The little-known lives of Macaulay and Kieran Culkin’s five siblings.

In the years that followed, the lives of the Culkin siblings went in vastly different directions.

While some of the Culkin kids went on to have illustrious careers in the entertainment industry, others avoided the industry all together. 

Jennifer Adamson 

Jennifer Adamson was Kit Culkin’s eldest child from a previous relationship with Adeena VanWagoner.

Unlike her seven half siblings, Jennifer didn’t pursue a career in Hollywood.

In 2000, Jennifer passed away at 29 following an overdose.

Shane Culkin

Shane Culkin, born in 1976, was Kit and Patricia’s eldest child.

From an early age, Kit attempted to push Shane into acting, encouraging him to audition for several roles. 

But when Macaulay joined his brother for one audition, the producers fell in love with him, casting him in the role instead.

While Shane went on to appear in a live production of Our Town on Broadway, the 47-year-old has since remained out of the spotlight.

Dakota Culkin

Macaulay Culkin’s older sister, Dakota Culkin, lived a life out of the spotlight.

In 2008, Dakota was killed in a car accident at 29 years old.

“She had a roommate at the time,” Macaulay told Esquire. “She [called and] said, ‘We just watched Party Monster, and we wanted to compliment you.’ She said, ‘I want you to stay focused and enthused.’ I was like, ‘Thanks. You too. Go to sleep.’ And then she went out to go get some Gatorade and cigarettes, and she got hit by a car.”