Sunja Hayden is a celebrity parent, best known as the mother of American actor Jay Hayden. Sunja lived a simple life away from the spotlight, but her son’s fame propelled her to stardom. Sunja’s son is best known for his roles in the ABC comedy-drama series The Catch, the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19, and his recurring role in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Please keep reading to discover more details about Sunja Hayden and her son.
Sunja Hayden Bio
Sunja Hayden is a private person, and little is known about her personal life, apart from the fact that she is Jay Hayden’s mother. Details like her date of birth remain a mystery to the public. Sunja is of Korean descent, but she lives in the United States. She married Dove Hayden and has only one child, Jay.
Sunja’s husband is of Irish-American descent. As a result, their son holds American nationality. Since there is not much to tell about Sunja, we will keep this post updated if she makes headlines in the future.
Sunja Hayden’s Son, Jay Hayden
Jay was born Jonathan Hayden in Northfield, Vermont, United States, on 20 February 1987 to Sunja and Dove Hayden. He was exposed to acting when he joined high school and performed The Wizard of Oz in his sophomore year. Since he was good at sports, Jay went to college (University of Vermont) on a football scholarship, but he settled on being an actor. However, no one knew he was pursuing theater in college, and he moved to Los Angeles upon graduating to pursue his passion.
Jay Hayden’s first television appearance was on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He landed his first major role in 2011 when he played the lead in the 2011 horror film State of Emergency. In 2012, Jay starred in the Hulu mockumentary comedy-drama series Battleground. From 2016 to 2017, Jay was a regular cast in the ABC comedy-drama The Catch, which got canceled after two seasons.
Jay Hayden has had recurring roles on One Day at a Time. SEAL Team, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. In 2017, he was cast as a series regular in the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff Station 19, where he plays Travis Montgomery, an openly gay firefighter character. According to Jay, his father was not comfortable with his gay role at first, but he later came to terms with it after seeing how talented his son was.
Jay Hayden has appeared in multiple television commercials, including ads for the Amazon Kindle Mayday and FabriClear Bed Bug Spray and for television programs like How I Met Your Mother, Battleground, and Criminal. He was the test person for various Art Van Pure Sleep mattress commercials in Detroit between 2017 and 2018.
As for his personal life, Jay Hayden was previously married to American actress Nick Danielle Moore of 8 Simple Rules. The couple married in 2005 but separated in early 2020 when Danielle filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. Danielle and Jay have two children: a daughter named Amelia and a son named Hasey.
Sunja Hayden is a proud mother following her son’s success as an actor, although she had envisioned him as a sportsperson when he was younger.