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Louis C.K.

Comedian
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Born Sep 12, 1967

Louis Szekely, known professionally as Louis C.K. , is a Mexican-American stand-up comedian, radio host, television and film writer, actor and director. He is the star of the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs, and edits, although he only edited for 5 episodes during the first season… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1967 Birth C.K. was born on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C., the son of Mary Louise Székely (née Davis), a software engineer, and Luis Székely, an economist. C.K.'s parents met at Harvard University, where his mother was completing her degree in a summer-school program. … Read More

TEENAGE

1985 17 Years Old 1 More Event
C.K. attended Newton North High School, and graduated in 1985. … Read More

TWENTIES

1989 21 Years Old As Boston's comedy scene grew, C.K. gradually achieved success, performing alongside acts such as Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, and eventually he moved up to paid gigs, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and hosting comedy clubs until he moved to Manhattan in 1989. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old In 1993, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and most of the comedy clubs in New York City closed.
1995 27 Years Old C.K. and artist/painter Alix Bailey married in 1995. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996 HBO released his first half-hour comedy special. … Read More

THIRTIES

1998 30 Years Old In 1998, C.K. wrote and directed the independent black-and-white film Tomorrow Night, which premiered at Sundance, marking his feature film directorial debut after making several shorter films, including six short films for the sketch comedy show Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies (1995) on the Showtime cable network. C.K. self-released Tomorrow Night in 2014.
2000 32 Years Old He had an early acting role in the independent comedy Tuna, alongside Nick Offerman, in 2000. C.K. wrote and directed the feature film Pootie Tang, which was adapted from a sketch that was featured on The Chris Rock Show and featured Chris Rock in a supporting role. … Read More
2001 33 Years Old He released his debut comedy album, Live in Houston, in 2001 directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. C.K. has released nine comedy albums in his career, often directing and editing their specials as well. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old In June 2006, C.K. starred in and wrote Lucky Louie, a sitcom he created. … Read More

FORTIES

He appeared in three films in 2008: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Diminished Capacity, and Role Models.
From 2009 to 2012, C.K. played Dave Sanderson, a police officer and ex-boyfriend of Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) in the sitcom Parks and Recreation.
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2013 45 Years Old The show was renewed for a fourth season; with a 19-month hiatus after season 3 to accommodate C.K.'s roles in David O. Russell's American Hustle and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine in 2013. … Read More
2014 46 Years Old C.K.'s production company, Pig Newton, where he works with partner / producer Blair Breard, has a contract to develop and executive produce pilots for FX Networks. In January 2014, it was announced that C.K. would be producing and co-writing a Zach Galifianakis-created comedy pilot for FX Networks. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, it was announced that C.K. would be writing, directing and starring in a film titled I'm A Cop that was going be produced by Scott Rudin, Dave Becky, and long-time associate, Blair Breard, with a budget of $8 million. … Read More
…  During an extended Louie hiatus, C.K. created and starred in his web series Horace and Pete in 2016, and voiced the lead role in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets the same year.
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