The Guardian- Biography:
Simon Baker / Nick Fallin

The Guardian Character: Nick Fallin (2001- )

Birth Date: July 30, 1969

Birth Place: Australia

Spouse: Wife Rebecca Rigg

Children: daughter Stella, sons Claude & Harry (September 19, 2001)

Friends: Simon & Rebecca are very good friends with actress, Nicole Kidman. Rebecca has known Nicole for many years -- they met whilst on the auditioning circuit in Australia.

Sports: As a teen, competed on a state level in surfing and water polo. Flimography: Click here! to read about his other roles

About Simon: Simon Baker stars as Nick Fallin, the hotshot, corporate attorney who is sentenced to community service as a result of a drug conviction, in THE GUARDIAN, the new one-hour drama from Columbia TriStar Television, airing Tuesday nights, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

When casting THE GUARDIAN, the series’ producers found in Australian-born Baker the unique combination of star quality and depth of character they had envisioned for the title role. As for Baker, he welcomes the opportunity to play Nick Fallin. "Nick is very complex in nature," says Baker. "It’s appealing to play a character who is constantly being challenged both personally and professionally."

Challenges seem to appeal to Baker. He is well on his way to gaining a following in the United States after successfully conquering his native Australia, where he starred in several shows including the popular drama "Heartbreak High." This early career success motivated Baker to pursue roles in the U.S.

Since relocating to Los Angeles, Baker has certainly made the most of his opportunities. Immediately after he arrived in the States, he was cast in Curtis Hanson’s Oscar-winning "L.A. Confidential." He also starred along with Val Kilmer and Carrie-Anne Moss in the Warner Bros. sci-fi epic "Red Planet." And, in October 2001, he will play a lead role opposite Oscar-winner Hilary Swank in the period drama "The Affair of the Necklace." Baker’s additional film credits include "Sunset Strip," Ang Lee’s "Ride With the Devil," "Judas Kiss," "Restaurant," and "Love From Ground Zero."

Baker has come a long way in the relatively short time since he received Australia’s prestigious Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent in 1992. Today, the international star of THE GUARDIAN is poised to become one of America’s most popular talents, as well.

Baker currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children. His birthdate is July 30.

About Nick: Nicholas Fallin -- A junior associate at Fallin & Associates, Nick has been with his father's company for almost five years. Before that, Nick worked for Swann & Cranson in New York City. As part of his probation, Nick must serve 1500 hours of community service, three years probation and pay a $10,000.00 fine.