Who is Daniel Moder?

Daniel Richard Moder was born under the sign of Aquarius on 31 January 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA. He is a 51-year-old cinematographer, probably best recognized for working on such film titles as the 2001 adventure comedy “The Mexican”, the 2014 made-for-TV drama “The Normal Heart”, and the 2015 psychological thriller “Secret In Their Eyes”. He is also known for being the husband of famous Hollywood actress Julia Roberts.

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How rich is he, as of now? Daniel Moder Net Worth

As of early 2020, Daniel Moder’s net worth is over $10 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a cinematographer, who has worked on more than 25 TV and film titles since his career started in the mid-1990s.

On the other hand, his famous wife Julia Roberts has an impressive fortune of $250 million.

Early Life, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Daniel Moder spent his early years in his hometown of Los Angeles, where he was raised with his four siblings named John, Jyl, Jane, and Debbie, by their father, Mike Moder who was a producer, and mother Patricia Ann Watz. He is American by nationality, and belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group. Daniel attended Saint Monica High School, and upon matriculation in 1987, enrolled into the University of Colorado, Boulder, from which he obtained his degree in Psychology in 1992.

The 1990s: Career Beginnings

In 1995, Daniel Moder started his film career as a production assistant on the submarine film “Crimson Tide”, which became a huge commercial and critical success.

He then joined the camera and electrical department for the 1996 sports psychological thriller “The Fan”, starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes, and the 1997 independent drama “The Brave”, directed by Johnny Depp.  Thereafter, Daniel worked as a second assistant camera for the 1998 action-thriller “Enemy Of The State”, and the 1999 made-for-TV film adaptation of Mitch Albom’s book entitled “Tuesdays With Morrie”, aired on ABC. During the same year, he also served as an additional assistant camera in the comedy “The Big Tease”, starring Craig Ferguson, and the following year he worked on such film titles as the independent film “Jerks” and the black comedy “Lucky Numbers”, after which he made his debut as a cinematographer, working on the short comedy film “Kid Quick”.

The 2000s: Rise to Fame

In 2001, Daniel worked as a camera assistant for the adventure comedy “The Mexican”, starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, after which he did the cinematography for the family film “Grand Champion” in 2002. During the same year, he assisted on the black comedy crime thriller “Sand” and the romantic comedy “Full Frontal”, and the following year as a director of photography for the drama “Mona Lisa Smile”, featuring Julia Roberts in the lead role. In 2004 Daniel was promoted to the position of the chief camera operator making his debut with the sci-fi psychological horror thriller “The Forgotten”, which was followed by his work on the action comedy “Mr. And Mrs Smith” (2005), featuring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the sci-fi action “Déjà Vu” (2006), directed by Tony Scott, and the Marvel Comics superhero film “Spider-Man 3” (2007), which is the third installment of the “Spider-Man” trilogy.

He then focused on his career as a cinematographer, and worked on the documentary film “Border”, directed by Christopher Burgard. Daniel’s most prominent work came in 2008, on Dennis Lee’s drama “Fireflies In The Garden”. By the end of the decade, he also been involvedin such short film titles as “Grace” (2009) and “In Dreams I Run Wild” (2010).

The 2010s: Continued Success

In 2011, Daniel did the cinematography for the comedy film “Jesus Henry Christ”, also directed by Dennis Lee, and in the same year on the made-for-TV documentary film “Extraordinary Moms”. His next projects came two years later, when he worked on the comedy-drama “Highland Park” and the erotic thriller “Plush”. Daniel was then director of photography on the 2014 made-for-TV drama film “The Normal Heart”, directed by Ryan Murphy and based on Larry Kramer’s play of the same title; it earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie, and OFTA Television Award nomination for Best Cinematography in a Non-Series.

Daniel Moder

In 2015, he served as the director of photography for the psychological thriller “Secret In Their Eyes”, which is a remake of the 2009 crime drama of the same title, and a camera operator for the action thriller “Point Break”. In 2016, he handled additional photography for the drama “Heaven’s Floor” as well as cinematography for the Amazon Studio’s drama series “The Last Tycoon”. He then worked on the 2018 romantic comedy “Ibiza”, and most recently, directed the photography for the 2019 dark comedy web series “Dead To Me”, aired on Netflix. He is currently working on Sean Penn’s upcoming drama “Flag Day”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Daniel Moder has short light brown hair and light brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m) – information regarding his weight, vital statistics, and shoe size hasn’t been disclosed.

Personal Life

Daniel Moder married make-up artist Vera Steimberg in 1997,  butfive years later they divorced. He met his future second wife Julia Roberts while they were filming “The Mexican” in 2000. Following his divorce from Vera, Daniel and Julia exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held at her 82-acre ranch located in Taos, New Mexico on 4 July 2002. They have three children  as she gave birth to twins – son Phinnaeus Walter and daughter Hazel Patricia – on 28 November 2004, and they welcomed their third child, a son they named Henry Daniel, on 18 June 2007.

Who Is His Wife? Julia Roberts Short Wiki/Bio

Julia Fiona Roberts was born on 28 October 1967 under the sign of Scorpio, in Smyrna, Georgia USA, to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus.

She has an elder brother, Eric Roberts, and elder sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan, both of whom are actors. She also has a younger step-sister, Nancy Motes. Julia’s parents were playwrights and actors, and even ran an acting school for children as well as the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Julia went to Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Campbell High School. Upon matriculation, she enrolled in Georgia State University, but soon quit and moved to New York City to pursue her acting career.

Worldwide Recognition and “Pretty Woman”

Julia made her television debut guest-starring as Tracy in an episode of the NBC crime drama series “Crime Story” in 1987, while her film debut came with the role of Daryle in Joan Freeman’s comedy-drama “Satisfaction” in 1988.

Her breakthrough came in the same year, when she played Daisy Arujo in the coming-of-age comedy-drama “Mystic Pizza”, followed by her portrayal of Shelby Eatenton Latcherie in the 1989 comedy-drama “Steel Magnolias”, for which she earned her first Academy Award nomination – for Best Supporting Actress – as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Julia gained enormous recognition for her performance as Vivian Ward in Garry Marshall’s 1990 romantic comedy “Pretty Woman”, opposite Richard Gere, which earned her another Academy Award nomination – for Best Actress. She also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and the film became a box office success, grossing over $463 million worldwide.

Academy-Award Winner and “Erin Brockovich”

Julia continued to line up success in the early 1990s, landing such roles as Laura Burney in the romantic psychological thriller “Sleeping With The Enemy” (1991), Darby Shaw in the legal thriller “The Pelican Brief” (1993), and Anne Eisenhower in the comedy-drama “Ready To Wear” (1994). Her next major role came in 1997, when she featured as Julianne Potter in P.J. Hogan’s romantic comedy “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, which became a box office hit, and earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Her next nomination for the same award in the same category came two years later, with her performance as Anna Scott in the romantic comedy “Notting Hill”, opposite Hugh Grant.

Julia Roberts

In 1999, she collaborated again with Garry Marshall and Richard Gere on the romantic comedy “Runaway Bride”, which was followed by her portrayal of environmental activist Erin Brockovich in the biographical drama “Erin Brockovich”, directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was a critical and commercial success, and earned her such awards as an Oscar for Best Actress, Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and BAFTA for Best Film Actress in a Leading Role, among many others. During the 1990s, Julia Roberts was one of the highest-paid actresses.

“Mona Lisa Smile”, “Eat Pray Love”, and Other Notable Roles

In 2001, Julia played Samantha Barzel in the adventure comedy “The Mexican” opposite Brad Pitt, and featured in the role of Tess Ocean in Steven Soderbergh’s heist film “Ocean’s Eleven”, which she would later reprise in its 2004 sequel entitled “Ocean’s Twelve”.

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She also portrayed Katherine Ann Watson in the 2003 drama “Mona Lisa Smile”, and Anna Cameron in the 2004 romantic drama “Closer”. In 2007, she was a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance as Joanne Herring in the biographical comedy-drama “Charlie Wilson’s War”, next to Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman, while her next Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy came in 2009, when she played Claire Stenwick in the romantic crime comedy “Duplicity”. In 2010, Julia featured as Captain Kate Hazeltine in Garry Marshall’s romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day” and portrayed author Elizabeth Gilbert in the biographical romantic drama “Eat Pray Love”, directed by Ryan Murphy.

Major Roles in the 2010s

Julia appeared as Mercedes Tainot in Tom Hanks’ 2011 romantic comedy “Larry Crown”, and then landed the role of Queen Clementianna in the 2012 fantasy adventure film “Mirror Mirror”, based on the “Snow White” fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. In 2013, she portrayed Barbara Fordham in John Wells’ tragicomedy film “August: Osage County”, alongside Meryl Streep, which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Movie Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Thereafter, she was cast as Dr. Emma Brookner in the HBO film “The Normal Heart”, receiving a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie, then played Patty Fenn in Jodie Foster’s 2016 thriller “Money Monster”, next to George Clooney, followed by her performance as Isabel Pullman in the 2017 drama “Wonder”. Most recently, she portrayed Heidi Bergman in the psychological thriller web series “Homecoming” (2018), which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.

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