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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Date of Birth:
Mar 22, 1959 (64 years old)
Place of Birth:
Loma Linda
6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Actor, Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Matthew Modine is an American actor and filmmaker who has a net worth of $10 million. Matthew Modine had breakout roles in the late '80s and early '90s in such projects as "Vision Quest" (1985), "Full Metal Jacket" (1987), and "Short Cuts" (1993). Matthew has played Sullivan Groff on Showtime's "Weeds" (2007) and Dr. Martin Brenner on Netflix's "Stranger Things" (2016–2017; 2022), and he starred as Captain Keller in a 2010 Broadway production of "The Miracle Worker." Modine has more than 110 acting credits to his name, including the films "Married to the Mob" (1988), "Equinox" (1992), "Bye Bye Love" (1995), "Any Given Sunday" (1999), "Transporter 2" (2005), "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), "Jobs" (2013), and "Breaking News in Yuba County" (2021), the TV movies "And the Band Played On" (1993) and "What the Deaf Man Heard" (1997), and the television series "The Bedford Diaries" (2006), "Proof" (2015), and "Sanctuary" (2019). Matthew also wrote, directed, and produced the short films "When I Was a Boy" (1993), "Ecce Pirate" (1997), "I Think I Thought" (2008), "To Kill an American" (2008), "Jesus Was a Commie" (2011), "Somebody" (2012), "Plastic Jesus" (2012), and "Super Sex" (2016), and he wrote and directed the 1999 film "If… Dog… Rabbit…" and produced and narrated the 2015 documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad." Modine published the book "Full Metal Jacket Diary" in 2005, and he later released an interactive iPad app version of the book.

Early Life

Matthew Modine was born Matthew Avery Modine on March 22, 1959, in Loma Linda, California. His mother, Delores, was a bookkeeper, and his father, Mark, managed drive-in movie theaters. Modine grew up with six older siblings, and his brother Mark appeared in Matthew's 1992 film "Equinox." Modine's family lived in several different locations in Utah, and they later returned to California, settling in Imperial Beach. Matthew attended Mar Vista High School, graduating in 1977.

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Modine made his TV debut in the 1982 "ABC Afterschool Special" episode "Amy & the Angel," and in 1983, he appeared in the films "Baby It's You," "Private School," and "Streamers." He played the title role in 1984's "Birdy," and in 1985, he starred as Louden Swain in "Vision Quest" and appeared in the Madonna music videos "Crazy for You" and "Gambler," which were from the film's soundtrack. Matthew portrayed Private/Sergeant J.T. "Joker" Davis in 1987's "Full Metal Jacket," and in 1988, he starred in "Married to the Mob" and "The Gamble" and hosted "Saturday Night Live." In the '90s, Modine appeared in films such as "Memphis Belle" (1990), "Equinox" (1992), "Short Cuts" (1993), "Bye Bye Love" (1995), "Cutthroat Island" (1995), "The Real Blonde" (1997), and "Any Given Sunday" (1999), and he wrote and directed the feature film "If… Dog… Rabbit…" (1999) and the short film "Smoking" (1994). He earned nominations from the Primetime Emmys and the Golden Globes for the 1993 TV movie "And the Band Played On," and he also received a Golden Globe nomination for 1997's "What the Deaf Man Heard."

From 1995 to 1998, Matthew voiced Sherlock Holmes on "The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," then he portrayed journalist/historian Fritz Gerlich in the miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil," which earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Miniseries. Modine appeared in the films "Bamboozled" (2000), "In the Shadows" (2001), "Le Divorce" (2003), "Funky Monkey" (2004), "Transporter 2" (2005), "Have Dreams, Will Travel" (2007), "The Neighbor" (2007), "The Garden of Eden" (2008), and "Little Fish, Strange Pond" (2009), and he portrayed baseball player Honus Wagner in the 2004 TV movie "The Winning Season." He guest-starred on "The West Wing" (2003) and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2005) and in 2006, he starred as Professor Jake Macklin on The WB drama "The Bedford Diaries." The following year, Matthew played Sullivan Groff in the third season of the Showtime series "Weeds," and in 2011, he portrayed former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain in the HBO movie "Too Big to Fail."

Modine produced and starred in the 2010 film "The Trial," then he appeared in "Girl in Progress" (2012), "Family Weekend" (2013), "Altar" (2014), "The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards" (2015), "Army of One" (2016), "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" (2018), and "An Actor Prepares" (2018). He played Peter Foley in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises," and he portrayed former Apple CEO John Sculley in 2013's "Jobs" and George H. W. Bush in 2018's "Speed Kills." In 2015, Matthew starred as Ivan Turing on the TNT supernatural drama "Proof," and in 2016, he began playing Dr. Martin Brenner on the Netflix sci-fi horror series "Stranger Things." In 2019, he starred on the Sundance Now limited series "Sanctuary" and appeared in the films "Foster Boy" and "Miss Virginia," which he followed with "Chance" in 2020 and "Breaking News in Yuba County," "Wrong Turn," and "Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal" in 2021.

Awards and Nominations

In 1994, Modine earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for "And the Band Played On." "Short Cuts" won a Special Award at the 1994 Golden Globes, and Matthew received nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "And the Band Played On" in 1994 and "What the Deaf Man Heard" in 1998. At the Accolade Competition, "Jesus Was a Commie" won an Award of Merit – Short Film (2012), "Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad App Project" earned an Award of Merit – Best Mobile Media Programming (2013), and "The Brainwashing of My Dad" received a Humanitarian Award Honorable Mention and an Award of Merit Special Mention – Best Documentary Feature (2016). "Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad App Project" also won a Maverick Tech Innovator Award for Appumentary at the Cinequest San Jose Film Festival and a New Media Film Festival Award for Best App.

"The Brainwashing of My Dad" earned Modine an Impact Docs Award for Documentary Feature, a Webby Award for Video – Public Service & Activism, and a Traverse City Film Festival Staff Favorite award for Work-In-Progress Documentary. For "Super Sex," he won a Coronado Island Film Festival Audience Choice Award for Best Short and a Dublin International Film Festival Special Mention for International Short, and he received a Tribeca Film Festival Jury Award nomination for Best Narrative Short. He was also nominated in that category for "I Think I Thought" in 2008. In 2011, the Oldenburg Film Festival honored Matthew with a Star of Excellence on its Walk of Fame, and "Jesus Was a Commie" received a German Independence Award – Special Mention for Best Short Film. In 2017, the "Stranger Things" cast won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, and in 2018, Modine received a Career Award at the Riviera International Film Festival. He has also earned nominations from the Film Independent Spirit Awards ("Equinox"), Satellite Awards ("Flowers for Algernon"), Vancouver Independent Film Festival ("Against the Current"), and Venice Film Festival ("Streamers" and "Short Cuts").

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Personal Life

While working as a cook and struggling to break through in acting, Matthew met the woman who would become his wife, Caridad Rivera. They married on October 31, 1980, and they welcomed son Boman on November 8, 1985, and daughter Ruby on July 31, 1990. Ruby is an actress and singer, and Boman is a writer, director and producer.

Real Estate

In 2012 Matthew and his wife Caridad paid $2.45 million for a loft in Venice, California. Around the time of purchase they listed their NYC duplex for $2.3 million. He purchased the NYC property in 2008 for $1.73 million.

In November 2021 Matthew and Caridad sold the Venice, California home for $4 million.

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