Biography - Rob Delaney

Last Modified: 8th Aug, 2023
Rob Delaney
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Catastrophe (film)
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Who is Rob Delaney?

Rob Delaney is an American actor of Catastrophe fame. Another recognized role he had was in the 2018 action-comedy Deadpool 2. In addition to acting, he is also a writer and a stand-up comedian.

Rob Delaney – Age, Parents, Siblings

Rob Delaney’s birth took place on January 19, 1977, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Archer Delaney. He was raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. His mother's name is Robert Delaney and his mother's name is Nancy Delaney. He was raised by his parents alongside his sibling, a sister who is now a teacher.

So far the actor has kept most of his family life private including his parents and siblings.

Source: Instagram (Rob Delaney in his teen years)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Delaney attended Marblehead High School. After graduation, he studied at the New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In 1999, he graduated there with a degree in musical theater.

His ethnicity includes Irish, English, and Welsh.

Rob Delaney – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Death, Divorce

Is Delaney married? Are Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney married? Yes, Delaney is a married man but not to Horgan, who happens to be his on-screen wife.

Delaney’s wife is Leah Delaney and they have four children together, all sons. Their third child passed away in January 2018 at the age of two and a half years old due to cancer.

The family currently resides in London, England.

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Source: daily mail (Rob Delaney with wife in April 2018)

Rob Delaney – Son’s death

Delaney’s third child was named Henry. The toddler showed the symptoms of persistent vomiting and weight loss, soon after his first birthday. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor, which left the boy with 'significant physical disabilities'.

They spent 15 months at the hospital receiving treatment. In the autumn of 2017, the cancer returned. Little Henry passed away in January 2018. The mourning father broke the devastating news on Facebook in February 2018.

The couple welcomed their 'magical' fourth child, also a son in August 2018. Rob Delaney admitted that he was worried he wouldn't bond with his new baby. He later revealed that he is still grieving “all the time” and he is a “mess” and “need a lot of help.”

Source: Twitter (Rob Delaney with son Henry)

Rob Delaney – Career

Rob Delaney has been active as an actor since 2003, although it took a few years to find quality roles.

Before fame

Rob Delaney starred in 2007’s Wild Girls Gone and in 2009, he landed roles in Outer Space Astronauts and Coma, Period. This was followed by roles in This Week in Comedy (2010), The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest (2011), Key and Peele (2012), and Life After Beth (2014).

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Films, Series

Rob Delaney was already a known name in Hollywood and among comics when he landed a breakthrough role in Catastrophe in 2015. He is also the co-creator, co-writer, and the main cast of the series, another being Sharon Horgan.

Since then he has portrayed roles in Deadpool 2 (2018), and Fair and Balanced (2019) and will be voicing characters in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, set to be released in 2019.

In 2013, Netflix released his comedy special Rob Delaney Live at the Bowery Ballroom. The actor is also a writer and writes for Vice and The Guardian. In November 2013, his book Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage was published.


Delaney has worked with Sharon Horgan, Jordan Peele, and Keegan-Michael Key. His co-stars of Deadpool 2 include Zazie Beetz, Julian Dennison, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic, Shiori Kutsuna, Karan Soni, etc.

Source: Rob Delaney (Rob Delaney, Sharon Horgan)

Rob Delaney – Alchohol addiction

Delaney struggled with substance abuse for a long time. In 2002, he was in a near-fatal car accident after drinking and driving. This prompted him to give up his drinking habits and get sober.

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Rob Delaney –Awards, Nominations

In 2010, he was named the ten funniest people on Twitter by Paste magazine, and in May 2012, he was the first comedian to win the Funniest Person on Twitter Award at The Comedy Awards, which was hosted by Comedy Central.

He has been nominated for 2016’s Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, 2018’s BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer, 2018’s BAFTA Television Awards, and has won 2016’s BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer.

Rob Delaney – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Delaney is estimated at around $3 million while the figure on his annual salary is unknown.

Rob Delaney – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Delaney is very much active on social media including Instagram, Facebook, and especially Twitter. He started tweeting in 2009, posting jokes, the move that is mostly hesitated by most comics.

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