Meet Julia Roberts’ Son Phinnaeus Moder: Some Untold Facts About Him

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Celebrity kids have always been subjects of curiosity, primarily for all the privileges they get to live. And the case is no different with Pretty Woman actress Julia Roberts‘ kids. Well, in today’s article, we are covering one of her twins Phinnaeus Moder. Born to one of the biggest stars, Moder’s life has been as intriguing as his mother’s movies.

As of now, Phinnaeus is in his teenage years and is already famous. Well, in this article, we are going to discuss some untold facts about his relationship with his parents, his education, & many other details.

Let’s get started.

Who Is Phinnaeus Moder? His Age and Early Life

Phinnaeus Moder, born Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter Moder, is one of three children of Erin Brockovich actress Julia Roberts and American cinematographer Daniel Moder. He was born on November 28, 2004, in Los Angeles, California.

Though he was born to one of the biggest celebrities, he had a very humble upbringing. Over the years, Phinnaeus has lived very low profile and has rarely made public appearances.

Even though his parents prefer to keep their kids behind the showbiz, they rarely come up with some adorable photos of their twins. In November 2021, Phinnaeus’ mother shared a rare newborn photo of her twins on the occasion of their 17th birthday. Her caption is,

“17 of the Sweetest years of life.”


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He reportedly has been living along with his parents in Los Angeles.

Phinnaeus Moder With His Siblings And Parents
Phinnaeus Moder With His Siblings And Parents

Talking about his education, Phinnaeus is still in school. While he has not revealed the details about his studies, his twin sister studies at Our Lady of Mercy School in Los Angeles, California.


Phinnaeus has two siblings, a twin sister Hazel Moder, who was born a minute earlier than him at 1:21 via C-section. Likewise, he also has a younger brother named Henry Daniel Moder. He was born on June 18th, 2007, and weighed 8 lbs, 9 oz at birth. He is 14 years of age in 2022.

Phinnaeus Moder Has Shown No Interest In Movies & Music

Probably because Phinnaeus is still a young kid, he does not seem to be interested in his parents’ profession. Also, Julia has a team of musicians, a violinist, a cellist, and a trumpeter, but her kids don’t seem to be interested in music as well.

Rather, Phinnaeus along with his siblings are more into clearing their maths and physics exams. Talking about her kid’s interests, Julia once

“I have a violinist, a cellist, and a trumpeter, They just want to get through fifth grade math,” she joked. “That’s all that’s on their minds

Hopefully, they develop an interest in the entertainment business as they grow old.

Phinnaeus Loves Playing Soccer

Well, it looks like Moder is interested in soccer. Back in 2016, Julia brought all her kids on the field of a Manchester United game. Well, all her kids including Phinnaeus seemed pretty excited to play the game.

Phinnaeus Playing Football
Phinnaeus Playing soccer

He was also seen kicking the ball on the field after the end of Manchester’s game against West Ham United. The Oscar-winning actress also shared the photos from the day on her social media handles.

Who knows, maybe we get to see Phinnaeus playing with the Manchester United team someday.

He Was Unaware of His Mother’s Celebrity Status Early On

When Phinnaeus was a kid, he was completely unaware of his mother’s celebrity status. Not only this, but he also had no idea about his parent’s profession. Well, Julia revealed the details back in 2014, during her conversation with Ali Express. She said,

They don’t know what I do for a living. That hasn’t really entered their life yet. They are just little kids and I’m just their mom, so there’s no coping with anything. They have stuff in their lives that’s far more interesting than what their parents’ jobs are.

Now that he is already a grownup, he knows that his mom is an actress. But he still does not have a clear idea about how famous his mother is. In a 2018 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Julia explained how her kids compared her celebrity status. They reportedly asked,

Are you more famous than Taylor Swift?

That’s now up to you to decide.

Phinnaeus Moder Has Made Minor Appearances In TV Series

As a son of an actress, Phinnaeus gained early exposure and has even made appearances in a few movies and TV series. In 2016, he reportedly appeared in a romantic comedy Mother’s Day. The film not only stars him but also his siblings and mother along with other actors like Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, & Timothy Olyphant among others.

Besides, back in 2006, he made a minor appearance in an episode of VH1: All Access. Though he has a few acting credits to his name, he does not seem to have developed much interest in acting.

His Mother Is An Academy-winning Actress

Like we said earlier, Phinnaeus’ mother is a successful actress and producer. In fact, she is a recipient of an academy award and two Golden Globe Awards. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich. In the movie, she played the title role.

Julia began her journey in acting with a minor role in the 1987 movie Firehouse, where she played a character named Babs. The same year, she also played Tracy in the TV series Crime Story.

She established herself as one of the prominent figures in a very short time and has appeared in dozens of movies & TV roles over the years. Some of her successful works include Pretty Woman (1990), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Steel Magnolias (1989), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), and others.

Besides, his father is also a successful cinematographer and has been a part of movies like Full Frontal, Friends with Money, Fireflies in the Garden, Secret in Their Eyes, Ibiza, among others.

Phinnaeus Parent’s Marriage & Relationships

His parents Julia and Daniel are married for years now. They reportedly tied the knot in 2002 and are together as a married couple for 19 years. Well, they met for the first time back in 2000 on the sets of The Mexican. Their first meeting soon turned into a romantic relationship. They dated for 2 years before they tied the knot.

Phinnaeus' Parents Julia And Danny Are Married For 19 years
Phinnaeus’ Parents Julia And Danny Are Married For 19 years

The most interesting fact about the couple is that they were both in different marital relationships in the past. Julia was married to country singer Lyle Lovett. They were married for two years before they divorced in 1995.

Similarly, Daniel was also married to a makeup artist named Vera Steimberg. They were married from 1997 to 2002.

Is Phinnaeus Moder Dating A Girlfriend?

Phinnaeus is 17 at present and it’s a pretty obvious age to have a girlfriend. But is he dating? Well, apparently he is not dating a girl. So far, he has not been spotted with a girl who could be claimed as his girlfriend.

That said, it is quite possible that he is keeping his love life away from the spotlight. In either case, we will have to wait for his confirmation to come up with a conclusion.

Rare Photo Of Twins Hazel and Phinnaeus on Their 17th Birthday

As we have already said, Phinnaeus and his twin sister have always remained away from the media. However, recently Danny shared a beautiful photos of his twins on the occassion of their 17th birthday on his Instagram. In the caption, he wrote,

Thank you for helping me through fatherhood

Here is the photo.

Morder Shares Photo Of His Twins on Occassion Of Their 17th Birthday
Morder Shares Photo Of His Twins on Occassion Of Their 17th Birthday

Moreover, the family was also seen strolling around in June of the same year.