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Simon Baker Biography

Birth Name:
Simon Baker-Denny
Birth Place:
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • 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

Awards

  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Direction: nominated
  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2010Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award for Best Actor: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2000Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Telefeature or Mini-Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Stella Breeze Baker -- Daughter
  • Barry Baker -- Father
  • Elizabeth Labberton -- Mother
  • Claude Blue Baker -- Son
  • Harry Friday Baker -- Son
  • Tom Denny -- Stepfather