Louis C.K. - Biography

Last Modified: Jun 14, 2020

Louis C.K.
Nick Name: Louis
Profession: Comedian, Writer, Actor, Filmmaker
Best Known For: The Chris Rock Show, Louie, SNL
Salary: $16 million
Net Worth: $35 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 12, 1967 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Louis Székely
Birth Place: Washington, D.C., USA
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Luis Székely
Mother's Name: Mary Louise
Siblings: 3

Sisters

High School: Newton North High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Hungarian, Mexican, American, Irish)
Nationality: American, Mexican

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex-Spouse:

Alix Bailey (1995-2008)

Children: 2

Mary Louise Szekely (daughter)
Kitty Szekely (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 110 kg (242.51 lb)
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Louis C.K.?

Louis C.K. is a man with a sense of humor and has made a career out of it. The American-Mexican stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker is best known for working in The Chris Rock Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Chewed Up, Louie, Saturday Night Live.

Louis C.K. : Age, Family, School

Louis C.K. was born on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C., the U.S. His birth name/full name is Louis Székely, Louis C.K. being his stage name. His mother Mary Louise worked as a software engineer and his father Luis Székely worked as an economist. C.K.’s parents had met at Harvard University and later had married at St. Francis Church in Traverse City, Michigan. 

He has siblings as well- three sisters. He along with his 3 sisters was raised by his single mother. 

Source: CNN (Louis C.K.)

When C.K. was only a year old, the family moved to Mexico, which is his father’s home country. There he lived until he was 7 and learned Spanish as his first language. After moving back to the US and settling in Boston, at the age of 7, he started to learn English. But when he was a 10-year-old boy, his parents divorced. He hardly saw his father after his father remarried, then moved to Mexico with his new family.

Education, Ethnicity

C.K. wanted to become a writer and a comedian when he was young. Louis C.K. attended Newton North High School and graduated from the same in 1985. 

His ethnicity includes Hungarian, Mexican, American, Irish.

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Louis C.K. : Wife, Marriage, Children, Divorce

Louis C.K. met Alix Bailey, an artist at a New Year's Eve party in Boston when they both were 18. Five minutes later, he proposed to her! He was very much drunk so Bailey laughed.

Fifteen years later, they again met in New York City through a mutual friend. After dating, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. C.K. and Bailey married in 1995. They have two daughters together- Mary Louise Szekely and Kitty Szekely.

Unfortunately, after more than 13 years of marriage, their marriage ended in divorce in 2008. C.K. and Bailey share joint custody of their children.

Source: NY Daily News (Louis C.K. with daughters)

Louis C.K. : Career

After graduating from high school, C.K. first worked as an auto mechanic, at a public access TV cable station, as a cook, in a video store.

His career in Television started in 1984, at the age of 17. He had directed a comedic short film Trash Day. Seeing his work, New York University Tisch School of the Arts did take interest in him as a filmmaker, but he refused to pursue his career in Comedy.

Louis C.K.'s first show as a comedian was in 1985 at a comedy club in Boston. His experience was so bad that he felt discouraged and did not perform for the next two years!

Source: Los Angeles Times (Louis C.K.)

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In 1989, he moved to Manhattan. Over the years he has performed in Evening at the Improv, Star Search, Ice Cream (1993), and hosted Saturday Night Live on November 3, 2012.

Louis C.K. also wrote for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1993 to 1994 and for David Letterman on Late Show with David Letterman in 1995. He was a head writer for The Dana Carvey Show, a writer for The Chris Rock Show. 

C.K. is a filmmaker too. He has made films such as Tomorrow Night (1998), Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies (1995), Pootie Tang (2001), Down to Earth (2001), I Think I Love My Wife (2007).

Louis C.K. : Awards, Nominations

For his brilliant work in Comedy and Television for the last three decades, he has received several awards. In 2012, was awarded Peabody Award. As of 2019, he has received six Primetime Emmy Awards- including Best Writing in a Variety or Comedy Series in 1999, Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice.

Louis C.K. : Accused of sexual misconduct

Five women have accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct, dating back more than a decade. The accusations came to light in late 2017.

The comedy duo, Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov accused C.K. of sexual misconduct in 2002. They revealed that he had invited them to hang out in his hotel room after their late-night show. After they reached the hotel room, he had asked if he could take out his p****!

Dana and Julia thought of it as a joke and laughed off until he actually undressed and masturbated in front of them!

Similar accusations were made by Abby Schachner, Rebecca Corry. A fifth woman who chose to stay anonymous also told her tale which was back in the late 1990s and she was working in production at The Chris Rock Show.

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Source: aol.com (Louis C.K. walks along Parker Posey a few months after sexual allegations)

She was in her early 20s back then and C.K. asked her to watch him masturbate repeatedly. She did go on with his request and questioned his behavior later.

“It was something that I knew was wrong. I think the big piece of why I said yes was because of the culture,” she said, “He abused his power.”

Louis C.K. admitted to the allegations. FX and HBO severed ties with him, his Netflix special and his movie I Love You, Daddy were both canceled.

Louis C.K. : Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Louis C.K. is estimated at around $35 million and $16 million respectively.

Louis C.K. : Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Louis C.K. is followed by over a million followers but is absent from Facebook. He also has an official website louisck.net.

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