Macaulay Culkin Biography

Macaulay Culkin, known for his early success in films like ‘Home Alone’, has had a tumultuous career in the entertainment industry. Despite his promising start as a child actor, Culkin struggled to find success as an adult and ventured into unfulfilling projects. However, he managed to make a comeback with films like ‘Party Monster’ and ‘Saved’, although they failed to make a lasting impact. Alongside his career, Culkin has faced personal challenges, including legal troubles and being involved in Michael Jackson’s scandalous molestation trial. Additionally, he has been romantically linked to actresses Rachel Miner and Mila Kunis.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin, Macaulay Carson Culkin
  • Age: 43 Years, 43 Year Old Males
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Rachel Miner (1998-2002) Mila Kunis
    • Father: Christopher Cornelius
    • Mother: Bonnie Bedelias
    • Siblings: Christian Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Jennifer Adamson, Kieran Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Rory Culkin, Shane Culkin
    • Children: Dakota Song Culkin
    • Partner: Brenda Song (2017–)
  • Born Country: United States
  • Quotes By Macaulay Culkin
  • Actors
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Males
  • U.S. State: New Yorkers

Childhood & Early Life

Macaulay Culkin was born in Manhattan to Christopher Cornelius ‘Kit’ Culkin and Bonnie Bedelia. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended various schools including Catholic school, Professional Children’s School, and School of American Ballet. Culkin began acting at the age of four and appeared in stage productions such as ‘Bach Babies’. He continued to act in stage roles, commercials, and films throughout the 1980s, realizing that this was his passion.


Culkin’s career took off when he starred in the action series ‘The Equalizer’ and the TV movie ‘Midnight Hour’. In 1989, he gained widespread recognition for his role in the film ‘Uncle Buck’. However, his stardom reached new heights in 1990 with the release of the blockbuster comedy ‘Home Alone’. He followed this success with a heartwarming performance in ‘My Girl’ in 1991. Culkin also appeared in the sequel ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ in 1992 and ‘The Good Son’ in 1993.

Despite his success, Culkin’s parents pushed him to sign more films without considering the consequences. His father, who was also his manager, encouraged him to sign the forgettable 1994 film adaptation of ‘Richie Rich’. In the late 1990s, a custody battle over Culkin’s wealth worked in favor of his mother.

After a period of inactivity, Culkin returned to acting with the play ‘Madame Melville’ in London’s West End. He made a guest appearance on the sitcom ‘Will and Grace’ in 2003 and starred in the film ‘Party Monster’. Culkin also accepted voice-over projects and appeared in offbeat films like ‘Robot Chicken’.

In 2006, Culkin published a semi-autobiographical novel called ‘Junior’ which delved into his stardom and his complicated relationship with his father. He continued to act in films such as ‘Sex and Breakfast’ in 2007 and made a cameo appearance in WWE Raw in 2009. Recently, he has been seen on YouTube showcasing his painting workshop in his New York apartment.

Major Works

Culkin’s most notable role was in the ‘Home Alone’ series, where he played the witty and boisterous eight-year-old Kevin McCallister. The films became the highest-grossing comedies of all time and earned Culkin a place on lists of the greatest star-kids and child stars.

Awards & Achievements

Culkin won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture for ‘Home Alone’ in 1990. He also won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award as Emerging Actor for the same film. Additionally, he received the Young Artist Award for Best Actor Starring in a Motion Picture for ‘Home Alone’ in 1990.

Personal Life & Legacy

Culkin married actress Rachel Miner in 1998, but they divorced in 2002. He then dated actress Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2011. In 2004, Culkin was arrested for the possession of marijuana and other controlled substances in Oklahoma City. He was close friends with Michael Jackson and even appeared in Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ music video. Culkin was also present at Jackson’s burial in 2009.


In addition to his mainstream success, Culkin starred in the experimental film ‘The Wrong Ferrari’, which was shot entirely on an iPhone.

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