Who is Shane Culkin?

Shane Arliss Culkin was born in Yorkville, Illinois USA, in 1976 – he’s kept his exact date of birth hidden from the media’s attention, but his zodiac sign is said to be Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is an actor, but who might be known best for being the brother of Macaulay Culkin, a famous American actor and musician.

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Early life, siblings and education

Shane was raised alongside his siblings Macaulay, Quinn, Christian, Kieran, Rory and Dakota, by their father Kit Culkin, a famous American stage actor, and their mother who was a telephone operator – Shane’s sister Dakota died after being hit by a car on 10 December 2008.

Shane received his first name because the 1953 movie “Shane” was his father’s favorite, while his middle name ‘Arliss’ is a character in the 1957 movie “Old Yeller”. Shane grew up watching his father perform, as well as his siblings and himself became interested in acting, practicing his skills at a local theatre as well as with his school’s drama club. Shane attended St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville (Catholic school) at which he was interested in sports such as soccer and football. He matriculated in 1994, but hasn’t shared anything regarding further education, and it’s widely believed that Shane skipped college to focus on work and earning money.

Career as an actor and other ventures

Shane has been credited with only one appearance, in 1989, when he played Wally Webb in the episode “Our Town” of the musical drama series “Great Performances”, created by Sheldon Epps and which stars Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite and Placido Domingo – it’s a televised version of stage plays, operas and ballets from all around the world. It’s been airing since 1971, and has won 60 awards including 29 Primetime Emmys, and been nominated for 117 others.

Since this appearance, Shane has been keeping away from the media’s attention, and nothing is known about his career.

It’s rumored that he has worked as a bartender, porter and a barista, and that he was also an organ installer at Stadele’s Allen Organs from April 2013 to January 2015 – some sources claim that Shane has also worked at Board of Elections in the City of New York as a poll inspector-scanner.

Love life and relationships

Shane is very secretive when it comes to his love life and hasn’t shared any details concerning his past and present affairs. Still, there are rumors circulating the internet that he might be a married man who also has kids, as one of his fans has claimed to have seen him walking hand in hand with his other half and their child in the streets of New York City, however, no pictures have been provided to support these claims.

There are also those who believe Shane to be gay because he hasn’t talked about any women she might have dated.

As none of these rumors have been confirmed, nor has Shane commented on them, he is single as of December 2020, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Shane is keen on travelling, and has been all around the US visiting nearly every state, while he’s also been to many European countries such as France and Italy. He’s also kept his brother company at several of his red carpet events.

Shane is said to be very good at writing, and has allegedly written columns about a variety of topics for various magazines.

He was physically very active during his teenage years, and later started going to the gym, having several training sessions each week, however, he no longer works out today.

Shane Culkin

Shane is keen on watching movies in his spare time, and a couple of his favorite actors and actresses are Will Smith, Russell Crowe and Natalie Portman, while his favorite movies include “I Am Legend”, “Gladiator” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Shane’s age is 44. He has short black hair and green eyes, his height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). As of December 2020, his net worth has been estimated at over $250,000, while his brother Macaulay’s net worth has been estimated at over $18 million.

Who is Macaulay Culkin?

Macaulay Carson Culkin was born in New York City, USA, on 26 August 1980 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality.

He is an actor, web host and a musician, who might still be known best for his portrayal of the lead character, Kevin McAllister in the 1990 Christmas comedy film “Home Alone”, written by John Hughes, directed by Chris Columbus, and which also starred Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern – it follows an eight-year-old boy who, after being left at home by his parents, has to figure out how to fight against two burglars. The movie won 11 awards and was nominated for six others, including two Oscars.

Macaulay attended St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville before moving to Professional Children’s School – he didn’t attend college. He was four years old when he started acting in theatre plays including “Bach Babies” performed at the New York Philharmonic.

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He went on to appear in several movies such as “The Midnight Hour” in 1985, the 1988 “Rocket Gibraltar”, and in 1989 “Uncle Buck”, however, he only gained recognition after starring in “Home Alone”, for which performance he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, while he actually won a Young Artist Award and an American Comedy Award. He reprised his role in “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” in 1992, and for it received $4.5 million having only received $110,000 for the first movie – the following year saw him appear in the thriller movie “The Good Son”.

In 1994 after his roles in three movies – “Richie Rich”, “The Pagemaster” and “Getting Even with Dad” – Macaulay decided to take a break from acting, and enrolled at a Manhattan private high school, returning to acting in 1998 with his role in the music video “Sunday” by Sonic Youth.

He then starred in the theatre play “Madame Melville” performed in London’s West End, and in 2003 Macaulay appeared in a single episode of the comedy series “Will & Grace”.

He launched his career as a writer three years later, when his semi-autobiographical book “Junior” was published. Macaulay still continued acting, but went on to appear in the 2007 independent dark comedy movie “Sex and Breakfast”, the 2009 series “Kings” and the 2011 experimental movie “The Wrong Ferrari”. He joined the comedy rock band The Pizza Underground in 2014; they started their first tour on 24 January 2014, but disbanded in 2016.

A couple of Macaulay’s most recent appearances have been in the 2019 movie “Changeland”, the 2019 TV series “Dollface”, and the 2020 surreal comedy series “The Eric Andre Show”.

Macaulay was arrested on 17 September 2004, for the possession of marijuana and two other substances Alprazolam and Clonazepam – he didn’t spend a lot of time in jail as he was released on $4,000 bail. He first pleaded not guilty but after changing his plea to guilty, he received three suspended prison sentences.

He married American actress Rachel Miner in 1998 at the age of 18, but they divorced two years later. Macaulay dated Mila Kunis, a famous American actress, from 2002 to 2011 and since October 2017, he has been dating Brenda Song, an American actress. So currently he’s single, and hasn’t so far fathered any children.

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