Macaulay Culkin: Biography
Macaulay Culkin was born on the 26th of Agoust, 1980 in New York, NY, and named after the British Historian Thomas Babigton Macaulay by his parents, Kit Culkin & Patricia Bentrup.
Mac was raised with his 5 other Siblings, which include Kieran, Christian, Rory, Quinn, Dakota and Shane. Most of them, as you probably see are currently into acting, so the way it looks, Macaulay started this era of Motion Pictures acting in the family, since only the younger siblings are Actors/actresses.
The first real job he got was in the play The Nutcracker, in 1984, where, in his later life, he also starred in a movie of the same name.
Macaulay Culkin: Career
Macaulay Culkin first stepped onto a New York stage at the age of four. Extensively trained for his craft, including a stint with Balanchine's School of the American Ballet, young Culkin became a familiar TV-commercial face and was spotlighted in several film supporting roles, the best of which was as John Candy's inquisitive nephew in Uncle Buck (1989). After an unbilled cameo in Jacob's Ladder (1990) and prior to an appearance in a Michael Jackson video, Culkin was cast as the preteen protagonist of Home Alone, a Three Stooges-like combination of violent slapstick and sappy sentiment that was the highest-grossing film of 1990. Culkin thereby became the highest paid child actor of all time, and one of the few under-13 performers who could be counted on to "open" a picture. Two more blockbusters followed: My Girl (1991) and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). At the time, the boy's career was under the tight control of his father Christopher "Kit" Culkin, an erstwhile actor who also managed the careers of Culkin's younger, equally photogenic siblings, and stories began to emerge from Hollywood concerning the elder Culkin's on-set behavior. Meanwhile, Macaulay's box-office appeal began waning, partly due to indifferent response to his next few films -- The Good Son (1993), Getting Even With Dad (1994), and Richie Rich (1994) -- but chiefly because he was outgrowing his cuteness and spontaneity. In June 1995, Culkin's mother went to court to remove the boy from Kit's custody, insisting that the father's contentiousness was ruining Macaulay's chances of revitalizing his career. At the age of 18, Culkin married actress Rachel Miner in 1998, but the couple separated in 2000. The former child star re-emerged in 2002 in documentarians Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's feature debut, Party Monster, the true-life story of the rise and fall of a young club promoter
Macaulay Culkin: Films
Sonic Youth - Corporate Ghost: The Videos 1990-2002 (2004), Saved! (2004), Home Alone - Complete Caper Collection (2003), Party Monster (2003), Richie Rich (1994), The Pagemaster (1994), Getting Even With Dad (1994), The George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (1993), The Good Son (1993), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), My Girl (1991), Only the Lonely (1991), Home Alone (1990), Jacob's Ladder (1990), Uncle Buck (1989), See You in the Morning (1989), Rocket Gibraltar (1988)