His father is of Danish descent, and his mother has Swedish and Italian ancestry. and attended the Actors Studio in New York City, as well as the Arts York program for drama, at Unionville High School.
He was "discovered" when his older sister, a former trampoline champion, was searching for an agent after she landed a role in a Pringles commercial.
His mother is Alie Nelson who was an American Speechwriter with David Christensen, who was communication executives and computer programmer.
He took some time off from the Star Wars set in 2003 and took on a role of a journalist in the movie Shattered Glass which gave him a nomination for the Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama.He got also more fame when he portrayed Star Wars Episode II: Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker.Hayden Christensen was born in British Columbia, Vancouver.Christensen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Alie, a speechwriter for the heads of large companies, and David Christensen, a computer programmer and communications executive.Born in Vancouver but raised in Toronto, Canada, Christensen became involved with Canadian television productions at a young age and carried his skills over to American TV movies and series in the late '90s.