The outstanding Canadian actor, Hayden Christensen; who began his career on Canadian television at the age of 13, then diversified into American television in the late 1990s has earned the golden globe award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his acting as Sam in Life as a House (2001).

Quick Info
Birth NameHayden Christensen
BornApril 19, 1981
Age39 yrs
MotherAlie Nelson
Height6 feet
Weight93 kgs
WifeRachel Bilson
ChildrenBriar Rose Christensen
Net Worth$12 million

Hayden Christensen


Hayden Christensen was born on April 19, 1981, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His mom, Alie Nelson ( Swedish and Italian ancestors) was an American speechwriter and his dad, David Christensen (Danish descent) was a Canadian computer programmer and communications executive. Additionally, he is currently 40 years old with an Aries star sign.

Early Life

Christensen was an active sports Ayer during his school life. He played hockey competitively and tennis on a provincial level. Christensen grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada. 

Physical Stats

Hayden Christensen is 6 feet (183cm/1.83m) tall and weighs about 93 kg (163 lbs). Moreover, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and light-brown hair color. Besides, he has an average body type. 


Hayden Christensen made his acting debut at the age of 12 in 1993. He played a supporting role in the German-Canadian television series Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passions. Hayden also played a minor role in John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness. He appeared in several films and Tv series, like Harrison Bergeron, Forever Knight, Goosebumps, The Virgin Suicides, and Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Hayden was widely appreciated and critically acclaimed for this performance in Life as a House (2001) earned him Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, as well as the National Board of Review award. Hayden also showed off his acting talent as a teen who was sexually molested by his stepmother and turns to drugs in despair. He appeared in several TV shows including Trapped in a Purple Haze (2000), where he co-starred with his friend Jonathan Jackson. 


After the next year of his debut, Hayden Christensen made his film debut in the 1994 psychological horror movie ‘In the Mouth of Madness.’ He played a significant role in the TV series ‘Higher Ground’. It was about a group of teenagers attending a therapeutic boarding school while struggling with their respective addictions and disorders.  

After all this, his career got hype and a good start when he appeared in the movie ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’. Directed by George Lucas, it became a huge hit. He played the character of Anakin Skywalker, which earned much popularity on international platforms. This movie gave him two awards and several nominations.

Hayden Christensen

His appearance in movies over the next few years turned out to be commercial failures. 90 Minutes in Heaven’ (2015) and ‘American Heist’ (2014) weren’t that much appreciated in comparison to his other movies.

He worked in movies like ‘Factory Girl’ (2006), ‘Virgin Territory’ (2007), ‘New York, I Love You’ (2009), and ‘Vanishing on 7th Street’ (2010). He also appeared in the Canadian-American romantic comedy film ‘Little Italy’ alongside Emma Roberts


Hayden Christensen did quite a good job in several movies. He won the Young Hollywood Award and National Board of Review Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actor for his performance in the 2001 movie ‘Life as a House.’ Also, he has received five other nominations for this role. After this, in the 2002 sci-fi movie ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,’ he won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Male Revelation. Hayden’s role in the biographical crime drama ‘Shattered Glass’ won him the Las Palmas Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Personal Life

Hayden Christensen was married to an American actress, Rachel Bilson. Moreover, they have a daughter together named Briar Rose Christensen. Rachel is also an actress known for her film role in ‘Jumper’ as Millie Harris. Moreover, this role earned her a Teen Choice Award. Sadly, this couple officially separated in 2017. Rachel and Hayden started dating in 2007 and engaged in 2008. However, they broke their engagement in August 2010. But after three months they again were together. During this time they also gave birth to their daughter. Sadly, this couple again separated after being in a relationship for seven years. 

Previously, he has dated different stars. They are actress Natalie Portman in 2001, a business manager named Reena Hammer in 2002, and a British actress named Sienna Miller in 2006. Moreover, it is also rumored that he is dating American actress Emma Robert. And she is the reason for Hayden and Rachel’s separation. However, Emma and Hayden haven’t spoken anything about it.

Hayden Christensen

Net Worth of Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen is passionate and dedicated to his work which helps him snag roles, both in the movie and television department. Moreover, he has achieved fame and popularity by impressing his audiences. Along with that, he has also earned a good amount of money from his professional career. Hayden has an estimated net worth of $12 million as of 2021.


Hayden Christensen is already 39 years and aging like a fine wine host a ton of casual pictures of himself, and sometimes he even slides in some Star Wars relevant posts. As his net worth is high, he prefers expensive assets, although he might not like to flaunt them.