Biography

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.[1] 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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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.[1] 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.

Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1969-07-30

Place of Birth Launceston - Tasmania - Australia

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Simon Baker-Denny
  • Simon Denny

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Breath as Sando
2013 I Give It a Year as Guy
2011 Margin Call as Jared Cohen
2010 The Killer Inside Me as Howard Hendricks
2009 Women in Trouble as Travis McPherson
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode) as Himself
2009 Not Forgotten as Jack Bishop
2009 The Lodger as Malcolm
2008 The Mentalist(153 episodes) as Patrick Jane
2007 Sex and Death 101 as Roderick Blank
2007 The Key to Reserva as Roger Thornberry
2006 Smith(7 episodes) as Jeff Breen
2006 The Devil Wears Prada as Christian Thompson
2006 Something New as Brian Kelly
2005 Land of the Dead as Riley
2005 The Ring Two as Max Rourke
2004 Book of Love as David Walker
2001 The Affair of the Necklace as Rétaux de Vilette
2001 The Guardian(67 episodes) as Nick Fallin
2000 Red Planet as Chip Pettengill
1999 Ride with the Devil as George Clyde
1999 Secret Men's Business as Andy Greville
1998 Love from Ground Zero as Eric
1998 Judas Kiss as Junior Armstrong
1998 Restaurant as Kenny
1997 Most Wanted as Stephen Barnes
1997 L.A. Confidential as Matt Reynolds
1997 The View(2 episodes) as Himself
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(1 episode) as Himself

Directing

2017 BreathDirector
2008 The Mentalist(5 episodes)Director
2001 The Guardian(1 episode)Director

Production

2017 BreathProducer
2008 The Mentalist(57 episodes)Producer

Camera

2004 BurstDirector of Photography

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