Christian Culkin is the name of an American actor, better recognized for being the brother of Macaulay Culkin who is famous for his role as Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone franchise.
His brother is regarded as one of the most successful child actors of the 1990s. Christian is also an entertainer who is notable for the film, It Runs in the Family. He is generally famous or prestigious for his acting abilities.
Christian was born on January 30, 1987, in New York. So he has an American nationality and belongs to a white caucasian ethnicity. His father, Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin, is a former actor famous for his productions on Broadway. His aunt Bonnie Bedelia is also an actress. On the other hand, his mother’s name is Patricia Bentrup.
He received his name because it was close to his father’s name, Christopher, and his middle name, Patrick is for his mother Patricia. He spent most of his childhood in a smart railroad apartment, was no separating doors, save for the one to the bathroom, for nine years.
Not so much happier for Christian and his siblings like other celebrity kids. His family constantly struggling financially, and they not always going to school. Despite that, he graduated from Manhattanville College with Creative and Professional writing in 2009. Afterward, he completed a Master of Fine Art in Film at Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema in 2015.
Christian Culkin Profile
- Full name: Christian Culkin
- Date of birth: 30 January 1989
- Place of birth: New York
- Nationality: American
- Famous for: being the younger brother of Macaulay Culkin.
Christian Culkin Parents
Culkin’s father’s name is Mr. Christopher Kit Culkin, who was a former stage actor and his mother’s name is Mrs. Patricia Brentrup, who worked as a telephone operator. They started dating in 1974. Apparently, the pair first met in the state of North Dakota. They lived in the state for the first few years before moving to New York. Though Patricia and Kit never married, their kids always thought their mom otherwise.
Culkin’s parents separated in 1995, leading to a contentious and expensive battle for custody of their children who were minors as well as to determine who would manage the children’s acting careers. The custody battle ended in 1997 when Kit conceded and the kids happily remained with Patricia.
Christian Culkin Siblings
Besides, from their two decades worth of relationship, they became a parent of seven kids, Shane (born 1976), Dakota (born 1979), Macaulay (born 1980), Kieran (born 1984), Christian (born 1987), and Rory (born 1989). Of the seven kids, their eldest daughter Dakota has tragically passed away. She died in a car accident in December 2008. Authorities revealed at the time that Dakota died after she got off a curb while walking in west side LA.
Christian Culkin Celebrity Brother Macaulay Culkin
Macaulay was born on August 26, 1980, in New York City, U.S. On his hiatus from working, Culkin was able to focus on his education, attending the Professional Children’s School in New York City, where he met actress and fellow student Rachel Miner. The two married in June 1998, but the marriage did not last long. They separated in 2000 and finalized their divorce in 2002.
His breakout role came in the box office hit Home Alone (1990) as Kevin McCallister, the youngest son in a large family that accidentally leaves him behind during their frenzied departure for a Christmas vacation in Paris.
The movie, written by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus, sees Kevin first reveling in having the house all to himself, indulging in all sorts of activities that he had not been allowed to do, and then, once he realizes that two thieves have targeted his house, he rallies an impressive and creative defense of his home.
He next appeared in Only the Lonely and costarred in the highly acclaimed My Girl, both released in 1991. Culkin returned to his star-making role as Kevin in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), which also performed well at the box office. Culkin’s next role, a dramatic turn from his previous work, was in the dark and disturbing The Good Son (1993), in which he played a deeply troubled child.
Christian Culkin Career
In 1994, he started his career as a child artist along with his brother Kieran Culkin. They appeared in the comedy film My Summer Story, which is directed by Bob Clark. This film serves as a sequel to his 1983 film A Christmas Story. Like the previous film, it is based on semi-autobiographical stories by Jean Shepherd, primarily from his book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.
As per the recent report, Christian is currently a contributing writer for The Waverly Press under the name Chris Culkin. He has been working there since September 2012. In the same way, he has written for local and international magazines such as Lid Magazine, Manipresto Press, and Melissa Nation Magazine (Sao Paulo, Brazil).
Some of his publications include Traveling Your World (for Plastic Dreams Magazine in 2014), Breaking the Rules: The 60’s Revolution of Art (Lid Magazine of April 2013), Billy Name: The Silver Era at the Factory (Manipresto of June 2013), Dennis Stock: American Cool (Lid Magazine of November 2013).
Christian Culkin Net worth
When it comes to celebrities people also want to know how much Christian Culkin’s net worth was and what was her salary. Culkin is now a writer and is based in New York City. Culkin is quite an accomplished writer, but he is not as famous as his brothers, who are award-winning actors. However, his estimated net worth is still under review.
On the other hand his brother, Macaulay has a net worth of $18 million. He became a household name after starring in a string of early 90s hit films, most notably “Home Alone”. His other brother Kieran has a net worth of around $5 million.
6 Facts On Christian Culkin That Might Surprise You!
- Before fame, his family lived in an NYC tenement railroad apartment with no separating doors, save for the one to the bathroom, for nine years.
- His parents stayed together for 21 years from 1974 to 1995 without married.
- After the separation of his parents, his father went on to have a relationship with Jeanette Krylowski.
- His father died in 2017.
- His brother Kiernan achieved a career breakthrough after starring in the film Igby Goes Down.
- Christian as of the present is a contributing writer at The Waverly Press, Lid Magazine, Manipresto Press, and Melissa Nation Magazine (Sao Paulo, Brazil).