• Kieran Culkin is an American actor best known for roles in Home Alone, The Mighty, and Igby Goes Down
• He was born in New York City to parents Kit Culkin and Patricia Brentrup and has five siblings, four of whom are in the entertainment industry
• His professional acting career began in 1990 with a role in Home Alone and he was nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture in 1991
• He has earned a net worth of over $4 million from his successful acting career and has won an Obie Award in the Performance category
• Kieran is married to Jazz Charton since 2013 and previously dated Emma Stone from 2010 to 2011

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Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 30, 1982
SpouseJazz Charton
FactBrother of Shane Culkin (b. 1976), Dakota Culkin (1979-2008), Macaulay Culkin (b. 1980), Quinn Culkin (b. 1984), Christian Culkin (b. 1987) and Rory Culkin (b. 1989).

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 Education

Speaking 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.

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.

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Rise to Prominence

At 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.

The 2010s

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.

Recent Projects

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.

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Stage Actor

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.

Personal Details

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).

General Info

Full NameKieran Culkin
Date Of BirthSeptember 30, 1982
Height1.68 m
EducationProfessional Children's School


SpouseJazz Charton
ParentsKit Culkin, Patricia Brentrup
SiblingsMacaulay Culkin, Rory Culkin, Quinn Culkin, Christian Culkin, Shane Culkin, Dakota Culkin, Jennifer Adamson


AwardsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, Obie Award for Performance, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
MoviesScott Pilgrim vs. the World, Home Alone, Igby Goes Down, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Lymelife, Wiener-Dog, Movie 43, She's All That, Nowhere to Run, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, The Mighty, The Cider House Rules, Father of the Bride, Music of the Heart, Father of the Bride Part II, Quitter...
TV ShowsGo Fish

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1It's easy to cash out and make a lot of bad movies. I'd rather be dirt-poor on the streets and have done good films.
2"At one point, the director came out from behind his monitor and said, "Everything's fine, but could you at least make it look as if you're slightly enjoying it?" It definitely was exciting, but I didn't want to move. I just didn't want to look like a porn star". - on his first movie love scene, with Amanda Peet in the movie Igby Goes Down (2002).
3I certainly had a better, less hectic life than Mac. He took all the pressure at home and on movie sets. My dad basically left me alone because I wasn't making enough money to warrant his scrutiny.
4Until my brother Mac started making major money, our house was really wild. The outside world didn't know how chaotic our life was because, though we'd live at home like a bunch of little critters, we'd go off to school and act all sedate and normal. Trust me, there is no such thing as normal for a Culkin.


1His father is of one quarter Irish, as well as of German, English, Swiss-German, and French, descent. His mother is of half German and half Norwegian ancestry.
2In London, West End, performing alongside Colin Hanks in "This is Our Youth". [December 2002]
3Appearing with Anna Paquin in the off-Broadway dark comedy "After Ashley". [March 2005]
4Played the older brother of his brother Rory Culkin in Lymelife (2008).
5Ex-brother-in-law of Rachel Miner.
6Was in a relationship with Emma Stone (October 2010-June 2011).
7His younger brother Rory Culkin played the younger version of his character Igby in Igby Goes Down (2002).
8Played the cousin of his brother Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992).
9He and his brother Rory Culkin each appeared in a film titled "It Runs in the Family" (Kieran in It Runs in the Family (1994) and Rory in It Runs in the Family (2003)).
10Nephew of Bonnie Bedelia.
11Grandson of Christopher Culkin "Kit". Father is also Christopher Culkin, and mother is Patricia Brentrup.
12Brother of Shane Culkin (b. 1976), Dakota Culkin (1979-2008), Macaulay Culkin (b. 1980), Quinn Culkin (b. 1984), Christian Culkin (b. 1987) and Rory Culkin (b. 1989).




Infinity Baby2017post-productionBen
SuccessionTV Movie pre-productionRoman Roy
Fargo2015TV SeriesRye Gerhardt
Quitters2015Mr. Becker
Movie 432013Neil (segment "Veronica")
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World2010Wallace Wells
Paper Man2009Christopher
Lymelife2008Jimmy Bartlett
Igby Goes Down2002Igby
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002Tim Sullivan
Go Fish2001TV SeriesAndy 'Fish' Troutner
The Cider House Rules1999Buster
Music of the Heart1999Lexi at 15
She's All That1999Simon Boggs
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns1999TV Mini-SeriesBarney O'Grady
The Mighty1998Kevin Dillon
Amanda1996Biddle Farnsworth
Frasier1996TV SeriesJimmy
Father of the Bride Part II1995Matty Banks
It Runs in the Family1994Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker
Nowhere to Run1993Mike 'Mookie' Anderson
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992Fuller McCallister
Father of the Bride1991Matty Banks
Saturday Night Live1991TV SeriesFroggy
Only the Lonely1991Patrick Muldoon Jr.
Home Alone1990Fuller McCallister


The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2002TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'The Mighty'1999Video documentary shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself - Quitters
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'2010Video documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHimself
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Funny or Die2010Video shortHimself
2010 MTV Movie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Abby Singer2003Himself
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself
Igby Goes Down: In Search of Igby2003Video documentary shortHimself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Fargo2015TV SeriesRye Gerhardt
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialStudent
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV SpecialIndian (uncredited)
Biography2007TV Series documentaryHimself
El Magacine2005TV Series
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies2003TV Movie documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2003Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Young Actor/ActressIgby Goes Down (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalIgby Goes Down (2002)
2002Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsYouth in FilmIgby Goes Down (2002)

Nominated Awards

2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Supporting ActorScott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
2003Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalIgby Goes Down (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceIgby Goes Down (2002)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Male PerformanceIgby Goes Down (2002)
2003OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - MaleIgby Goes Down (2002)
2002Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearIgby Goes Down (2002)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureThe Cider House Rules (1999)
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorThe Mighty (1998)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion PictureFather of the Bride (1991)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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