Macaulay Culkin is a famous actor, musician, and author. He rose to fame as a child actor portraying the role of an intelligent kid Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone franchise. He has appeared in a number of films like My Girl, The Good Son, The Pagemaster, and many others. Macaulay is the most celebrated child actor since Shirley Temple and at the peak of his acting career, he was ranked at number two on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars”.
Macaulay Culkin Biography
Macaulay Culkin was born on the 26th of August 1980, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He’s currently 41 years old.
|Birth Name||Macaulay Carson Culkin|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 1980|
|Place of Birth||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Age||41 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Author, Musician, Podcaster, Painter|
Family and Education
Macaulay Culkin is the son of former actor Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin, who is probably known for his productions on Broadway. He is also the brother of actress Bonnie Bedelia. His mother is Patricia Brentrup, who never married Culkin.
He has six siblings, including actors Rory, Kieran and Christian. Others include Quinn, Dakota, and Shane Culkin. He is of German, Norwegian, Irish, English, Swiss-German, and French descent.
Macaulay attended different schools including a Catholic school, Professional Children’s School and School of American Ballet.
Macaulay Culkin Wife and Love Life
He’s currently in a relationship with actress Brenda Song from 2017.
In 1998, Macaulay married actress Rachel Miner. They were both 18 at the time of their marriage, but they split in 2000 after two years of marriage and eventually divorcing in 2002.
He dated actress Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2010 and actress Jordan Lane Price from 2013 to 2017.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 62 kg|
Pounds – 137 lbs
|Distinctive Features||Long Hair|
Macaulay Culkin earned his first acting credits as Cy Blue Black in the 1988 drama film, ‘Rocket Gibraltar’.
In 1985, he did a small role as a Halloween Kid in the TV movie, ‘The Midnight Hour’.
In 1988, he made his first appearance in the CBS crime drama series ‘The Equalizer’ for his role as Paul Gephardt in an episode entitled “Something Green”.
Macaulay Culkin earned a lot of fame for portraying the role of Kevin McCallister, a witty and boisterous eight-year-old, in the blockbuster hit, ‘Home Alone’ and its sequel, ‘Home Alone 2’. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won an American Comedy Award and a Young Artist Award.
He has done endorsement work for Sprite, Nationwide and Orange UK.
- Video Game – World of Warcraft
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth
Macaulay Culkin has a net worth of $18 million, as of 2023. He earned around $24 million between 1989 and 1994, the highest mark for any child actor during this time. The breakdown of his salaries are as follows:
- Uncle Buck (1989) $40 thousand
- Home Alone (1990) $100 thousand
- My Girl (1991) $1 million
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) $4.5 million
- The Good Son (1993) $1.5 million
- Getting Even with Dad (1994) $8 million
- Richie Rich (1994) $8 million
Macaulay Culkin Facts
He studied ballet when he was young.
Macaulay Culkin was raised Roman Catholic.
He started acting at the age of 4, appearing in stage productions and commercials before gaining success in mainstream cinema.
His notable performances include Bach Babies at the New York Philharmonic and began appearing in television and commercials.
Culkin turned out to be the most successful child actor after Shirley Temple, who is still regarded as the most successful child actor.
In 1990, he won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture, Chicago Film Critics Association Award as Emerging Actor and Young Artist Award for Best Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for his role in Home Alone.
He had his first on-screen kiss in the film, My Girl in 1991.
He put an end to his acting career at the year of 1994 and returned in 2003 with a role on the television show Will and Grace and in the film Party Monster.
In 2009, Culkin was ranked at number two on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars”.
In 2013, Culkin co-founded the New York-based, pizza-themed comedy rock band the Pizza Underground, of which he was the vocalist. The band disbanded in 2018.
Culkin became the first child actor in the history of Hollywood to earn a remuneration of $1 million and above for a movie.
He lost his virginity at the age of 15.
In September 2004, he was arrested in Oklahoma City for the possession of 17.3 grams of marijuana, 16.5 milligrams of Alprazolam and 32 milligrams of Clonazepam. He was released on a $4,000 bail after serving a brief jail term.
In 2006, he published a semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Junior’ which featured details about his stardom and his overwrought relationship with his father.
Macaulay Culkin was close friends with pop singer Michael Jackson. He’s the godfather to Jackson’s first child Prince Michael and daughter Paris Jackson. He attended Jackson’s burial on September 3, 2009.