Rob McElhenney is an American Television and movie actor, with a net worth of over $44 million US dollars. However, he also works as a screenwriter, director, and producer in the movie business. The actor is best recognized for playing a character named Mac on an FX comedy series named ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. Later he also became an internal part of the show, giving ideas, creating scripts and directing the show.
Rob McElhenney Biography
Robert Dale McElhenney was born in 1977 on 14th April, to his Irish parents in Philadelphia. He was the eldest kid amongst the three kids. He was born and brought in a Catholic household.
His parents divorced when he was only 8, as his mother came out of the closet as a lesbian. He was mostly raised by his father in Philadelphia; however, his parents stayed close despite the divorce. Robert Dale has a stepsister and a half sister, from his father’s second marriage.
He completed his schooling from Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in his home town, later he shifted to New York and enrolled in multiple courses at Fordham University but later dropped the idea.
He married his long term girlfriend and actress Kaitlin Olson in 2008, who she also met on the set of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, and together the couple has two children. The couple had their second, while they were still shooting for Philadelphia Phillies Games, as Olson water broke off while they were still on the set. Unlike other Hollywood stars, Rob likes to stay low-key about his family and isn’t very keen about getting pictured apart from Awards shows and other social events.
He made his Hollywood debut with ‘The Devil’s Own’ playing a small role in 1997. Later he appeared in movies like ‘A Civil Action’, ‘Thirteen Conversations About One Thing’, ‘Campfire Stories’, ‘Latter Days’, ‘The Tollbooth’, ‘Wonder Boys’, and ‘Long Story Short’.
He debuted on the small screen in 1997, with ‘Law and Order’. He got his big break in 2005 when he was selected to play Mac in ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, a comedy series which is airing even today. He has also appeared in shows like ‘ER’, ‘Lost’, ‘Fargo’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘Unsupervised’, ‘Living Loaded’, and ‘How to Be a Gentleman’.
He also acts as an active producer, director, and writer on hit TV series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’. McElhenney takes acting very seriously, and he gained 50 pounds for the seventh season of the show, which was criticized by all his cast members and fans, later he lost 23 pounds as soon as the shooting finished.
He has been nominated for various prestigious awards; however, the star is yet to win an award for his amazing acting, direction talent and writing skill. However, Hollywood does acknowledge his talent by praising his work. The high rating on hit sit-com ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ is an apparent proof that he and his show are amongst the best comic series in the country.
Rob McElhenney Net worth & Income profile in 2017
Rob McElhenney’s net worth is over $44 million US dollars as of 2017. He has fueled most of his fortune by working in movies. He also makes a few hundred dollars by doing guest appearances on popular sitcoms and other shows. He is a literal comic expert, who has written some of the best jokes for his character ‘Mac’.
He is one of the most amazing comedy actors of our times, who preaches satirical wit and humor and entertains the viewers, without causing any stress or drama with serious shows. Rob likes the idea of making people laugh which is what makes him, what he is today. He deserves all the success and love he is getting today.