Less Known Things About Macaulay’s Brother – Shane Culkin

March 21, 2024
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Shane Culkin is an American-born actor, who portrayed Wally in the hit TV series “Great Performances”, but is perhaps better known as the oldest brother of the former popular child actor, Macaulay Culkin, who played Kevin McCallister in the film franchise “Home Alone.”


Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Shane Arliss Culkin was born in New York City, USA, in 1976, which makes him 46 years old as of 2022 – he hasn’t revealed the exact date of his birth. He was brought up in a Roman Catholic household together with his seven siblings, three sisters: Dakota Culkin, Jennifer Adamson, and Quinn Culkin, and four brothers: Rory, Macaulay, Kieran and Christian Culkin. His father, Kit Culkin, was a former manager and a film and stage actor, noted for appearing in several series such as “Helmet” and “West Side Story” in the early ‘60s, and his wife, Patricia Brentrup, a former telephone operator. Shane’s parents met in North Dakota in 1974, but never legally wedded for the 21 years they were together. They separated when Shane was 21 years old, and his father went on to date Jeanette Krylowski.


Just like Macaulay Culkin, Shane’s other brother Rory, has made a name for himself in the showbiz industry, and has appeared in various successful projects such as “Lord of Chaos,” “Scream 4,” and “You Can Count on Me.” Sadly, Shane has lost two of his sisters: Jennifer Adamson died of a drug overdose aged 29 in 2009, and Dakota passed away on 9 December 2008 after being hit by a vehicle.

Shane went to St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville, he hasn’t disclosed whether he went to college.

Hobbies and Interesting Facts

Shane was named after the 1953 film entitled “Shane” and his middle name Arliss is from the 1957 movie “Old Yeller.”

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He is labeled an excellent writer, who has written columns about a wide array of topics in various magazines.

Shane is keen on traveling and has toured several European destinations such as Italy and France, Moreover, he likes accompanying his brothers to celebrity red carpet events.

He’s a big fan of films and TV series – his favorites are “V for Vendetta,” “Gladiator,” and “I Am Legend.” His best-loved entertainers are Natalie Portman, Russell Crowe and Will Smith.

The actor has revealed that he used to hit the gym regularly as a teenager, and that he was very athletic – he’s stopped exercising nowadays, but is a big fan of pro wrestling.



Culkin began his career aged 13 in 1989, but ha as only appeared in one project; he was cast in the episode “Our Town” of Sheldon Epp’s musical drama show “Great Performances”, and shared the screen with Placido Domingo, Walter Cronkite and Julie Andrews. The show has won over 20 Primetime Emmys, and been nominated for more than 100 other awards. He took a break from acting after the appearance and has since kept away from the limelight.

Shane has held several odd jobs; he once made a living as a barista, porter, and bartender. He also worked as an organ installer for Stadele’s Allen Organs from 2013 to 2015. In addition, he was a poll inspector-scanner of the Board of Elections, stationed in New York City.

Culkin is active on several social media platforms such as Twitter – @IncredibleCulk – and Facebook. He is also an active Instagram user, who goes by the username @culkamania and has approximately 24,500 followers.

Personal Life

Shane has kept his personal life away from the public’s eye and hasn’t spoken about his relationship status openly. He is believed to be unmarried, and doesn’t have children as of 2022.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Culkin is of mixed English, German, Norwegian and Swiss ethnicity; he has a set of brown eyes and short black hair, stands 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall and weighs about 148lbs (67kgs).


Net Worth

Shane was born into and brought up in a well-off celebrity family, and is believed to be living a lavish life now. He’s accumulated some of his wealth from his brief career as an actor and is authoritatively worth approximately $500,000 as of 2022. On the other hand, his brothers, Macaulay, Kieran, and Rory are worth $15 million, $4 million, and $1.5 million respectively. Shane reportedly owns a luxury home situated in New York.

Who is Shane’s Brother, Macaulay Culkin?

The actor, musician, and web host Macaulay Carson Culkin, was born under the Virgo zodiac sign on 26 August 1980, and is now 42 years old. He rose to prominence after he played Kelvin in the John Huges-written and Chris Columbus-directed Christmas comedy movie “Home Alone” in 1990. The film is about a young boy who is left at home alone by his parents, and has to fight and defeat two housebreakers – it won over 10 awards and was nominated for many others, including Oscars, with Macaulay receiving a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film. He developed an interest in acting as a child, and began by appearing in theater plays – such as “Bach Babies” – when he was just four years old. Just like his elder brother, he went to St. Joseph’s School of Yorkville, and later moved to Professional Children’s School.  He didn’t attend college, to focus on his career.

In addition to the “Home Alone” franchise, Macaulay has appeared in several other projects including “The Midnight Hour” in 1985, “Rocket Gibraltar” in 1988, and “Uncle Buck” in the year that followed. He also played minor roles in the films “Richie Rich,” “Getting Even with Dad” and “The Pagemaster” all in the ‘90s. in addition, he has appeared in many plays, most notable being “Madame Melville” which was played in London’s West End.  Macaulay launched his writing career in 2006 when he published the semi-autobiographical book “Junior.” He has appeared in many other projects and some of his latest roles are in the film “Changeland” and the TV series “Dollface” both in 2019 and 2020’s comedy series “The Eric Andre Show.”


Macaulay married the actress Rachel Miner shortly after he turned 18 years old in 1998. However, their relationship was short-lived and they parted ways two years later. He then dated American actress Mila Kunis from 2001 to 2011. Macaulay later started dating Brenda Song in October 2017.

He has been described as a very controversial actor; he was previously brought to book for possession of marijuana and the illegal substances Clonazepam and Alprazolam in September 2004, but he was released on $4,000 bail.

Martha Clifford

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