Kieran Culkin Spent the Pandemic in 1-Bedroom New York City Apartment

  • Kieran Culkin, his wife, and their baby lived in a one-bedroom apartment early in the pandemic. 
  • He told New York Magazine that he’s resided in the Manhattan apartment since he was 19 years old. 
  • The “Succession” star has plans to move to a larger space soon now that he’s “finally making money.”

Kieran Culkin, his wife Jazz Charton, and their baby spent the pandemic in the same Manhattan one-bedroom apartment the actor has lived in since he was 19, he told New York Magazine on Monday. 

Culkin, 38, was in Italy shooting the third season of HBO’s comedy-drama “Succession,” on which he plays Roman Roy, at the time of the interview. Once the actor returns stateside and gets settled, he has plans to trade in his East Village apartment of 19 years for a roomier space, he said. 

“I’m finally making money for the first time in my 30-something-year career,” he joked, a nod to the Emmy-winning show’s explosive popularity.

Charton and Culkin are currently expecting their second child, so the actor is eager to make room for the newest addition to their family. 

“She’s due in five-to-six weeks, but the baby is probably coming sooner,” he said. “I’ve gotta get us home or we’re having an Italian baby!”

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Kieran Culkin, left, and Jazz Charton arrive at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty.

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Culkin previously spoke about his “tiny, 600 square-foot, one-bedroom apartment,” which he moved into directly from his mother’s house, on a 2020 episode of “WTF With Marc Maron.”

One month into quarantine, when their daughter Kinsey Sioux was around 6 months old, the actor said he decided to rent the studio below them.

“That was in case one of us got sick, and we had to self-quarantine. It was for work things, like this, and to get my f—ing face out of my wife’s face,” he explained.

Culkin said they kept the mattress that the studio’s previous tenant left behind. Though he and Charton put a rubber cover over it, he complained that the couple’s clean sheets failed to mask the strong smell of rubber.

And since many of his neighbors moved out of the building during the pandemic, the actor furnished the studio with the left-behind furniture they put in the lobby, wiping each piece down with pineapple-scented antibacterial wipes (the only fragrance he could find). 

“This apartment smells like rubber and piña coladas,” he said, adding, “It’s disgusting.”

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