Axel Lee McElhenney is the eldest child of renowned American actors Robert McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson.

Axel was born on a Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 2010, at the couple’s home in Sherman Oaks, California.

The birth was quite an eventful one as Kaitlin Olson went into labor while she was in the middle of watching a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the LA Dodgers, prompting the couple to leave the game halfway through.

Robert McElhenney and Kaitlin Olson

Axel Lee McElhenney Age

Axel Lee celebrated his 13th birthday on September 1, 2023.


Axel’s Younger Sibling

Axel has a younger brother named Leo Grey McElhenney, who is 19 months younger than him.

Leo was born on April 5, 2012, in the couple’s Los Angeles home.

The kids are being raised in a very loving and healthy environment, and there is immense love within the entire family.


Meet Axel Lee McElhenney’s Father: His Career and How He Met Kaitlin

Robert McElhenney, the father of Axel Lee, began his acting career in 1997 with a supporting role in the film ‘The Devil’s Own,’ even though his part was ultimately cut from the final edit.

After starting with minor supporting roles, he gradually transitioned to more prominent parts in films like ‘Latter Days‘ and ‘The Tollbooth.’

When Rob was 27 and working as a waiter in between acting gigs, a childhood friend of his came up with a brilliant idea to create a sitcom, which would eventually transform Rob’s life.

This sitcom would star Glenn Howerton, whom Rob had met through his agent, and Charlie Day, someone he had crossed paths with while filming a horror movie in New York City.

McElhenney considered this proposal, and with a modest budget of $200, they filmed a pilot episode, which they then pitched to various cable networks.

They received a few offers from some networks, but they chose FX for its greater creative freedom, hence giving birth to the famous sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

Kaitlin Olson later joined the show, and that’s when both Rob and Kaitlin developed feelings for each other and eventually fell in love.


One Lesser-Known Fact About Rob

Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are great buddies, and together, they own a soccer club in the United Kingdom called Wrexham AFC.


Axel Lee McElhenney’s Mother: Kaitlin Olson

Kaitlin Olson, an actress and comedian, initiated her career with The Sunday Company, a division of the Groundlings theater and school in Los Angeles.

She has an extensive portfolio of appearances in both movies and TV shows, with one notable role being the voice of character Destiny in Disney’s “Finding Dory.”

In recognition of her talent, she received Emmy Award nominations in year 2020 and 2022.


Kaitlin and Robs: Private Parenting

Despite being celebrities, Kaitlin Olson and her husband, Robert McElhenney, make it a priority to protect their children from the public attention.

When sharing photos on social media, they consistently take steps to hide their kids’ faces, often using stickers or emojis for this purpose.

Axel Lee McElhenney Family

Furthermore, the couple maintain strict privacy concerning their children’s schooling details.

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