Kieran Culkin, a successful actor in his own right, has indeed carved his path in the entertainment industry, although often overshadowed by the fame of his older brother, Macaulay Culkin, known as one of the most prominent child actors of the 1990s.
Born to former Broadway actor Christopher Cornelius “Kit” Culkin and Patricia Brentrup in 1982, Kieran is one of seven siblings. His initial foray into acting commenced with a brief appearance in the film “Home Alone,” playing Kevin McCallister’s cousin, Fuller McCallister, at the age of seven. He reprised the role in “Home Alone 2” with a similarly small part.
Throughout the ’90s, Kieran appeared in various films such as the “Father of the Bride” movies, “She’s All That,” and “Music of the Heart.” He took a hiatus from acting to attend private school but eventually returned to the craft he loved, albeit being cautious about the fame that accompanies it, owing to his observations of his brother’s experiences with stardom.
His comeback included roles in independent films and the cult classic “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” However, it was his portrayal of Roman Roy in the acclaimed HBO series “Succession” that earned him significant attention. This role led to nominations for Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, along with a win at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
In terms of height, Kieran Culkin stands at 5 feet and 5 inches (168 cm), earning him the title of a “short king,” particularly noticeable when alongside his taller co-star Matthew Macfadyen, who stands at 6 feet and 2 inches (191 cm). Despite his stature, there are several other successful shorter men in Hollywood, including Tom Cruise, Tom Holland, Zac Efron, and Daniel Radcliffe.
Kieran Culkin has been married to Jazz Charton since 2013, and they share two children together, a daughter born in 2019 and a son born in 2021.
As the fourth season of “Succession” concluded in May 2023, marking the end of the series, Culkin’s performance as Roman Roy showcased his talent and versatility. While this might conclude Roman Roy’s storyline, Kieran Culkin undoubtedly has more to offer in his future endeavors in the entertainment industry.