Date of Birth : Aug 26th 1980
The most famous and richest child star there ever was, was born on August 26, 1980, in New York, New York, USA as the third of seven children to his father Christopher Culkin, a former stage and child actor and also Macaulay’s former manager, and to his mother ‘Patricia Brentrup.’
In 1995 his parents, who were never married, separated and started a greedy legal battle over the custody of their kids and Mack’s fortune. In 1996, the young actor had reportedly said he wouldn’t accept any roles until his parents settled their custody dispute. That case would not be resolved until April 1997 when Kit Culkin relinquished control to Brentrup. In 1998 he married actress Rachel Miner, but separated in 2000 because Rachel wanted to start a family and Mack wanted to get back into acting.
There has been a gap of eight years since 1994’s Richie Rich (1994), and although he made a ‘comeback’ on stage in 2001, appearing in a London production of “Madame Melville”, and is scheduled to make Party Monster (2003); with an estimated fortune of $17 million he clearly never has to work again – if the roles don’t appeal to him.