Last Updated: July 3, 2024
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Net Worth:
$5 Million
$350 Thousand Per Episode
Sep 30, 1982 (41 years old)
New York City
5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
United States of America
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What Is Kieran Culkin's Net Worth and Salary?

Kieran Culkin is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 million. Kieran Culkin is the younger brother of actor Macaulay Culkin. Kieran is known for his roles in films like "Igby Goes Down" and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and the HBO series "Succession."

Early Life

Kieran Kyle Culkin was born on September 30, 1982, in New York City. His parents are Patricia Brentrup and Kit Culkin. His father is a former stage actor who has previously performed on Broadway. Culkin has six siblings, and they were all raised as performers. His siblings Macaulay, Rory, Quinn, and Christian are all also actors. Through his mother, Kieran is of German and Norwegian descent, and through his father, he has Irish, German, English, Swiss-German, and French ancestry. His parents separated in 1994, and Culkin has remained estranged from his father since then.


Culkin's first acting role in a film was in the 1990 classic hit "Home Alone" alongside his older brother Macaulay Culkin. He played Fuller McCallister, the cousin of his brother's character. As a child and preteen, Kieran continued to appear in comedy films such as "Father of the Bride" (1991), "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), "My Summer Story" (1994), and "Father of the Bride Part II" (1995), as well as the action film "Nowhere to Run" (1993).

During his teenage years and early twenties, Culkin starred in films like "The Mighty" (1998), "The Cider House Rules" (1999), and "Igby Goes Down" (2002). In particular, Kieran received positive critical reviews of his performance in "Igby Goes Down." He received the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film, the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

Kieran Culkin

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Other films Culkin has appeared in include "She's All That" (1999), "Music of the Heart" (1999), "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" (2002), "Lymelife" (2008), "Paper Man" (2009), "Three Stories About Joan" (2009), "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010), "Margaret" (2011), "Hero Squad" (2011), "Movie 43" (2013), "Quitters" (2015), "Wiener-Dog" (2016), and "Infinity Baby" (2017).

In addition to his work in film, Culkin has appeared in various series and projects on television. Shows he has appeared on include "Saturday Night Live" (1991), "Frasier" (1996), "The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns" (1999), "Go Fish" (2001), "Fargo" (2015), and "Long Live the Royals" (2015).

From 2018 to 2023, Kieran starred as Roman Roy on the HBO show "Succession," alongside actors like Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, and Hiam Abbass. For his role on "Succession," Culkin was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, three for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (in 2019, 2020, and 2022) and one for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama (which he won in 2024). He has also been nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2023.

Culkin has also been active in the theater on stage. In 2000, he starred in a production of "The Moment When" at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Other productions he has appeared in include "After Ashley" (2004) at the Vineyard Theatre in New York, "subUrbia" (2007) at the Second Stage Theatre in New York, and four different productions of "This is Our Youth" at the Garrick Theatre in London (2003), the Sydney Opera House (2012), Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago (2014), and Cort Theatre in New York (2014).

"Succession" Salary

Kieran and the other main cast members earned $100,000 per episode of "Succession" over the show's first two seasons. There were 10 episodes in each of the first two seasons so Kieran earned $2 million for his work up to the third season when his salary was bumped to $350,000 per episode, $3.5 million for the season.

Personal Life

In 2013, Culkin married Jazz Charton. They share two children together, daughter Kinsey Sioux and son Wilder Wolf.

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