Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: April 19, 1981
*Swedish, Italian (mother)
Hayden Christensen is a Canadian actor and producer. He is known for playing Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, and for the films Shattered Glass, Awake, Jumper, and Takers, among others.
Hayden is the son of Ali and David Christensen. His father has Danish ancestry. His mother has Swedish and Italian ancestry, with family in the U.S. His brother, Tove Christensen, is also an actor and producer. Hayden has a daughter with his former partner, actress Rachel Bilson.
Hayden’s maternal grandfather is named Kenneth E. Nelson.
Hayden’s maternal grandmother is Rose H. Rao (re-marriage name Rose Schwartz; the daughter of Enrico Henry Rao and Concetta Greco). Rose was born in Pennsylvania. Enrico was Italian. Concetta was born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents.
Source: Hayden’s maternal grandmother, Rose H. Rao, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org