Matthew Modine

Biography: Youngest of 7 children born to Mark and Dolores Modine, he was raised in a tight-knit Mormon family, which was forced to move every couple of years because his father worked as a drive-in movie operator. All of the children worked in the drive-ins.
After seeing a documentary about the film Oliver! (1968), Modine decided he wanted to become an actor. After high school, he dropped out of BYU and worked several odd jobs before moving to New York in 1979. He landed a job as a chef at Au Natural in Manhattan, where he met his wife, Cari (Caridad Rivera). They married a year later, and Matthew began landing roles in film, and later theatre and TV.
He and Caridad have 2 children together: son Boman and daughter Ruby. The Modine family live at Arbolay, a 100-acre farm in Upstate Millbrook, NY.

Matthew Modine's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 79 Short Cuts
Lowest Metascore: 25 Private School
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
35 Family Weekend Mar 29, 2013 Duncan Dungy 3.8
28 Hemingway's Garden of Eden Dec 10, 2010 David's Father 4.8
38 Kettle of Fish Oct 6, 2006 Mel / Mel 6.0
37 The Blackout Aug 3, 2001 Matty tbd
37 Cutthroat Island Dec 22, 1995 Shaw tbd
25 Private School Jul 29, 1983 Jim tbd