- Participated in competitive surfing and water polo as a teenager.
- Starred opposite his future wife in the Australian drama E Street.
- Counts fellow Aussies Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman as close friends. Kidman is godmother to his youngest son.
- Officially became a U.S. citizen in August 2010.
- 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actor: Nominee
- 2000, Australian Film Institute Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Telefeature or Mini-Series: Nominee
- 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
- 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- Claude Blue Baker — Son
- Harry Friday Baker — Son
- Rebecca Rigg — Wife
- Stella Breeze Baker — Daughter
- Barry Baker — Father
- Tom Denny — Stepfather
- Elizabeth Labberton — Mother
- Birth Name: Simon Baker-Denny
- Birth Place: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
- Profession: Actor
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