Macaulay Culkin is a popular American musician and film actor. He was born as Macaulay Carson Culkin on August 26, 1980, in
New York City, USA. He is the third son of a renowned stage actor, Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin (known for his Broadway productions) and Patricia Brentrup. Culkin studied at St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville and later attended the Professional Children’s School. He also took a ballet class at the School of American Ballet. He started his acting career at the age of four through the stage production of New York Philharmonic’s Bach Babies. Throughout the 80’s, he continued to appear on stage, TV, and films and became notable for his appearance as a kidnap victim in an episode of
The Equalizer, aired on CBS channel. He also made his first screen role on ABC’s The Midnight Hour. In the year 1989, Culkin also made an appearance as Miles Russell in the 1989 comedy film, Uncle Buck, alongside
John Candy and Amy Madigan in the lead roles.
In 1990, he became popular as Kevin McCallister in the Christmas comedy film, Home Alone, helmed by
Chris Columbus. Culkin earned a nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Award for his performance in the film. In 1992, he reprised his role as Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Though Home Alone 2 received negative reviews from the critics, both films earned commercial success. In 1991, he starred in the animated series, Wish Kid, aired on Saturday Mornings. In the same year, he hosted the late-night live sketch comedy show,
Saturday Night Live and was starred in the tragicomedy film, My Girl, alongside Anna Chlumsky. In 1993, he did a reasonably well performance in the psychological thriller film, The Good Son, and earned a nomination for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Award. Culkin appeared in the film version of the Christmas musical film,
The Nutcracker, in 1993.
The following year, he acted in the comedy film, Getting Even with Dad; in the animated fantasy film, The Pagemaster; and the family film, Ritchie Rich. In 1998, he made an appearance on Sonic Youth’s Sunday (music video). Culkin took a break from acting and returned in the year 2000 in Richard Nelson’s stage play, Madame Melville. He also made a guest appearance on NBC’s Will & Grace. In 2003, he made a comeback in Motion Pictures with the biographical drama film, Party Monster, where he played as a drug user and murderer.
In 2004, he made a supporting role as the paraplegic brother of Mandy Moore’s character in the teen comedy-drama film, Saved! Besides acting, he donned voice-over work in Seth Green’s Robot Chicken. In 2006, his book entitled Junior was published. This features some information about his career and unsteady relationship with his father. In 2007, he starred in Miles Brandman’s dark comedy film, Sex & Breakfast. He was also seen as Andrew Cross on NBC’s drama series, Kings. Culkin also done an ad for Aviva Insurance in 2009 and later made a cameo on WWE Raw. In 2010, he was seen in the online series, The Park for The New York Times and in 2011, he appeared in the experimental film, The Wrong Ferarri.
Culkin also tried his hand in directing a short film entitled Macaulay Culkin Eating a Slice of Pizza, alongside Phoebe Kreutz. This 2016, he has done a new ad, Compare the Meerkat, together with the meerkats. In 1998, he got married to Rachel Miner (actress) but got separated in the year 2000. They had a divorce in 2002. After that, he dated
Mila Kunis (also an actress), but in 2011, a publicist confirmed that the two ended their relationship amicably and stayed as close friends. In 2013, he started dating Jordan Lane Price, an actress, and singer, known for her appearance in All My Children. Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City in September 2004, for the possession of marijuana, Alprazolam, and Clonazepam. He was put in jail and was released after posting a bail of $4,000. He was pleaded not guilty, but later on, the plea was reversed to guilty.