Macaulay Culkin is an American actor and musician who began his career as a child actor and is best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in the Christmas films Home Alone for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Culkin ranked at number two on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars”.

Birth Name

Macaulay Carson Culkin

Nickname

Mac

Profession

Actor, Author, Musician, Podcaster, Painter

Genre

Comedy Rock, Anti-Folk

Instrument

Vocals, Kazoo, Percussion

Label

Not Signed with Any

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980 in New York City, New York, United States.

Age

He’s currently 38 years old.

Sun Sign

Virgo

Ethnicity

White

He is of German, Norwegian, Irish, English, Swiss-German and French descent.

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Mac went to the Catholic school St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville. Post that, he went to a college preparatory school Professional Children’s School.

Family Details

  • Father – Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin (Former Actor and also worked as a sacristan at a local Catholic church)
  • Mother – Patricia Brentrup (Worked as a telephone operator)
  • Siblings – Rory Culkin (Younger Brother) (Actor), Kieran Culkin (Younger Brother) (Actor), Quinn Culkin (Younger Sister), Christian Culkin (Younger Brother) (Actor), Dakota Culkin (Older Sister), Jennifer Adamson (Paternal Half-Sister) (Died in 2000), Shane Culkin (Older Brother)
  • Others – Bonnie Bedelia (Aunt) (Actress)

Marital Status

Divorced

Girlfriend / Spouse

Macaulay Culkin dated –

  • Rachel Miner (1996-2000) – In 1996, Macaulay commenced dating actress Rachel Miner. They married in 1998 but also split after two years in 2000. The duo was divorced by 2002.
  • Mila Kunis (2002-2010) – In May 2002, Ukrainian actress Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin started dating each other. There were engagement and marriage rumors after that. But, all were denied by Mila. They dated for more than 8 years and called it quits in late 2010, which was announced in January 2011.
  • Irene Lopez (2011-2013) – From early 2011 to 2013, Spanish actress Irene Lopez and Macaulay were RUMORed to be dating each other.
  • Jordan Lane Price (2013-2017) – He was seen with American actress and singer, Jordan Lane Price in Paris, France locking lips at the rooftop of Cafe de Flore in 2013. They are still together. They broke up in 2017.

  • Brenda Song (2017-Present) – In October 2017, Culkin started dating actress Brenda Song.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 62 kg
  • In Pounds – 137 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-12-28
  • Chest – 36 in or 91.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 12 in or 30.5 cm
  • Waist – 28 in or 71 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blond

Shoe Size

Macaulay’s shoe size is not known.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

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.

Film Debut

Macaulay debuted with 1998 drama film Rocket Gibraltar for his role as Cy Blue Black.

Singing Debut

In 2013, he formed a band named “The Pizza Underground” which is a 5-member band and he is responsible for producing vocals and plays kazoo, and percussion. The band parodies songs of The Velvet Underground with pizza-themed songs and lyrics. The band’s first music video was released in January 2014.

Television Debut

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 CBS crime drama series ‘The Equalizer’ for his role as Paul Gephardt in an episode entitled “Something Green”.

Brand Endorsements

In 1992, he appeared in a Sprite commercial. He was seen in the Nationwide commercial, Orange UK ad, etc.

Awards & Nominations

YearNominated WorkCategoryResult
American Comedy Awards
1991Home AloneFunniest Actor in a Motion PictureWon
Chicago Film Critics Association
1991Home AloneEmerging ActorWon
Golden Globe Awards
1991Home AloneBest Actor – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards
1995Getting Even with DadWorst ActorNominated
The PagemasterNominated
Richie RichNominated
Kids’ Choice Awards
1993Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkFavorite Movie ActorWon
MTV Movie Awards
1992My GirlBest Kiss shared with Anna ChlumskyWon
Best On-Screen Duo shared with Anna ChlumskyNominated
1994The Good SonBest VillainNominated
Stinkers Bad Movie Awards
1994Getting Even with DadWorst ActorNominated
The PagemasterNominated
Richie RichNominated
2003Party MonsterNominated
Young Artist Awards
1991Home AloneBest Young Actor Starring in a Motion PictureWon

Macaulay Culkin Favorites

  • Favorite Video Game – World of Warcraft

Macaulay Culkin Net worth

Macaulay Culkin has a net worth of $15 million dollars as 2019. He earned around $24 million between 1989 and 1994, the highest mark for any child actor during this time.

Social Media Profiles

He’s not on social media.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Macaulay Culkin

  • Macaulay’s father Kit Culkin never married his mom Patricia Brentrup.
  • 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 tuned to be the most successful child actor after Shirley Temple, who is still regarded as the most successful child actor.
  • During his 9 year hiatus period from 1994 to 2003, he got addicted to drugs and cigarettes which has definitely affected his looks.
  • 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.
  • Macaulay is the godfather to pop singer Michael Jackson‘s first child.
  • 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.
  • In 1991 film, “My Girl,” he had his first on-screen kiss.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In 2013, Culkin co-founded the New York-based, pizza-themed comedy rock band The Pizza Underground, of which he was the vocalist.
  • In January 2018, Culkin launched a comedy website and podcast called Bunny Ears, which parodied other celebrity-owned websites such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop.
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