There are so many actors and actresses who struggle their whole lives to come to a point where people recognize them easily and get the status of famous as well. In some cases, even after working for years and year and making ends meet when it comes to their career, some aspiring actors and actresses have a hard time earning fame. But there are also those who, from their charisma and talent, manage to get that status pretty early in their lives. One of those people is Macaulay Culkin, the actor.
Many of you should already know the name Culkin as he is only one of the most celebrated and famous child actors from the past. Back in the days, Culkin appeared in a movie that made history and still repeats itself during one particular time of the year. During December, the time of year when people celebrate Christmas and always seem to remain in joy. Well, can you think of any movie that possesses so much significance? Well, give it a try.
We know, some of you already know the answer, but for those who still remain to scratch their heads, here is the answer right here. The movie that Macaulay became famous for and the movie that people like to watch during the holiday season is Home Alone. Home Alone, a movie revolving around a kid who gets left at home during Christmas and well, fights off burglars. But in a more tricky and comedic fashion.
So this is what makes Macaulay famous, but there are many other things that we should know about this personality. Some of the things are about his personal life and other aspects. Here, learn it all about the famous actor Culkin.
Macaulay Culkin Early Life
The famous child actor who appeared in one of the most iconic movies of all time, Macaulay Culkin, was born on August 26 of the year 1980. Culkin was born in New York City, New York, United States of America. At the moment, Macaulay is already 39 years old, and since a natural blonde, Culkin does not look that old as well.
Because of the fact that Culkin grows blonde hair and facial hairs as well, the fact that he is already 39 years old is very deceiving. Culkin nowadays grows long beard and mustache as well, and the color of his hair tends to make him younger. At one point in his life, Culkin started to look old. But these days, that has significantly changed.
While the whole world only knows him as Macaulay, his real and full name is Macaulay Carson Culkin. But like most people, Macaulay does not uses his middle name as a professional name as well. Culkin was born to father Christopher Cornelius Culkin and mother, Patricia Brentrup.
While Macaulay’s father worked at a local church as a Sacristan, his mother Patricia worked as a telephone operator. Both of his parents loved each other very much, but despite the love, never married. Christopher and Patricia always remained as partners and welcomed seven children together.
Yes, Macaulay is the third child among seven, and he has two sisters and four brothers. The names of his siblings are Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, and Rory Culkin. Raised in a huge family, Macaulay always maintained a nice relationship with his siblings and parents, as well.
Macaulay Culkin Education
Born in a giant family to American parents, Macaulay always remained very conscious of his parents’ intentions with their children and what they expected from their children as well. Because of that, Macaulay always prepared himself for one inevitable thing that came for all of his elder siblings; school.
As a young child, Macaulay went to St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville. St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville established itself as a catholic school with very promising results every year. Because of that, Christopher Cornelius Culkin and Patricia Brentrup agreed upon sending their child superstar to that school.
While at St. Joseph’s School, Culkin made many friends as he was a very extroverted and very gullible child as well. Macaulay, as a child, did not have any trouble talking to new people and make new friends as well. This allowed him to make new friends and also establish a great relationship with teachers as well.
However, his term at St. Joseph’s School did not last that long as the whole family moved to central New York city while Macaulay studied at St. Joseph’s School. This made changes in the family’s life and eventually made changes in Macaulay’s school arrangements as well.
After moving from Yorkville, Macaulay’s parents found another nice school called Professional Children’s School. Macaulay quickly adapted to the new environment and began studying there very hard as well. After finishing and going though Professional Children’s School, it remains unknown if Macaulay continued his educational journey.
However, we believe that after becoming a young star, Macaulay found it wise just to let anyone know. This way, he could easily avoid unwanted attention.
At the age of 14, Macaulay detained himself from appearing in more movies and in general, working as an actor because of his personal family issues. As said in an interview, Culkin slowly became estranged from his father and also began having trouble with himself as well from a young age.
In 2004, police authorities arrested Culkin after finding out that he possessed three types of banned drugs with him. After spending some time in jail, authorities left him on a $4000 bail and misdemeanor charges. Talking about his dating life, Culkin is fairly secretive about it as well.
Back in the days, just two years after finding himself into trouble with drug possession, Culkin began a relationship with Rachel Miner. After dating her for some time, both decided to marry each other. In 1998, Culkin and Miner married each other, but that did not last long.
After just two years, Culkin and Miner separated from each other and officially divorced in 2002. The same year, Culkin began a relationship with another very famous actress whose name is Mila Kunis. However, this relationship with Kunis also did not last that long as well.
In 2006, sources found that Culkin and Kunis ended their relationship on mutual terms, and there was no bad blood between them as well. In 2017, Culkin began dating again and since he lives with Brenda Song, a fellow actress.
Macaulay Culkin Career
We have repeatedly been mentioning that Culkin made his success and gathered his fame as a young child actor who appeared in one of the most iconic movies ever. However, before appearing in that movie, Culkin already remained way ahead of his league in age.
As a mere child of age four, Culkin began his career in Hollywood and slowly rose to fame as well. Some of his earliest work includes stage production acts. At the age of four, Culkin appeared in the stage production of Bach Babies, a noted stage production.
Almost all of his early childhood, Culkin worked as a baby actor. He appeared in a lot of TV shows, appearing as a cute child actor. However, one of Culkin’s very first noted appearance on TV screens came in 1980 when he appeared in the TV show called The Midnight Hour.
After those appearances, Culkin shot to the sky as a child actor, and more people wanted to cast this then talented little boy in their production. After The Midnight Hour, Culkin appeared in See You in the Morning and Uncle Buck back in 1989. These all came before his breakthrough.
In 1990, John Hughes, the Uncle Buck writer, and a director appointed Macaulay Culkin as the lead character in a Christmas themed movie called Home Alone. In the movie, Culkin portrayed the character of Kevin McCallister, who has left unintentionally bu his mother at home while they all went on vacation.
Culkin appeared in Home Alone 2 in 1992 and received a bumped up paycheck as well. At the moment, along with appearing as an actor, Culkin also established himself as a musician, as well.
Macaulay, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, managed to reach the height of success that even most talented and aspiring artists cannot. From working since the age of four, Macaulay made a huge fanbase for himself, who loved watching him on movies and other shows as well.
For the movie Home Alone, Culkin received a massive $110 thousand in total. After the movie became a hit, the numbers raised significantly. In two years, Culkin signed for another Home Alone movie, called Home Alone 2. For this movie, however, Culkin received a paycheck of $4.5 million.
This massively raised his net worth as a child star. After discontinuing his acting career at the age of 14, Macaulay spent some time finding himself. Now, Culkin works as a musician and a singer as well. Talking about his net worth, Macaulay Culkin currently enjoys a massive net worth of $15 million.
|Date of birth||August 26, 1980|
|Birthplace||New York City, New York, United States of America|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
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