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Christensen during the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith premiere, May 2005
|Known for||Playing Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith|
|Partner(s)||Rachel Bilson (2007-present)|
|Parent(s)||David & Alie Christensen|
Hayden Christensen (born April 19, 1981) is a Canadian actor. He was in Canadian television programs when he was young, then he went to act into American television in the late 1990s. He did minor acting roles before being praised for his role of Sam in Life as a House. He became very famous worldwide by playing the young adult Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars movies.
Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Thornhill, Ontario. In 2007, he began dating actress Rachel Bilson. They met while making Jumper. They became engaged on December 25, 2008. In mid-2010, the couple split up, but were dating again a few months later.
Christensen performed a public service announcement for Do Something's Teens for Jeans Campaign in 2008. He was a model in Louis Vuitton's advertising. He is in RED’s new Lazarus Effect Campaign, which is to increase awareness for its efforts to fight AIDS in Africa.
- "Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen are engaged". People. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20259778,00.html. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
- "Christensen Proposed Over Christmas". Contact Music. http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/christensen-proposed-over-christmas_1095480. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
- "Rep: Rachel Bilson, Hayden Christensen's Wedding Officially "Off"". Us Weekly. August 9, 2010. http://www.usmagazine.com/healthylifestyle/news/rep-rachel-bilson-hayden-christensens-wedding-officially-off-201098. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
- Chiu, Alexis; Shira, Dahvi (August 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen & Rachel Bilson Call Off Engagement". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20408970,00.html. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
- Byrne, Alla (November 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen & Rachel Bilson Are Dating Again". People Magazine. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20440629,00.html. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
- Everett, Cristina (November 9, 2010). "Hayden Christensen and Rachel Bilson 'dating again' months after calling off engagement". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/11/09/2010-11-09_rachel_bilson_and_hayden_christensen_dating_again_months_after_calling_off_engag.html. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
- "Hayden Christensen Promotes Teens for Jeans". Do Something. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvUVLGFMWzo.html. Retrieved January 7, 2008.
- "Hayden Christensen Smartens up for Louis Vuitton". Contactmusic.com. http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/story/hayden-smartens-up-for-louis-vuitton#. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
- Christensen, Hayden (July 31, 2010). Hayden Christensen on "The Lazarus Effect". CNN. http://larrykinglive.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/24/hayden-christensen-on-%E2%80%9Cthe-lazarus-effect%E2%80%9D/. Retrieved July 1, 2008.
- "The Lazarus Effect Campaign". Join Red. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKrtG724Cek. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
- Hayden Christensen on IMDb
- Hayden Christensen at TV.com
- Hayden Christensen profile at NNDB.
- Hayden Christensen Interview, Hayden Christensen talks about his role as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
- Hayden Christensen doing Gumball 2007