I saw this recently on FamilySearch – Making Connections Is No Act for Golden Globe Winner Matthew Modine: https://media.familysearch.org/making-connections-is-no-act-for-golden-globe-winner-matthew-modine/. Longer article.
Salt Lake City, UT, January 12, 2022
Star of Theater, Film, and Television Will Keynote RootsTech Connect 2022
Aspiring actor Matthew Modine was working as a chef in a New York City restaurant frequented by the city’s elites when a chance encounter with one particular customer changed his life.
“I’d never seen any creature like her in my life, and I just fell in love at first sight,” he said of Caridad Rivera, now his wife of more than 40 years, whom he credits for giving him the confidence to become one of the most successful actors of our time.
Another chance encounter with FamilySearch International CEO Steve Rockwood led the star of films such as Full Metal Jacket and the Netflix hit series Stranger Things to an invitation to share his stories of human connection with a worldwide RootsTech Connect 2022 audience on March 3–5, 2022.