|Date of Birth
||24 May 1994
|Place of Birth
||Bedford, Texas, USA
Starting out as a model in a number of print advertisements and commercials, including for J.C. Penny Catalogues and Target posters, Cayden Boyd soon followed in the footsteps of his gifted older sister Jenna to pursue a career in acting, appearing in guest starring roles in television series “Scrubs” (2001), “Taina” (2001-2002), “The King of Queens” (2002) and the long running daytime “Days of Our Lives” (2002). His film acting debut came with the role of young Mark in Rob Lewbel’s Fault (2002).
The following year saw Boyd work with the Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood in his critically acclaimed crime-drama Mystic River, where he was cast as the young son of Tim Robbins. Other costars include great actors Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Laurence Fishburne. Later that same year, he was featured opposite Jamie Lee Curtis and pop start Lindsay Lohan in the comedy film Freaky Friday, and portrayed Jared in writer-director Misti Barnes’ Exposed.
After making guest appearance in two episodes of “Century City” (2004), Boyd had a feature part as boy #2 at Play in The Barry Levinson-helmed comedy Envy (2004), starring Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Rachel Weisz. The young actor rejoined Ben Stiller and teamed with Vince Vaughn for the comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), where he memorably played Timmy, the young boy in a late 1930’s Dodgeball instructional video.
Boyd went on to have guest spots on TV with roles in “Crossing Jordan” (2004, as Kyle Morgan), “Cold Case” (2005, as Kyle Bream) and “Night Stalker” (as Ryan) as well as for the pilot of “Close to Home” (2005, as Sonny). With Robert Rodriquez’s 3-D film, The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl (2005), which starred Taylor Lautner and Taylor Dooley in the title role, Boyd landed his largest role to date, as Max, the young son of David Arquette whose fantasy superhero friends come to life and join him on a series of adventures.
The 12-year-old Boyd recently portrayed Young Warren Worthington in the sequel X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). He will soon star as Ben in the forthcoming drama A West Texas Children’s Story (2006). Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is scheduled to play Boyd’s mother.