Jacob Christopher "Jake" Lloyd (born March 5 1989) is an American actor who gained worldwide fame when he was chosen by George Lucas to play the young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Jake was born in Fort Collins, Colorado to William and Lisa Lloyd. He has a younger sister named Madison and a dog named J.J.
He is best known for his performances in the films Jingle All the Way and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Jake's latest film, Madison, was filmed in 2001 but not released until April 2005. That year he also gave MTV his first interview since Star Wars in which he stated that he is again auditioning for roles.
In 2007, Jake graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a 1999 space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the fourth film to be released in the Star Wars saga, and the first in terms of internal chronology.
The film begins as two Jedi Knights are assigned as ambassadors to a trade dispute that is threatening the planet Naboo. When the situation turns violent, the Jedi, along with Padmé Amidala, the planet's queen, flee Naboo in an attempt to reach the capital world Coruscant in the hope of finding a peaceful end to the dispute. Along the way, the ship must stop for repairs on the planet Tatooine. It is there that the Jedi encounter Anakin Skywalker, a young slave boy who is unusually strong with the Force. When the group returns to Naboo, they realize that the situation is much worse than they thought — the evil Sith have returned.
The release of the film on May 19 1999 came almost 16 years after the previous film in the series, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120915