James Heerdegen Bio, Wiki
James Heerdegen is best known for being the husband Christina Ricci, an American actress and producer. She is known for playing unconventional characters with a dark edge. She has just filed for divorce from her husband after almost 7 years of marriage as per TMZ.
The “Casper” and “Addams Family” star filed in L.A. County Superior Court Thursday morning, July 2nd to divorce film producer James Heerdegen, whom Ricci met in 2011 while they working on the set of the show, “Pan Am.” They got married on October 26, 2013, in NYC.
James Heerdegen Career
Heerdegen isn’t quite as well known as the actress herself, but he’s been working in the same industry for more than a decade. Heerdegen, however, is a behind-the-scenes guy. He works as a dolly grip, a member of the camera crew responsible for moving the camera dolly (the wheeled cart structure that the camera sits on.
Heerdegen’s resume is extensive, after puttering around for a while with lesser-known projects (wonderful fact: his first job was as a grip for a film called Da Hip Hop Witch, which, as best as I can tell, is a Blair Witch send-up), Heedergen is working on much bigger projects now. You have Heerdegen to partially thank for capturing Revolutionary Road, Captain Philips, and the Sherlock Holmes-inspired television show, Elementary, on film.
Ricci and Heerdegen (Their Wedding & Divorce)
Ricci and Heerdegen met in 2011 while working on ABC’s period flight crew show, Pan Am. The show, unfortunately, was canceled halfway through its first season. The couple’s love, however, was not — the two reportedly starting dating in February 2012.
The two have been together since early 2012 and married just shy of a year ago. While you no doubt know more about Ricci than her husband, you may be curious about the proud new papa. Consider this your starter course in Heerdegen studies.
The two tied the knot in on October 26th 2013, after her rep confirmed they got engaged in February of that year. They said “I do” during a small ceremony that was held at Harold Pratt House & Peterson Hall on the Upper East Side. Ricci filed for divorce on July 2nd, 2020 from her husband after almost 7 years of marriage as per TMZ.
Ricci was previously engaged to actor Owen Benjamin, whose screen credits include House Bunny and Jack and Jill. Ricci and Benjamin never made it down the aisle though, so Heerdegen is Ricci’s first husband.
Christina Ricci who recently welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Freddie Heerdegen in 2014.