James Heerdegen Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Marriage

James Heerdegen

James Heerdegen is a well-known American cinematographer, actor, camera & electoral department worker, and media face. He is best known as the husband of Christina Ricci, an American actress, model, and social media star.

James is in the spotlight due to his wife’s divorce filing in July 2020. In addition, she obtained a restraining order against him. Ricci accused James of beating her, spitting on her, and abusing her in front of their young child. James and Christina’s personal dispute has escalated into a national one.

Aside from that, Heerdegen has worked as a dolly-grip in a number of films and television shows, including Captain Phillips, Smash, Birdman, Nurse Jackie, What Happens in Vegas, Before It Had a Name, Justice, and many others.

Quick Facts

Full Real NameJames Heerdegen.
Date of Birth1978.
Age45 years old.
Place of BirthCalifornia, United States.
ProfessionVideographer, Cinematographer & Producer.
Net worthUSD 3-4 Million (approx.).
WifeChristina Ricci.
EducationHigh School Graduate.
School/CollegePrivate School in California.
Hair LengthShort.
Hair ColorDark Brown.
Height (approx.)In Feet Inches: 6′ 1″
Weight (approx.)In Kilograms: 69 kg
Eye ColorBrown.

James Heerdegen Biography

James Heerdegen was born In 1978 to his parents in California, United States. He was living in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and children. Let me tell you that he will be 45 years old in 2024.

For his primary education, he attended a private school in his hometown. Later, for his high school graduation, he enrolled in a reputable high school in California. After finishing his studies, he began working behind the cameras in the film industry.

James is a reserved individual who has not revealed much about his parents. If we talk about Ricci’s parents, her mother’s name is Sarah and her father’s name is Ralph Ricci. Sarah worked as a real estate agent, and Ralph Ricci was a drug counselor, advocate, and gym trainer.

James Heerdegen has not released the names of his siblings to the public. According to the sources, he is a Christian with a white ethnic background.

James Heerdegen
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James Heerdegen Wife, Marriage

He is an accomplished and well-known cinematographer. He met Christina Ricci in 2012 while working on the set of the TV show ‘Pan Am.’ They started dating in 2012 and got engaged in February 2013. They decided to marry after about 7-8 months of engagement.

On October 26, 2013, James and Christina were married in a lavish ceremony in Manhattan, New York, United States. They welcomed their son, Frederick Heerdegen, into the world in August 2014. Let me tell you that Christina Ricci announced on her Instagram account on 10 August 2021 that she is expecting her second child, but the father of the child is still unknown.


James Heerdegen has worked as a videographer. His IMDB profile states that he began his career in 2000 with the video titled “Da Hip Hop Witch.” He has worked as a dolly grip, key grip, grip, and camera crane person in a number of films and television shows.

Season of Youth, The Empty Building, Funny Valentine, The Wedding Weekend, We Own the Night, Baby Mama, Revolutionary Road, Nurse Jackie, Last Night, Pan Am, Holmes Sweet Holmes, Elementary, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and many more are some of his TV shows and films.

In 2018, Heerdegen served as an executive producer on the film ‘Terror in the Woods.’ James has decided to begin his career as a cinematographer in 2020, beginning with the film ’10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up.’ Christina Ricci, his wife, played the lead role in the film.

James Heerdegen Net Worth

James Heerdegen makes a good living from his profession. He would earn approximately USD 12-15k (approx.) for his videography and cinematography work. Let me tell you that he purchased a royal mansion in Brooklyn townhouse in 2015 for approximately USD $1 million. Heerdegen’s net worth is estimated to be between USD 3-4 million as of  March 2024.


  • James is not on any social media platforms.
  • Christina Ricci, his wife, was previously engaged to actor Owen Benjamin.
  • James accused his wife of being unfaithful to him by having extramarital affairs.
  • According to reports, Heerdegen stands about 6 feet 1 inch tall.
  • He must live 100 yards away from his wife and children, according to the court order.
  • Furthermore, he is unable to meet his son, Frederick Heerdegen.
  • James Heerdegen, an animal lover, has a dog with whom he spends his free time.
  • Christina Ricci deleted all of James’s images from her social media accounts.