Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine (born June 20, 1991) is an American actor and singer. She is best known for playing Sierra Morton in Shameless,[3][4] and co-starring in the 2017 slasher film Happy Death Day[5] as well as in its sequel as Lori Spengler. She is the lead singer of the band Ruby Modine and the Disease.[6]

Ruby Modine
Modine in 2021
Ruby Wylder Rivera Modine

(1991-06-20) June 20, 1991 (age 33)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2]
  • Actor
  • Singer
Years active2002–present

Early life


Modine was born on June 20, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, to Caridad Rivera, a makeup and wardrobe stylist, and world-renowned actor Matthew Modine.[7] Her mother is Puerto Rican.[8] She has a brother, Boman, who is an assistant director for films.[8]



Modine was cast as Sierra in the seventh season of Shameless.[9] On November 8, 2016, she was cast to co-star in the slasher film Happy Death Day starring Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard. The film opened in 2017, to positive reviews.[10] Modine reprised her role in the 2019 sequel, Happy Death Day 2U.




Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mia and the Migoo Girl on Bridge (voice)
2012 Somebody Somebody Short
2016 Super Sex Julie
2017 Central Park Sessa
Happy Death Day Lori Spengler
2019 Happy Death Day 2U
Satanic Panic Judi Ross
2021 The Survivalist Sarah Street Direct-to-video
2021 On Our Way Lily [11]
2022 My Love Affair with Marriage Nina (voice)
Americana Lily-Rose Short
2023 Fear Serena


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Gypsi Eden LeCroix 2 episodes
2016–2018 Shameless Sierra Morton
2020 God Friended Me Anna 1 episode
2022 The Exodite Lako'ma 3 episodes


  1. ^ Modine, Ruby (June 20, 1991). "Ruby Modine birthday". Instagram. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "FamilySearch". FamilySearch.
  3. ^ Greco, Patti (November 11, 2016). "Shameless Newbie Ruby Modine on Playing Lip's Latest Love Interest". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Simon, Samantha (November 20, 2016). "Q&A with Shameless Star Ruby Modine". InStyle. Retrieved July 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Wilson, Staci Layne (October 6, 2017). "Exclusive - Ruby Modine Talks Happy Death Day". Dread Central. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Ruby Modine & the Disease - EP by Ruby Modine & the Disease, October 13, 2018, retrieved April 28, 2019
  7. ^ Pena, Xochitl (June 19, 2017). "Matthew Modine talks 'Super Sex' and his daughter playing a prostitute". The Desert Sun. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Murphy, Desiree (October 12, 2017). "'Shameless' Star Ruby Modine Explains Why She's Proud of Her Puerto Rican Roots, Teases Season 8 (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (July 29, 2016). "'Shameless' Adds Four To Cast & Reveals The Scoop On Season 7". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (November 8, 2016). "Ruby Modine Joins Horror Movie 'Half to Death'". Variety. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Complex, Valerie (March 22, 2023). "Gravitas Ventures Acquires Sophie Lane Curtis Drama 'On Our Way' Starring Micheál Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave And Jordana Brewster". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 23, 2023.