Lloyd in August 2007
|Born||March 5, 1989|
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.
|Residence||Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.|
|Other names||Jake Broadbent|
Jake Matthew Lloyd, also known as Jake Broadbent, (born March 5, 1989) is an American former actor who played Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, the first in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. He reprised the role in five subsequent 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. 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. He got his big break playing Jamie Langston in Jingle All the Way. He also played Mark Armstrong in Apollo 11. Lloyd gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The film was a huge box office success and Lloyd received the Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor. However, his performance was heavily criticized and he was also nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor, which he lost to his co-star Ahmed Best. 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.
After retiring from acting in 2001, Lloyd continued to make appearances at sci-fi and comic-book festivals. In 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. Lloyd was commissioned in 2012 to create a promo for singer Mallory Low's song, and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones actor Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett in that film, was cast as the star in his video. 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 no longer keep all owned Star Wars memorabilia. On June 17, 2015, Lloyd was arrested in South Carolina under the name Jake Broadbent for reckless driving, driving without a license, and resisting arrest. After serving a 10 month jail sentence, Lloyd was transferred from jail to a psychiatric facility after he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In July 2018, his 26-year-old sister Madison Ellen Lloyd Broadbent died of natural causes; Madison had a small role in The Phantom Menace, as Princess Ellie in the parade scene.
|1996||Unhook the Stars||J.J.|
|Jingle All the Way||Jamie Langston|
|Apollo 11||Mark Armstrong||Television film|
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Anakin Skywalker||Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Actor Ten Years or Younger|
Nominated–Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
|2001||Die with Me||Mickey Cooper|
|2005||Madison||Mike McCormick||Filmed in 2000|
|1996||ER||Jimmy Sweet||4 episodes|
|1996–1999||The Pretender||Ronnie Collins|
Young Angelo / Timmy
|1999||Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace||Anakin Skywalker|
|Star Wars Episode I: Racer|
|2000||Star Wars Episode I: Jedi Power Battles|
|2001||Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds|
|Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing|
|2002||Star Wars Racer Revenge|
The former child star told officers his name was Jake Broadbent, and was charged with failing to stop for officers, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a license.
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