What is Hayden Christensen’s net worth? Hayden Christensen is a Canadian actor as well as a producer. He is well-known for his widely praised performance in Star Wars, Episode 1, and 2 as Anakin Skywalker. His appearance in this film gave him international recognition. Hayden was lauded for playing Sam’s role in the Life as a House (2001), where he earned Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. During his time in the Star Wars, he was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival Revelation Award and also the Saturn Award for the Best Actor. He has a net worth of $12 million.
Hayden Christensen Biography and Early Life
Christensen was born on April 19, 1981, in Vancouver, Colombia, Canada. His mother, Alie, is a speechwriter, while his father, David Christensen, is a computer programmer and communication executive in Canada. Hayden’s parents have different ancestry; his mother has Swedish and Italian ancestry, while his father is of Danish ancestry. Hayden has three other siblings: Tove, his older brother, older sister Hejsa, and younger sister Kaylen. All of them are actors. Christensen participated mostly in athletics, hockey play, and tennis games on a provincial level.
Hayden stayed with his maternal grandmother, Rose Schwartz, on Long Island. He later attended the Actors Studio in New York City. Christensen also attended Unionville High School, where he took his classes at the Arts York drama program. He landed a role in a Pringles commercial where he started being cast in commercials. In 1988, he first appeared in the Triaminic cough syrup.
Career and Rise to Fame.
At the age of 12, Christensen made his first debut playing a supporting role on the Macht Der Leidenschaft/Family Passion German-Canadian series. He appeared in several films between 1995 and 1999. These include Are You Afraid of the Dark? , Forever Knight, the Virgin Suicides, and the Goosebumps.
Hayden became more noticeable in 2000 while starring on Higher Fox Family Channel‘s television series. He appeared on the Higher Grounds playing the role of a teen who was sexually molested by his mother, consequently losing himself into a drug abuse addict. His fame grew when he acted on Life as a House. He won several award nominations. The following year, Christensen appeared in the film, This is our Youth together with Anna Paquin and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Upon the Star War franchise resurrection, Christensen made public that he would be playing the role of Anakin Skywalker, an adult version of this character in Episodes II and III. Christensen’s role as Anakin came to define his whole career by that time.
His commendable role play in the Star Wars landed him a chance to play another leading role in Shattered Glass, 2003. He received great reviews before his other major role in Awake alongside Jessica Alba. Christensen later appeared in other films like Factory Girl, New York, Virgin Territory, and I Love You.
Christensen’s played his career-low until 2010 when he resurfaced in the industry with his appearance in movies like The Last Man, 90 Minutes in Heaven, and First Kill.
In 2013, he collaborated with his brother, Tove, to start a production company. They started Enjoy Movies with their objective to produce Glacier Films. The earlier target for the company was the production of micro-budget movies but they put a plan to produce more films up to those budgeted at most $1.5 million.
In 2018, he played a role in the Canadian-American Romantic comedy named Little Italy and alongside Emma Roberts. Christensen returned to his initial role, Anakin Skywalker, in 2019, where he provided the role of various characters’ voices in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skyler Walker.
How He Spends His Money
Real Estate: Christensen, alongside Rachel Bilson, acquired a house in Sherman for $2.7 million. The house lies in the Sherman Oak’s neighborhood, San Fernando Valley in California. It spans approximately 3000 square feet. They later sold the house for$3.8 million.
Hayden purchased a farm on the outskirts of Toronto, where he later converted into practicing agriculture and livestock production.