Ruby Modine

by stlucas on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1990

*English, 1/8th Swedish, some Scottish and German, distant Dutch (father)
*Puerto Rican (mother)

Ruby Modine is an American actress and singer.

Ruby is the daughter of Caridad (Rivera) and actor Matthew Modine. She has a brother, Boman. Her great-aunt is actress Nola Fairbanks.

Ruby’s father is of English, one eighth Swedish, some Scottish and German, and distant Dutch, descent. Ruby’s mother is Puerto Rican.

Ruby’s paternal grandfather was Mark Alexander Modine (the son of Alexander Revard Modine and Zella Vonola Fairbanks). Ruby’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of Andrew Daniel Andreassan Modine, who was Swedish, born in South Hokaslatt, Slatthag, Kokaboda, and of Margaret Josephine Campbell. Zella was the daughter of Ralph Jacobus Fairbanks and Celestia Adelaide Johnson. Ruby’s great-great-grandfather Ralph Fairbanks was a noted pioneer and prospector, who established several towns in the Death Valley area of California.

Ruby’s paternal grandmother was Dolores Lillian Warner (the daughter of Lloyd Webster Warner and Lillian Augusta Bogart). Lloyd was the son of William A. Warner and Bertha May Smith. Lillian was the daughter of William A. Bogart and Ethel F. Newell.

Sources: Genealogy of Ruby Modine (focusing on her father’s side) –

Birth record of Ruby Modine –

Genealogy of Ruby’s father (focusing on his father’s side) –

Ruby’s paternal grandmother, Dolores Lillian Warner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Interview with Ruby Modine –

Photo by DFree/

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