Kieran Culkin

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Kieran Culkin
Kieran Culkin 2012.jpg
Culkin in 2012
Born (1982-09-30) September 30, 1982 (age 33)
New York City, New York, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Jazz Charton (m. 2013)
Parent(s) Kit Culkin
Relatives Macaulay 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) 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.

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 (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.[2]

Career[edit]

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 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,[3] 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.

Personal life[edit]

In June 2013, Culkin married foley artist Jazz Charton in Decorah, Iowa.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

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 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 (along with the entire cast)[6]
2015 Fargo Rye Gerhardt 2 episodes
2016 Wiener-Dog

Stage[edit]

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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