Simon Baker

Biography: Simon Baker was born to Catholic parents, high school English teacher Elizabeth Labberton and groundskeeper/mechanic Barry Baker, on July 30, 1969, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. His parents divorced while he was still young and his mother later remarried butcher Tom Denny. Simon also has a sister, currently a doctor in Australia, and three younger half siblings. By 1972, they had moved from Launceston, Tasmania to New Guinea, hoping to secure better paying jobs. In 1986, he graduated from Ballina High School.
Growing up, Simon took to surfing and water polo. He began surfing at age 8 and later became a state champion. He also dabbled with nursing when he was 17. He has also worked in a pub and as a bricklayer.
He entered the entertainment world, in 1991, with his appearance in a couple of music videos, including Melissa Tkautz's "Read My Lips" and Euphoria's "Love You Right." He then moved onto television series, working in E Street, Home and Away, and Heartbreak
High. He has continued to work in various television series as of late, playing leads in The Guardian, Smith, and, in the upcoming Fall 2008 series, The Mentalist. He has held supporting and lead roles in the big screen as well, nabbing roles in L.A. Confidential (1997), Red Planet, The Affair of the Necklace (2001), Land of the Dead, Book of Love (2004), The Devil Wears Prada, Sex and Death 101, and Something New. Baker has also earned various accolades from various magazines for his looks and acting.
On a personal note, he has been married to Rebecca Rigg since 1998, a woman he met and began dating in 1991. They have three children, named Stella, Claude, and Harry. Since their move to the United States, they have spent time in Malibu, California, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and back again to Los Angeles.

Simon Baker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 90 The Sweet Hereafter
Lowest Metascore: 17 The Lodger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
76 Margin Call Oct 21, 2011 Jared Cohen 7.1
53 The Killer Inside Me Jun 18, 2010 Howard Hendricks 5.9
43 Women in Trouble Nov 13, 2009 Travis McPherson 6.7
48 Not Forgotten Sep 11, 2009 Jack Bishop 5.6
17 The Lodger Jan 23, 2009 Malcolm 4.7
24 Sex and Death 101 Apr 4, 2008 Roderick Blank 5.1
62 The Devil Wears Prada Jun 30, 2006 Christian Thompson 7.4
64 Something New Feb 3, 2006 Brian Kelly 7.6
27 Now & Forever Aug 19, 2005 Young John Myron 7.4
71 Land of the Dead Jun 24, 2005 Riley / Riley Denbo 6.6
44 The Ring Two Mar 18, 2005 Max Rourke 5.5
55 The Missing Nov 19, 2003 Honesco, Kayitah's Son 5.8
42 The Affair of the Necklace Nov 30, 2001 Rétaux De Vilette 6.0
34 Red Planet Nov 10, 2000 Chip Pettengill 7.6
33 Sunset Strip Aug 11, 2000 Michael Scott 7.9
62 Restaurant Apr 7, 2000 Kenny 8.0
76 Smoke Signals Jun 26, 1998 Young Thomas Builds-The-Fire 6.4
90 The Sweet Hereafter Nov 21, 1997 Bear 8.2