The star was chosen by director George Lucas because he felt that Hayden had raw talent and good chemistry with actress Natalie Portman.

Lucas stunned the movie world by picking the then-unknown actor after he had turned down such big names as Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonathan Jackson, as well as 400 other candidates.

Emma was last linked to on-off beau and American Horror Story castmate Evan Peters.

Hayden Christensen was born April 19, 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Hayden also had a role in the film The Virgin Suicides (1999).

On May 12, 2000, it was announced that Christensen would star as Anakin Skywalker in the prequels Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Hayden grew up in Markham, Ontario, with siblings Kaylen, Hejsa, and Tove.

Hayden set out to become an actor when a chance encounter at the age of eight placed him in his first commercial, for Pringles.

Leading the way, Hart Of Dixie star was seen carrying the toddler's coat as Hayden held onto two-year-old Briar Rose and followed on from behind.

Rachel Bilson stepped out with her ex Hayden Christensen and their daughter Briar-Rose this week and enjoyed some family time.

Rachel had gone low-key for the outing, wearing boot-cut jeans, yellow trainers and a relaxed T-shirt - all ideal for having fun with a little one!

We are loving her tee that shows how much of a California girl Rachel is and you can act like one too by shopping this pick by Paige at Revolve (right). A tee like this is a versatile piece that'll also never go off-trend.

The brunette beauty let her highlighted locks sweep down in elegant waves while her Canadian ex sported a black baseball cap and jeans.