Simon Baker



Place of birth:

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia:


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.

Film Credits

High Ground (2020)
as Travis
Here and Now (2018)
as Nick
Breath (2017)
as Sando
I Give It a Year (2013)
as Guy
Margin Call (2011)
as Jared Cohen
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
as Howard Hendricks
Women in Trouble (2009)
as Travis McPherson
Not Forgotten (2009)
as Jack Bishop
The Lodger (2009)
as Malcolm
The Key to Reserva (2007)
as Roger Thornberry
Sex and Death 101 (2007)
as Roderick Blank
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
as Christian Thompson
Something New (2006)
as Brian Kelly
Land of the Dead (2005)
as Riley
The Ring Two (2005)
as Max Rourke
Book of Love (2004)
as David Walker
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
as Rétaux de Vilette
Red Planet (2000)
as Chip Pettengill
Ride with the Devil (1999)
as George Clyde
Secret Men's Business (1999)
as Andy Greville
Love from Ground Zero (1998)
as Eric
Judas Kiss (1998)
as Junior Armstrong
Restaurant (1998)
as Kenny
Most Wanted (1997)
as Stephen Barnes
L.A. Confidential (1997)
as Matt Reynolds

TV Series Credits

Live from Studio Five (2009)
as Himself
The Mentalist (2008)
as Patrick Jane
Smith (2006)
as Jeff Breen
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
as Himself
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
The Guardian (2001)
as Nick Fallin
The View (1997)
as Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
as Himself
Breath (2017)
Breath (2017)
Breath (2017)
Burst (2004)
Director of Photography