Who is Kieran Culkin?
Kieran Kyle Culkin was born on the 30th September 1982, in New York City, USA of British, German, French and Norwegian ancestry. He is an actor, best recognized over the years for starring in the role of Fuller McCallister in the family comedy film “Home Alone” (1990), playing Kevin Dillon in the comedy-drama film “The Mighty” (1998), and as Jason “Igby” Slocumb, Jr. in the comedy-drama film “Igby Goes Down” (2002). He is currently portraying Roman Roy in the HBO drama series”Succession”.
Early Life and EducationSpeaking about his early life, Kieran spent his childhood in New York City, where he was raised alongside his siblings by his father, Kit Culkin, a well-known former professional child and stage actor with a long Broadway career, and his mother, Patricia Brentrup. His siblings are Christian Culkin, Macaulay Culkin, Rory Culkin, Shane Culkin and Quinn Culkin, all of whom are involved in the entertainment industry. He also had a sister, Dakota Culkin, who passed away in a traffic accident in 2008. Regarding his education, Kieran attended St. Joseph’s School and Professional Children’s School. He was also a student at the School of American Ballet.
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Career Beginnings and “Home Alone”
Kieran’s professional acting career started in 1990 at the age of eight, when he made his debut film appearance as Fuller McCallister in one of the highest-grossing live action comedy films, directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes entitled “Home Alone”, in which he starred alongside his brother Macaulay. He reprised the role in its sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York” in 1992, which increased not only his popularity, but also his net worth.
Rise to ProminenceAt the beginning of the 1990s, Kieran caught the attention thanks to his talent, so his next major role came in 1991 when he was cast as Patrick Muldoon Jr. in the romantic comedy film “Only The Lonely”, after which he landed the role of Matty Banks in another romantic comedy entitled “Father Of The Bride” (1991) next to Steve Martin and Diane Keaton, which he reprised in its sequel “Father Of The Bride II” (1995). The role earned him a nomination for Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture in 1991, helping add a considerable amount to his net worth. In 1993, he featured as Mike ‘Mookie’ Anderson in Robert Harmon’s action drama film “Nowhere To Run”, starring alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, which was followed by his portrayal of Ralph ‘Ralphie’ Parker in the comedy film “It Runs In The Family” (1994), alongside his brother Rory Culkin. His rise to real prominence came two years later, when Kieran played Biddle Farnsworth in the drama film “Amanda”, directed by Bobby Roth.
The late 1990s
Kieran’s next major role came in 1998, as he starred in the role of Kevin Dillon in the comedy-drama film “The Mighty”, winning a nomination for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor. In the following year he was again busy, appearing as Simon Boggs in the romantic comedy film “She’s All That”, next to Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard, playing Lexi at 15 in the Academy Award-nominated musical drama “Music Of The Heart”, alongside Meryl Streep and Cloris Leachman, and portraying Buster in the drama film entitled “The Cider House Rules”, based on John Irving novel, and earning a nomination for Screen Actors Guild Award in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category, and helping to increase his net worth by a large margin. Kieran also portrayed Barney O’Grady in the Hallmark Entertainment fantasy film “The Magical Legend Of The Leprechauns” (1999).
The 2000s and “Igby Goes Down”
At the very beginning of the 2000s, Kieran was chosen to play Andy ‘Fish’ Troutner in several episodes of the NBC sitcom “Go Fish” (2001), after which he starred in the role of Tim Sullivan in the comedy-drama film “The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys” (2002). His next major role came in the same year, when he portrayed the title role in the comedy-drama “Igby Goes Down”, which led him to win the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category.
He was not quite as active in the search for other projects, so his next appearance came in the 2008 romantic comedy-drama film “Lymelife”, in which he starred as Jimmy Bartlett alongside his brother Rory Culkin. By the end of the decade, Kieran was also cast as Christopher in the comedy film “Paper Man” (2009) next to Jeff Daniels, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds, and as Wallace Wells in the comedy fantasy film entitled “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” (2010), earning a Detroit Film Critics Society Award nomination.
In 2011, Kieran featured as Paul in the drama “Margaret”, directed by Kenneth Lonergan, which was followed by his portrayal of Neil in the comedy film “Movie 43” (2013). Thereafter, he landed the role of Mr. Becker in the comedy-drama film “Quitters”, guest-starred as Rye Gerhardt in two episodes of the FX black comedy–crime drama series “Fargo”, and appeared as Peter in several episodes of the Cartoon Network animated sitcom “Long Live The Royals”, all in 2015.
To speak further about his acting career, Kieran also starred in the role of Brandon in Todd Solondz’s comedy-drama film “Wiener-Dog” (2016), featured as Ben in the 2017 comedy “Infinity Baby”, and appeared in the short film “Approaching A Breakthrough” in the same year. Most recently, he was selected to portray Roman Roy in the HBO drama series ”Succession” (2018), so his net worth is certainly still rising.
In addition to his career as a professional actor on the big screen, Kieran is also recognized as a stage actor. He made his on-stage debut in 1999, when he starred as Wilson in the production of “The Moment When”, after which he won the role of Warren in the play “This Is Our Youth” (2003), alongside Colin Hanks. In the following year, he performed as Justin in the play “After Ashley”, for which he won the 2005 Obie Award in the Performance category. Moreover, he also played Buff in the 2007 play “subUrbia”, and Dennis in the Broadway production of “This Is Our Youth” (2014-2015), helping increase further his wealth.
Kieran Culkin Net Worth
His career started in 1990 and he has been an active member of the entertainment industry as a professional actor ever since. So, if you ever wondered how rich Kieran Culkin is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of his net worth is over $4 million, accumulated through his successful acting career.
To talk about his personal life, Kieran Culkin has been married to Jazz Charton since June of 2013; the couple has no children yet. He previously dated famous Hollywood actress Emma Stone from 2010 to 2011.
Speaking about his appearance, Kieran is 5ft 5ins (1.66m), while his weight is reputed to be around 130lbs (59kgs).