A Golden Globe nominated actor, Australian-born Simon Baker has built up an impressive line-up of credits in television and screen, which have captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Best known for his striking performance as Nick Fallin in the highly rated, CBS drama “The Guardian,” Baker starred in the series from 2001 to 2004. In the first season, Baker was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series.
2007 saw Baker transition from a television star to big screen leading man with two diverse roles. In the critically acclaimed feature, The Devil Wears Prada, Baker starred opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway as the dashing Christian Thompson in this comedy directed by David Frankel. In Focus Features’ Something New a romantic comedy starring opposite Sanaa Lathan, Baker played a working class landscaper who falls in love with an uptight professional black woman.
Baker first gained attention in the Curtis Hanson’s Academy Award winning film LA Confidential, following it up with a string of memorable performances in films such as An Affair of the Necklace, Red Planet, Sunset Strip, Judas Kiss, and the DreamWorks’ horror sequel The Ring 2, opposite Naomi Watts and Sissy Spacek. Other film credits include Universal's Land of the Dead, a critically acclaimed thriller co-starring Dennis Hopper, John Leguizamo and Asia Argento; as well as the indies Restaurant, and Love from Ground Zero. In the works for Baker is The Lodger, where he stars opposite Hope Davis, Alfred Molina, and Philip Baker Hall in a film based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 thriller of the same name.