The American actress Ruby Modine has quickly become one of the forces to reckon with in the Hollywood industry; all thanks to her wonderful performances in critically acclaimed films and popular TV series. Following her breakout role as Sierra Morton in the comedy-drama series Shameless, the actress quickly secured a spot in the limelight. Amazingly, Ruby isn’t just an actress, but also a prolific dancer and singer. Her career began in 2008 with her first film appearance in the French-Italian animated series, Mia and the Migoo. Since then, she has continued to land interesting roles in movies and TV series as she continues to prove her significance in the industry. Learn more about her bio, career, family and other interesting details below.
Ruby Modine – Biography (Age)
The American movie star was born as Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine on the 31st day of July 1990 and her birth took place in the Los Angeles City of California in the United States. Born into an American family, Ruby is the daughter of Matthew Modine and his wife, Caridad Rivera. She holds an American nationality and is of Puerto Rican, Spanish, African descent from her mother’s side and English, Scottish, and German descent from her father’s side.
Growing up, Ruby, who was inclined to art from an early stage, was raised in New York City along with her brother Boman. She had her first acting experience when she acted as Aphrodite in a stage play organized by her school. After that, she became more determined to trail after the footsteps of her father who is also a well-known actor. After her high school education, this thespian went on to acquire a degree in theatre; however, the institution she attended is currently unknown.
Movies and TV Shows
After she left school, Ruby Modine landed her first acting role in the 2008 animated series Mia and the Migoo. Her next project was in the 2012 films – Somebody where she played the lead role; Plastic Jesus as a young girl and As Tears Go By, as a singer. Her wonderful performances placed her on the list of actresses to watch and also made way for her to land major roles in the future.
In 2015, she made a guest appearance in the TV series Gypsi where she played the role of Eden LeCroix. Later in the same year, she portrayed Alexa Kelly in Without a Compass and Nina at age 17 in Memoria. She got her breakthrough in 2016 when she joined the cast of the long-running Showtime series, Shameless. There, she portrayed the character of Sierra Morton alongside Jeremy Allen White and Emmy Rossum from 2016 to 2017.
2017 saw the actress star in the box office hit movie Happy Death Day. In the movie, she played the role of Lori Spengler alongside Jessica Rothe and Israel Brousard. She also reprised her role in the film’s sequel Happy Death Day 2U which was released in 2019.
Her other notable movies include Super Sex, Central Park, Stars in Shorts: No Ordinary Love, Satanic Panic, and Ask Me If I Care, among others.
When she is not on set, Ruby Modine is always in the studio writing and producing her songs. She released her first EP in late 2018. Her songs are quite soulful, polished and pure; they are inspired by her childhood experiences. She is also an animal lover and has been a huge supporter of Best Friends Organization, which helps to make sure every homeless pet has a home.
Ruby Modine comes from a family of successful movie stars and was born to Matthew Modine and his wife Caridad Rivera. Her father is a well-known actor, filmmaker, and activist, best known for his role as Private Joker in the 1987 war film, Full Metal Jacket. His other notable films include Stranger Things, Short Cuts, as well as And the Band Played On, for which he got Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards nomination.
Her mother Caridad is a talented makeup artist and wardrobe stylist. She has a brother Boman who has established himself as an assistant director for films in the Hollywood industry. More so, Ruby is also a niece to Mark Modine, an actor and the Goddaughter of the award-winning actor, David Alan Grier.
Height and Body Measurements
Ruby is very tall and has a smart and attractive personality. She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs 56 – 58 kg. In addition to her slim bodybuild, Ruby has the perfect body measurements (bust-waist-hips) of 34-25-34 inches. She has long black hair and a pair of brown eyes.