Well known Australian actor and director Simon Baker was born on July 30, 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania. He is one of the successful actors earning an eye catching net worth with an astounding performance in the movies and TV series. Forty six year old Simon is well known for his performances in the CBS television series The Mentalist where he portrayed the character of Patrick Jane. Similarly, he is also known for his appearance as Nicholas Fallin in The Guardian.
Baker was born to groundskeeper/mechanic, Barry Baker and a high school English teacher, Elizabeth Labberton. Barry and Elizabeth had a divorce when Baker was very young. After then, his mother married to married Tom Denny, a butcher and then moved to Ballina, New South Wales by 1972. He attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School situated in Ballina and graduated from Ballina High School in the year 1986. In the late 1980s, Baker began his acting career with a name “Simon Denny” by appearing on Australian television. Before appearing in the successful series Heartbreak High, Home and Away and E Street, he appeared in music videos for Melissa Tkautz’s song “Read My Lips”). With the role of Rugby Player, Baker appeared in an episode of the ABC TV series Naked.
After then, he moved to the United States in order to appear in L.A. Confidential. In the year 1998, he appeared in a film “Love from Ground Zero” and then in Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil in 1999. Similarly, he appeared in the films like Carrie-Anne Moss, Adam Collis’s Sunset Strip, Red Planet, Sex and Death 101, Benjamin Bratt and Not Forgotten. He also appeared in the television series like The Affair of the Necklace, Book of Love, The Guardian, Smith and Land of the Dead. In 2006, he appeared in the film Something New as Brian Kelly and in The Devil Wears Prada as Christian Thompson. Then after he appeared with a role of Patrick Jane in CBS’s The Mentalist, for which he was nominated for Emmy award and Golden Globe Award. In the mean while, he represented himself as a director by directing an episode of second season of The Guardian, “My Aim Is True”. He also has directed an episode if The Mentalist.
After dating his long time girlfriend Rebecca Rigg for five years, Baker finally got married to her in the year 1998. Currently he is living in Malibu, California with his children: Stella Breeze, Claude Blue, Harry Friday and his wife. Thus, he is not a gay. Baker is a person with good heart, intelligence and talent. He is also known for his hard work and dedication in his work and is found to be very friendly and cooperative with his entire unit and co-workers. Due to such nature of him, people around him love him. Not only his fans and viewers also appreciate his behavior, his physique and appearance. As baker has good appearance with good height, he obviously seems to have attractive build even at this age, which can be seen in his pictures. More about him can be found in his biography posted in wiki and other sites. He can also be followed in his twitter account.