Macaulay Culkin Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$18 Million|
|Real Name:||Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin (originally Macaulay Carson Culkin)|
|Date of Birth:||26th August 1980|
|Age:||41 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Singer, Musician, Voice Actor|
|Updated:||25th May 2022|
How did Macaulay Culkin’s Acting Career Gain Him Child Stardom at a Young Age?
Child star Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, and to this date, Macaulay Culkin net worth is over $18 Million. The family eventually settled in New York City and lived in a small apartment in Manhattan. Culkin attended St. Joseph’s, a Catholic school in the Yorkville neighborhood for five years, then transferred from St. Joseph’s school to the Professional Children’s School.
Macaulay’s career as a child actor began at age four. His early roles were principally in theater productions and television and included an appearance in an episode of the popular television show The Equalizer, in 1988. His first film appearance came in 1988 with the role of Cy Blue Black, in the movie Rocket Gibraltar. In 1989, he appeared as Billy Livingstone in the film See You in the Morning, where he starred alongside Farrah Fawcett, Drew Barrymore, and Jeff Bridges. Also in 1989, he played Miles Russell in the film Uncle Buck, starring John Candy in the title role.
How did Home Alone Make Macaulay Culkin a Household Name?
In 1990, Macaulay Culkin’s career took a turn and he became a household name with his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in the film Home Alone. The role reunited him with the writer and director of Uncle Buck, John Hughes, as well as with John Candy. The film, which was an immensely popular blockbuster, earned Culkin an American Comedy Award, and a Young Artist Award, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. For his appearance in Home Alone, Culkin was paid $110,000.
How Did Macaulay Culkin’s Appearance in Home Alone Lead to Work in More Films?
Culkin’s appearance in Home Alone quickly led to work in more films and other productions. In 1991, he played Thomas Sennett in the movie My Girl, alongside Anna Chlumsky. The pair were nominated at the MTV Movie Awards as Best On-Screen Duo and won the award for Best Kiss. In 1992, Culkin reprised the role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. For his performance in Lost in New York, Culkin received $4.5 million. Culkin’s other movie roles at the time included playing Henry in the 1993 film The Good Son. The Good Son film netted Culkin a nomination for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Awards but was only a modest success at the box office.
In 1994, Culkin starred in three films; Getting Even With Dad, The Pagemaster, and Richie Rich. All three films were poorly received and did poorly at the box office.
Macaulay Culkin’s other work in the early 1990s included work as a voice actor in a Saturday morning cartoon series called Wish Kid. He also appeared in the Michael Jackson music video “Black or White,” and was a guest host on Saturday Night Live. He studied at the School of American Ballet and appeared in a filmed version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in 1993.
Why Did Macaulay Culkin Take an Acting Hiatus After Richie Rich?
In 1994, after the disappointment of Richie Rich, Culkin retired from acting. Culkin sought a more normal life and withdrew from the public eye to attend a private high school.
Culkin’s acting hiatus lasted until 2003. In that year, he appeared in an episode of the television series Will and Grace and appeared in two films in the same year. In the film Party Monster, Culkin played the role of Michael Alig, a murderous drug addict, and party promoter. Culkin also was a supporting cast member in the film Saved, playing the part of a wheelchair-bound, non-Christian student at a Christian university. Saved received good reviews, though it had only modest box office receipts. Culkin also returned to work as a voice actor in the animated comedy series Robot Chicken, written and produced by fellow actor and childhood friend Seth Green.
What Is Macaulay Culkin’s Most Recent Work?
Culkin has said in interviews that his childhood salary was invested and that his net worth allows him to pick and choose the projects he works on.
- Between 2013 and 2016, Culkin performed in the rock band “The Pizza Underground,” as a vocalist, and occasionally played the kazoo.
- In 2018, Culkin launched an experimental comedy podcast site called “Bunny Ears.” In 2020, he conducted a survey on the site asking what he should adopt as his new middle name. As a result of the feedback, Culkin legally changed his name from Macaulay Carson Culkin to Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin.
- Culkin has appeared in a number of commercials both in the United States and Europe, including a 2018 commercial for Google Assistant, in which he recreated his role as Kevin McCallister, 28 years older, reenacting some of the scenes from the original Home Alone film franchise.
- Also, in 2018, Culkin has worked extensively with RedLetterMedia, appearing in a number of their productions, including Angry Video Game Nerd, in which he appears occasionally as himself, as a parody of himself, or as a character.
- In 2021, Culkin began work as a regular cast member of the series American Horror Story.
What is Macaulay Culkin’s Personal Life Like?
What Was Macaulay Culkin’s Relationship With His Parents?
In 1994, Culkin’s parents divorced. Kit Culkin, Macaulay’s father, served as his manager and was accused of being abusive and of financially mismanaging the child star’s business affairs. Culkin’s mother received custody of the children. In 1995, Macaulay obtained an executor to manage his business affairs until he was 18. In an interview with Esquire magazine, Culkin explained that this was not an effort to “divorce” his parents, but simply a financial move to preserve his net worth during the divorce. He told Marc Maron’s podcast that the executor also allowed him to take a break from the entire movie business that his parents pushed him into.
What are Macaulay Culkin’s Personal Relationships?
Culkin’s marriage to Rachel Miner
In 1998, Culkin married actress Rachel Miner. The couple split in 2000 and were divorced in 2002.
Culkin’s relationship with Mila Kunis
In 2002, Culkin began dating actress Mila Kunis. After 2006, the relationship was a long-distance one, as Culkin lived in New York and Kunis lived in Los Angeles. Their relationship ended sometime in 2010, according to Kunis’ publicity agent, who said the couple parted on friendly terms.
Culkin’s relationship with former Disney star Brenda Song
In 2017, Culkin began a relationship with Disney star Brenda Song, who plays London Tipton on the Disney Channel’s series The Suite Life. Culkin co-starred with Song in the 2019 film Changeland.
On April 5, 2021, Song gave birth to the couple’s son, Dakota Song Culkin, named after Culkin’s sister, who had been killed in a traffic accident.
In January 2022, Culkin’s girlfriend, Brenda Song, was seen in public with a massive diamond ring, with a 6 to 8 carat pear-shaped main stone and several smaller stones. One jeweler, not involved with the creation of the supposed engagement ring, estimated the cost of the ring at $450,000.