Daniel Moder Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Nov 30, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 28, 2022
Daniel Richard Moder is a cinematographer from the United States who has worked on films including 'Secret in The Mexican', 'Their Eyes', and 'Fireflies in the Garden'.
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About Daniel Moder

Daniel Moder is an American cinematographer born on January 31, 1969, in Los Angeles, California. On July 4, 2002, Daniel wedded Julia Roberts, an Oscar-winning performer known best for movies such as 'Erin Brockovich' and 'Pretty Woman'. He identifies as an American and belongs to the American-white ethnic group. Julia Roberts, an actress, is his wife. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding cinematography in 'The Normal Heart' television film. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, as per his birthdate.

Daniel Moder Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Daniel Moder’s net worth?

Daniel Moder is a cinematographer from America with a $10 million net worth.

How much does Daniel Moder earn per year?

According to data, an experienced cameraman earns roughly $ 74,500 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Daniel Moder?

Daniel Moder is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall and has hazel blue eyes.

How old is Daniel Moder?

As of 2022, Daniel Moder is 53 years old.

Childhood And Education

After graduation from Santa Monica High School around 1987, Daniel Moder got a psychology degree from the University of Colorado Boulder (1992). He was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles, California.
Patricia Ann Watz and producer Mike Moder raised Moder in Los Angeles, California. Mike is a well-known film producer who has worked on movies including 'Beverly Hills Cop' and several Perry Mason movies. In the ’60s, he also participated in the television series 'Wild Wild West'. Jyl Moder (Sister), Jane Moder (Sister), Debbie Moder (Sister), and John Moder (Brother) are his four siblings.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Daniel Moder’s partner?

From 1997 to 2002, Moder was wedded to Vera Steimberg. In early 2000, he met his actress wife, Julia Roberts, when the Oscar winner was shooting The Mexican with Brad Pitt. When his separation from Steimberg was confirmed, he married Julia Roberts in an intimate ceremony at her property in Taos, New Mexico, on July 4, 2002. Julia Roberts, with her husband, has three kids: twins, a daughter named Hazel Patricia, a son named Phinnaeus Walter, who was birthed on November 28, 2004, and Henry Daniel, who was born on June 18, 2007.
Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder have been married for more than 20 years, yet their bond is stronger. Julia Roberts and her husband now have one of Hollywood's longest-running relationships. Julia Roberts celebrated her nineteenth anniversary on Instagram alongside her better half Daniel Moder.

Career And Professional Highlights

In the 1995 action blockbuster 'Crimson Tide', Daniel Moder started his professional career as a production assistant. He served on the set for the 1996 sports movie 'The Fan' the following year. He also served in the Electrical Department and Camera on films such as 'The Brave', 'The Big Tease', 'Enemy of the State', and 'Tuesdays with Morrie' after that.
Daniel Moder got his cinematography debut in 'Kid Quick', a short comedy film. He's collaborated on films including 'Grand Champion', 'The Hit', 'Border', 'Jesus Henry Christ', 'Fireflies in the Garden', 'The Normal Heart', 'Plush', 'Highland Park', and 'Secret in Their Eyes' as a cinematographer. Moder has also served as a cinematographer on a lot of short films.He has also served on 'The Mexican', 'Mona Lisa Smile', 'Full Frontal', 'Friends with Money', 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', and 'Spider-Man 3'. He's also worked as a camera operator on films like ‘Insect Man 3.’
Daniel Moder began his cinematography career as a production assistant on the 1995 action picture 'Red Tide,' after which he worked on the set of the 1996 sports program film 'The Fan.' After that, he worked briefly in the Cinematography and Electrical Department for movies such as 'The Brave,' 'The Big Tease,' 'Foe of the State,' and 'Tuesdays with Morrie,' among others.
People associated with Daniel's expertise are primarily aware of the film he participated in. He has, however, worked on a variety of other projects, including advertisements, over the years. In addition, he has had the opportunity to work with numerous well-known businesses through his advertisements, including Ford, Duracell, and Infiniti.
Julia Roberts, who is presently shooting George Clooney's new romance movie 'Ticket to Paradise', posted on Instagram in July to commemorate her and her husband's nineteenth wedding anniversary.

Best Known For…

Moder is noted for his roles in films such as 'Secret in Their Eyes', 'The Mexican', and 'Fireflies in the Garden'.

Charity Work

Danny Moder has donated to Baby2Baby, GLSEN, Children's Defense Fund, and Heal the Bay.

What awards has Daniel Moder won?

Daniel Moder was shortlisted for an Emmy in 2014 for Outstanding Cinematography in a Movie or Miniseries for his efforts on 'The Normal Heart'. He was also nominated for an OFTA Television Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Non-Series for the film.

Daniel Moder’s Hobbies And Interests

Danny enjoys surfing in his spare time when he isn't making movies. He's been to many countries to surf some of the most significant waves. Daniel Moder's favorite activities are swimming, riding motorcycles, and enjoying nature.

Other Interesting Daniel Moder Facts And Trivia

  • Daniel does not use social networking platforms like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
  • According to his Hindu beliefs, all three of his kids have Hindu aliases, such as Ganesh for Phinnaeus, Laxmi for Hazel, and Krishna Balram for Henry.
  • As a celebrity pair, Daniel Moder and Julia Roberts bear an uncanny resemblance to Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, another Hollywood dynamic duo.
  • Along with Marisa Yeres Gill and Lisa Roberts Gillan, Moder's wife owns Red Om Films' production firm. The company's name is an anagram of Daniel Moder's surname spelled backward.
  • On January 31, 2022, Oscar actress Julia Roberts uploaded a snapshot of her husband on the sea beach on a surfboard on his 53rd birthday.
  • Julia Roberts, who starred in Erin Brockovich, posted a sweet photo with her husband Daniel Moder on Instagram on Monday in honor of the cinematographer's epic day, 53rd birthday.
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Daniel Moder Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

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Place of Birth

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Santa Monica High School

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Julia Roberts


Patricia Ann Watz, Mike Moder
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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