Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, in New York. He was only 10 years old when he made his first million dollars by acting. Culkin has been in some of our favorite classic childhood films. You probably remember him for his role in the first two “Home Alone” films. Watching Kevin Mcallister, his character in “Home Alone,” terrorize two burglars with homemade tramps was a Christmas ritual for most of us. Culkin’s acting skills got him nominated for a Golden Globe and he won several awards. Let’s celebrate his birthday
Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, in New York. His parents are Patricia Brentrup and Christopher Culkin. The actor has six brothers and sisters and a half-sister. As a kid, his family struggled financially; they lived all together in a small apartment in Manhattan. Culkin is of part-Irish descent and was raised Roman Catholic. He attended St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville and the Professional Children’s School. In the 1980s, Culkin had several roles on television shows and films.
He achieved success, however, with the film series “Home Alone.” In 1990, he was the star of the classic Christmas film. He played the role of Kevin McCallister — a part that would change his acting career forever. For his role in ”Home Alone,” Culkin was nominated for a Golden Globe in the ‘Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy’ category. In 1992, Culkin starred in “Home Alone 2.” For this role, he won an American Comedy Award, a Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and a Young Artist Award.
Culkin starred in several successful films in the 1990s. He was in “My Girl” (1991), “The Good Son” (1993), “The Nutcracker” (1993), “Getting Even with Dad” (1994), “The Pagemaster” (1994), and “Richie Rich” (1994). By 1994, the young actor was tired of acting and he took a break; he claimed he just wanted to live “a normal life.” Culkin returned to acting in 2003. He made a guest appearance in the series “Will and Grace” and featured in the film “Party Monster.” In 2006 he wrote an autobiography titled “Junior.” In 2013 he co-founded a comedy rock band named the Pizza Underground.
Culkin’s private life was in the media spotlight since he was a kid. The actor married actress Rachel Miner in 1998. The young couple broke up in 2000 and got divorced in 2002. Culkin dated actress Mila Kunis from May 2002 to 2011. Culkin is currently engaged to actress Brenda Song. The couple had a son together in April 2021.
Culkin lands his first big acting role.
Culkin acts in the sequel of his most famous film series.
Culkin decides to take a break from acting.
Culkin returns to acting; he appears in “Will and Grace” and “Party Monster.”
He writes his autobiography, “Junior.”
Why We Love Macaulay Culkin
He is a childhood icon
Culkin's role in “Home Alone” is a classic and a Christmas must-watch. The actor was a cherished part of many childhoods.
His sense of humor
Culkin's tweets and Instagram posts are hilarious. You should check it; you’ll definitely laugh!
He enjoys life
Culkin made a fortune as a child, and he sure knows how to use it. He has traveled around the world and even started his own band.
5 Surprising Facts
He suffered psychological and physical violence
As a kid, Culkin suffered domestic violence from his father.
He changed his name
In 2018, he legally changed his name to "Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin;" his fans voted for the name.
Ninth most-liked tweet of all time
When he turned 40th, he tweeted: "Hey guys, wanna feel old? I'm 40. You're welcome" and the tweet went viral.
The t-shirt was with Ryan Gosling
It all started with a picture of Gosling wearing a t-shirt with a photo of Culkin — Culkin replied by wearing a t-shirt of Gosling wearing the shirt with Culkin's photo.
He is a ballet dancer
Culkin took ballet for several as a child.
Macaulay Culkin FAQs
Why did they replace Macaulay Culkin in “Home Alone”?
He wasn’t replaced. Culkin just got tired of performing the role.
Does Culkin still get paid for “Home Alone”?
No, he doesn’t.
Does Culkin still have money?
Yes! Culkin still has a pretty big net worth.
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