Macaulay Culkin

Quick Facts

Birth Date August 26,1980
Full Name Macaulay Culkin
Birth Name Macaulay Carson Culkin
Other Name Mack
Profession Actor/Musician/Host
Nationality American
Birth City new York City
Birth Country United States
Father Name Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin
Mother Name Patricia Brentrup
Gender Identity Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Virgo
Marital Status Dating
Spouse Rachel Miner ​ ​(m. 1998; div. 2002)
Height 170 cm
Networth 18000000
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Macaulay Culkin is an American actor who probably had the biggest fame and wealth in his childhood. He was the adorable child actor known for playing Kevin McCallister in the Christmas films, Home Alone, and its sequel.

At the peak of his career, Macaulay was said to be the most successful child actor. He was ranked #2 on VH1’s list of the “100 Greatest Kid-Stars” and E!’s list of the “50 Greatest Child Stars.”


Macaulay Carson Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, in New York City. The third of seven children, Culkin was drawn to the limelight from a young age. He performed in his first play Off-Broadway at age four. Culkin studied the performing arts extensively as a child, including training at Balanchine’s School of the American Ballet, and appeared in numerous television commercials.

Although Macaulay Culkin made his feature screen debut in 1988’s Rocket Gibraltar, it was his role in 1989’s comedic hit Uncle Buck that made him Hollywood’s favorite child actor.

Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song

The 42-year-old actor and Brenda Song, his girlfriend, have been together since 2017. Brenda began her profession at a young age, similar to Culkin, but as a child fashion model. The actress has taken part in a number of television roles and advertisements. So how did they first connect?

Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin started dating in 2017.
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On the Changeland set in 2017, Culkin and Song got to know one another. The couple has been together since then, but they maintain a somewhat low profile in their personal lives. Although they are not yet married, Culkin once said that they hope to have children soon.

Brenda Song: Who is she?

Brenda Song, 34, is most recognized for her previous affiliation with Disney Channel. Get a Clue (2002), Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006), and others are some of her well-known works.

Brenda has appeared in a number of television programs, including Scandal on ABC and New Girl on Fox. She was engaged to musician Trace Cyrus in 2011 before she started dating Culkin.

When was Culkin married?

Actress Rachel Miner was the subject of Macaulay’s first union. They dated starting at age 17 after initially meeting in school. In Connecticut, they had an outdoor wedding in 1998. Having been married for two years, Culkin and Miner divorced. In 2002, they got divorced.

Picture: Macaulay and Rachel Miner, both 18 at the time of their 1998 marriage,
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Miner, an actress, became well-known after she made an appearance in the television soap opera Guiding Light. She won praise from critics for her performance as the lead in the 2001 film Bully.

Child Actor, ‘Home Alone’ Superstardom

Culkin made his feature screen debut in 1988’s Rocket Gibraltar, but it was his charming turn as John Candy’s precocious nephew in 1989’s comedic hit Uncle Buck that made him Hollywood’s favorite child actor. His stardom hit meteoric proportions the following year when he starred in the wildly successful holiday comedy Home Alone. The film was the highest-grossing film of the year and spawned a slightly less successful sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992.

In 1991, Macaulay Culkin impressed audiences and critics with his heartfelt and endearing performance as the best friend of a troubled young girl in the tear-jerker My Girl. Subsequent films, including 1993’s The Good Son and 1994’s Richie Rich were underwhelming and emphasized Culkin’s waning popularity.

Throughout his career, Culkin’s father, Kit, was his manager. In the early 1990s, rumors began to surface that accused Kit of mismanagement. In 1995, Culkin’s parents began a custody battle over their children and Macaulay’s fortune. His mother eventually won custody.

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Later Films, Friendship With Michael Jackson

In 2003, after a relatively long absence from the public eye, Culkin starred in Party Monster, a true story about the rise and fall of a club promoter. Other films include 2004’s Saved! and 2007’s Sex and Breakfast.

Macaulay Culkin and Mila Kunis

Culkin started dating Mila Kunis in 2002. They made a lot of effort to keep their romance a secret, but paparazzi were never far behind. Till 2010, Culkin and Kunis remained together despite the media and on-going attention.

Mila Kunis, an actress, and Culkin dated from 2002 to 2010.
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Macaulay and Mila remain close friends even if they are no longer dating. Ashton Kutcher and Mila have two children together.

What is the Net Worth of Macaulay?

According to celebritynetworth, Macaulay Culkin has a net worth of $18 million. He became one of the highest-paid young performers after becoming well-known for the movie Home Alone. Despite no longer acting in films, Culkin frequently makes cameos and appearances in advertisements.

Culkin, who started performing at age 4, accumulated enormous money as a young child. Culkin demanded $100,000 to play the title character in Home Alone. Despite having a $18 million production budget, the film made $476.7 million worldwide. Currently, Culkin serves as publisher and CEO of Bunny Ears, a mocking pop culture website and podcast. He owns homes in Paris as well as residences in New York City.

Salary Detail

Culkin received $1 million after the success of Home Alone to play the lead role in the comedy-drama My Girl in 1991. Culkin received $4.5 million for Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

Additionally, Culkin received a $1.5 million pay for the 1993 movie The Good Son. He earned $8 million for Getting Even with Dad a year later. The actor received $8 million more in compensation for his work in Richie Rich.

Did you know that Culkin declined a part in the successful CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory? He acknowledged that it would have been a fantastic opportunity for him on Joe Rogan’s podcast. The primary performers on The Big Bang Theory make $1 million per episode.

A connection to Michael Jackson

Culkin discussed his friendship with the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in an interview with Esquire. Jackson and Culkin became good friends after Culkin appeared in the Black and White music video for Jackson.

Watch Culkin discuss his friendship with Michael Jackson in the video below!

Michael was accused of abusing a 13-year-old kid in 2005, however the charges against him were eventually dropped. Culkin also provided testimony in the lawsuit on Jackson’s behalf. Culkin always claimed that he had never witnessed him acting improperly.

Family History

In New York City, Macaulay Carson Culkin was born on August 26, 1980. Former actor Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin is his father. He has Patricia Brentrup as his mother. The parents of Culkin were never wed.

Despite losing one of his sisters in a vehicle accident, Culkin is the third of seven children. Culkin, who was raised a Roman Catholic, spent five years in Yorkville’s St. Joseph’s School.

Body Measurements

  • Height in Feet: 5’ 7”
  • Height in Centimeters: 170 cm
  • Weight in Kilogram: 63 kg
  • Weight in Pounds: 139 pounds
  • Chest Size: 37 inches
  • Waist Size: 29 inches
  • Arms/ Biceps Size: 12 inches
  • Feet/ Shoe Size: Unknown


  • He was born into a poor family.
  • His parents never actually got married.
  • He was a very close friend of the singer, Michael Jackson.
  • Macaulay Culkin married Rachel Milner at age 18 and divorced at 22.
  • After becoming a well-known child actor, Macaulay took a 9-year hiatus from acting spanning from 1994 to 2003.