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Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin 2012.jpg
Culkin in 2012
Kieran Kyle Culkin

(1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 37)
Years active1990–present
Known forIgby Goes Down, Succession, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Jazz Charton
(m. 2013)
Parent(s)Kit Culkin
Patricia Brentrup
RelativesMacaulay Culkin (brother)
Rory Culkin (brother)
Bonnie Bedelia (aunt)

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 a Satellite Award. He is also well known for his role as Wallace Wells in the cult film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

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 portrays Roman Roy in the HBO series Succession, for which he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2019 and 2020 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2020.

Early life

Culkin was born in New York City, to Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin, a former stage actor who had appeared on Broadway.[1] He has six siblings—Shane, Dakota, Macaulay, Quinn, Christian and Rory, —all of whom were raised as performers. In 1994, Culkin's parents separated and he has been estranged from his father ever since.[2]


Culkin at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Culkin at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con

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.

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,[3] for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, and played the lead role in The Mighty as Kevin Dillon.

He is one of the ensemble main cast members in the HBO series Succession, which began its second season in August, 2019. In 2018, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Roman Roy on the show.

Personal life

Culkin married Jazz Charton in 2013.[4] They have a daughter, born on September 13, 2019.[5][6]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Home Alone Fuller McCallister
1991 Only the Lonely Patrick Muldoon Jr.
1991 Father of the Bride Matty Banks Nominated —  Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Motion Picture
1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fuller McCallister
1993 Nowhere to Run Mike "Mookie" Anderson
1994 My Summer Story Ralph "Ralphie" Parker
1995 Father of the Bride Part II Matty Banks
1996 Amanda Biddle Farnsworth
1998 The Mighty Kevin Dillon Nominated —  Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
1999 She's All That Simon Boggs
1999 Music of the Heart Alexi Tzavaras
1999 The Cider House Rules Buster Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Tim Sullivan
2002 Igby Goes Down Jason "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
2008 Lymelife Jimmy Bartlett
2009 Paper Man Christopher
2009 Three Stories About Joan
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Wallace Wells Nominated—Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
2011 Margaret Paul Hirsch
2011 Hero Squad Clarken Voice
2013 Movie 43 Neil Segment: "Veronica"
Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (along with the entire cast)[7]
2015 Quitters Mr. Becker
2016 Wiener-Dog Brandon McCarthy
2017 Infinity Baby Ben
2020 Father of the Bride, Part 3(ish) Matty Banks Short film
TBA No Sudden Move Filming


Year Title Role Notes
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
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2019, 2020)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Moment When Wilson Playwrights Horizons, New York
2003 This Is Our Youth Warren Straub 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 Ziegler Sydney Opera House, Sydney
2014 This Is Our Youth Dennis Ziegler Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
2014 This Is Our Youth Dennis Ziegler Cort Theatre, New York


  1. ^ Kieran Culkin Biography (1982-)
  2. ^ Kashner, Sam. "How Kieran Culkin Survived Childhood and Made Peace with the Family Profession". HWD. Retrieved 2018-12-05.
  3. ^ "Movie Review: Igby Goes Down, On the Outs With Almost Everything," Stephen Holden, New York Times, September 13, 2002
  4. ^ Sternbergh, Adam (2018-08-17). "48 Minutes With Kieran Culkin". Vulture. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
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  7. ^ ""Grown Ups 2" leads Razzies worst film list". CBS News. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.

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