Jake Lloyd is an American former child actor who portrayed Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. And that was the first in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised the role in later Star Wars video games.
Jake Matthew Lloyd was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, the son of EMT William “Bill” Lloyd and entertainment agent Lisa Riley. Likewise, he attended Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, where he graduated in 2007.
Lloyd began his acting career in 1996, playing Jimmy Sweet in 4 episodes of ER. He was then cast as Jake Warren in Unhook the Stars. Likewise, he got his big break playing Jamie Langston in Jingle All the Way. He also played Mark Armstrong in Apollo 11. Lloyd received the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2000, Lloyd starred in the dramas Die with Me and Madison, then retired from acting, although Madison wasn’t released in cinemas until 2005.
Post-Star Wars work
After retiring from acting in 2001, Lloyd continued to make appearances at sci-fi and comic-book festivals. Since 2012, he announced that he was directing a documentary highlighting the Tibetan refugees in India, who are attempting to escape persecution by the Chinese government. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones actor Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett in the film, starred in the video. Further, Lloyd left Hollywood for Chicago, and dropped out after a semester at Columbia College Chicago, where he studied film and psychology
In 2012, Lloyd explained that his decision to retire from acting in 2001 was due to bullying at school. As a result, he decided to destroy all his Star Wars memorabilia.
In March 2015, police responded to an alleged assault by Lloyd on his mother Lisa. In a statement to Indianapolis Metro Police Department. Similarly, Lisa alleged Lloyd arrived at her house and began verbally berating her. Moreover, in January 2020, his family issued a statement saying that he has moved closer to his family, and has officially been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
- Full Name: Jake Matthew Lloyd
- Date of Birth: March 5, 1989
- Age: 30
- Birth Place: Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
- Other names: Jake Broadbent
- Occupation: Actor (retired)
- Years active: since 1996–2005
- Height: 1.65 m
- Parents: Lisa Riley, Bill Lloyd
- Siblings: Madison Lloyd
- Education: Columbia College Chicago, Carmel High School
- Net Worth: $ 25 thousand
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