David Claessen Biography
David Edward Sauerbier von Hockfeldt professionally known as ‘David Claessen’ is best recognized for his work as a cinematographer of 2005 romantic comedy movie ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’. He is also known for his exceptional work in the movies ‘The Rosa Parks Story’ and ‘Bring It On: Fight to the Finish’. This talented cinematographer was born on 6th March, 1959 in Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He carries mixed ethnicity as his mother belongs to Surabaya, Indonesia and father was born in United States of America. David was determined to make his career in movie field since his early childhood days. He was passionate about movies. To pursue his dream to work in the movie industry, he has worked with true dedication. David was more interested in cinematography rather than acting and directing the movies.
Talking about his career journey it was in the year 2002 when he rose to prominence with his extra ordinary work as cinematography in the American television movie ‘The Rosa Parks Story’. He gained huge appreciation and appraisal for his outstanding work in the movie. He started to get offers from other renowned movie directors to work as a cinematographer for their movie. In the year 2005, his next inconceivable work as cinematographer came in the romantic comedy movie ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’. The movie stands as his turning point of his career. He was highly praised for his excellent work in the movie. In the year 2009, he further gained wide attention and recognition for his brilliant work in the teen comedy movie ‘Bring It On: Fight to the Finish’. David became the prominent cinematographer after the release of the movie. His work was appreciated by all the celebrated movie personalities.
David also came into focus of the media when he got married to talented American comedienne and actress, Whoopi Goldberg. Both of them were frequently captured in various places prior they got married on 1st September, 1986. David was seen in serious love with this beautiful actress. Whoopi popularity has further gained him more recognition and attention of the media. The lovely couple spent blissful moments with each other for two years until they parted their ways with divorce in 1988. After getting separation with this renowned actress, he found his new love as Karen Green. They started dating with each other for some years. David got married to this gorgeous lady on 16th May, 1992. Both of them shared strong love and affection with each other for ten long years. Their happy marriage life ended on 22nd October, 2002. The talented started focusing on his work after he got separated from his wife, Karen Green. After living single life for nearly 11 years, he again fell in love with the beautiful lady named ‘Taiye Selasi’. The lovely couple catches media attention with getting married on 13th August 2013. There is no news and rumors of divorce between the couple yet. It seems that the talented cinematographer finally found his perfect life partner. He has not mentioned anything about his children and past love affairs in any interview and media appearances.
Claessen is undoubtedly a talented cinematographer who has received wide praise and recognition for his exceptional work performance in the several movies. However, he has not done much movie work in his career. With his few several movie works he has made his recognizable in the movie world. David is a handsome man who is blessed with dashing and attractive personality. He stands with the tall height of 5 feet 10 inches. Even at the age of 55, he looks much younger to his real age. His white beard and serious look goes perfect with his work as cinematographer. He might have earned considerable amount of net worth from his career which he has not exposed yet in the media. More information about him can be obtained from reading his short bio on IMDb. Wiki has not added his bio yet. His fans can get recent news about him by following his twitter account @dclaessen.