Macaulay Culkin is one of the most popular names in Hollywood as he started out as a child actor in the 80s and quickly rose to fame after starring Kevin McCallister in the award-winning Christmas movie Home Alone. After his outstanding performance in this role, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination and since then he has appeared in several high-profile films and television shows.
However, the Home Alone star disappeared from the acting ranks in 1994 to lead a normal life and complete his high school education. A few years later, in 2000, Culkin returned to television, and since then he has tried his hand at many new ventures in addition to acting. Here’s a look at what the home-alone star is to this day, his family, and his love life.
What Is Macaulay Culkin Doing Now?
Culkin’s leave of absence from Hollywood was meant for him to catch his breath and attend high school. He later announced his return in 2000 when he appeared in a play called Madame Melville, and in 2003 he appeared in the movie Party Monster and was a guest actor in Will & Grace that same year.
In an effort to try out other forms of entertainment, the actor ventured into music as a rock singer. He founded Pizza Underground in 2013 and recruited instrumentalists to play in the band. Culkins Band toured for most of the next two years, gaining much recognition and traction. However, on July 10, 2016, Macaulay Culkin announced on behalf of the group that the members of the New York City-based music group had mutually agreed to dissolve and thus disband the group.
A few years after the band split up, Culkin founded BunnyEars.com, an American pop culture website, in 2018. Since then, he has actively managed his website and appeared in several other films, including the 2019 movie Changeland, which was released on June 7, 2019.
Who Are His Siblings?
The star of Home Alone was born on August 26, 1980, the son of Christopher Culkin and Patricia Brentrup. Christopher Culkin was a former Broadway actor who has appeared in many theatrical productions, and his sister Bonnie Bedelia is an old award-winning actress, which is a long explanation of how Macaulay came to his acting talent.
Macaulay Culkin is the third child of his father’s seven children. His two older siblings, Shane and Dakota, were born in 1976 and 1979 respectively. The award-winning actor has four younger siblings – Kieran, Quinn, Christian, and Rory Culkin.
Unfortunately, Macaulay lost his sister Dakota in a car accident in 2008. His younger siblings Rory and Kieran Culkin are both established actors. Rory was critically acclaimed for his roles in Lord of Chaos, Signs, and Scream 4. Kieran, known for his roles in Igby Goes Down, has received the prestigious Critics’ Choice Movie Award as well as other awards.
Does Culkin Have A Girlfriend?
As a famous child actor, Macaulay received many advances from women, and in 1998 he decided to settle down by marrying his long-time lover Rachel Miner. Miner was born the same year as Culkin and was already on his way to becoming an established actress when the two of them tied the wedding knot. In 2000, however, the lovebirds announced their separation, and in 2002 the divorce became official. Many attributed the failure of the marriage to the fact that the duo were only children when they married and that they were not mature enough (at 18) to start a family.
Soon after the divorce from Culkin in 2002, he became dependent on Mila Kunis. The relationship lasted about nine years but unfortunately did not lead to marriage. According to reports that have been circulating in the entertainment industry, Macaulay found love again in Brenda Song. The couple got together in 2018 and the relationship has continued to develop since then.
Brenda Song is also active in the entertainment industry, having started out as a model at the tender age of 7 and then moved on to acting. After appearances in high-profile films and television shows, her acting career has continued to grow.