The Evolution Of Macaulay Culkin And Where The Former Child Star Is Now

At the height of his fame, Macaulay Culkin was regarded as one of the greatest child actors since Shirley Temple. But after starring in more than 15 projects before he was 14 years old, Macaulay faced serious burnout and left Hollywood for nearly a decade.

Despite his time away from the spotlight, he still made headlines — mostly for the wrong reasons. From his parents’ nasty custody battle to his odd relationship with Michael Jackson, read about the controversial life of one of our favorite child stars and see where he is today. Macaulay has even opened up about what really happened at Neverland Ranch.

Macaulay Culkin Was Destined For Stardom

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Photo Credit: Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images

Macaulay Culkin was born on August 26, 1980, in New York City. He was raised by his father Kit, and his mother Patricia, although the two were never married. Kit was a Broadway star, and Macaulay’s aunt, Bonnie Bedelia, was an actress.

With acting in his blood, Culkin began appearing in various roles on stage as early as four years old. Macaulay’s career showed promise almost immediately, and soon enough, he would transition from the stage to the big screen.