Who is Hazel Moder?
Hazel Patricia Moder was born on 28 November 2004, in Los Angeles, California, USA, and is best known for being the daughter of actress Julia Roberts from her marriage to cinematographer Daniel Moder. Her mother rose to fame for roles in various high profile films, including “Erin Brockovich”, “Notting Hill”, “Pretty Woman”, and “Ocean’s Eleven”.
The Wealth of Hazel Moder
As of early-2020, Hazel Moder’s net worth is estimated to be over $100,000, gained mostly through the wealth of her parents whom she likely benefits from.
Hazel Moder, Julia RobertsJuly 30, 2009: Julia Roberts spotted out with her husband Danny Moder (not pictured) and two…
Her mother has an estimated net worth of over $170 million, earned through a successful career in acting, being one of the highest-paid actresses of the 1990s and 2000s. Her father, on the other hand, has a net worth estimated to be over $10 million, also with many successful projects under his belt.
Life So Far
Despite the popularity of her parents, Hazel has lived mostly out of the spotlight with no pressure from her mother for her to pursue an acting career like hers. She grew up alongside twin siblings, and became accustomed to having celebrities and other high-profile people visit their household regularly.
She grew up in Los Angeles as her parents live there due to work, and she attends Our Lady of Mercy School in the area. She has made two public appearances, the first being on television in a segment of “VH1: All Access” which featured the cutest celebrity babies. In 2016, she then made a cameo appearance in her mother’s movie “Mother’s Day”, which also starred Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis. The romantic comedy film features an ensemble cast and, is mainly focused on romantic themes. Since then she has returned to her life as a student, being spotted several times by the media with her parents at sporting events.
Father – Daniel Moder
Daniel Moder is a psychology graduate, but following the completion of his studies, he pursued his passion for film. In 1995, his first job was as a production assistant for the film “Crimson Tide” which eventually opened more opportunities for him. The following year, he worked on the set of “The Fan”, eventually finding his stride within cinematography, working with camera and electrical departments for the next few years. Some of his notable projects during this time include “Enemy of the State” and “Tuesdays with Morrie”.
In 2001, he worked on the set of “The Mexican” where she would meet and start a relationship with Julia Roberts.
The comedy film starred her alongside Brad Pitt following the story of a man looking for a valuable gun to smuggle into the US. His biggest project to date is the television movie “The Normal Heart” earning a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award. The movie is based on the play of the same name, and featured his wife alongside other big names, including Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Matt Bomer. It follows the story of the spread of AIDS in New York City during the early-1980s.
Mother – Julia Roberts
Julia is of very mixed Swedish, German, English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. She grew up in a Catholic household alongside two older siblings and a half-sister.
The family was very artistically inclined, having been performers during their youth, and founding workshops and a children’s acting school. Her parents later divorced, and her father passed away from his cancer while his mother remarried into an abusive relationship.
Despite the family’s acting history, she planned on becoming a veterinarian. However, during college, she discovered her passion for acting and dropped out of Georgia State University to pursue a career in New York City. There she began working as a model and took acting classes on the side. She made her first professional appearances during the late 1980s, and was relatively unknown in the film “Satisfaction” in which she worked alongside Liam Neeson.
She continued appearing in film projects over the next few years, and gained her first Academy Award nomination in her role in “Steel Magnolias” in which she played a diabetic woman.
The Success of Julia Roberts
In the 1990s, Roberts established herself as a Hollywood mainstay with continuous remarkable performances in box office hits. Some of her projects during this period include “Notting Hill”, “Runaway Bride”, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, and “Mystic Pizza”. In 2000, she won the Academy Award for best actress thanks to her performance in “Erin Brockovich”, which is based on the life of the titular character who fought against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company during the early-1990s. She also won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
The 2000s continued her string of successes, with projects such as “Ocean’s Eleven” and its sequel “Ocean’s Twelve”. She also starred in “Wonder” and “Eat Pray Love”. In 2014, her performance in “The Normal Heart” would help her earn a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
For most of her career, she has been named as the highest-paid actress in the world. One of her biggest payments was for the film “Mona Lisa Smile, amounting to $25 million for her role. She has also been featured in publications numerous times, including “People” magazine which has named her the most beautiful woman in the world a record five times.
Before meeting Daniel, Julia had numerous romantic relationships with notable leading men in acting, including Liam Neeson, Matthew Perry, and Kiefer Sutherland. She was even briefly engaged to Sutherland, but they broke up three days before their wedding. Her first marriage was to singer Lyle Lovett from 1993-95. She then started a relationship with actor Benjamin Bratt. Daniel was married at the time he met Julia and he fell in love with her, so divorcing his wife and marrying the actress after it was finalized. The family resides in Taos, New Mexico.