Matthew Modine Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Children, Spouse

Matthew Modine Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Children, Spouse
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




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 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 Favorite Things

  • TV ShowRidiculousness

Source – Us Magazine

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

Matthew Modine 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.

Featured Image by Nick Step / Wikimedia / CC BY 2.0

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