Matthew Avery Modine, also known as Matthew Modine is an American actor who stars mainly in TV films and Hollywood movies. He was born on Sunday, 22nd March 1959 in Loma Linda, California. He is very famed for the role of Private Joker that he played in the 1987 British-American war film Full Metal Jacket. The Stanley Kubrick movie was critically acclaimed and commercially successful along with the performance of Modine which gave him much needed attention in the media as well as the public although he already was a star. His other famous roles include Alan Parker in Birdy (1984), Sullivan Groft in Weeds (2007) and Louden Swain in Vision Quest (1985). Looking at his career, 1980-19990 was the most happening decade for him.
He has a $2.5 million beach house in the most extravagant areas in Los Angeles. According to various internet sites, he also has a grand property in Venice. Currently, he lives in Chelsea in Manhattan with his family.
In the year 1980, he was married to Caridad Rivera. The couple has two children Boman Mark and Ruby Wylder. His dating history includes dating with Agni Scott and Jenny McShane who were his girlfriends.
He was the youngest of the seven children born to Mark Alexander Modine (manager of drive-in theaters) and bookkeeper Dolores. After living in Utah for many years, the Modine family migrated to Imperial Beach in California. Late having completed graduation, Matthew came to New York City to follow art and theatre.
His debut role came in ‘Baby It’s You’ by John Sayles. After his debut, he never looked back as directors and producers of TV films and mainline cinema wanted him for their project.
producers of TV films and mainline cinema wanted him for their project.
His long list of performance in various TV films and mainline films include Birdy (1984), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), The Gamble (1998), Memphis Belle (1990), Bye Bye Love (1995), The real Blonde (1997), Bamboozied (2000), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Transporter 2 (2005), Go Go Tales (2007), The Trial (2010), Cat 8 (2012), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Altar (2014), Last Days of Coney Island (2015), Stranger Things (2016) and many more.
He has won Best actor Prize from the Venice Film Festival along with his classmates for Full Metal Jacket and his film Birdy starring him alongside Nicolas Cage and Mel Gibson won Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award twice in his career first for And the band Played which was an HBO TV film about HIV/AIDS epidemic in its early years and second for What the Deaf Man heard which was a dim comedy.
Some of his most famed actings comprise of the young criminal Treat in Orphans, FBI agent Mike Downey in Married to the Mob etc. He refused the huge role of LT Pete Mitchell (Maverick) which was later played by Tom Cruise.
He has more than 27700 followers on Twitter. He has a height of 1.93 meters. He has an outrageous net worth of $10 million. According to many internet sites, Matthew may be homosexual but he has never admitted to it. If you still thinking about Matthew Modine being gay, he is a married person with a loving wife and not gay.