Over the years, Daniel Moder has had a series of different roles but all behind the camera. Moder has worked on the creative side of things all his life, ranging from cameraman to cinematographer. His association with movies is also how he met his future wife, Julia Roberts. An A-lister actor who needs no introduction, Roberts is known for her role in the romantic comedy film Pretty Woman (1990). Since then, Roberts has named three Golden Globe Awards, from eight nominations, and has been nominated for four Academy Awards. She ultimately won the award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). Despite her professional success, Roberts had her fair share of personal troubles, which lasted until she met Daniel Moder. So, for this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Daniel Moder.
Daniel Richard Moder was born on the 31st of January, 1969, to producer Mike Moder and Patricia Ann Watz. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Moder spent most of his siblings, John, Jyl, Jane, and Debbie. Given his parent’s association with Hollywood, it is not surprising that Daniel made a name for himself in the same field. Akin to most of his siblings, Daniel graduated from Saint Monica High School in 1987 before setting off to the University of Colorado Boulder where he graduated with a degree in psychology in 1992.
Interested in the creative side of movies, Moder began his career in 1995 as a production assistant for the movie, Crimson Tide. He then took on the role of camera loader for The Fan and The Brave (1996). Up until 200, Moder took on roles as a first and second camera assistant for movies like Enemy of the State (1998), The Big Tease (1999), Tuesdays with Morrie (1999), Jerks (2000), and Lucky Numbers (2000). The turn of the decade marked Moder’s debut as a Cinematographer as he put his talents to use in the 2000 movie, Kid Quick.
Since then, Moder has worked on a range of movies as a Cinematographer including The San Cristobal Ranch Academy Film (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Border (2007), The Hit (2007), The Kopper Kettle (2007), Fireflies in the Garden (2008), 180° South (2010), Jesus Henry Christ (2011), Point Break (2015), and most recently on the 2018 movie, Ibiza. Primarily a movie guy, Moder has also had a few works in TV series including Extraordinary Moms (2011), The Normal Heart (2014), Animal Kingdom (2016), The Last Tycoon (2016), and Dead to Me (2019).
While Moder has been recognized for his work, he doesn’t have to show much in terms of awards. He was nominated for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for The Normal Heart. He was also nominated for the 2014 OFTA Television Award for Best Cinematography in a Non-Series for the same.
American cinematographer Daniel Moder has a net worth of $10 million.
Daniel Moder has been married to Julia Roberts and the pair have been together for 18 years. Before his marriage to Roberts, Moder was married to Vera Steimberg. However, the pair’s marriage lasted only for a total of 5 years from 1997 to 2002. Moder first met Roberts on the set of the 2000 movie, The Mexican. When Moder’s divorce was finalized, he wasted no time proposing to Roberts and the pair tied the knot on July 4, 2002, in a small ceremony on Roberts’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
In their 18 years of togetherness, the pair gave birth to three children, twins, daughter Hazel Patricia and son Phinnaeus Walter born November 28, 2004, and another son, Henry Daniel born June 18, 2007.
While Moder rarely gives interviews, Julia Roberts has been more than open about her marriage and credits Moder for helping her get through some of the most difficult phases in her career.
“He truly, to this day, to this minute is just my favorite human. I’m more interested in what he has to say or his point of view just than anybody. Really, we’re so lucky in that way. We just really, really like each other and we just enjoy each other’s company.”
A quick write on Julia Roberts:
Julia Roberts is an American actress and producer. She was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia. She began her acting career in the 1980s and rose to fame in the 1990s with roles in films such as “Steel Magnolias” (1989), “Pretty Woman” (1990), and “The Pelican Brief” (1993).
Roberts has won several awards for her acting, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in “Erin Brockovich” (2000). She has also been nominated for numerous other awards, including four Golden Globe Awards, of which she has won three.
In addition to her acting career, Roberts is also a producer, and has produced several films and television shows, including the Amazon Prime series “Homecoming.” She is also involved in various charitable organizations, including UNICEF and the American Red Cross.
Roberts is considered one of the most bankable actresses in Hollywood and has been named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” multiple times. She continues to act in films and remains a popular figure in the entertainment industry.
Daniel Moder Filmography:
|1995||Crimson Tide||Production Assistant|
|1996||The Fan||Camera loader|
|1997||The Brave||Camera loader|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Second assistant camera|
|1999||The Big Tease||Additional assistant camera|
|1999||Tuesdays with Morrie||Second assistant camera|
|2000||Jerks||First assistant camera|
|2000||Lucky Numbers||Second assistant camera|
|2001||The Mexican||Assistant Camera|
|2002||Full Frontal||First assistant camera|
|2003||Mona Lisa Smile||Director of photography: 2nd Unit|
|2004||The Forgotten||Camera operator|
|2004||The San Cristobal Ranch Academy Film||Cinematographer|
|2005||Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Camera operator|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Camera operator (uncredited)|
|2006||Friends with Money||Camera operator|
|2006||Déjà Vu||Camera operator|
|2007||Seraphim Falls||Camera operator|
|2007||Spider-Man 3||Camera operator|
|2007||The Kopper Kettle||Cinematographer|
|2008||Fireflies in the Garden||Cinematographer|
|2010||In Dreams I Run Wild||Cinematographer|
|2011||Jesus Henry Christ||Cinematographer|
|2015||Secret in Their Eyes||Cinematographer|
|2015||Point Break||Camera operator|
|2016||Heaven’s Floor||Additional photography|
|2011||Extraordinary Moms||Television film, cinematographer|
|2014||The Normal Heart||Television film, cinematographer|
|2016||Animal Kingdom||Episode: “Pilot”, cinematographer|
|2016||The Last Tycoon||Television pilot|
|2019||Dead to Me||Cinematographer|
|Full Name||Daniel Richard Moder|
|Birthdate||January 31, 1969|
|Age||54 years Old|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents name||Mike Moder, Patricia Ann Watz|
|Siblings||John Moder, Debbie Moder, Jyl Moder, Jane Moder|
|Highschool||Saint Monica High School|
|College||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Wife/Partner||Julia Roberts (m.1975-present)|
|Marriage Location||Taos, New Mexico|
|Ex-wife||Vera Steimberg (m.1997-div. 2002)|
|Children||Hazel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder|
|Eye Color||Hazel Green|
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