Louis CK is a famous American stand-up comedian, author, actor and filmmaker. Louis CK is best known for his gritty stand-up comedy and TV show Louie.
Louis CK’s real full name is Louis Székely. He was born in Washington, DC, USA on September 12, 1967. Currently he is 54 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo. He is the son of software engineer Mary Louise Szekely (mother) and economist Luis Székely (father). His father is of Mexican and Hungarian descent while her mother is Irish Catholic. He has three siblings. Unfortunately, his mother passed away on June 3, 2019.
However, his parents divorced when he was 10 years old and his mother raised him and his siblings. He also attended Newton North High School, graduating in 1985. Louis graduated with future Friends star Matt LeBlanc. And after graduating, he worked as an auto mechanic and at a public-access cable television station in Boston.
working life and career
Louis CK is a comedian and the star of the television show “Louie”. He began performing stand-up comedy as a teenager, and in the early 1990s he was a staff writer for Conan O’Brien. He won 3 Peabody Awards, 2 Grammy Awards, 6 Primetime Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as many awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater and Oh My God.
In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked Louis’ stand-up special Shameless #3 on its Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-up Specials and Movies of All Time list and ranked it #4 in 2017 his list of the top 50 stand-up comics of all time. This personality also directed surreal short films and two feature films, Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001).
In 2001, he released his debut comedy album Live in Houston directly through his website and was among the first performers to offer direct ticket sales for his stand-up shows and DRM-free video concert downloads through his website . He has also released 9 comedy albums, often directing and editing his specials.
He has also had supporting roles in films such as Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, David O. Russell’s American Hustle and the Hollywood blacklist drama Trumbo. This person created, directed, and starred in “Louie.” Louie is an Emmy Award-winning semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series that aired on FX from 2010-2015.
He also created and starred in his self-funded web series Horace and Pete in 2016. He also co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things for FX. And in the same year, the protagonist Max also voiced in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets.
Record of sexual misconduct and fallout
Additionally, in 2017, after publishing an article in The New York Times, he admitted to multiple incidents of sexual misconduct. The article published a scathing story about him, accusing him of sexual misconduct and claiming he masturbated in front of 5 women who were peers in the industry.
And it led to widespread criticism and his 2017 film I Love You, Daddy being pulled from distribution ahead of its release and bringing his stand-up career to a halt. However, the dominoes continued to fall on the disgraced comedian, with many companies ending their relationship with him.
Also, TBS initially halted production of the CK-produced animated comedy The Cops before discontinuing it altogether. In addition, Disney re-dubbed its voice work from a 2015 episode of the animated film Gravity Falls, erasing its existence from the series’ history.
Return to the stage
Additionally, he returned to stand-up comedy in 2018. And in 2019 he announced an international tour. In 2020, this personality released a new comedy special, Sincerely, Louis CK, on his website. And for that, he received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. In addition, he embarked on an international comedy tour in 2021 and re-released a new comedy special “Sorry” on his website.
In 1995 he married artist Alix Bailey. They have two daughters together, namely Katherine “Kitty” Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely. However, they ended their relationship in 2008. Later, this personality had a brief relationship with musician Fiona Apple. And in 2018, he confirmed that he was and was still dating Blanche Gardin.
This personality has one height of 6 feet and weighs about 86 pounds. He has light brown hair and his eyes are brown. Further details on his body sats are not available.
Social Media and Wealth
His ‘@louisckofficial’ Instagram Account has earned over 57.9K followers. His Twitter account @realLouisCK has gained over 1,000 followers. And his YouTube channel has amassed over 239,000 subscribers.
Louis has one net worth of around $35 million as of 2022. This personality has built her fortune in stand-up specials, starred in films, worked as a director, writer and producer of films for over 30 years.