Kieran Culkin

Actor
Breaking away from the shadow cast by his older brother's career as the 1990s child star du jour, actor Kieran Culkin went on to establish himself as a major talent on film and stage in his own right. Following in the ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1982 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Movie 43 2013 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Margaret 2011 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Paper Man 2010 (Movie)

Christopher (Actor)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010 (Movie)

Wallace Wells (Actor)

Lymelife 2009 (Movie)

Jimmy Bartlett (Actor)

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

Igby Slocumb (Actor)

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 (Movie)

Tim Sullivan (Actor)

Go Fish 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Music of the Heart 1999 (Movie)

Lexi--Teenage (Actor)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

Simon Boggs (Actor)

The Cider House Rules 1999 (Movie)

Buster (Actor)

The Mighty 1998 (Movie)

Kevin Dillon (Actor)

Frasier 1996 (Tv Show)

Voice

Father of the Bride Part II 1995 (Movie)

Matty Banks (Actor)

It Runs in the Family 1994 (Movie)

Ralphie Parker (Actor)

Nowhere to Run 1993 (Movie)

Mookie (Actor)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 (Movie)

Fuller (Actor)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

Matty Banks (Actor)

Stanford Prison Experiment (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Stories about Joan (Movie)

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Biography

Breaking away from the shadow cast by his older brother's career as the 1990s child star du jour, actor Kieran Culkin went on to establish himself as a major talent on film and stage in his own right. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Macaulay, Culkin started his acting career as a child in films such as "Home Alone" (1990) and "Father of the Bride" (1991), before going on to receive critical acclaim as a young actor for his sardonic, Holden Caulfield-esqe role in "Igby Goes Down" (2002), a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination and acclaim for his strong performance. Though "Igby" was considered the role that truly broke him away from comparisons to his brother, Culkin had in fact been his own actor with roles in films like "The Mighty" (1998), "Music of the Heart" (1999) and "The Cider House Rules" (1999). The young actor also shined on the stage in off-Broadway productions such as "After Ashley" (2005) and "SubUrbia" (2007), while also demonstrating his supporting actor skills in movies like "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010). While he may have had his show business start as Macaulay's younger brother, Culkin's demonstrable success on stage and screen established him as a talented young performer in his own right.

Relationships

Bonnie Bedelia

Aunt

Patricia Brentrup

Mother
born c. 1954 mother of the seven Culkin children separated from Kit Culkin in 1995

Kit Culkin

Father
born c. 1944 separated from Culkin's mother in 1995 lost custody of children in 1995 regained joint custody in June 1995 dropped suit for sole custody in 1997 never married to Patricia Brentrup

Macaulay Culkin Actor

Brother
Born August 26, 1980 star of "Home Alone" (1990) and other hit films from the early 1990s

Rory Culkin Actor

Brother
born on July 21, 1989 actor

Christian Culkin

Brother
born c. 1986

Shane Culkin

Brother
born c. 1976

Dakota Culkin

Sister
born c. 1979 died December 10, 2008 after being struck by a car while crossing a Los Angeles street cause of death was massive head trauma

Quinn Culkin

Sister
born on November 8, 1984

Anna Paquin Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2006

EDUCATION

St. Joseph's School

New York , New York

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

Milestones

2011

Cast alongside Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, and Mark Ruffalo in "Margaret"

2010

Co-starred opposite Michael Cera in the comic book adaptation "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"

2009

Joined Matthew Broderick for Kenneth Lonergan's "The Starry Messenger" at off-Broadway's Theater Row

2008

Starred in the independent feature, "Lymelife"; also co-starred brother Rory Culkin

2007

Played Buff in Eric Bogosian's updated version of "SubUrbia" at the Second Stage Theatre in New York

2003

Featured in the West End production of "This Is Our Youth"

2002

Played a leading role in "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys"

2002

Starred in the title role as a runaway teen in "Igby Goes Down"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2001

Cast in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Go Fish"

1999

Joined the cast of the ensemble comedy, "She's All That"

1999

Had a supporting role in Lasse Hallstrom's "The Cider House Rules" as the orphan Buster

1998

Played a 13-year old stricken with Morquio Syndrome in the film, "The Mighty"

1995

Again played Martin and Keaton's child in "Father of the Bride Part II"

1992

Reprised his role in the sequel "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"

1991

Played the son of Steve Martin and Diane Keaton in the remake of "Father of the Bride"

1990

Film acting debut as cousin Fuller in "Home Alone"

Bonus Trivia

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Culkin told Us magazine in November 1998 that he considered his estranged father a "waste of space."

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"I've seen how fame warps your life. The worst part is that you read lies about yourself." – Culkin to The Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 13, 1998

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"If you give people any credit at all, you know they won't believe the crap. Once you figure that out, you don't have to think about it anymore." – Culkin to Interview magazine, November 1998

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"It's for professional kids, so if you wanted to ditch, you could just write 'audition' on a note and leave. I didn't really like school all that much." – Culkin on attending a professional acting school, quoted in Interview magazine, September 2002

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"It wasn't like I got into acting at age six and knew what the hell I was doing. I was told what to do. Now I can make my own decisions and feel responsible for them. I have done some things I didn't love, but that doesn't matter as much as doing the things I want to do." – Culkin to FilmComment magazine, September 2002

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