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Matthew Modine Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Matthew Modine Quick Info
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth March 22, 1959
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Caridad Rivera

Matthew Modine is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and activist whose notable film credits include Streamers (1983), Birdy (1984), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Vision Quest (1985), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), etc. Additionally, he is known for playing Dr. Martin Brenner in the popular Netflix series, Stranger Things (2016-2017).

Born Name

Matthew Avery Modine

Nick Name


Matthew Modine as seen in 2011
Matthew Modine as seen in 2011 (Nick Step / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Loma Linda, California, United States





Matthew studied astronomy and oceanography in college.


Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Activist


  • Father – Mark Modine (Drive-in Theater Manager)
  • Mother – Dolores Warner (Bookkeeper)
  • Siblings – He has 6 older siblings.

Net Worth

Matthew’s net worth was $10 million according to




6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm

His peak height was 6 ft 3½ in or 192 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Matthew has dated –

  1. Jenny McShane
  2. Caridad Rivera (1980-Present) – Matthew married the makeup and wardrobe stylist Caridad Rivera on October 31, 1980 (the Hallowen Day). In order to impress Caridad, Matthew once jumped from a cliff. The couple is parents to son Boman Modine (b. November 8, 1985), who works as an assistant director. Moreover, they also have a daughter named Ruby Modine (b. July 31, 1990), who is an actress, ballet dancer, and singer.
  3. Brenda Schad (2001) – RUMOR
Matthew Modine at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012
Matthew Modine at the Berlin Film Festival in 2012 (Siebbi / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has English, German, Swedish, Danish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned ‘Gray’ with his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Tall height

Matthew Modine’s Favorite Things

  • TV ShowRidiculousness

SourceUs Magazine

Matthew Modine seen on a bike in 2008
Matthew Modine as seen on a bike in 2008 (Freewheelinbiker / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0)

Matthew Modine’s Facts

  1. He turned down the iconic role of LT Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Top Gun (1986). The role ended up launching the career of Tom Cruise.
  2. Matthew is the only actor who has worked with both the directors, Stanley Kubrick and Christopher Nolan.
  3. He founded the Bicycle for a Day initiative to encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint by ditching motor vehicles.
  4. In 2005, the Canadian all-woman pop band called Pony Up dedicated an entire song, aptly called Matthew Modine, to the actor.
  5. Previously, he used to have his breakfast at Café Gratitude. He used to go here skateboarding.
  6. He has shown his interest in playing ukulele in the past.
  7. Matthew once drove in a U-Haul and went cross country with his daughter Ruby.
  8. He supports the basketball team, New York Knicks.
  9. Matthew loves doing bodysurfing in Newport Beach, California.
  10. Matthew loves eating apple pie.
  11. He considered his Aunt Alice as his real-life hero as she was still actively doing yoga and ballet daily even in the early 90s.
  12. Matthew has done a catwalk in Sir Sean Connery’s charity.
  13. He likes playing the New York Times crossword puzzle.
  14. David Alan Grier is the godfather of his children.
  15. Matthew is an avid photographer, author, and painter.
  16. Matthew likes to draw portraits without lifting his pen or even without looking.
  17. Modine loves long walks.
  18. He likes swinging on ropes.

Featured Image by Nick Step / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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