Kieran Culkin

Kieran Culkin

Born: September 30, 1982
Age: 35
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Biography

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) before going on to feature in films including the 1991 film Father of the Bride and its 1995 sequel, My Summer Story (1994), the sequel to A Christmas Story, The Mighty (1998), She's All That, The Cider House Rules (1999), The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Movie 43. 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 Satellite Award. He has also acted on-stage, most notably in several productions of the Kenneth Lonergan play This Is Our Youth. In 2015, he portrayed Rye Gerhardt in the second season of the critically acclaimed FX series Fargo.

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Early life

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. He is the fourth of seven children. He has four brothers: Shane (born 1976), Macaulay (born 1980), Christian (born 1987), and Rory (born 1989), and sister Quinn (born 1984). His second sister, Dakota (born 1979), died in a car accident in 2008.

Career

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; and previously appeared in the Academy Award-nominated movie Music of the Heart. He also had the lead role in The Mighty as Kevin Dillon.

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.

In 2015, he portrayed Rye Gerhardt in the second season of the critically acclaimed FX series Fargo.

Filmography

Film and television

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
1996 Frasier Jimmy S4E3: "The Impossible Dream
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 Lexi at 15
1999 The Cider House Rules Buster Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1999 The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Barney O'Grady
2001 Go Fish Andy "Fish" Troutner 5 episodes
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
2013 Movie 43 Neil Segment "Veronica"
Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo
2015 Fargo Rye Gerhardt 2 episodes
2015 Quitters Mr. Becker
2016 Wiener-Dog Brandon
2017 Infinity Baby Ben
TBA Succession Roman Roy TV

Stage

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

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