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Louis C.K. Biography

Birth Name:
Louis Szekely
Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Profession
Comedian, writer, actor

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

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

Relationships

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