Matthew Modine Overview

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Born: March 22, 1959

Matthew Modine was raised in a Mormon family with seven children, all of whom helped with the family's drive-in movie business. After high school, he attended Brigham Young University, but dropped out to move to New York City to try his hand at acting. He worked at several odd jobs, including as a cook at a Manhattan restaurant, where he met his wife, Caridad Rivera. His first role was in the TV movie Amy and the Angel (1981), starring James Earl Jones. His big screen debut came soon after in... See All

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