Macaulay Culkin is one of the popular names in Hollywood as he started out as a child actor back in the 80s and quickly rose to fame after he starred as Kevin McCallister in the award-winning Christmas film, Home Alone. Following his superb performance in that role, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination and since then, he has gone on to appear in several top-grossing films and television shows.
However, the Home Alone star went off the acting grid in 1994 in order to have a normal life and to complete his high school education. Several years later in 2000, Culkin made his long-awaited return on TV and since then, he has tried his hands in a lot of new ventures besides acting Here is a look into what the Home Alone star is up to now, his family, and love life.
What Is Macaulay Culkin Doing Now?
Culkin’s leave of absence from Hollywood was intended for him to catch his breath and attend high school. He later announced his return in 2000 with his appearance in a play titled Madame Melville and in 2003 he was seen in the film Party Monster and was featured as a guest actor in Will & Grace that same year.
In a bid to try 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. Culkin’s musical band toured for most of the next two years gaining a lot of recognition and traction along the way. However, Macaulay Culkin announced, on behalf of the group on July 10, 2016, that members of the New York City-based music group had mutually agreed to split up thereby disbanding the group.
A couple of years after the band split, Culkin went on to establish BunnyEars.com, an American pop culture site, in 2018. He has been actively managing his website since then as well as making appearances in a couple of other films like the 2019 film, Changeland which hit the cinemas on 7th June 2019.
Who Are His Siblings?
The Home Alone star was born to Christopher Culkin and Patricia Brentrup on August 26, 1980. Christopher Culkin was a former Broadway actor featuring in many theatre productions and his sister, Bonnie Bedelia, is a veteran award-winning actress which goes a long way in explaining how Macaulay got his acting talent.
Macaulay Culkin is the third child of the seven children born to his father. 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.
Sadly, Macaulay lost his sister, Dakota, to a car accident in 2008. His younger siblings Rory and Kieran Culkin are both established actors. Rory has received critical acclaim for his roles in Lord of Chaos, Signs and Scream 4. Kieran, known for his roles in Igby Goes Down, is a recipient of the prestigious Critics’ Choice Movie Award as well as other awards.
Does Culkin Have A Girlfriend?
As a famous child actor, Macaulay received a lot of advances from the female folk and in 1998, he decided to settle down by marrying his longtime sweetheart, Rachel Miner. Miner was born in the same year as Culkin and was already on her way to becoming an established actress when the two tied the nuptial knot. However, lovebirds announced their separation in 2000 and by 2002, the divorce became official. Many attributed the failure of the marriage to the fact that the duo were only kids when they got married and that they weren’t mature enough (at 18) to start a family.
Soon after Culkin’s divorce was finalized in 2002, he got hooked with Mila Kunis. The relationship lasted for about nine years but unfortunately didn’t lead to marriage. According to reports making the rounds in the entertainment space, Macaulay found love again in Brenda Song. The couple got together in 2018 and the relationship has been budding since then.
Brenda Song is also in the entertainment industry as she started out as a fashion model at a tender age of 7 and went further to pursue a career in acting. Her acting career has remained on the rise following appearances in top-grossing films and television shows.