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Rob McElhenney is known as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is most famous for his role as Mac on the comedy series ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’.


Robert McElhenney born on April 14, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania. He is is the oldest of three children that were raised in a Catholic family. When he was eight, he witnessed the split of his folks after his mom revealed that she was gay. After the separation, Rob went to live with his father who later remarried to another lady.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Rob McElhenney ended up falling in love with one of his co-workers. When he hired actress Kaitlin Olson to play the character of Dee Reynolds in It's Always Sunny, he didn't know that she would end up turning into the mother of his children. McElhenney felt that Kaitlin Olson so fascinating and entertaining and even called her the most amusing lady in showbiz. The two started a sentimental relationship in the second of the show. Things got progressively real and the It's Always Sunny cast members got engaged in 2007 after Rob popped the question on one knee. They eventually got married in September 2008.

Two years after they got married they gave birth to their first child, Axel Lee McElhenney in 2010. In 2012 they had their second child Leo Gey McElhenney.

Acting and Directing Career

After heading to Los Angeles at 22, Rob kept on exploring for roles, was tending to tables and doing other random temp jobs to support himself. It was during this time Rob McElhenney met Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day. In the wake of pitching his thought for a sitcom to them, the elated two joined his dreams. Every one of them three featured in the sitcom and it was recorded on a $200 budget plan. Rob and his companions looked for networks that would pick up the sitcom. After a few meetings, Rob secured a deal with FX.

Rob McElhenney then turned into the showrunner of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia while Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day turned into the official producers. While creating the show, Rob appeared in the third season of the popular network drama, Lost. He also appeared again in the 6th season. The skilled creator was reported in 2015 to be the director of the film, Minecraft. Rob assumed a guest role in the satire crime series Fargo in 2017.

In June 2019, Rob was involved in the first pitch at a Phillies baseball game with his hero, Chase Utley.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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