Simon Baker

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals

Baker in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1969

Ethnicity: Dutch, English, Northern Irish, Irish, German, possibly other

Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. He has also been credited as Simon Denny, Simon Baker Denny, and Smiley. He is known for starring on the series The Guardian and The Mentalist, and for his role in the film The Devil Wears Prada.

Simon is the son of Elizabeth and Barry Baker. He is married to Australian actress Rebecca Rigg, with whom he has three children.

Simon’s maternal grandfather was A. H. A. W. Labberton (the son of Herman Cornelis Labberton and Gladys Gray Wilson). Simon’s grandfather was born in The Netherlands. Herman was the son of Albert Labberton and Gesina Willemina Prud’homme van Reine. Gladys was born in Australia, the daughter of Norman Wilson, whose father was born in Ballycloughan, County Antrim, Northern Ireland and whose mother was also born in Ireland, and of Susan Massey Gray.

Simon’s maternal grandmother was Elsa Immink (the daughter of Abraham Immink and Louise Elisabeth Reichard). Elsa was born in The Netherlands. Abraham was the son of Abraham Petrus Immink and Francina Agatha Browne. Louise was the daughter of ethnic German parents, Karl Gustav Reichard, from Mannheim, and Anna Caroline Hauschildt.

Source: Marriage record of Simon’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Karl Gustav Reichard and Anna Caroline Hauschildt – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    He’s married to Australian actress Rebecca Rigg.

    Simon’s maternal grandfather was A. H. A. W. Labberton (the son of Herman Cornelis Labberton and Gladys Gray Wilson). Simon’s grandfather was born in The Netherlands. Herman was the son of Albert Labberton and Gesina Willemina Prud’homme van Reine. Gladys was born in Australia, to Norman Wilson and Susan Massey Gray.

    Simon’s maternal grandmother was Elsa Immink (the daughter of Abraham Immink and Louise Elisabeth Reichard). Elsa was born in The Netherlands. Abraham was the son of Abraham Petrus Immink and Francina Agatha Browne. Louise was the daughter of Gustav Reichard and Anna Caroline Hauschildt.

    http://genealogy.kirkpatrickaustralian.com/archives/getperson.php?personID=I9002&tree=TKA

  2. bearboy says:

    The Mentalist is my favorite show he is in but I also liked The Guardian when it was on television. I would bet Simon Baker has a some Irish in him but couldn’t find any sources of it.

  3. andrew says:

    he’s famous, I agree

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