Simon Baker Biography


Simon Baker

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Birth Name: Simon Baker
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Birth Country: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: cancer
Age: 48 Years
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Independent Spirit Awards winner who was honored with Star on the Walk of Fame in 2013, Simon Baker is one of the great actor and director from Australia. As an actor, he is famous for portraying his role on the television series The Mentalist and The Guardian. Simon Baker was from the middle class family born as Simon Baker-Denny in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to Elizabeth Labberton and Barry Baker. He is an Australian and is of white ethnicity.

From the start of 1993, Simon began living together with Rebecca Rigg after being in love affairs for few years. After being together for about five years, they finally got married in 1998. They have already welcomed three children together.

Simon received his formal education from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School and then he joined Ballina High School. He completed his secondary education from there in 1986. Instead of pursuing his higher education, he began appearing in television shows and music videos at the end of 1980s. He then appeared on the television series, E Street in 1992 and made his feature film debut from L.A. Confidential in 1997. He made his directorial debut from 2002. For his role in The Mentalist, he earned the salary of $250,000 per episode and his net worth is said to be around $30 million.

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Born in Launceston, Tasmania

1969 30th of July

Simon Baker was from the middle class family born as Simon Baker-Denny in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia to Elizabeth Labberton and Barry Baker. He is an Australian and is of white ethnicity. He is five feet and ten inch tall.

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Graduated from Ballina High School

1986

Simon received his formal education from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School and then he joined Ballina High School. He completed his secondary education from there and he graduated from there in 1986. And then he made a pause in his higher education.

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Began his acting career

1987

Soon after completing his high school education, instead of pursuing his higher education, he began appearing in television shows and music videos at the end of 1980s. He appeared on the music videos of music artist like Melissa Tkautz.

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Appeared in E Street

1992

After making his acting debut from the music videos of several music artists, he also desired to appear in the television series and then in 1992, he appeared on the television series, E Street. Next year, he also appeared in A Country Practice, Home and Away and GP.

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Began living together with Rebecca Rigg

1993

He began dating Rebecca Rigg with the start of 1990s. Rebecca Rigg is also an actress and she is popular in the world for starring her role in the Fatty Finn and Ellie Parker. After being together for about few years, they began living together from 1993.

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First child, Stella Breeze Baker

1993 8th of August

He became father for the first time in his life in 1993 and that was before being married with love of his life Rebecca Rigg. Together they welcomed their first child on 8th of August and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Stella Breeze Baker.

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Won Logie Awards

1993

In 1993, he got nominated in Logie Awards for the first time in his life. He also won this award that year and he won this award for Most Popular New Talent. Back in 2004, he also got nominated in this award but he was not honored with this award.

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First feature film, LA Confidential

1997

He made his feature film debut in 1997 and that was in the movie, L.A. Confidential. That year he also appeared in another movie, Most Wanted. Till now, he has appeared in more than 30 movies.

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Married to Rebecca Rigg

1998

From the start of 1993, Simon began living together with Rebecca Rigg after being in love affairs for few years. After being together for about five years, they finally got married in 1998. They have already welcomed three children together.

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Third child, Harry Friday Baker

2001 19th of September

He also became father for the third time in his life and that was in 2001. He and his sweet wife, Rebecca Rigg welcomed their third child together second after being married in 19th of September and that time it was a son and they named him Harry Friday Baker.

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Began his directorial career

2002

Besides being an actor and the receiver of the Star on the Walk of Fame in 2013, Simon Baker is also a great director. He began playing the role of Nick Fallino on the television series since 2001 and then the next year, he began directing the same television series.

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Won Independent Spirit Awards

2012

In 2012, he got his one and only nomination in Independent Spirit Awards. He got nominated in this award for portraying his role in the movie, Margin Call. He was kind of lucky as he won this award from his only nomination.

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Honored as the Star on the Walk of Fame

2013 14th of February

Till now, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won several of them. In 2013 for his continuous contribution in the television and the movies, he was honored with the Star on the Walk of Fame.

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