Who Is Macaulay Culkin?
Even when he is no longer active in the spotlight, Macaulay Culkin is still one of the most well-known celebrities. He is an American actor who earned his fame from the movie “Home Alone.” Because of his amazing acting skills as a child, he is considered as one of the “Greatest Child Actors” of all time. He is also known as the lead singer of a comedy band, the “Pizza Underground.”
Celebrity Name: Macaulay Culkin
- Full Name: Macaulay Carson Culkin
- Birth Date: August 26, 1980
- Birth Place: Manhattan, New York, US
- Age: 39
- Height: 1.7 m
- Weight: 56 kilos
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Divorced
- Wife: Rachel Miner, 1998-2002
- Girlfriend/Partner: Brenda Song, since 2017
- Profession: Actor, musician
- Net Worth 2020: $18 million
His Early Life
Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, to parents Christopher Culkin and Patricia Brentrup in Manhattan, New York. His parents were never married legally. He has six siblings, Rory, Christian, Quinn, Kieran, Dakota, and Shane. He was raised as a Catholic, so he attended the Catholic School and Professional Children’s School. He also studied at St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville and the School of American Ballet later on.
His Personal Life
In his last year in high school, Macaulay Culkin stopped suddenly to marry his longtime girlfriend, Rachel Moner. He was 17 years old at that time. They parted ways and had a divorce in 2000, just two years after they tied the knot.
Years later, he had a stable relationship with a famous actress, Mila Kunis, for more than seven years. In 2013, he was dating Jordan Lane Price. After four years, he is now dating the “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” actress, Brenda Song. It is believed that they trying to have a baby.
At a young age, Macaulay Culkin started appearing in movies. He began getting recognized when he played the role of “Kevin” in the Home Alone films.
However, before that, he worked with Burt Lancaster, who is a veteran actor, in the movie “Rocket Gibraltar.” He was seven at that time. John Hughes, a talented movie writer, and director got interested in the talents of Culkin that he decided to give him a lead part in his movie “Uncle Buck” in 1989. After that, Hughes gave Culkin the part of Kevin in Home Alone.
As talented as he may be, Culkin decided to take a break from acting due to family problems. His last movies at this time included Richie Rich, The Page Master, and Getting Even With Dad. All of these movies were released in 1994.
He resumed acting after more than nine years of hiatus. In 2001, he participated in the play “Madame Melville.” In 2003, he appeared in the movie, the “Party Moster” and the NBC sitcom, “Will and Grace.” He also had an appearance in “Saved,” which received so-so reviews. He published “Junior” in 2006, a semi-autobiographical novel that contains information about his fame and his edgy relationship with his father.
Awards and Achievements
Macaulay Culkin has earned several awards, including “MTV Movie Awar for Best Kiss,” “Chicago Film Critics Association Award,” and “Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture.”
Net Worth of Macaulay Culkin in 2020
Macaulay Culkin earned $100,00 for the first Home Alone movie and got paid $4,500,00 for the series “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” which was released in 1992. Because of these movies, Culkin was considered to be the highest-paid young actor in Hollywood.
As of April of this year, Macaulay Culkin is believed to have a net worth of more than $18 million. Most of his fortune came from his movies. Some of it, although not that much, came from his music career. On top of that, he has also earned from the numerous covers he has been featured and the brands he has promoted.
Surely, Macaulay Culkin has earned a lot of money from his movies as a young star. He is not earning as much today, but the fortune he got when he was still an active actor is enough to support him for a really long time. We just hope that he’ll use his talents again and star in iconic movies like the Home Alone.