Louis C. K. is a famous American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. Louis C. K. is mostly famous for his ribald confessional stand-up comedy and for his television show ‘Louie’.
Table of Biography
Louis C. K.’s real full name is Louis Székely. He was born in Washington, D.C., United States, on September 12, 1967. At present, 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 whereas her mother is Irish Catholic. He has three siblings. Sadly, his mother died on June 3, 2019.
However, his parents divorced when he was 10, and his mother raised him and his siblings. Furthermore, he attended Newton North High School and graduated in the year 1985. Louis graduated with future Friends star, Matt LeBlanc. And, after graduation, he worked as an auto mechanic at a public access TV cable station in Boston.
Louis C. K. – Net Worth 2022
Louis has a net worth of around $35 million as of 2022. This personality has built his wealth for over 30 years in stand-up specials, acting in films, and being a director, writer, and producer of films as well.v
Professional Life and Career
Louis C.K. 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 worked as 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.
‘Rolling Stone’ in the year 2015 ranked Louis’ stand-up special Shameless number 3 on their “Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time” list and ranked him 4th on its 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. This personality was also directing surreal short films and directed 2 features, Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001).
In the year 2001, he released his debut comedy album ‘Live in Houston’ directly through his website and became among the 1st performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows and DRM-free video concert downloads via his website. Moreover, he has released 9 comedy albums, often directing and editing his specials as well.
Likewise, he had supporting acting roles in films like 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 aired from the year 2010 to 2015 on FX.
Likewise, in the year 2016, he created and starred in his self-funded web series ‘Horace and Pete’. Also, he co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things’ for FX. And, also voiced the protagonist Max in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets in the same year.
Sexual Misconduct Admission and Fallout
Further, in the year 2017, he admitted to several incidents of sexual misconduct following the release of an article in ‘The New York Times’. The article released a damning story on him that accused him of sexual misconduct, alleging he had masturbated in front of 5 women who were colleagues in the industry.
And, it resulted in widespread criticism and caused his 2017 film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ to be pulled from distribution prior to its release, and a halt in his stand-up career. However, the dominoes continued to fall for the disgraced comedian, with many companies ending their relationship with him.
Further, TBS first suspended production of the C.K.-produced animated comedy ‘The Cops’, before scrapping it altogether. Moreover, Disney redubbed his voice work from a 2015 episode of the cartoon Gravity Falls, wiping out his existence from the show’s history.
Return to the Stage
Moreover, in the year 2018, he returned to stand-up comedy. And in 2019, he announced an international tour. In the year 2020, this personality released a new comedy special ‘Sincerely Louis CK’ on his website. And, for it, he received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album nomination. Furthermore, in the year 2021, he embarked on an international comedy tour and released a new comedy special ‘Sorry’ once again on his website.
In the year 1995, he married artist Alix Bailey. They together have two daughters namely Katherine “Kitty” Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely. However, they ended their relationship in the year 2008. Later, this personality had a brief relationship with musician Fiona Apple. And, in the year 2018, he confirmed he was dating Blanche Gardin and still dating.
This personality has a height of 6 feet and weighs around 86 kilos. He has light brown hair and his eyes are brown in color. Further details regarding his body sats are unavailable.
Louis C. K. – Social Media
His ‘@louisckofficial’ Instagram account has earned over 57.9K followers. His Twitter account ‘@realLouisCK’ has gained over 1K followers. And, his YouTube channel has gathered over 239K subscribers.