If you are a 90s kid, then chances are, you already know who Macaulay Culkin is, but if his name does not ring a bell, then perhaps you might be more familiar with “Kevin McCallister”. Yes, you read it right, Kevin is not the real name of the Home Alone film series star, but rather Macaulay.
The American actor and musician is often regarded as one of the most successful child actors in the 1990s. Contributing greatly to this is, of course, Home Alone and Richie Rich.
Macaulay Culkin’s other famous films include My Girl, The Good Son, The Nutcracker, Getting Even With Dad, and The Pagemaster.
He was a partner to Mila Kunis in 2002-2011. He now has a son with former Disney star Brenda Song.
Culkin was once in the comedy rock band the Pizza Underground.
With Macaulay already outgrowing his childhood fame, let us discover what the now 41-year-old artist keeps himself busy with while we also discover how much he has built his career and the wealth that comes with it.
The American actor and musician was born on August 26, 1980 as Macaulay Carson Culkin. In his childhood, he lived with his parents and siblings in a small apartment in Yorkville, Manhattan.
Career Beginnings and Breakthrough through “Home Alone”
When he was just 4 years old, Culkin already appeared on stage in a production of Bach Babies at the New York Philharmonic. He also had his film debut as Cy Blur Black in the film Rocket Gibraltar in 1988.
But what changed Culkin’s life the most is his breakout role as Kevin McCalister in the 1990 blockbuster comedy film Home Alone. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award at his young age. He was paid around $4.5 million for the sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Since his career was skyrocketing, Culkin had deal after deal for films and eventually grew tired of acting. After the release of the 1994 film Richie Rich, the child actor already retired from acting and wanted a normal life. He went back to school and studied in a private high school in Manhattan.
Culkin once married actress Rachel Miner in 1998 but split in 2000 and eventually finalized their divorce in 2002. From that year, Culkin dated actress Mila Kunis until 2011.
Since October 2017, Culkin has been romantically involved with former Disney Star, Brenda Song. The two now have a son who was born on April 2021.
In 2018, Culkin changed his middle name to Macaulay Culkin, making his full name Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
Macaulay Culkin’s Net Worth Today
With his short-lived fame as a child actor, one might think that Macaulay was not able to save his earnings from his blockbusters movies. This might burst your bubble, but Macaulay Culkin’s net worth today is still at an estimated $18 million!
At present, Macaulay is slowly transitioning back to the celebrity life by being part of the starring cast of American Horror Story: Double Feature.