Kieran Kyle Culkin (born September 30, 1982) is an American actor. He began his career as a child actor, acting alongside his older brother Macaulay in the Home Alone franchise (1990–1992). His breakout role in Igby Goes Down (2002) received critical acclaim and he was nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe Award, as well as winning a Critics' Choice Movie Award and Satellite Award. He is also well known for his role as Wallace Wells in the hit cult film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Culkin in 2012
Kieran Kyle Culkin
September 30, 1982
New York City, U.S.
|Known for||Igby Goes Down, Succession, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World|
Jazz Charton (m. 2013)
|Relatives||Macaulay Culkin (brother)|
Rory Culkin (brother)
Bonnie Bedelia (aunt)
He has acted on the stage, most notably in several productions of Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our Youth. In 2015, he portrayed Rye Gerhardt in season 2 of the FX series Fargo. He currently portrays Roman Roy in the HBO series Succession.
Culkin was born in New York City, to Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin, a former stage actor who had appeared on Broadway. He has seven siblings—Christian, Dakota, Macaulay, Jennifer, Rory, Shane, and Quinn—all of whom were raised as performers. In 1994, Culkin's parents separated and he has been estranged from his father ever since.
His sister Dakota (born 1979), died in a car accident in 2008.
Culkin's first film role was a small part alongside his brother Macaulay in Home Alone, as cousin Fuller McCallister. He continued acting as a child and teenager, mainly working in comedies, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Father of the Bride, and its sequel, Father of the Bride Part II. He also appeared in feature films such as My Summer Story (1994), the sequel to A Christmas Story, The Mighty (1998), She's All That (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Movie 43 (2013).
As a teenager, he alternated between lead roles in independent films and small parts in mainstream films. He appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie Music of the Heart, played the title role in the film Igby Goes Down, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and played the lead role in The Mighty as Kevin Dillon.
He is currently one of the ensemble main cast members in the HBO series Succession, which began its second season in August, 2019.
Culkin married Jazz Charton in 2013.
|1991||Saturday Night Live||Froggy||Episode: "Macaulay Culkin/Tin Machine"|
|1996||Frasier||Jimmy (voice)||Episode: "The Impossible Dream"|
|1999||The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns||Barney O'Grady||2 episodes|
|2001||Go Fish||Andy "Fish" Troutner||5 episodes|
|2015||Fargo||Rye Gerhardt||2 episodes|
|2015||Long Live the Royals||Peter (voice)||4 episodes|
|2018–present||Succession||Roman Roy||Main cast|
|2000||The Moment When||Wilson||Playwrights Horizons, New York|
|2003||This Is Our Youth||Warren||Garrick Theatre, London|
|2004||After Ashley||Justin Hammond||Vineyard Theatre, New York|
Obie Award for Performance
|2007||subUrbia||Buff||Second Stage Theatre, New York|
|2012||This Is Our Youth||Dennis||Sydney Opera House, Sydney|
|2014||This Is Our Youth||Dennis||Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago|
|2014||This Is Our Youth||Dennis||Cort Theatre, New York|
- Kieran Culkin Biography (1982-)
- Kashner, Sam. "How Kieran Culkin Survived Childhood and Made Peace with the Family Profession". HWD. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
- Ken Lee. "Macaulay Culkin's Sister Killed in Traffic Accident". People.
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- Sternbergh, Adam (2018-08-17). "48 Minutes With Kieran Culkin". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
- ""Grown Ups 2" leads Razzies worst film list". CBS News. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.