Before season two of "The Mentalist" premieres tonight, get schooled on the show's steamy star Simon Baker! In 2002, People magazine named the actor one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" -- and his good looks haven't gone anywhere!
10 Little-Known Facts about Simon Baker
The blonde-haired blue-eyed actor was born Simon Denny on July 30, 1969 in Launceston, Australia.
2. Coming to America
In 1995, Simon immigrated to the US. On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in February 2009, he announced he was applying for an American citizenship.
3. Odd Jobs
Before pursuing acting professionally, Simon worked as a bricklayer and in pubs back in Australia.
4. Medical Path
Baker once moved to Sydney to study nursing but never finished his degree.
Simon Baker's breakout movie role was in 1997's “L.A. Confidential.”
6. Surfer Dude
Baker competed at the state level in surfing and water polo in his homeland of Australia.
7. Family of Five
Baker and wife Rebecca Rigg have three children, Stella Breeze, Claude Blue and Harry Friday.
8. Pals Down Under
Fellow acting Aussies Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts (pictured) are godparents to two of Baker's kids.
9. Giving Back
Simon works with the Life Rolls On foundation to help young people with spinal cord injuries to catch a wave on a surfboard.
10. Beautiful Baker
In 2002, People magazine named the actor one of the “50 Most Beautiful People.”