Ruby Modine

Ruby Modine

Life Story

From drama to comedy, Ruby Modine has quickly become a rising star in the entertainment industry, landing roles in critically acclaimed films and prolific television series. Modine may be best known for her breakout role on seasons seven and eight of Showtime's long-running hit series "Shameless" opposite William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum. She was a scene stealer as Sierra Morton, Lip Gallagher's (Jeremy Allen White) latest love interest who is a waitress at Patsy's Pies, and mom to a young son with her drug-addicted ex-boyfriend. Fans were drawn to Modine's character, as they watched Sierra and Lip head down an intense and turbulent road, eventually ending in heartbreak.

On the film front, Modine can be seen starring as Brandi Wells in the indie drama "American Desert" opposite Michael Ironside and Will Brandt. Directed by Adrian Bartol, the story follows Matt Benning (Brandt), a veteran who served in Afghanistan who finds himself entangled in a dangerous web of drugs, violence, and toxic love that eventually has him running and hiding for his life (2019). Modine will also reprise her role as villainess nursing student Lori Spengler in Blumhouse Productions' thriller sequel "Happy Death Day 2" opposite Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Suraj Sharma, and Sarah Yarkin (2019).

Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in New York City Modine knew from a young age she wanted to be an actress. Her Puerto Rican mother and her father, acclaimed actor Matthew Modine ("Full Metal Jacket," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Stranger Things,") nurtured their daughter's love for bringing characters to life. Modine got her first taste acting on stage as Aphrodite in a school play, and was hooked ever since.


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Sister of Boman Modine.
Niece of Mark Modine.
Goddaughter of David Alan Grier.
Daughter of Matthew Modine and Caridad Modine (b. Rivera).
Her father is of English, Swedish, Scottish, and German descent, and her mother is of Puerto Rican (Spanish, African) ancestry.

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