Simon Baker

    Date of Birth
    30 July 1969, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

    Birth Name
    Simon Baker-Denny


    5' 10" (1.78 m)

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    Mini Biography

    Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).
    IMDb Mini Biography By: Grace Z

    Rebecca Rigg (1998 - present) 3 children


    He and Rebecca are very good friends with actress, Nicole Kidman. Rebecca has known Kidman for many years - they met on the audition circuit in Australia. Kidman is youngest child Harry's godmother.

    As a teen, competed on a state level in surfing and water polo.

    He was one of the singers/dancers in the band Euphoria's film clip Love You Right.

    Children with Rebecca Rigg: Stella Breeze (b. 8 August 1993), Claude Blue (b. 1998) and Harry Friday (b. 19 September 2001). Nicole Kidman is Harry's godmother.

    He, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce were all raised in Australia. All three of them also appeared in L.A. Confidential (1997). Baker is the only one of the three who was born in Australia. Pearce was born in England, Crowe in New Zealand.

    Voted among People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People (2002).

    Named among Fade-In Magazine's 100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know in 2005.

    Former bricklayer.

    One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People 2009.

    Naomi Watts is godmother of his son Claude.

    Older sister, Terri, is a doctor. Has three half-siblings.

    His parents, drama teacher Elizabeth Labberton, and school grounds-man Barry Baker, split when he was 2.

    He and wife Rebecca met in 1991 on a blind date at the Royal Hotel in Sydney's Paddington.

    Personal Quotes

    "If you can't be proud of what you do, go and sell shoes. Do something else."

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