Bilson says she's happy dating Christensen

Bilson says she's happy dating Christensen

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Rachel Bilson says she is happily dating her "Jumper" co-star Hayden Christensen.
Stars line up for 'New York' anthology

Stars line up for 'New York' anthology

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie and John Hurt are to star in the late writer Anthony Minghella's segment of the movie "New York, I Love You."

'Jumper' leaps to No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- New movies, led by "Jumper," grabbed four of the Top 5 spots Sunday among U.S. theater-goers.

Public picks 'Sith' scene as their fave

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- In another example of the dichotomy between consumers and critics, a universally panned "Star Wars" scene has won an Empire Award in London. "The Birth of Vader," in which Darth Vader finds out his wife died and yells "nooooo" during "Star Wars: Revenge o

Sienna Miller seeing Hayden Christensen

LONDON, March 10 (UPI) -- British actress Sienna Miller is known for falling for her co-stars and apparently she's remaining true to the pattern with Hayden Christensen.

'Dirty Love' is top Razzie 'winner'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Love" led the dubious pack, taking four 2006 Razzie Awards for worst picture, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst director.

Lou Reed disses 'Factory Girl'

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rock icon Lou Reed says the script for "Factory Girl," a film starring Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick, is disgusting and foul.

Hayden has close encounter of another kind

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Star Wars" Anakin Skywalker, aka actor Hayden Christensen, let at least one recent New York detractor see his Darth Vader dark side.

Lineup set for annual Disney parade

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney World's annual Christmas Parade has tapped Lonestar, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Fantasia and Vanessa Williams to perform.

Casting complete in thriller, 'Awake'

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood actors Lena Olin, Terrence Howard and Sam Robards were added Monday to the cast of the medical thriller, "Awake."

Alba, Christensen to star in 'Awake'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Jessica Alba and Hayden Christensen are starring in the medical thriller "Awake," which will mark the directorial debut of Joby Harold.

'The O.C.' starlet a free woman again

LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) -- "The O.C." star Mischa Barton has split with her boyfriend of more than a year, Brandon Davis, People magazine reported Tuesday.

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NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Internet celebrity search site Celebopedia.com said tennis star Maria Sharapova was its second-most searched-for celebrity last week for a second straight week.

Hayden Christensen finds Hollywood a bore

LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) -- Canadian actor Hayden Christensen has enjoyed success on both the small and big screens, but says he does not find Hollywood "interesting."
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Hayden Christensen
Actor Hayden Christensen poses at the New York premiere of his film "Jumper" on February 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) 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. He gained international fame portraying the young Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Alie, a speechwriter for the heads of large companies, and David Christensen, a computer programmer and communications executive. His father is of Danish descent and his mother has Swedish and Italian ancestry. Christensen has an older brother and sister, Tove and Hejsa, and a younger sister, Kaylen. Raised outside Toronto in Thornhill, Ontario, Christensen attended E.J. Sand Public School, Baythorn Public School and Unionville High School in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. He was an athlete in high school, playing hockey competitively and tennis on a provincial level.

He spent summers in Long Island with his maternal grandmother, Rose Schwartz, and attended the Actors Studio in New York as well as the Arts York program for drama at his high school. He was "discovered" when his older sister Hejsa, a former trampoline champion, was shopping around for an agent after he landed a role in a Pringles commercial.

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