Kieran Culkin

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Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin 2012.jpg
Culkin in This Is Our Youth at the Sydney Opera House, 2012.
BornKieran Kyle Culkin
(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
 
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Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin 2012.jpg
Culkin in This Is Our Youth at the Sydney Opera House, 2012.
BornKieran Kyle Culkin
(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 31)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present

Kieran Culkin (September 30, 1982) is an American actor and the younger brother of Macaulay Culkin.

Early life[edit]

Culkin was born in New York City, the son of Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin, a former stage actor with a long career on Broadway.[1]

He has four brothers, Shane (b. 1976), Macaulay (b. 1980), Christian (b. 1987), and Rory (b. 1989), and two sisters, Dakota (1979–2008) and Quinn (b. 1984).[2]

Career[edit]

Kieran 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 and Father of the Bride and its sequel. He also played a role in She's All That as Laney's younger brother, Simon.

As a teenager, he alternated between lead roles in independent films and small parts in mainstream films. He played the title role in the film Igby Goes Down, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie Music of the Heart as well.

He played Buff in Eric Bogosian's updated version of SubUrbia at the Second Stage Theatre in New York. In 2010, Culkin played Scott Pilgrim's "cool gay roommate" Wallace Wells in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

He also had the lead role in The Mighty as Kevin Dillon.

Filmography[edit]

Culkin at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Home AloneFuller McCallister
1991Only the LonelyPatrick Muldoon Jr.
1991Father of the BrideMatty BanksNominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture
1992Home Alone 2: Lost in New YorkFuller McCallister
1993Nowhere to RunMike 'Mookie' Anderson
1994My Summer StoryRalph 'Ralphie' Parker
1995Father of the Bride Part IIMatty Banks
1996AmandaBiddle Farnsworth
1998The MightyKevin DillonNominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
1999She's All ThatSimon Boggs
1999Music of the HeartLexi at 15
1999The Cider House RulesBusterNominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1999The Magical Legend of the LeprechaunsBarney O'Grady
2001Go FishAndy 'Fish' TroutnerLead role, TV Series
(5 episodes)
2002The Dangerous Lives of Altar BoysTim Sullivan
2002Igby Goes DownJason "Igby" Slocumb, Jr.Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film
Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2009LymelifeJimmy Bartlett
2009Paper ManChristopher
2009Three Stories About Joan
2010Scott Pilgrim vs. the WorldWallace WellsNominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2010The Stanford Prison Experiment
2011MargaretPaul
2013Movie 43NeilSegment "Veronica"
Pending — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (along with the entire cast)[3]

Stage credits[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000The Moment WhenWilsonPlaywrights Horizons, New York
2003This is Our YouthWarrenGarrick Theatre, London
2004After AshleyJustin HammondVineyard Theatre, New York/Obie Award for Performance
2007subUrbiaBuffSecond Stage Theatre, New York
2012This is Our YouthDennisSydney Opera House

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