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Also Known As: Louis Szekely, Louis Ck Died:
Born: September 12, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: comedian, writer, actor

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Known for his notoriously caustic - some said, offensive - riffs on the sanctity of fatherhood and family life, flame-haired comedian Louis C.K. was a well-known fixture in comedy clubs beginning in the late 1980s and leading up to writing turns on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO, 1997-2000). The same man who won an Emmy for the latter, also wrote and directed the notorious urban comedy bomb "Pootie Tang" (2001). He made headlines for top-lining HBO's groundbreaking and controversial sitcom, "Lucky Louie" (2006), and continued to record comedy specials at an impressive rate, racking up a number of fans not only in the paying audience, but amongst his fellow stand-ups as well. A recurring role on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009- ) as Amy Poehler's good-hearted cop boyfriend helped pave the way for his return to headlining his own show, the critically acclaimed hit "Louie" (FX, 2010- ). Wherever his career took him, the Emmy-winning comedian made the most of every opportunity, growing a sizable and devoted fanbase who hung on his every word, much as audiences had with comedy visionaries like George Carlin and Richard Pryor before him. ...

Known for his notoriously caustic - some said, offensive - riffs on the sanctity of fatherhood and family life, flame-haired comedian Louis C.K. was a well-known fixture in comedy clubs beginning in the late 1980s and leading up to writing turns on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009) and "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO, 1997-2000). The same man who won an Emmy for the latter, also wrote and directed the notorious urban comedy bomb "Pootie Tang" (2001). He made headlines for top-lining HBO's groundbreaking and controversial sitcom, "Lucky Louie" (2006), and continued to record comedy specials at an impressive rate, racking up a number of fans not only in the paying audience, but amongst his fellow stand-ups as well. A recurring role on "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009- ) as Amy Poehler's good-hearted cop boyfriend helped pave the way for his return to headlining his own show, the critically acclaimed hit "Louie" (FX, 2010- ). Wherever his career took him, the Emmy-winning comedian made the most of every opportunity, growing a sizable and devoted fanbase who hung on his every word, much as audiences had with comedy visionaries like George Carlin and Richard Pryor before him.

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DIRECTOR:

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  Pootie Tang (2001) Director
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  Tomorrow Night (1998) Director
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  Ice Cream (1993) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Trumbo (2015)
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 Blue Jasmine (2013)
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 American Hustle (2013)
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 I Am Comic (2010)
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 Role Models (2008)
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 Largo (2008)
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Family moved to Mexico shortly after his birth
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Returned to the U.S. after several years and settled in Massachusetts
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Began performing in Boston-area comedy clubs during his senior year of high school
1989:
Moved to New York City to pursue his stand-up career
1990:
Made first short film "Ceasar's Salad"
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Appeared as a comic on several shows, including MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Hour" and Fox's "Comic Strip Live"
1993:
Joined NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" as one of the original staff writers
1995:
Filmed six Short Films for Showtime's sketch comedy show "Sunny Skies"
1995:
Briefly worked as a writer for the "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)
1996:
Hired as a writer for the short-lived ABC sketch show "The Dana Carvey Show"
1996:
Starred in his first "HBO Comedy Half-Hour" special
1997:
First collaborated with Rock on "The Chris Rock Show" (HBO) as a writer and producer
1997:
Directed first feature, the independent film "Tomorrow Night"; also wrote and produced
1997:
Wrote various segments for NBC's "Saturday Night Live"
1998:
Hosted the syndicated show "Short Cuts" on PBS
1999:
Hosted "Louis C.K.'s Filthy Stupid Talent Show" on Comedy Central
2001:
Wrote and directed the blaxploitation parody "Pootie Tang," co-starring Rock; adapted from a sketch that first appeared on "The Chris Rock Show"
2001:
Teamed with Chris Rock to write a remake of "Heaven Can Wait" (1978) retitled "Down to Earth"; starred Rock in the lead role
2001:
Released first comedy album <I>Louis C.K. ¿ Live in Houston</i>
2002:
Voiced Brendon Small's estranged father Andrew Small in "Home Movies" on the Cartoon Network
2002:
Wrote and produced "Cedric The Entertainer Presents" on Fox
2005:
Performed in the HBO half hour stand-up special "One Night Stand"
2006:
Created and starred on HBO's first multi-camera sitcom "Lucky Louie"; also wrote and directed
2007:
Headlined the HBO comedy special "Shameless"
2007:
Re-teamed with Chris Rock to co-write "I Think I Love My Wife"; also directed by Rock
2007:
Played Big Stan in "Diminished Capacity," starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda
2008:
Performed in the comedy special "Louis CK: Chewed Up" on Comedy Central
2009:
Joined Ricky Gervais in the comedy film "The Invention of Lying"
2010:
Guest starred on the NBC comedy series "Parks and Recreation"
2010:
Starred on FX's "Louie," a semi-autobigraphical comedy about a divorced father of two
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series
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