American actor and musician Macaulay Culkin is probably best known for starring as Kevin McCallister in the first two films of the Home Alone franchise. He was one of the most successful child actors of the 90s. Culkin starred in films such as My Girl (1991), The Good Son (1993), The Nutcracker (1993), Getting Even with Dad (1994), The Pagemaster (1994), and Richie Rich (1994).

However, he lived more of a quiet life after taking time off from acting in the late 90s and early 2000s.

In 2020, he told Esquire: “I enjoy acting. I enjoy being on set. I don’t enjoy a lot of the other things that come around it. What’s a good analogy? The Shawshank Redemption. The way he gets out of prison is to crawl through a tube of shit, you know?

“It feels like to get to that kind of freedom, I’d have to crawl through a tube of shit. And you know what? I’ve built a really nice prison for myself. It’s soft. It’s sweet. It smells nice. You know? It’s plush.”

In 2000, he starred as Madame Melville in London’s West End before taking a grittier role as murderer Michael Alig in the 2003 film Party Monster.

Outside of the acting world, Culkin has received an MTV Movie Award from three nominations (Best Kiss and Best in 1992 for My Girl and Best Villain in 1994 for The Good Son) and a Young Artist Award in 1991 for Home Alone. He also wrote an autobiography, Junior, which was published in 2006.

In 2013, Culkin co-founded the New York comedy rock band the Pizza Underground, of which he was the vocalist. In 2016, the group split up.

He is currently the publisher and CEO of Bunny Ears, a satirical pop culture website and podcast.

In 2023, Culkin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In his personal life, he is engaged to Brenda Song, with whom he has two children.

What is Macaulay Culkin’s net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, The New York City native is worth an estimated $18 million.

Macaulay has been acting since he was 4 years old, and was paid $40,000 for his first role in Uncle Buck.

For his role as Kevin McCallister in the iconic Home Alone (1990), Macaulay was paid $100,000. This film made him a household name.

He began making A-list salaries for his films, including earning $1 million for 1991’s My Girl and $4.5 million for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992. The actor was reportedly paid $8 million for his role in 1994’s Richie Rich.

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