Rory Culkin

Rory Culkin

Infobox actor

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name = Rory Culkin
birthdate = birth date and age|1989|7|21|mf=y
birthplace = New York City, New York, United States

Rory Hugh Culkin (born July 21, 1989) is an American actor and is the younger brother of Macaulay Culkin and Kieran Culkin.


Personal life

Culkin was born in New York City, the son of Patricia Brentrup and Christopher 'Kit' Culkin, a former stage actor with a long career on Broadway. [ [ Rory Culkin Biography (1989-) ] ] Culkin was the couple's seventh child of seven children; he has four brothers: Shane (born 1976), Macaulay (born 1980), Kieran (born 1982), and Christian (born 1987), and two sisters: Dakota (born 1979) and Quinn (born 1984). Culkin is the nephew of actress Bonnie Bedelia, who is his father's sister.


Culkin began acting by playing alongside his elder brothers, amongst them Macaulay and Kieran, often as the younger versions of their characters. He first appeared in a photograph as a baby in "The Good Son" (1993), then as Young Richie in "Ri¢hie Ri¢h" (1994) and in 2002 played 10-Year-Old Igby in "Igby Goes Down" (Igby was played by Kieran).

Culkin's breakthrough role was in "You Can Count On Me", opposite Laura Linney, a role for which he received much praise and a Young Artist Award. Since then, Culkin has appeared in numerous films, "Signs" being the most famous, in which he starred alongside Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. As a teenager, Rory started moving into more independent films, such as "The Chumscrubber" and "Down in the Valley". He took a leading role in "Mean Creek", a 2004 independent film about a group of teenagers that plan to get revenge on a bully. The entire youth cast won an Independent Spirit Award for this film. Since his Young Artist Award win for "You Can Count on Me", Culkin has received three more nominations. He also had a guest role in the "" episode "Manic", and in an episode of the "Twilight Zone" called "Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine" alongside Patrick Warburton.



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