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Louis C.K

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BirthdaySeptember 12, 1967
NationalityAmerican
FamousHispanic Men, Producer, Hispanic Actors, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Directors, Comedians, T V & Movie Producers, Stand-up Comedians, Writers, INFP
SpousesAlix Bailey
Known asLouis Szekely
Childrens Kitty Szekely, Mary Louise Szekely
Universities
  • Newton North High School
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
ReligionCatholicism
Height183cm
GenderMale
FatherLuis Szekely
MotherMary Louise Davis
Net Worth$25 million
Sun SignVirgo
Born inWashington, D.C.
Famous asStand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer

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Who is Louis C.K.?

This Emmy award-winning stand-up comic legend needs no introduction. Through his humorous and slapstick performances, Louis C.K. has earned respect and admiration in the entertainment world. With over 20 years of experience in his hand, he has shown exemplary success on live stage, movies and sitcom. His gifted talent has made him one of the most successful comedians in the world. He rose to fame with the FX series ‘Louie’, for which he turned writer, editor, director, executive producer, and actor as well. His scripts are usually based on observation, most of the incidents being derived from his marriage and children. With a number of comedy special shows aired on different channels, he has become a recognized face on the American television. Besides being a veteran stand-up comedian, he is also a successful writer and filmmaker. Moreover, he has acted in a handful of films in Hollywood, sharing screen space with some distinguished stars. He is known for his creative ways of selling tickets to his stand-up shows and letting his fans download his concerts from his website. Despite being a high-status celebrity, he never shies from attending tiny city clubs and bars and giving performances for free. He actively performs in concert tours across the United States and Europe.

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Childhood & Early Life

Louis C.K. was born as Louis Szekely on September 12, 1967, in Washington D.C. to Mexican-Hungarian Luis Szekely and American-Irish Mary Louise Szekely. The family relocated to Mexico City when he was one.

The family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, when he was seven and when he was around 10, his parents divorced. Thus, he, along with his three sisters, was brought up by his single mother in Newton, Massachusetts.

It was during his early years that he decided to work in movies and television when his mother would return from work and look up to lackluster programs to unwind.

In 1985, he completed his schooling from Newton North High School and took up the job of an auto mechanic, before trying his hand at various odd jobs.

Career

In 1984, he debuted in stand-up comedy at a Boston comedy club’s open-mic night, where he performed for two minutes instead of the allotted five due to lack of material. Disheartened, he kept distance from comedy for two years.

Since comedy was not doing well in the late 1980s, he found hard to sustain his living, until he started performing with Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, eventually getting paid for his shows.

In 1989, he relocated to Manhattan and was hired as a staff writer for ‘Caroline’s Comedy Hour’, after which he took up writing for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, in 1993, and became the first standup comedian to perform on the show.

He performed his comic act on various TV series, such as ‘Evening at the Improv’, ‘Comic Strip Live’, ‘Comic Search’, and ‘MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour’.

He debuted in writing and directing with his independent feature film ‘Tomorrow Night’ in 1998, which premiered on Showtime cable, though he self-released it in 2014.

In 2001, he wrote and directed his second feature film ‘Pootie Tang’, co-written by Chris Rock, which received negative reviews, but went on to become an offbeat piece. Since then, he hasn’t take up direction again.

His first hour-long special ‘Shameless’ was launched on HBO in 2007. The following year in 2008, he released his second hour-long comedy special ‘Chewed Up’ on Showtime.

In 2009, his stand-up concert film ‘Hilarious’ was the first such movie to be screened at The Sundance Film Festival and his third after ‘Ice Cream’ (1994) and ‘Tomorrow Night’ (1998). It was well received with excellent reviews.

In 2009, he created and starred in HBO’s first traditional sitcom ‘Lucky Louie’, hosted in the presence of studio audience. Even though the show earned good reviews, it was called off after the first season.

His fourth full-length album ‘Live at the Beacon Theater’, produced and directed independently, released in 2011 on his website, generating over $1 million in less than two weeks.

He teamed up with Chris Rock again on two projects co-writing the screenplay – ‘Down to Earth’ (2001) and ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ (2007).

He appeared in the comedy show series ‘Parks and Recreation’, aired on NBC, playing a potential love interest to Amy Poehler’s character.

In 2013, his fifth one-hour comedy special ‘Oh My God’ was launched on HBO and was sold and distributed through his website.

He has acted in a number of movies, such as ‘Role Models’ (2008), ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’ (2008), ‘Diminished Capacity’ (2008), ‘The Invention of Lying’ (2009), ‘Blue Jasmine’ (2013) and ‘American Hustle’ (2013).

Major Works

He has the credit of writing for shows - ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ and ‘The Chris Rock Show’, apart from delivering stand-up comedy acts on ‘Lopez Tonight’, ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, among others.

His third album ‘Hilarious’ was critically acclaimed and well accepted by the audience, and is considered it to be ‘one of the best stand-up comedy performances in the history of art’.

In 2010, his TV series ‘Louie’ was launched on FX, where he wrote, edited, directed and acted in all 13 episodes of each season. The show is a depiction of life experiences as a single, aging father through his stand-up comedy acts.

Awards & Achievements

In 1999, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program’ for his work on ‘The Chris Rock Show’.

His television comedy ‘Louie’ has won 14 awards out of 52 nominations under various awards, including Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, and Writers Guild of America Awards.

His concert film ‘Hilarious’ was honored with the Grammy Award for ‘Best Comedy Album’ and the Comedy Award for ‘Stand-up Special’.

Comedy Central ranked him at number 98 in its ‘100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time’ list.

Personal Life & Legacy

He married New York based artist and painter, Alix Bailey in 1995. The couple had two daughters – Mary Louise Szekely and Kitty Szekely. The two ended their relationship with a divorce in 2008, though they share joint custody of their daughters.

Trivia

His first language was Spanish while residing in Mexico and learnt English only after moving to Massachusetts. However, he has now forgotten Spanish, though he still holds the citizenship of Mexico along with the United States.

Since people had difficulty in pronouncing his Hungarian surname Szekely (pronounced Say-Kay), he changed it to C.K. (‘See-Kay’) during his early years.

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Louis C.K. awards

YearNameAward

Primetime Emmy Awards

2015Outstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialLouis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store (2015)
2014Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesLouie (2010)
2013Outstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialLouis C.K. Oh My God (2013)
2012Outstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesLouie (2010)
2012Outstanding Writing for a Variety SpecialLouis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
1999Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music ProgramThe Chris Rock Show (1997)

Grammy Awards

2016Best Comedy AlbumWinner
2012Best Comedy AlbumWinner

Louis C.K. biography timelines

  • // 12th Sep 1967
    Louis C.K. was born as Louis Szekely on September 12, 1967, in Washington D.C. to Mexican-Hungarian Luis Szekely and American-Irish Mary Louise Szekely. The family relocated to Mexico City when he was one.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he debuted in stand-up comedy at a Boston comedy club’s open-mic night, where he performed for two minutes instead of the allotted five due to lack of material. Disheartened, he kept distance from comedy for two years.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, he completed his schooling from Newton North High School and took up the job of an auto mechanic, before trying his hand at various odd jobs.
  • // 1989 To 1993
    In 1989, he relocated to Manhattan and was hired as a staff writer for ‘Caroline’s Comedy Hour’, after which he took up writing for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, in 1993, and became the first standup comedian to perform on the show.
  • // 1994 To 2009
    In 2009, his stand-up concert film ‘Hilarious’ was the first such movie to be screened at The Sundance Film Festival and his third after ‘Ice Cream’ (1994) and ‘Tomorrow Night’ (1998). It was well received with excellent reviews.
  • // 1995 To 2008
    He married New York based artist and painter, Alix Bailey in 1995. The couple had two daughters – Mary Louise Szekely and Kitty Szekely. The two ended their relationship with a divorce in 2008, though they share joint custody of their daughters.
  • // 1998 To 2014
    He debuted in writing and directing with his independent feature film ‘Tomorrow Night’ in 1998, which premiered on Showtime cable, though he self-released it in 2014.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program’ for his work on ‘The Chris Rock Show’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he wrote and directed his second feature film ‘Pootie Tang’, co-written by Chris Rock, which received negative reviews, but went on to become an offbeat piece. Since then, he hasn’t take up direction again.
  • // 2001 To 2007
    He teamed up with Chris Rock again on two projects co-writing the screenplay – ‘Down to Earth’ (2001) and ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ (2007).
  • // 2007 To 2008
    His first hour-long special ‘Shameless’ was launched on HBO in 2007. The following year in 2008, he released his second hour-long comedy special ‘Chewed Up’ on Showtime.
  • // 2008 To 2013
    He has acted in a number of movies, such as ‘Role Models’ (2008), ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’ (2008), ‘Diminished Capacity’ (2008), ‘The Invention of Lying’ (2009), ‘Blue Jasmine’ (2013) and ‘American Hustle’ (2013).
  • // 2009
    In 2009, he created and starred in HBO’s first traditional sitcom ‘Lucky Louie’, hosted in the presence of studio audience. Even though the show earned good reviews, it was called off after the first season.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, his TV series ‘Louie’ was launched on FX, where he wrote, edited, directed and acted in all 13 episodes of each season. The show is a depiction of life experiences as a single, aging father through his stand-up comedy acts.
  • // 2011
    His fourth full-length album ‘Live at the Beacon Theater’, produced and directed independently, released in 2011 on his website, generating over $1 million in less than two weeks.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, his fifth one-hour comedy special ‘Oh My God’ was launched on HBO and was sold and distributed through his website.

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Louis C.K.'s FAQ

  • What is Louis C.K. birthday?

    Louis C.K. was born at 1967-09-12

  • Where is Louis C.K.'s birth place?

    Louis C.K. was born in Washington, D.C.

  • What is Louis C.K. nationalities?

    Louis C.K.'s nationalities is American

  • Who is Louis C.K. spouses?

    Louis C.K.'s spouses is Alix Bailey

  • Who is Louis C.K. childrens?

    Louis C.K.'s childrens is Kitty Szekely, Mary Louise Szekely

  • What was Louis C.K. universities?

    Louis C.K. studied at Newton North High School

  • What is Louis C.K.'s religion?

    Louis C.K.'s religion is Catholicism

  • How tall is Louis C.K.?

    Louis C.K.'s height is 183

  • Who is Louis C.K.'s father?

    Louis C.K.'s father is Luis Szekely

  • Who is Louis C.K.'s mother?

    Louis C.K.'s mother is Mary Louise Davis

  • What is Louis C.K.'s sun sign?

    Louis C.K. is Virgo

  • How famous is Louis C.K.?

    Louis C.K. is famouse as Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer