acquired wider notice while starring in Fox Family Channel's television series Higher Ground in 2000, portraying a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother, and then turned to drugs in his despair. … Read More


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2005 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Christensen made his Broadway debut when he appeared briefly in a 10-minute play.
2006 25 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Christensen insisted this was done without his knowledge, an act that was confirmed by Lucasfilm itself in the featurette "Return of the Jedi: What has changed?" as seen on the official website to commemorate the 2006 DVDs. … Read More
2007 26 Years Old In 2007, Christensen began dating actress Rachel Bilson, with whom he filmed the movie Jumper. They became engaged on December 25, 2008. In mid-2010, they broke up, but began dating again a few months later. On October 29, 2014, Bilson gave birth to their daughter Briar Rose. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Christensen next co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell and Rachel Bilson in the film Jumper, the story of a young man who discovers he has the ability to teleport; the film was released on February 14, 2008. … Read More
2009 28 Years Old In October 2009, Christensen started shooting the horror film Vanishing on 7th Street, directed by Brad Anderson, with Thandie Newton and John Leguizamo.
2010 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Christensen appeared in the crime drama Takers with Idris Elba and Paul Walker released in the United States on August 27, 2010. … Read More


2011 30 Years Old Although a federal judge at first dismissed Christensen's lawsuit in 2011, in June 2012 the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decided to reverse the lower court's decision and remand the case back to the district court for further proceedings, in what was considered a big victory for Christensen. … Read More
2013 32 Years Old 1 More Event
The first project, American Heist, starring Christensen, Adrien Brody and Jordana Brewster, started filming in June 2013. … Read More
2014 33 Years Old In 2014 he starred American-Chinese-Canadian film Outcast, an action drama, alongside Nicolas Cage.
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