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Overview (4)

Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Birth NameJake Matthew Lloyd
Nickname Flick
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jake Matthew Lloyd Broadbent is an American former actor. He is most famous for playing Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)." Directed by George Lucas, the movie became the second-highest-grossing film worldwide at the box office, behind only "Titanic (1997)."

Lloyd appeared in commercials at a young age and appeared in four episodes of "ER (TV Series)." He made his film debut in "Unhook the Stars (1996)," starring Gena Rowlands and Marisa Tomei. After Lloyd achieved his dream of working with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Christmas film "Jingle All the Way (1996)," director George Lucas picked him out of roughly 3,000 child actors to star as nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker in the highly anticipated prequel, "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."

Despite massive box office success, "The Phantom Menace" met with extreme negative backlash from both critics and audiences, particularly with actor Ahmed Best's portrayal of Jar Jar Binks and with Lloyd's performance as Anakin Skywalker. After overwhelming response from both the media and the public, Lloyd retired from acting following "Episode I." He did, however, reprise his role as Anakin in five Star Wars video games for LucasArts. Although his last role was filmed in 2000, Lloyd's final film was "Madison (2005)," starring Jim Caviezel.

After Hollywood, Lloyd moved with his family to Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana and graduated with the Class of 2007. He enrolled at Columbia College Chicago to study film and psychology but dropped out in 2008. Later, Lloyd attended comic conventions as a media guest, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans. He also started his own production company called Pumpkin Pact Productions [us]. Before long, Lloyd's mother, Lisa Flowers Broadbent, revealed to TMZ he suffers from schizophrenia and he was diagnosed back in 2008. In April 2016, Lloyd was transferred to a psychiatric facility.

After serving 11 months behind bars at Colleton County Detention Center in Walterboro, South Carolina, Lloyd was released from jail. Since his 2015 arrest, he has not done any interviews, made any public appearances nor been present on social media.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robin Pan

Trivia (26)

Lloyd was born on Sunday, March 5, 1989 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. His sister, Madison Lloyd Broadbent, was born on Thursday, August 22, 1991 also in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
His father's name is William Lloyd and his mother's name is Lisa Flowers Broadbent.
Prior to appearing together in "Star Wars", he and Ewan McGregor both appeared in episodes of ER (1994).
Lloyd beat out actor Justin Berfield for the role of Anakin Skywalker in "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)." In 2000, Berfield would play series regular Reese in "Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)" on Fox Network. Berfield played Reese for seven seasons, 151 episodes from January 2000 to May 2006.
Currently attends Columbia College Chicago as a Film Major. [March 2008]
Living normal life in Carmel, Indiana. Attends Carmel High School. [November 2002]
He works at Pac Sun at an outdoor mall in Carmel, Indiana. [January 2006]
Was the subject of a lot of ridicule and derision for his portrayal of young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), which many people described as "wooden" (they even coined the nickname "Mannequin Skywalker"). However, actor/director Ron Howard, a child star himself, famously defended him in a letter to Newsweek, praising both Lloyd and the movie.
Was formally diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2015. According to his mother, his arrest for reckless driving without a license, as well as an instance of domestic violence, was brought about due to the struggle with his condition, and a failure to take his medication.
Arrested on charges of resisting arrest, reckless driving, driving without a license and failure to stop in South Carolina [June 2015].
Lloyd's full name is Jake Matthew Lloyd Broadbent.
Lloyd was briefly engaged to girlfriend Sinéad Daly from December 21st 2014, but publicly broke off the engagement on Facebook in late January 2015. Police arrested Lloyd five months later in Charleston, South Carolina.
Lloyd's younger sister Madison Lloyd Broadbent passed away on July 16, 2018 from natural causes. She was 26. Madison also played Princess Ellie in the parade scene of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999).".
From June 2015 to May 2016, Lloyd served 11 months at Colleton County Detention Center in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Lloyd's favorite film is 8½ (1963).
Some of Lloyd's favorite TV shows include American Dad, Chozen and Family Guy.
Lloyd's favorite Disney films are The Jungle Book (1967) and The Little Mermaid (1989).
Although Lloyd hasn't talked to his Star Wars castmates in years, he still highly admires co-stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ray Park and Ahmed Best.
Lloyd is a fan of actor James Marsters.
Since childhood, Lloyd was signed with Osbrink Agency in North Hollywood, CA. In March 2015, he officially left the company as a client.
Osbrink Agency executive and owner Cindy Osbrink is Lloyd's godmother.
"Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)" is the movie that inspired Lloyd to pursue a career in show business.
On April 2016, Lloyd was transferred to a psychiatric facility to deal with his schizophrenia after spending nearly 10 months behind bars at Colleton County Detention Center in Walterboro, South Carolina.
Before his 2015 arrest, Lloyd was a public appearance client at Galactic Productions [us]. Zachery Taylor McGinnis was his agent.
Lloyd started his own production company called Pumpkin Pact Productions [us]. The company defunct in January 2015.
Although both actors played Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Lloyd and Hayden Christensen have only met each other a couple of times in real life.

Personal Quotes (5)

I had some issues. When I first had to deal with being in 'Star Wars,' you know, who wouldn't?
Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of.
I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me.
None of us really understood exactly how much Star Wars would affect us for the rest of our lives.
You can't go fighting everyone that's harsh towards you.

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