Macaulay Culkin is a popular American actor and musician better known for being one of the most accomplished child actors of the 1990s. He rises to celebrity thanks to the 1st two films of the Home Alone series.
Presently, 41 years old, most Britons will know Macaulay Culkin as the boy who featured as Kevin McCallister in the initial and 2nd Home Alone movies. He has featured in a slew of other movies too and, during the early 2010s, he even dipped his toe into the industry of music. He began earning massive sums of money at a young age, thanks to his career as a child actor.
Macaulay Culkin Biography
Macaulay Carson Culkin was born on 26th August 1980 in Manhattan, New York City. Father’s name Macaulay is Christopher Culkin, a former Broadway actor. Patricia Brentrup is the name of his mother and his father never married. Macaulay was called after Thomas Babington Macaulay. Culkin is one of the 7 kids and a few of his siblings are also prevalent actors.
In addition, Macaulay Culkin went to the Catholic school, St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville, for 5 years before attending the Professional Children’s School.
Macaulay Culkin Career
In the entertainment industry, Macaulay Culkin started working at the age of 4, taking part in small theatre production and made-for-TV films, as well as small television and film characters. One of his still-unforgettable performances from this duration was showcasing together with John Candy in John Hughes movie 1989 Uncle Buck.
During 1990, Culkin’s breakthrough came when he was cast as Kevin McCallister in another John Hughes flick, Home Alone. In addition, he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor and he won an American Comedy Award and Young Artist Award. The following year, Culkin was featured in the Saturday morning cartoon show named Wish Kid. In 1992, he was paid $4.5 million dollars to reprise his character of Kevin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. To compare, Macaulay was only compensated $110,000 for the original Home Alone Flick.
Astoundingly, Culkin had also been a student at the School of American Ballet and featured in a filmed variety of The Nutcracker. In 1994, after Culkin had a string of poor box office performances with Getting Even with Dad, The Pagemaster, and Richie Rich, he took a 4-year hiatus from acting and appeared at a private high school in NYC.
In January 2018, Macaulay Culkin launched the comedy website BunnyEars.com. Later during the year, he popped up in renowned internet shows involving Half in the Bag, Best of the Worst, and Angry Video Game Nerd. He is also highlighted in the Home Alone-themed Google advert.
Macaulay Culkin Net Worth
Macaulay is a New York-born retired actor who has a net worth of 18 million dollars. He became a household name after featuring in a string of early 90s hit movies, most notably “Home Alone”. At the height of his career, Macaulay Culkin was one of the greatest-paid and most authoritative actors, kids or adults, in the whole film business.
He took time off from acting during the late 90s and early 2000s but has since started featuring again in television and movie roles and independent movies. Not only has this, but he has also been the subject of dozens of mistaken tabloid stories about his life over the years. The media just can’t seem to capture that he is an honestly normal adult who has selected to live his life privately away from Hollywood and magazine front pages.
Fellow actor and childhood acquaintance Seth Green is a common defender of Macaulay, aka Mac. In an interview on Marc Maron’s podcast, Green claimed that Macaulay simply does not care about what the media says concerning him. He is deceptively happy to live a life with millions of dollars in the bank away from the limelight.
Following the break up with the band, Culkin introduced the web content and a podcast and has featured in numerous TV ads. Most prominent of the television ads was one for Google Assistant during 2018 where he reprised his character of Kevin from Home Alone and reconstructed scenes from the film, with Kevin, obviously, being 28 years older than he was in the initial film.
Macaulay was paid $1 million to feature in this commercial.
Macaulay Culkin Relationship
Mac was earlier engaged to beautiful Mila Kunis and was wedded to astonishing actress Rachel Miner from 1998 – 2002. Since 2017, Macaulay Culkin has been in a great relationship with Changeland co-star Brenda Song.
Macaulay also supposedly owns apartments across New York City and Paris.