Caridad Rivera: Who is The Wife of Matthew Modine?

Caridad Rivera

Who is The Wife of Matthew Modine?

Caridad Rivera is the wife of American actor and filmmaker Matthew Modine. Caridad Rivera’s husband rose to prominence in the industry through his role as U.S. Marine Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis in Full Metal Jacket. What does Caridad also do? Keep reading.

Caridad Rivera: Bio Summary

Full NameCaridad Rivera
famous asWife of Matthew Modine
Age67 years old as of 2023
Date of Birth1 January 1956
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Zodiac signCapricorn
Children Ruby Modine, Boman Mark Rivera Modine
SpouseMatthew Modine

How old is Caridad Rivera?

Caridad Rivera was born on 1 January 1970 in Low East Side of Manhattan. She is 67 years old as of 2023. Caridad is of Puerto Rican descent, her parents moved to America before she was born, so she holds an American nationality and she currently stays in the United States.

What does she do?

According to Caridad Rivera’s IMDB profile, she is an actress, a wardrobe stylist, and a makeup artist. She also played a dancer in a short movie “The Red Room”. She is known for her film Theater of Horror in 2018. She is also playing Lady Mufajah in “Lost Cos” and she worked as a production assistant for the film Muñeca. She has her private life out of the media even though she has a famous husband. 

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How did Matthew Modine meet his wife Rivera?

Matthew Modine meet his wife Caridad Rivera in New York City through an encounter at a restaurant where the former worked as a chef. While recalling how he met his wife, the actor told Closer: “I worked as a chef at a wonderful health food restaurant, Au Natural. She ordered a dish to go. It was love at first sight. The couple got married on October 30, 1980. Caridad and her husband have been married for 42 years. 

He has expressed about his wife: “What’s most important is to have a partner you share interests with, who challenges you, who is smarter than you. Then the physical side is a bonus. I hit the jackpot and got both!”

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Matthew Modine and his wife Caridad Rivera have two children; Their first son, Boman Rivera Modine, was born on 8 November 1985. He is an actor who had a name for himself in the industry. He worked as an assistant director, directing, writing, and more. He has been nominated for a lot of awards, including Emmys. 

Ruby Modine is the second child, she was born on 31 June 1990. She is also an actress who acted in the black comedy slasher film “Happy Death Day” and its sequel. She also starred in the series “Shameless” where she played Sierra. Caridad’s daughter is also a singer, and ballet aside from acting. She gave birth in 2020 which makes Caridad a grandmother. 

Caridad Rivera weighs 60kg in Pounds 132 Ibs and her height is 167 cm. Caridad has a black eye, blond hair, and is slim in shape. 

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Matthew Modine: Caridad’s husband.

Caridad Rivera’s husband Matthew Avery Modine was born in Loma Linda, California, U.S. on 22 March 1959. He is the youngest of seven siblings. His parents are Dolores Warner, a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, who manages a drive-in theater.

Stage actress, Nola Modine Fairbanks is his aunty and he is the great-grandson of Ralph Jacobus Fairbank, the prospector, and pioneer. 

Caridad’s husband lived in Utah for several years, moving every year or two. The drive-in theater managed by his father was torn down because the land beneath them exceeded the value of the theater.  This family returned to Imperial Beach, California where Matthew was schooled. For Matthew’s education, he attended Mar Vista High School and graduated in 1977.

Matthew’s first role was in John Sayles’ film Baby It’s You in 1983. In the same year, he co-starred in the sex comedy Private School, with Phoebe Cates and Besty Russell. His performance impressed director Harold Becker, who cast him in Vision Quest in 1985, based on Terry Davis’s novel.

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He is best known for his role as Private/Sergeant J.T. “Joker” Davis, the central character of Stanley Kubrick’s Vietnam War movie Full Metal Jacket in 1987. After the role, Caridad’s husband subsequently starred in a lot of movies, films, and comedies.

Caridad’s husband has made a name for himself in the movie industry which has gotten him a lot of nominations and awards. He has been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Pictures Made for Television for his work in And the Band Played On and What the Deaf Man Heard.

Though Caridad Rivera doesn’t have any special award for her acting role, her husband on the other hand got a special Golden Globe for himself and the rest of the ensemble in Short Cuts. He has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for And the Band Played On.

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