Macaulay began acting in the theater at four years old. He became an overnight celebrity and household item with John Huges' "Home Alone," in 1990. It was a box office sensation. Two years later, the sequel followed with further success. Shortly thereafter, "The Good Son," followed, requiring Macaulay to do a 180-degree in direction of performance--going from sugary sweet and lovable deviant to neurotic juvenile psychopath.

Throughout his teen years, a string of other movies followed. He was working, but none of the projects hit the same caliber of high notes of the" 'Home Alone's" (with the possible exception of 'My Girl.' In May of 2002, he began work on a film after not working for eight years. The movie was "Party Monster" and received a fair degree of acclaim (but lacking box office success) , showcasing a diversity in talent and emotional range.

Born: August 26, 1980
Birthplace: New York
Current Residence: New York (Manhattan)
Married: June 23, 1998
Divorced: August 5, 2000 Wife: Rachel Miner
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Blue


Awards:

MTV Movie Award - 1994
Nominated for Best Villain
for Good Son, The (1993)

MTV Movie Award - 1992
Won for Best Kiss.
for My Girl (1991) - Award shared with Anna Chlumsky

MTV Movie Award - 1992
Nominated for Best On Screen Duo.
for My Girl (1991) - Nomination shared with Anna Chlumsky

American Comedy Award - 1991
Won for Best Male Performer in a Motion Picture
for Home Alone (1990)

Golden Globe Award - 1991
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
for Home Alone (1990)

Young Artist Award - 1991
Won for Best Young Actor Starring in a Motion Picture.
for Home Alone (1990)

Quotes

"I'm a kid. That's my job, that's what I do"
-Uncle Buck, this is spoken by McCauley Caulkin

On rumors he spent six of his out-of-work years battling drugs and alcohol:
"I always kind of felt that was almost expected of me in a way, that's kind of why I stayed away from it."