Christopher Cornelius Culkin


Quick Facts of Christopher Cornelius Culkin

  • Full NameChristopher Cornelius Culkin
  • Net Worth$1 million
  • Date of Birth1944 /12 /06
  • NicknameKit Culkin
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceManhattan, Newyorkcity
  • EthnicityWhite-American
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActor
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Hair colourBrown
  • SpousePatricia Brentrup (1974–95) Jeanette Krylowski (1995–d. 2017)
  • Children8
  • HoroscopeSagittarius

It is the happiest feeling in the world to become famous not because of what you do but because of your children. Similar case with stage actor and former manager Kit Culkin who became famous for being the father of actors Macaulay Culkin, Rory Culkin and Kieran Culkin. 

Moreover, Kit gained worldwide fame thanks to his eldest son Macaulay Culkin who is famous for his role in the Christmas movie Home Alone. So what is Kit up to now? What about his marital life? To find out continue scrolling below:

Born in New York

Kit Culkin was born as Christopher Cornelius Culkin on December 6, 1944, in Manhattan, New York City, Newyork. He was born in the middle-class family as the eldest son of Philip Harley Culkin and mother Marian Ethel Culkin. His father worked as a public relation officer and mother was a writer and editor who edited Carl Sandburg’s book ”The War years”.

Currently, 75 years old had a tough time growing alongside three siblings a brother Terry Culkin and two sisters Candice Culkin and actress Bonnie Bedelia. Bonnie who is famous for her role in Diehard, Die Hard 2, Bonanza to name a few.

Moreover, Kit and his siblings had to face difficult times during childhood after their mother died when he was in his teens. His dad died a year later because of Ulcers due to which the family responsibility came to Kit’s shoulder. Kit and his sister Bonnie attended the American School of Ballet based in Lincoln center. Slowly and steadily he started getting work in theatres and involved in theatrics production working on Broadway during early career.


Personal Life

Kit Culkin was married to a woman named Adeena VanWagoner in 1970. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony and shares a daughter from their marriage. Their marriage lasted for more than three decades. Unfortunately, their marriage turned in a sad ending after the death of his wife Adeena VanWagoner. She was buried in Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana.

The couple were partner for over 21 years.
Kit Culkin with his partner Patricia Brentrup and son. Source: Belfast telegraph

Later, Kit began dating Patricia Brentrup in 1974 after meeting during an event. Although the couple never married they shared seven children from their relationship which lasted for over two decades. Sadly, Kit’s second love life also could not last long and separated in 1995.

Ultimately, soon after separation, the father of eight children started dating longtime friend and partner Jeanette Krylowski. The partners lived in Grand Pass, Oregon until her death on May 31, 2017. As of now, Kit lives a secretive life with and there is no information about his current relationship status.

Eight children

Culkin is the father of eight children from his three Partners. He shared a daughter named Jennifer Adamson born on June 27, 1970, from his only marriage with partner Adeena VanWagoner. Sadly his eldest daughter died in early May 20, 2000, due to drug overdose at the age of 29.

He lost his daughter name d Dakota in car accident.
Kit’s seven children from his second partner. Source: Family

Additionally, the Newyork native Kit became the father of seven children from his relationship with Patricia Brentrup. The then couple welcomed two daughters and five sons. They welcomed their children Shane Arliss Culkin (January 8, 1976), Dakota Ulissa Culkin (June 15, 1970), Macaulay Carson Culkin (August 26, 1980), Kieran Kyle Culkin ( September 30, 1982), Quinn Kay Culkin (November 8, 1984), Christian Patrick Culkin (January 30, 1987) and Rory Hugh Culkin (July 21, 1989). 

Kit is the father of eight children
Kit with his kids and partner during an event. Source: biography

Furthermore, out of seven children, six of them are in the entertainment industry. His eldest son Shane Culkin is famous for his role in 1971 movie name Great Performance. Likewise, his second child a daughter named Dakota Culkin died in a car accident in 2008. She was famous for working as a production designer in the film “Lost Soul”. Similarly, his other kid Macaulay Culkin is the most popular among all of his children.

Macaulay gained worldwide fame for his role in the Christmas movie Home Alone alongside Joe Pesci. He is currently in a relationship with actress Brenda Song. Also, Kit’s other son Kieran Culkin is also an actor known for his movie Igby goes down. He married actress Jazz Charton in 2013 and shares a kid.

Macaulay is famous for movie Home Alone.
Kit’s most popular son Macaulay and Rory with his wife. Source: Pinterest

Alongside, his third daughter Quinn Culkin is an actress known for her movies such as The Good son and Wish kid. His Christian is famous for his role in the 1994 movie It runs in the family. Kits youngest son Rory Culkin is also an actor, popular for movies such as Scream 4, Lord of Chaos, You can count on me to name a few. Rory married cinematographer Sarah Scrivener in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2018.

Net Worth-$1 million

Culkin has a net worth of an estimated $1 million from his long career as an actor. Although precise information on his earning is not available he must have earned around $45,000 to $55,000 annually. Most of his work includes theatrics and also two movies West Side Story and Hamlet. As of now, he must be living a normal life in his mid 70’s.

However, his children earn million from their acting career. Out of all children, the Home Alone actor earns the highest with his net worth of $16 million. Similarly, his youngest child holds a net worth of $1.5 million. Furthermore, all of Kit’s children live a lavish life as of now.


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