Simon ‘Lucas’ Baker is an Australian entertainer. He is an actor as well as a director. He is really popular for his role as a brilliant writer Christian Thompson in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. He is also best known for his incredible performance as an insightful psychologist Patrick Jane in the popular drama named The Mentalist and a corporate lawyer Nick Fallin in the serial drama The Guardian.

Quick Info
Full NameSimon Lucas Baker
Date of Birth 30 July 1969
Birth PlaceLaunceston, Tasmania, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Parent(s)Barry Baker and Elizabeth Labberton.
OccupationActor, Director
Age51 years
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Rebecca Rigg
​(m. 1998; sep. 2020)​
Children3 (Stella, Claude and Harry)
Net worth US $40 million

Simon’s Early Life and Bio

Simon Baker was born on the 30th of July, 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. His father’s name was Barry Baker and his mother’s name was Elizabeth Labberton. His father worked as a school grounds-man while his mother worked as a drama teacher. His mother also taught English. Sadly, his parents divorced and his mother did a second marriage. He was raised in the Northern Rivers coastal town of Ballina, New South Wales. His childhood nickname was Smiley. He was raised in a Catholic household.

As a teenager, he was really good at surfing and water polo. He was so good at it that he even competed at a state level.

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Simon’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Simon Baker’s nationality is Australian and his ethnicity is English. He follows Agnosticism. He is currently 51 years old. 

The actor has an athletic build with a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 m and weight 74 kg or 163 lbs. Similarly, he has dark blonde hair and the color of his eyes is blue. He has a smiley face and thick wavy hair.

His zodiac sign is Leo.

Simon’s Education: Schooling

There isn’t much information about his education made public yet, however, we know some things like he studied at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School and later on, attended the Ballina High School.

We will update the site as soon as we find out new information about his education.

Career

Movies

Simon Baker made his movie debut in the 1997’s LA Confidential as Matt Reynolds starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, however, he had already been in the television industry since the 1980s in Australia. He got his big breakthrough from his first theatrical movie. He got all the fame and name he deserved. As he continued his movie career, he kept on doing more awesome movies and garnered more fame.

Some of Simon Baker’s really amazing movies are Love from Ground Zero (1998) as Eric, Ride with the Devil (1999) as George Clyde, Sunset Strip (2000) as Michael Scott, Red Planet (2000) as Chip Pettengill, Land of the Dead (2005) as Riley Denbo, The Devil Wears Prada (2006) as Christian Thompson, Sex and Death 101 (2007) as Roderick Blank, Women in Trouble (2009) as Travis McPherson, The Killer Inside Me (2010) as Howard Hendricks, Margin Call (2011) as Jared Cohen, Breath (2017) as Bill ‘Sando’ Sanderson, Here and Now (2018) as Nick, High Ground (2020) as Travis and many more.

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Television Shows

Simon Baker first appeared on television in 1992’s E Street as Constable Sam Farrell. Similarly, he slowly appeared on many television shows and got more fame when he did The Guardian (2001-2004) as Nick Fallin. Similarly, some of his popular television shows are A Country Practice (1993) as Stewart Waterman, Home and Away (1993-1994) as James Hudson, Which Way to the War (1994) as Pvte Stan Hawke, Heartbreak High (1995-1996) as Mr. Thomas ‘Tom’ Summers, Naked: Stories of Men (1996) as Gabriel, Sweat (1996) as Paul Steadman, The Guardian (2001-2004) as Nick Fallin, Smith (2006-2007) as Jeff Breen, The Mentalist (2008-2015) as Patrick Jane and a few others.

Awards and Achievements

Simon Baker has been nominated for various prestigious awards more than 15 times and has won 4 of them. He has won the AACTA Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2018 for Breath, People’s Choice Award for Best New Series in 2009 for The Mentalist, Family Television Award for Best Actor in 2002 for The Guardian, and Logie Awards for Most Popular New Talent in 1993 for E Street. 

He has also been nominated for awards like Golden Globe Awards, Prism Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gotham Awards, and many more.

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Personal Life: Relationships 

There aren’t any records about his past relationships. He is currently married to Rebecca Rigg. He met his wife on a blind date in 1991. After being in a relationship for five years, the couple got married in 1998. Their first child Stella was born in 1993 before their marriage. Soon after their marriage, the lovely pair was blessed with two children named Claude and Harry in 1988 and 2001 respectively. Baker and Rigg separated in April 2020. 

Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman are close friends to the couple and are godparents to their two children, Claude and Harry.

What is Simon’s Net Worth?

Simon Baker has been working in the entertainment industry since 1988. However, he was only active till 2020. In 2020, his net worth was estimated to be $40 million. Similarly, he got paid $350,000 for a single episode in 2020.

Social Media Presence

Simon Baker is mildly active on social media. Despite having millions of followers in the real world, he has only 463K followers on his Instagram (@snappytoes). He is not active on other social media platforms.

 

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