Simon Lucas Baker was born on 30 July 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania. and is an Australian actor in television and film, as well as a director.
He is 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.
Baker was born to, Barry, who was a mechanic and school caretaker, and his mother, Elizabeth, was a high school English teacher. He has an older sister, two half-brothers, and a half-sister.
He attended high school at Ballina High School and Trinity Catholic College. Baker has been an avid surfer since his youth and he considers surfing and the relationships with his surfing friends an important part of his upbringing.
Baker’s first acting role was in a commercial. He got the role while waiting for a friend to audition when he himself was asked to audition for it.
Before working in Hollywood, he acted in various Australian television shows such as E Street (as Sam Farrel: 1992–1993), Home and Away (as James Hudson: 1993–1994), and Heartbreak High (as Tom Summers: 1996). In 1993, Baker won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent.
Baker at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in February 2013.
Where does Simon Baker stay?
Australian actor-surfer Simon Baker shucks a $17 million Sydney mansion for a three-mill “humble fibro beach shack” at surf mecca Lennox Head! Hollywood star roughs it in the country after wild city life
Where did Simon Baker live?
It was last September when Baker, the surfing enthusiast, and his then-wife Rebecca Rigg sold their Bronte home for $17 million, marking the end of their 29-year marriage. Actor Simon Baker has bought back in Sydney. He’s spent around $6 million on a rustic home set in tropical gardens.