Kieran Culkin

Kieran Culkin

Highest Rated: 92% No Sudden Move (2021)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Sep 30, 1982

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Actor Kieran Culkin eclipsed both his early career in juvenile roles and avoided the overwhelming attention afforded to his brother, Macaulay, to enjoy critical praise as sardonic, occasionally misanthropic young men in "Igby Goes Down" (2002), "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010) and "Succession" (HBO, 2018- ). Born Kieran Kyle Culkin in New York City on September 30, 1982, he was one of seven children born to former actor Kit Culkin and Patricia Brentup, all of whom were encouraged to become actors by their father. The siblings enjoyed varying degrees of success in films and on television, with Macaulay the breakout star thanks to "Home Alone" (1990), while Rory Culkin transitioned from juvenile roles to character parts in "Lords of Chaos" (2018) and on "City on a Hill" (Showtime, 2019- ). Kieran enjoyed a similar career path, appearing opposite Macauley in minor roles in "Home Alone" before moving up to a supporting turn in "Father of the Bride" (1991) that earned him a Young Artist Award nomination. From there, Culkin built an impressive c.v. of sympathetic supporting roles in "She's All That" (1999), "The Cider House Rules" (1999) and "The Dangerous Life of Altar Boys" (2002), as well as the occasional lead, most notably as a young man with a debilitating disease in "The Mighty" (1998). His star-making role would come in 2002 with Burr Steers' "Igby Goes Down," an indie drama about a teenager (played by Culkin) rebelling against his wealth and eccentric family. A critical success, "Igby" earned Culkin a Golden Globe Award nomination, among other laurels, for his performance, but the spotlight's glare that had followed Macaulay after "Home Alone" - and which eventually drove him away from acting - kept Culkin from pursuing mainstream features. He instead focused on character-driven independent efforts, including the Martin Scorsese-produced "Lymelife" (2008) and Kenneth Lonergan's "Margaret" (2011). Culkin would then reunite with Lonergan a year later for a revival of his 1996 play This is Our Youth, and toured with the production for two years until a Broadway run in 2014. When the play completed its tenure in New York, Culkin returned to independent features, including Todd Solondz's "Wiener-Dog" (2016) before earning widespread critical praise for the HBO drama "Succession." Culkin played Roman Roy, the youngest son of media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox), whose caustic and immature nature put him at odds with his flawed brother Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and ambitious sister Siobahn (Sarah Snook).

Highest rated movies

No Sudden Move Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Infinity Baby
Igby Goes Down
The Mighty
Wiener-Dog
The Cider House Rules

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 60% No Sudden Move Charley (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Approaching a Breakthrough Norman (Character) - 2017
76% 70% Infinity Baby Ben (Character) - 2017
74% 41% Wiener-Dog Brandon (Character) $445.4K 2016
44% 55% Quitters Mr. Becker (Character) - 2015
4% 24% Movie 43 Neil (Character) $8.8M 2013
82% 84% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Wallace Wells (Character) $32.8M 2010
32% 48% Paper Man Christopher (Character) $15.4K 2009
63% 52% Lymelife Jimmy Bartlett (Character) - 2008
75% 80% Igby Goes Down Igby (Character) $4.7M 2002
77% 79% The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Tim Sullivan (Character) $1.8M 2002
41% 55% She's All That Simon Boggs (Character) $63.3M 1999
71% 77% The Cider House Rules Buster (Character) $57.5M 1999
63% 72% Music of the Heart Lexi at 15 (Character) $14.8M 1999
75% 79% The Mighty Kevin 'Freak' Dillon (Character) $2.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amanda Biddle Farnsworth (Character) - 1996
50% 60% Father of the Bride Part II Matty Banks (Character) $76.6M 1995
No Score Yet 46% It Runs in the Family Ralph 'Ralphie' Parker (Character) - 1994
30% 32% Nowhere to Run Mike 'Mookie' Anderson (Character) $21.9M 1993
34% 61% Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fuller (Character) $172.7M 1992
70% 70% Father of the Bride Matty Banks (Character) $89.1M 1991

TV

Credit
93% 81% Succession Roman Roy (Character) 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2019
93% 84% Fargo Rye Gerhardt (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Fish Andy "Fish" Troutner (Character) 2001
93% 93% Frasier Jimmy (Guest Voice) 1996