English actor Matthew Modine has appeared in both cinema and television. In addition, he writes and directs. His most well-known role was Dr. Martin Brenner in the Netflix television series Stranger Things.
Additionally well-known were his roles as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket and as Birdy, the movie’s lead, in Alan Parker’s Birdy.
Matthew Modine’s Biography and Wiki
Matthew Modin, who was born on March 22, 1959, will be 63 years old in 2022. He was raised in a middle-class family in Loma Linda, California, in the United States, where he was born. Later, their family moved to Imperial Beach in the US state of California. In 1977, he attended Mar Vista High School.
Serge Dedina University in Imperial Beach, California, provided Matthew Modine with the opportunity to extend his study. From the very beginning of his life, he put more emphasis on extracurricular activities than on academics.
The youngest of seven children, Modine was born in Loma Linda, California. He is the son of bookkeeper Dolores (née Warner) and drive-in theatre manager Mark Alexander Modine.
He is the great-grandson of the prospector and pioneer Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks and the nephew of the theatrical actress Nola Modine Fairbanks. Modine relocated every year or two while residing in Utah for a number of years.
His father owned several drive-in cinemas, but they were being demolished since the land beneath them was worth more than the theatres themselves. Matthew Modine attended Mar Vista High School and received his diploma there in 1977 before the Modine family relocated back to Imperial Beach, California.
Age, Height, Weight, and Physical Characteristics
Matthew Modine, who was born on March 22, 1959, will be 63 years old on this day, August 14, 2022. He stands 1.91 meters tall and weighs 74 kilograms.
Friendship, Girlfriend, and Family
Her mother’s name is Dolores Modine, and her father is Mark Alexander Modine, a former manager of drive-in theatres. Matthew Modine is their child.
They have two kids. Ruby Modine, an actress, ballet dancer, and singer, is the daughter of Boman Mark Rivera Modine, an assistant director for movies.
He also has six older siblings, a total of six. He has four brothers: the actors’ Mark Modine, Russell Modine, Michael Modine, and the politician Maury Modine. Elizabeth Modine and Marcia Modine, his two actress sisters, are also his siblings.
The marital status of Matthew Modine is married. In the year 1980, he weds Caridad Rivera, a fellow actress. She was a makeup and wardrobe stylist back then, originally from Puerto Rico, and she was of Spanish and African descent.
In the episode of Amy & the Angel from the television show ABC Afterschool Special in 1982, Matthew made his acting debut as Randy. After a year, he made his acting debut as Steve in the John Sayles film “Baby It’s You.”
He performed in movies like Private School (as Jim Green) and Streamers that same year (as Billy). Harold Becker, who directed the 1985 film Vision Quest, chose him for the role after being pleased by his performance in “Baby It’s You.”
In a similar vein, he made his feature film directing debut in the 1999 crime drama thriller If…Dog…Rabbit. He also directed two other movies, When I Was a Boy and David Sedaris.
He has recently appeared in movies like “Wrong Turn” as Scott alongside Emma Dumont, Adain Bradley, Daisy Head, and others. He played Carl Buttons in the television show “Breaking News in Yuba County.”
During his 39-year acting career, Matthew made several film and television appearances. A few of them are,
In addition to movies, he has worked on a number of theatre works, including
- Goodman Theatre, Chicago (Finishing the Picture-2004)
- The Old Vic, London (Resurrection Blues-2006)
- Hartford Stage, Hartford (To Kill a Mockingbird-2009)
- Broadway, New York (The Miracle Worker-2010)
Awarded and Nominated
- For his work in Streamers, Matthew received the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival in 1983.
- In 1994, he received nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
- At the Traverse City Film Festival and the Oldenburg International Film Festival in 2011, he was awarded the Founders Prize for Best Short Film.
- In addition, he received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Matthew Modine’s Earnings and Net Worth
Matthew amassed a sizable wealth during the course of his illustrious career as an actor and director. He is thought to be worth $10 million as of the year 2022.
Regarding his property, he bought a 2,000 square foot, two-bedroom home in Venice, California, in 2012. The mansion cost Matthew and his wife about $2.45 million.
In the same way, he sold the duplex in New York City for $2.3 million in 2015. While he paid $1.73 million for the NYC property in 2008.