Simon Baker Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


Yesterday, the Emmy-nominated star of CBS crime drama “The Mentalist” Simon Baker who has also starred in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “L.A. Confidential,” has officially received the 2,490th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The ceremony took place at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Beso Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard and to help kick off the festivities Baker was joined by former co-star of the 2005 horror film “The Ring 2,” British-Australian actress Naomi Watts and Bruno Heller, the creator of “The Mentalist” and one of its executive producers.

Baker was born on July 30, 1969 in Launceston in the Australian state of Tasmania. He started his career in acting in the 1980s on Australian television. In 1997, his role on “L.A. Confidential” was his first American movie debut.

Baker has also starred in independent films “Love from Ground Zero” and “Restaurant,” and another movie, Ang Lee’s “Ride With the Devil.”

Baker starred in “The Guardian” in 2001, making it his first U.S. television series starring role. He played a corporate attorney who was sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service as a result of a drug conviction. The drama series brought Baker a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a drama series, but unfortunately the series ran on CBS until 2004.

In 2005 Baker managed to return to movies, starring in “Land of the Dead,” “Something New” and “Sex and Death 101.”

Since 2008, “The Mentalist” star has played the role of Patrick Jane, a once fake psychic medium turned California Bureau of Investigation consultant, using his swift skills of observation to solve crimes.

In 2009, Baker received an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, but lost to Bryan Cranston from AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Despite not winning an Emmy, Baker still goes on to be one of our favorite actors in the world with starring roles in “The Killer Inside Me” in 2010, “Margin Call” in 2011 and a new romantic comedy which was released in England on Friday called  “I Give It A Year.”

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