Simon Baker, left, is seen in a scene from the CBS drama "The Mentalist." Baker plays Thomas Jane, a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation who has a remarkable track record for solving serious crimes by using his razor-sharp skills of observation. He received a 2009 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the show. It is his first Emmy nomination.
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Simon Baker arrives at the 2009 CBS Network Upfront party on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, in New York. The Australian-born actor began acting on Australian television during the late 1980s before relocating to the U.S. and landing roles in "L.A. Confidential," "Red Planet" and the television series "The Guardian."
Simon Baker arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Studios Golden Globes after-party on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Simon Baker, who stars in the CBS series "The Mentalist," arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Simon Baker poses backstage with the Favorite New TV Drama award for "The Mentalist" at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009, in Los Angeles.
Simon Baker, who plays intuitive investigator Patrick Jane on "The Mentalist," is seen during the CBS panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Calif., on Friday, July 18, 2008.
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Australian actor Simon Baker poses for photographers at the G'Day USA: Australia Week 2007 Penfolds Icon Black Tie Gala in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007.