Kieran Culkin Brothers: Who are Macaulay and Rory Culkin?

By | March 27, 2023

Kieran Kyle Culkin is an American actor. The brother of actors Macaulay and Rory, he began his career as a child actor in the films Home Alone, Father of the Bride, The Mighty, and The Cider House Rules(1999). He achieved a career breakthrough after starring in the film Igby Goes Down (2002), for which he was nominated for his first Golden Globe Award, as well as winning a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and a Satellite Award. He later appeared in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Margaret (2011), Wiener-Dog (2016), and No Sudden Move (2021).

Since 2018, Culkin has starred as Roman Roy in the HBO television series Succession, for which he won a Critics’ Choice Television Award in 2022, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2020 and 2022, and three Golden Globe Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2022.

Kieran Culkin was born on September 30, 1982. He is 40 years old.

Culkin married Jazz Charton on June 8, 2013.

Kieran Culkin Brothers: Who are Macaulay and Rory Culkin?

Kieran Culkin has seven siblings: Macaulay, Rory, Dakota, Quinn, Shane, Christian, and Jennifer.

Macaulay Culkin, 42

Macaulay Culkin was born in New York City on Aug. 26, 1980, and is the third oldest child of Kit and Brentrup.

He rose to fame for starring in the Home Alone movie franchise as a child. His other notable childhood roles include My Girl, The Nutcracker, and Richie Rich.

During his childhood, Macaulay also had a controversial friendship with the late musician Michael Jackson. In a 2019 appearance on Michael Rosenbaum’s podcast Inside of You, Macaulay said, despite their large age gap, the friendship was “normal and mundane.”

After finding huge success as a child star, Macaulay took a step back from acting, which he attributed to his strained relationship with his father, who was also his manager.

“I even wanted to take a break for a while and eventually I was like ‘I’m done guys, hope you all made your money because there is no more coming from me,’ ” he told Maron in 2018.

At just 15 years old, Macaulay sued his parents to remove them as legal guardians in control of the $17 million he had earned from acting.

In 2013, he formed a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band, the Pizza Underground. During his appearance at WTF, the actor revealed that the group had dissolved, saying, “I was a little tired of it, to be completely honest.”

In 2016, Macaulay started a satirical website, Bunny Ears, and in 2019, he launched an accompanying podcast of the same name. In 2018, he held a poll on his website to decide on a new middle name. He reportedly changed his middle name to “Macaulay Culkin” in 2019, making his full name Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. He eventually returned to acting in 2020, starring in season 10 of American Horror Story.

As for his personal life, Macaulay quietly dated actress Mila Kunis from 2002 to 2011. In 2017, he started dating actress Brenda Song and the pair welcomed their first child, Dakota, in 2021. They announced their engagement in January 2022. In March 2023, Macaulay’s brother Kieran confirmed that the couple had quietly welcomed their second child.

Rory Culkin, 33

Rory Hugh Culkin was born in N.Y.C. on July 21, 1989, and is the youngest child of Kit and Brentrup.

He started acting as a child, often playing younger versions of his brothers’ characters, in films like Richie Rich and Igby Goes Down. Rory also landed larger roles on his own; he starred opposite Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me and appear in Signs with Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix.

His later film credits include The Zodiac and Scream 4, while his TV credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Under the Banner of Heaven. Most recently, Rory made headlines for his full-frontal nude scene in Prime Video’s cult series Swarm, which was based on one of creator Donald Glover’s own experiences after a one-night stand.

In 2018, Rory married cinematographer Sarah Scrivener in New Orleans.

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