Simon Baker is an Australian actor, producer, and director, best known for his lead roles in the CBS television series “The Mentalist” as Patrick Jane and “The Guardian” as Nicholas Fallin, and has starred in several Hollywood films.
Simon Baker’s Bio, Age
Simon Baker was born on July 30, 1969, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Simon grew up in a poor family with four siblings. His father, Barry, was a mechanic and school caretaker, and his mother, Elizabeth, was a high school English teacher.
Simon’s parents were Catholic, and he grew up with strong moral values that guided his acting career.
Simon went to high school in Ballina, New South Wales. He was a talented athlete and participated in soccer and surfing. He was also interested in the arts. He participated in school plays and also developed a passion for photography. Simon moved to Sydney after finishing high school to start a career in acting.
Simon’s first role was in the Australian soap opera “E Street” in 1991. He later appeared in other Australian television series including “Heartbreak High” and “Home and Away”. In 1997, Simon moved to the United States for his further acting career.
Simon’s got a major role in 2001 in the film “L.A. Confidential” with Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Kim Basinger. He then went on to appear in several other Hollywood films, including “The Ring Two”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Margin Call”.
In 2008, Simon was cast in the lead role in the TV series “The Mentalist”. He played Patrick Jane, a former psychic who uses his observational skills to solve crimes as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation. The series was a huge success and ran for seven seasons, earning Simon several award nominations for his performance.
In the film, he is known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.
Apart from acting, Simon has also directed and produced several films. His directorial debut was the 2009 film “Breath”, which was based on the novel by Tim Winton. He also produced and starred in the film “High Ground”, which was released in 2020.
Simon is also a passionate environmentalist and has been involved in several conservation campaigns. He is an ambassador for the Australian Marine Conservation Society and has worked to raise awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution in the ocean.
In June 2012, Simon was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences along with 175 other individuals.
On 14 February 2013, Simon was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry. Simon’s star is located at 6352 Hollywood Boulevard.
Simon Baker has made a significant impact in both the Australian and Hollywood film industries. His performance as Patrick Jane in “The Mentalist” is one of his most outstanding achievements and he is still an influential individual in the entertainment industry.
What is Simon Baker’s relationship status?
In his personal life, Simon has been married twice. He first married Australian actress Rebecca Rigg in 1998, and they have three children together. After 29 years together, they announced their divorce in 2021.
Simon then married Australian fashion designer and former model, Lara Stone, in 2022.
What is Simon Baker’s Net Worth?
Simon has an estimated net worth of $40 million.
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Weight: 74 kg
- Hair Color: Dark Blonde
- Eye color: Blue