Aden Young

  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Editor
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Fast Facts

  • Moved to Australia at age 9.
  • Studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People.
  • Worked as an editor with filmmaker Paul Cox on several feature films and documentaries.
  • Was in the running to play the young Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, but lost out to Ewan McGregor.
  • Adapted the 2007 short film The Rose of Ba Ziz from a children's book written by his father.
  • Is among the cast of the 2007 documentary In the Company of Actors, which chronicles rehearsals and preparations for the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.


  • 1996, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Dutch Bon Young — Son
  • Chip Young — Father
  • Chester Van Young — Son
  • Loene Carmen — Significant Other

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