Matthew Modine Loves Bodysurfing and Jumping Off Cliffs: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Matthew Modine
Matthew Modine dishes on 25 things you didn't know about him.  Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Hollywood Veteran Matthew Modine, currently starring in TNT’s medical drama Proof, shares 25 surprising facts about himself exclusively with Us Weekly

1. My wife, Caridad [Rivera, 60] is the love of my life. 

2. My son, Boman [29], recently directed me in a short film, Merry Xmas

3. MTV’s Ridiculousness is one of my favorite shows. 

4. I skateboard to Cafe Gratitude for breakfast. 

5. I’ve always wanted to play the ukulele. 

6. I recently drove cross-country with my daughter, Ruby [24], in a U-Haul. 

7. I once jumped from a cliff to impress my girlfriend, who’s now my wife. 


8. Years later, she talked me into parachuting out of a plane. I think she’s after the insurance money. 

9. Win or lose, the New York Knicks are my team. 

10. I love bodysurfing in Newport Beach, California. 

11. I got married on Halloween. 

12. I love apple pie. 

13. My real-life hero is my Aunt Alice who, at 91, still does ballet and yoga every day. 

14. I’ve donned a kilt and strutted the catwalk for Sir Sean Connery’s charity. 

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15. I do the New York Times crossword puzzle. 

16. David Alan Grier is my children’s godfather. 

17. I really want a motorcycle, but it’s not going to happen. 

18. I’m a solid photographer, author, and painter. 

19. I own an electric car. 

20. I founded a not-for-profit, Bicycle for a Day. 

21. I studied astronomy and oceanography in college. 

22. I will campaign for Ms. Hillary Clinton

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23. My favorite challenge is drawing portraits without lifting a pen or looking.

24. I love long, long walks. 

25. I like to swing on ropes like Tarzan. I do it daily. 

Medical drama Proof premieres on TNT June 16 at 10 p.m.

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