This Is What All the "Home Alone" Kids Look Like Now
Right at the start of Home Alone - before actually leaving Kevin McCallister for the holidays - Kevin McCallister complains that there are too many people in his house. In addition to his four siblings, his aunt, uncle and a few cousins are staying before the family's big Christmas trip to Paris. “This house is so full of people it makes me sick,” he yells. "When I grow up and get married, I will live alone!" This is a harbinger of course, but Kevin is right. There are many people in the house and you will not be alone if you confuse the home alone children from time to time. This movie is full of child actors and it's difficult to keep track of them all.
It's been 30 years - yes, that's three decades - since the film first hit theaters, and all of the kids on Home Alone have grown up. Some take on bigger roles in Hollywood, others start new careers, and in the case of a McCallister kid, a stint in the Olympics! Read on to find out what happened to all these young actors, and to see what happened to a child star from another classic Christmas movie: So is the actor who played Cindy Lou who now looks.
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Then: Macaulay Culkin as Kevin
Macaulay Culkin home alone
Of course, we have to start with Macaulay Culkin, who appeared in Home Alone as Kevin, the boy who was actually home alone. Culkin was 10 years old at the time the film was released.
Now: Macaulay Culkin
As Culkin kindly announced to everyone in a tweet with over 3 million likes, he is now 40. After starring in Home Alone, the actor made numerous films as a child star and starred in Saved !, Party Monster as an adult and as a voice actor on Robot Chicken . He also had a band called The Pizza Underground and now runs the satirical website Bunny Ears. He is in a relationship with former Disney Channel star Brenda Song. For more information on stars like you, see The Biggest Disney Channel Stars Then and Now.
Then: Devin Ratray as Buzz
Devin Ratray home alone
Devin Ratray played Buzz, Kevin's mean older brother, with the friend Kevin didn't like.
Now: Devin Ratray
Ratray is still acting. As a child he made a few more films, including Dennis the Menace. As an adult actor, you might have seen him in the films Nebraska and Hustlers, or the Chicago Med TV show. And for more modern vacation movies, here are some famous actors that you didn't know featured in Hallmark Christmas movies.
Then: Angela Goethals as Linnie
Angela Goethals at home alone
Angela Goethals played Linnie, another of Kevin's five siblings. She's the one who said Kevin was "what the French call les incompetent".
Now: Angela Goethals-Soder
Angela Goethal's Instagram
Goethals had a theater career before and after Home Alone and continued to play roles in hit TV series and films over the years. You might have seen them in Jerry Maguire, Spanglish, and 24. Instead of being "the blonde" from Home Alone, she is often the pink-haired one. Goethals-Soder now has two daughters, 7 and 3, is an audio book storyteller and has a Pilates company with her husband Russell Soder. To see where another famous child star is now, the little girl from "It's a Wonderful Life" looks amazing at 80.
Then: Hillary Wolf as Megan
Hillary Wolf home alone
Kevin's other sister was Megan, played by Hillary Wolf. She's the one who actually worried about him when they got to Paris.
Now: Hillary Saba
Wolf had a number of roles in Hollywood around the time of Home Alone, but her last film appearance was in Home Alone's sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, in 1992. After that, she took a surprising move: she stepped in the olympic games in judo. Now Hillary Saba - she is married to her compatriot Chris Saba, with whom she has two children - took part in the 1996 and 2000 games.
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Then: Michael C. Maronna as Jeff
Michael C. Maronna Home alone
Kevin's fourth and last sibling is Jeff, played by Michael C. Maronna. He's the redhead who famously told Kevin he was "such a disease".
Now: Michael C. Maronna
Michael C. Maronna
After the release of Home Alone, Maronna starred as Big Pete on the Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete and Pete - and is now hosting a podcast about it. He appeared in the films Slackers and 40 Days and 40 Nights, as well as the Gilmore Girls show, before switching careers. Maronna has been working as an electrician on film and television sets since the late 1990s. Some of the projects he's worked on are Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, and The Good Fight. He now hosts a podcast with his co-star, Danny Tamberelli of Pete and Pete, and is married with a young son. And if you loved Pete and Pete, check out the biggest Nickelodeon stars of the '90s, then and now.
Then: Kristin Minter as Heather
Kristin Minter home alone
On to the cousins! Heather, played by Kristin Minter, is Kevin's oldest cousin, whose parents lived in Paris. She counted all the children before the trip and mistook a neighbor, Mitch Murphy, for Kevin. In all honesty, she may have been the reason Kevin was home alone.
Now: Kristin Minter
Minter has acted consistently since her time on Home Alone, and has appeared on series like Ray Donovan, Nip / Tuck, and This Is Us. Her longest running role was in the emergency room as a receptionist at Randi Fronczak. To learn more about beloved child stars of the past, here are the greatest child actors of the 90s, then and now.
Then: Daiana Campeanu as Sondra
Diana Rein At home alone
Sondra, played by Daiana Campeanu, wasn't the most memorable of McCallister's siblings and cousins, except perhaps for this pony.
Now: Diana Rein
Diana Rein Instagram
After Home Alone, she appeared in Home Alone 2 and Dennis the Menace - along with her film cousin Devin Ratray (AKA Buzz). As an adult, now known as Diana Rein, she has appeared in a number of short films, but her real passion is music. Rein is now a blues singer and guitarist. You can see her in action on her Instagram page. And for more actors who have tried music, here are 15 actors whose singing careers you completely forgot about.
Then: Jedidiah Cohen as Rod
Jedidiah Cohen home alone
Jedidiah Cohen played Rod, the cousin, who was very concerned about what would happen to Buzz's spider while the family was in Paris.
Now: Jedidiah Cohen
former child star jed cohen, alone from home
Cohen returned for Home Alone 2, and this is his only other film besides two short films in 2000. He continued to perform on stage, according to his 2007 wedding announcement in the New York Times. At the time, he had degrees in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard and was vice president of a real estate company. Now he works for a health insurance company and founded the RocketHub website. He is married to Broadway performer Kate Dawson and they have one child together.
Then: Kieran Culkin as Fuller
Kieran Culkin home alone
Macaulay Culkin's real little brother Kieran Culkin played his cousin Fuller in Home Alone. Kevin was constantly warned that on the family outing he would have to share a bed with Fuller, whom he had trouble with because the little one was known to wet the bed. (Therefore he had to "spare the Pepsi!")
Now: Kieran Culkin
These days, as an actor, Kieran is more in the spotlight than Macaulay. He currently stars in the HBO series Succession, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. He also had roles in The Cider House Rules, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Fargo. He and his wife Jazz Charton have one child together.
Then: Senta Moses as Tracy
Senta Moses home alone
Tracy was another cousin of McCallister, played by Senta Moses. With so many kids, not everyone had a ton of screen time, but Tracy was caught complaining about not being able to find shampoo.
Now: Senta Moses Mikan
Senta Moses tweeted
Moses married the film and TV editor Joe Mikan and became Senta Moses Mikan. She is still an actress. She has had roles in a number of popular shows and films, including My So-Called Life, Sister, Sister, General Hospital and Little Fires Everywhere.
Then: Anna Slotky as Brook
Anna Slotky at home alone
Besides Fuller, Brook, played by Anna Slotky, was Kevin's other younger cousin. She might not have said much, but she had an unforgettable look with her red glasses, bangs and '90s outfit.
Now: Anna Slotky
anna slotky reitano now
Slotky continued playing in the 90s, performing on Step by Step, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Sister, Sister. She stopped acting in 2000 and eventually went to law school. She is now Anna Slotky Reitano, a Los Angeles based defense attorney and broker in the Silver Lake area. She is married to animator James Reitano, with whom she has a child. And to see where the kid actors of another Christmas classic landed, check out All the Kids From "Love Actually," Then And Now.
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