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Patricia Ann Watz


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Full NamePatricia Ann Watz
First NamePatricia
Middle NameAnn
Last NameWatz
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseMike Moder
No Of Children5
Date of BirthApril 22,1938
Age85 years
Married DateNovember 15,1958

Patricia Ann Watz was famous as the mother of Emmy-nominated cinematographer Daniel Moder

She was on a marital bond till her death

Patricia married her husband, Mike Moder, on 15th November 1958.

The couple remained in a marital bond for more than four decades. They were together till her death on 20th August 2001.

Who is her husband, Mike Moder?

Mike Moder is related to the entertainment industry. 

He is a film producer known for his work in movies like Summer Lovers(1982), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (1997), Crime of the Century (1996), Crimson Tide (1995).

Patricia Ann Watz husband Mike and daughter Jyl.
Patricia Ann Watz husband Mike and daughter Jyl. Source: Facebook

She died a year before her son’s second wedding to popular actress Julia Roberts

Daniel has been happily married to popular actress Julia Roberts since 2002, one year after her demise. 

The couple first met at the set of The Mexican in 2000, where Daniel was working as a cameraman. 

Initially, they started with friendship as both of them were in a relationship. 

At the time, Daniel was in a marital bond with the make-up artist Vera Steimberg

Julia was dating actor Benjamin Bratt after her divorce from country singer Lyle Lovett

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Julia confessed falling in love instantly after sorting the things out separately and apart from each other. 

The wedding took place at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico.

They share three children, twins, a daughter Hazel and a son Phinnaeus born in 2004, and son Henry Daniel born in 2007.

Patricia Ann Watz son Daniel Moder and daughter-in-law Julia.
Patricia Ann Watz son Daniel Moder and daughter-in-law Julia. Source: Instagram

Julia shared the adorable pictures with her husband Daniel and wished her 18th Marriage anniversary on 4th July 2020.

Patricia Ann Watz son Daniel Moder with his wife and children Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry.
Patricia Ann Watz son Daniel Moder with his wife and children Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry. Source: Instagram

One of her daughters accused Julia of breaking up her brother’s first marriage

Patricia was the mother of her five children, including Daniel. Her other four children are daughters Jyl, Jane, and Debbie Moder and a son John Moder

Her daughter Jyl, a costume designer, has been able to get along with her sister-in-law Julia Roberts.

The diary that she allegedly kept during her rehab stay in 2017 read, 

“Broke up a marriage, treated me and still treats me like s**t. 

She also accused Julia of treating her dad awfully, accusing her of selling stories, and dividing her family in half. 

According to the sources, Julia offered Daniel’s first wife, Vera, a whopping amount of $10,000 to set Daniel free. 

Patricia Ann Watz five children Debbie, Jyl, Jane, John, and Daniel Moder.
Patricia Ann Watz five children Debbie, Jyl, Jane, John, and Daniel Moder. Source: Facebook

Cause of death 

Patricia died of a heart attack at the age of 73 in 2001. It seems Jyl has deep-rooted grudges with her sister-in-law. 

She went on blaming Julia for every wrong happening in the family. 

She even blamed her sister-in-law Julia Roberts for her mother’s death. 

Despite all the blames and accusations, it has not affected the married life of Julia and Daniel to date.

Net Worth

Since Patricia is no more in this world, we have the net worth of her son Daniel who has successfully amassed an impressive fortune. 

Before becoming a cinematographer, he worked as a production assistant for the film Crimson Tide, a Camera loader for the movies The Fan and The Brave in 1996 and 1997, respectively, and a second assistant cameraperson for the movie The Big Tease

For his cinematography for the Television film The Normal Heart, he earned a Primetime Emmy Award Nomination

Besides that, he is also famous for his marriage to Hollywood’s A-list actress Julia Roberts. The net worth of Daniel is given below. 

Net Worth Source
$10 MillionCinematographer 

His wife Julia has a jaw-dropping fortune of $250 million which she has successfully amassed as an actress, film producer, voice actor, and Television Producer. 

She earns $20-$30 million per year, including film salaries and endorsements.


  1. She was born on 22nd April 1938. She would be 83 years old if she were alive.

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