Baker in Paris at the French premiere of I Give It a Year, 2013
30 July 1969|
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Simon Baker Denny
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Rigg (m. 1998)|
Simon Baker (born 30 July 1969) is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist (as Patrick Jane) and The Guardian (as Nicholas Fallin).
In his film acting career, he is best 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.
In his younger years he grew up in New South Wales Australia.
In 1998, Baker married Australian actress Rebecca Rigg after five years of living together. They have three children.
In 2010, he was earning US$350,000 per episode of The Mentalist. At that time his net worth was US$25 million. Shortly after, he signed a contract that delivered a payment of US$30 million for his role as Patrick Jane.
On 14 February 2013, Baker was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Baker's star can be found at 6352 Hollywood Blvd.
In June 2012, Baker was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences along with 175 other individuals.
Baker was selected by the French perfume house Givenchy to be the face of the Fragrance "Gentlemen Only". In it Baker walks down a pavement in pouring rain, whilst carrying an umbrella. The spot released 11 March 2013 also exists in a 33-second version and reached a strong YouTube audience.
Since 2012, he has been a Longines Ambassador of Elegance and featured in "Elegance is an attitude" advertising campaign which was shot in Chantilly Racecourse as well as their magazine print campaign for the same slogan shot by Le Studio Production SA.
|1997||L.A. Confidential||Matt Reynolds||Credited as Simon Baker Denny|
|1997||Most Wanted||Stephen Barnes||Credited as Simon Baker Denny|
|1998||Judas Kiss||Junior Armstrong||Credited as Simon Baker-Denny|
|1998||Love from Ground Zero||Eric|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||George Clyde|
|1999||Secret Men's Business||Andy Greville||Television film|
|2000||Sunset Strip||Michael Scott|
|2000||Red Planet||Chip Pettengill|
|2001||Affair of the Necklace, TheThe Affair of the Necklace||Rétaux de Villette|
|2004||Book of Love||David Walker|
|2005||Ring Two, TheThe Ring Two||Max Rourke|
|2005||Land of the Dead||Riley Denbo|
|2006||Something New||Brian Kelly|
|2006||Devil Wears Prada, TheThe Devil Wears Prada||Christian Thompson|
|2007||Sex and Death 101||Roderick Blank|
|2007||Key to Reserva, TheThe Key to Reserva||Roger Thornberry||Short film|
|2009||Lodger, TheThe Lodger||Malcolm Slaight|
|2009||Not Forgotten||Jack Bishop|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Travis McPherson|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Howard Hendricks|
|2011||Margin Call||Jared Cohen|| Nominated—Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast|
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|2013||I Give It a Year||Guy Harrap|
|2017||Breath||Bill "Sando" Sanderson||Adaptation of Breath (novel)|
|1992–1993||E Street||Constable Sam Farrell||Unknown episodes|
|1993||A Country Practice||Stewart Waterman||2 episodes|
|1993||GP||Ben Miller||Episode: "A Family Affair"|
|1993–1994||Home and Away||James Hudson||19 episodes|
|1994||Which Way to the War||Pvt Stan Hawke||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1995||Naked||N/A||Unsold TV pilot|
|1995–1996||Heartbreak High||Mr. Thomas 'Tom' Summers||8 episodes|
|1996||Naked: Stories of Men||Gabriel||Episode: "Blind-Side Breakaway"|
|1996||Sweat||Paul Steadman||Episode: #1.3"|
|2001–2004||Guardian, TheThe Guardian||Nick Fallin|| 67 episodes|
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Prism Award for Performance in a Drama Series
Nominated—Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
|2006–2007||Smith||Jeff Breen||7 episodes|
|2008–2015||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Patrick Jane|| 151 episodes|
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Fighter
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime TV Drama Actor
Awards and nominations
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favorite TV Crime Drama (season 6: with cast)||Nominated|
|2015||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor||Nominated|
|2014||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Favorite TV Crime Drama (season 5: with cast)||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Gotham Awards||Best Ensemble Performance||Nominated|
|2011||Margin Call||Phoenix Film Critics Society||Best Cast (or Best Ensemble Acting)||Nominated|
|2010||The Mentalist||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||People's Choice Award||Best new series (season 1: with cast)||Won|
|2009||The Mentalist||Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (season 1)||Nominated|
|2009||The Mentalist||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series (season 2)||Nominated|
|2005||The Guardian||Prism Awards||Best Performance in a Drama Series Storyline||Nominated|
|2004||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular Overseas Star||Nominated|
|2002||The Guardian||Family Television Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2002||The Guardian||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Television Series||Nominated|
|2000||Secret Men's Business||Australian Film Institute Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Telefeature or Mini-Series||Nominated|
|1993||E Street||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Talent||Won|
- "The Mentalist star Simon Baker on wife Rebecca Rigg and the children in Los Angeles". Daily Telegraph. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
- "Simon ('The Mentalist') Baker snapped back just at the right time". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Simon Baker Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- Michael Essany (2010-12-28). "'The Mentalist' Star Simon Baker Inks New $30 Million Deal". Screenrant.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Simon Baker receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame". CBS News. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Gentlemen Only GIVENCHY : TV Spot". YouTube. 2013-03-11. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Simon Baker is back in new global ANZ ads". Mumbrella. 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Producing Swiss Watches Since 1832". Longines. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Simon Baker photo shoot for Longines at Chantilly Racecourse". YouTube. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Longines Advertising campaign with Simon Baker | Master collectio". Facebook. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- "Samsung Australia announce Simon Baker as new brand ambassador". PressReleasePoint.com. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
- Archived 13 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
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