The Untold Truth About Julia Roberts’ Son – Phinnaeus Moder

March 22, 2024
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Who is Phinnaeus Moder?

Being a celebrity child for many means that they don’t have a private life, and that the paparazzi are always following them around. However, Julia Roberts, the famous “Pretty Woman“ actress, has managed to keep her children’s lives away from the public eye.

That doesn’t mean that we couldn’t find out the naked truth about her son, Phinnaeus Moder, and share it with you through this article.

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Phinnaeus was born on 28 November 2004, in Los Angeles, California USA; he holds American nationality while he comes from a family of Swedish, German, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent from his mother’s side, while from his father’s side, Phinnaeus has Austrian heritage.

Raised by his protective parents, Julia and his father Daniel ‘Danny’ Moder, Phiennaus has rarely been seen in public, but what we do know is that he’s a big fan of extreme sports, especially skateboarding. His father once shared a video featuring Phinneaus doing some tricks with his skateboard; he also likes surfing and riding BMX.



Phinneaus has a twin sister, Hazel, and a younger brother Henry, who was born on 18 June 2007. Hazel is the couple’s only daughter, and both Daniel and Julia are very private about her life, too.

However, in her interview for InStyle back in 2017, Julia shared that Hazel cut her hair and donated it to the organization called Wigs for Kids. Hazel was most recently seen on the red carpet at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with her father, and people commented on how beautiful she is, saying that she inherited her mother’s recognizable smile.

Speaking of Henry, the youngest one, he’s also well-protected from the public eye, although Daniel once shared a video featuring Henry doing a backflip on a trampoline, and judging by some other photos and videos, Henry is also into extreme sports as his brother Phinnaeus.

Education and career

Phinneaus is now 17-years-old and is a high school student, however, soon he will be off to college. Julia shared her thoughts on this pivotal parenting moment, saying that it makes her a little giddy and since she didn’t have the opportunity to attend college, she is very happy that her children (Phianneus and Hazel) will be able to experience a college education.

Who is his mother Julia Roberts?

When you hear her name, the first thing that comes to your mind is Julia’s bright smile, which is her trademark. Born Julia Fiona Roberts on 28 October 1967, in Smyrna, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia USA, to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus, a Baptist father and Catholic mother – Julia was raised Catholic.


Both of her parents were actors, and her brother Eric is also an actor, while her sister Lisa and half-sister Nancy chose another path for themselves. Julia is the aunt of the popular young actress, Emma Roberts, Eric’s daughter.

As mentioned, Julia didn’t attend college, but upon matriculating from Campbell High School in 1975, she did enroll at Georgia State University wishing to become a veterinarian, however, she moved to New York City, and there launched at first her modeling career, and then began acting.

Julia made her acting debut portraying Tracy in an episode of the series “Crime Story” in 1987, while her first big-screen appearance was her role as Daryle in the 1989 movie “Satisfaction”. She followed with her roles in “Mystic Pizza” and “Blood Red”, while her breakthrough role came in “Steel Magnolias” – Julia’s performance as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie brought her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Next, she starred as Vivian Ward in “Pretty Woman” opposite Richard Gere, which brought Julia her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In the following years, she starred in numerous hit movies, including “Everyone Says I Love You” (1996), “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997), “Nothing Hill” and “Runaway Bride” (1999).

The one which brought Julia the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role was her portrayal of Erin Brockovich in the eponymous biographic drama that premiered in 2000.  Next, she was seen in “The Mexican” (2001), “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Mona Lisa Smile” (2003), and “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), among many others.


Julia’s fans can’t wait to enjoy her performance in the announced romantic drama “Ticket to Paradise”, in which she stars opposite George Clooney. The movie should be released on 21 October 2022.

Speaking of her personal life, before she married for the first time to Lyle Lovett back in 1993, Julia was in a relationship with famous actors such as Liam Neeson, Jason Patric, Dylan McDermott, Kiefer Sutherland and Matthew Perry.

After she divorced Lyle, from 1998 until 2001 Julia was in a relationship with Benjamin Bratt. In 2000, while filming “The Mexican”, she met her future husband, Daniel Moder, who worked as a cameraman. At that time she was with Benjamin, and Daniel was in marriage.

When Daniel’s divorce was finalized, Julia and he married on 4 July 2002, and they are still together.

About his father

Daniel Richard ‘Danny’ Moder was born on 31 January 1969, in Los Angeles, the fifth child of Patricia Ann Watz and Mike Moder. He attended Saint Monica Catholic School, and after he matriculated in 1987, he enrolled at the University of Colorado, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1992.

Daniel is a cinematographer, perhaps known best for his work on “The Brave“, “Secret in Their Eyes“, “The Mexican”, and “Mr. & Mrs Smith”, among others. He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie for his work on “The Normal Heart” in 2014.

As mentioned, before he met Julia, he was married to his first wife Vera Steimberg, from 1997 until 2002. They didn’t have children together.


Net worth

Phinnaeus’ net worth can’t be estimated at the moment since he’s still a child, however, we could tell you that his mother, Julia Roberts, has a net worth estimated at over $250 million, while his father, Daniel Moder, has a reputed net worth of around $10 million.

Martha Clifford

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