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Simon Baker

Simon Baker (born 30 July 1969, height 5' 9¾" (1,77 m)) is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is best known for his lead role in the CBS television series The Mentalist as Patrick Jane and as Nicholas Fallin in The Guardian. In his film acting career, he is best known for the lead role of Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, based on the 2003 novel of the same name. Simon Baker was born to a high school English teacher, Elizabeth Labberton, and a groundskeeper/mechanic, Barry Baker, on 30 July 1969, in Launceston, Tasmania. He was raised as a Roman Catholic. His parents divorced while he was still young. His mother later married Tom Denny, a butcher. Simon Baker also has a sister, currently a doctor in Australia, and three younger half brothers. By 1972, the family had moved from Launceston to Ballina, New South Wales, where Baker's parents hoped to secure better paying jobs. In 1986, he graduated from Ballina High School as Simon Baker-Denny, after completing his primary school education at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, also in Ballina.

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Jul 30, 1969 In Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Blaze
Latest Project:
Movie High Ground 2020-02-23
Known For
Poster of Smith
Poster of The Ring Two
Poster of Red Planet
Poster of L.A. Confidential
Movie Blaze 2022
Movie High Ground Travis 2020-02-23
Movie Here and Now Nick 2018-11-09
Movie Breath Sando 2017-06-22
Movie I Give It a Year Guy 2013-02-08
Movie Margin Call Jared Cohen 2011-02-11
Movie The Killer Inside Me Howard Hendricks 2010-02-19
Series Conan Self 2010-11-08
Movie The Lodger Malcolm 2009-01-14
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon himself 2009-03-02
Series Live from Studio Five Himself 2009-09-14
Movie Not Forgotten Jack Bishop 2009-09-11
Movie Women in Trouble Travis McPherson 2009-11-13
Series The Mentalist Patrick Jane 2008-09-23
Movie Journey to the Center of the Earth Wakinta Rescuer 2008-01-27
Movie Sex and Death 101 Roderick Blank 2007-06-15
Movie The Key to Reserva Roger Thornberry 2007-12-14
Series Smith Jeff Breen 2006-09-19
Movie Something New Brian Kelly 2006-01-29
Movie The Devil Wears Prada Christian Thompson 2006-06-30
Movie Distant Drumming: A North of 60 Mystery Charlie Muskrat 2005-01-01
Movie Land of the Dead Riley 2005-06-24
Movie Buffalo Dreams Thomas Blackhorse 2005-09-12
Movie The Ring Two Max Rourke 2005-03-17
Movie Book of Love David Walker 2004-01-18
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie The Affair of the Necklace Rétaux de Vilette 2001-11-20
Series The Guardian Nick Fallin 2001-09-25
Movie Red Planet Chip Pettengill 2000-11-10
Movie Shanghai Noon Little Feather 2000-05-26
Movie Secret Men's Business Andy Greville 1999-01-01
Movie Ride with the Devil George Clyde 1999-11-24
Movie Smoke Signals Young Thomas Builds-the-Fire 1998-01-16
Movie Big Bear Horsechild 1998-02-09
Movie Love from Ground Zero Eric 1998-09-30
Movie Restaurant Kenny 1998-04-18
Movie Judas Kiss Junior Armstrong 1998-09-16
Series The View Himself 1997-08-11
Movie L.A. Confidential Matt Reynolds 1997-09-19
Movie The Sweet Hereafter Bear 1997-09-25
Movie Most Wanted Stephen Barnes 1997-10-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993-09-13