Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980) is an American actor. He became widely known for his portrayal of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. He is also known for his roles in Richie Rich, Uncle Buck, My Girl, The Pagemaster, and Party Monster, as well as Michael Jackson's music video Black or White. At the height of his fame, he was regarded as the most successful child actor since Shirley Temple. Culkin was ranked No. 2 in VH1 and E!'s respective lists, the '100 Greatest Kid-Stars' and '50 Greatest Child Stars'. Culkin was born in Manhattan and raised in Yorkville. He is the son of Christopher Cornelius 'Kit' Culkin, a former stage actor known for his productions on Broadway, and Patricia Brentrup, who never married. Culkin was raised Roman Catholic; he attended a Catholic school (St. Joseph's School of Yorkville) for 5 years before moving on to Professional Children's School. Culkin studied ballet at the School of American Ballet.
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