Kieran Culkin as Rye Gerhardt | Fargo Year 2 on FX

Kieran Culkin

Rye Gerhardt

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The youngest son of the Gerhardt clan, Rye sees himself as a big shot but is mostly just a screw up. With no hope of ever inheriting the family business, Rye sets out to build an empire of his own.

Career Highlights

A recognizable talent to audiences worldwide, Kieran Culkin has amassed a long list of credits to his name throughout the years. 

Culkin recently garnered acclaim for his turn as “Wallace Wells,” the title character’s roommate in Universal Pictures’ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, directed by Edgar Wright. He next appeared in Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret, opposite Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney and Matt Damon. In Derick Martini’s Lymelife, Culkin played “Jimmy Bartlett,” opposite Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts, Cynthia Nixon and Timothy Hutton. 

In 2002, Culkin received a Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor and a Golden Globe® Award nomination for his performance in Burr Steers’ Igby Goes Down. The MGM/United Artists release also featured Claire Danes, Bill Pullman and Susan Sarandon. In The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys, Culkin starred with Emile Hirsch as a rebellious teenager who takes on an alter-ego in a comic book drawn by his friend. Jodie Foster produced the Peter Care-directed film. 

Culkin’s feature credits also include Peter Chelsom’s The Mighty, in which he played a bullied young genius with a degenerative growth disorder, Lasse Hallstrom’s The Cider House Rules (ensemble SAG Award nomination), Wes Craven’s Music of the Heart opposite Meryl Streep, and Paper Man with Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone. 

Culkin made his motion picture debut as cousin “Fuller McAllister” in John Hughes’ international blockbuster Home Alone. His early credits also include Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II, She’s All That, Nowhere to Run and It Runs in the Family

On stage, Culkin most recently starred in the critically-acclaimed production of This is Our Youth on Broadway opposite Michael Cera. Culkin previously starred in the production at the Chicago Steppenwolf Theatre (2014), the Sydney Opera House (2012) and the West End’s Garrick Theatre (2003). Culkin starred opposite Matthew Broderick in Kenneth Lonergan’s 2009 off-Broadway production of The Starry Messenger at The New Group. In 2007, he played “Buff” in Eric Bogosian’s updated version of Suburbia at Second Stage Theatre. In 2005, he received an Obie Award for his performance as “Justin Hammond” in the Vineyard Theatre’s staging of Gina Gionfriddo’s black comedy After Ashley with Anna Paquin. Culkin’s stage credits also include the Playwrights Horizons’ production of James Lapine’s The Moment When (2000), directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

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Kirsten Dunst

as Peggy Blumquist

Peggy is a small town beautician in Luverne, MN, but inside she knows she could be so much more.