10 Things You Didn’t Know About Simon Baker
Sure he’s gorgeous, but here’s a few more facts about the Aussie star of The Mentalist.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
You may know him as the dapper cad who woos Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada, or as an ultra-intuitive reformed con man on the hit show The Mentalist (which returns to CBS tonight), but this Emmy-nominated actor is hiding a few secrets behind his boyish grin.
He can’t get enough Gossip Girl
Simon has admitted that on Monday nights, he loves nothing more than watching the antics of Serena and Dan with his 15-year-old daughter, Stella. “She works hard on her school work, and that’s the one thing she’s allowed to watch on a weeknight. The storylines are so over the top — it’s a guilty pleasure.”
He’s a member of the Gumleaf mafia
While they may not engage in organized crime, Aussie actors seem to stick together once they reach Hollywood, and Simon and his wife, actress Rebecca Rigg, are members of the group of Aussie actors nicknamed as the Gumleaf Mafia. Megastars Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are even godmothers to Simon and Rebecca’s two sons, Claude, 9, and Harry, 7.