American comedian, actor and political activist, Rob Delaney rose to fame after he posted several posts on his Twitter account. Delaney is also popularly known as the co-star and co-writer of the TV show, Catastrophe. Delaney is a married man. He is married to Avrine with whom he has three children. One of his children, unfortunately, died in 2018 due to the brain tumor.
Early Life and Education
Rob Delaney was born on 19th January 1977 in London, England under the birth sign Capricorn. Delaney is British by nationality and belongs to Caucasian descent. In 1999, Delaney earned a degree in musical theater from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Rob Delaney came to limelight and gained public attention in 2009 after he started posting funny tweets on Twitter. Delaney became one of the first comedians to publish jokes on the social media and hence garnered millions of followers on his Twitter account.
His every post was responded by popular writer and director, Graham Linehan, that became the sole reason for Delaney's fame and he always credits him for that.
Delaney made his Hollywood debut in 2007 from the show, Girls Gone Wild. He then appeared in many of the TV series like- Coma, Period, Outer Space Astronauts, The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest and Key & People among others. Along with TV series, he also worked in movies including- Life After Beth, alongside Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Anna Kendrick, Adam Pally and so on.
In 2011, Comedy Central announced that Delaney would be one of the casts of the show, @RobDelaney but the show never got aired. Later, he co-wrote and co-star in the TV series, Catastrophe. He worked in the series with Sharon Horgan, Carrie Fisher, Mark Bonnar, Ashley Jensen and Daniel Lapaine among others. In June 2015, the series debuted on Amazon.
Paste magazine listed Delaney on top 10 funniest people on Twitter in 2010. Two years later, he won the Funniest Person on Twitter Award at The Comedy Awards.
Delaney also appeared in several British panels shows including- Have I Got News for You, Would I Lie to You? and Room 101 among others.
Rob Delany has an estimated net worth of around 3 million and he has amassed millions of dollar from his Rob Delaney: Live at the Bowery Ballroom in Netflix.
Delany’s book, Rob Delaney: Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage costs $11.86 (Kindle), $1.20 (Hardcover), $12.48 (Paperback) and $19.23 (Audible) each. He also earns a good amount from Vice and The Guardian from his articles.
Rob Delaney is a married man, married to his wife, Leah Delaney in a private ceremony. The couple who had three children, now only share two children. Their third son, the youngest one Henry, died due to the brain tumor at the age of 2 in January 2018. Now they have Henry's two older brothers, six and five. He revealed his child's death after a month on his Facebook page,
‘’ I have very sad news. My two and a half two-year-old son Henry has passed away. Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss. He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017. Then cancer returned last autumn and he died in January. ''
He further added,
"I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world. Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much."
Also, Delaney has publically shared his experience with alcohol addiction and clinical depression. In 2002, after drinking heavily he blacked out while driving and met an accident during which he broke his left wrist and right arm. After the incident, he stopped drinking and became sober since then.
Delaney is also a political activist and often writes about the political issues. During the 2016 Democratic primary, he supported Bernie Sanders and voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election. In 2017, he also endorsed Labor Party leader, Jeremy Corby in 2017 UK general election.
Below is the video of his son's death,