Louis C.K.

  • Birth Name: Louis Szekely
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Writer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Family moved to Mexico shortly after his birth and didn't return to the U.S. for six years; his first language was Spanish.
  • Started going by "C.K." due to his dismay with people's failure to correctly pronounce his last name, Szekely (pronounced SAY-KAY).
  • Having narrowly completed high school, jumped straight into the comedy business and drove a cab to support himself.
  • Was placed on 10 Comics to Watch lists by both Variety and the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Has written for The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Dana Carvey Show and The Chris Rock Show.
  • In December 2011, independently released his fourth special, Live at the Beacon Theater. It was made available for digital download on his website only.
  • Received a record number seven nominations at the 2012 Emmy Awards, the most for any individual in a single year.

Awards

  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Comedy: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2015, Grammy — Best Comedy Album: Winner
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — New Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Comedy Album: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class Programs: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera): Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kitty Szekely — Daughter
  • Luis Szekely — Father
  • Mary Lou Szekely — Daughter
  • Mary Szekely — Mother
  • Alix Bailey — Ex-wife

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  • Birth Name: Louis Szekely
  • Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Profession: Comedian, Writer, Actor