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Born: September 12, 1967 (age 50), Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 1.83 m
Spouse: Alix Bailey (m. 1995–2008)
Children: Kitty Szekely, Mary Louise Szekely
Parents: Luis Szekely, Mary Louise Davis
Louis C.K. (/ˈluːi ˌsiːˈkeɪ/; born Louis Székely; September 12, 1967)[a] is a Mexican-American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor. “C.K.” is a phonetic simplification of his surname. C.K. began his career in the 1990s and early 2000s writing for several comedians including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock and also for other comedy shows.
Also in this period, he was directing surreal short films and went on to direct two features—Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001)—before he starred in the short-lived HBO television sitcom Lucky Louie in 2006. Louie, an acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series that C.K. created, stars in, writes, directs, executive produces, and is the primary editor of, began airing in 2010 on FX.
He had supporting acting roles in the films The Invention of Lying (2009), American Hustle, Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and Trumbo (2015). C.K. 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 voiced Max the dog in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets in the same year. His first film in sixteen years, I Love You, Daddy, premiered in 2017.
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 his specials as well. He is known for his use of observational, self-deprecating, dark, and vulgar humor. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.’s stand-up special Shameless number three on their “Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time” list and, in 2017, ranked him fourth on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
In November 2017, five women publicly accused C.K. of asking them to either watch or listen to him masturbate. In some cases, the woman reported that it was not possible for them to refuse. In a statement, C.K. admitted that the allegations were true and issued an apology. As a result of the controversy, the distributor of C.K.’s film I Love You Daddy, The Orchard, announced they would no longer distribute the film. In addition, FX Networks announced that it was cutting ties with C.K., and Netflix announced that it would not be moving forward with its planned C.K. standup special.
A US comedian on Friday admitted sexual misconduct and expressed remorse after being accused of masturbating in front of women, a rare statement of contrition in the midst of Hollywood’s burgeoning sexual harassment scandal.
Father of two Louis C.K. released the statement to US media as his became the latest career to unravel following separate assault allegations that have disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey.
“These stories are true,” said the 50-year-old comedian in the statement released a day after America’s most prestigious newspaper published accusations from the women saying that he masturbated or asked to masturbate in front of them or on the telephone in separate incidents dating from the late 1990s to 2005.
“At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true,” said the award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and writer.
“But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me.
“And I wielded that power irresponsibly,” he said.
While the comedian did not explicitly apologize, he said in his statement: “I have been remorseful of my actions.”
It was the most frank public admission of guilt from an accused man since the scandal harassment scandal broke in early October, disgracing not just Weinstein and Spacey but implicating directors such as James Toback and 1980s action star Steven Seagal.
Louis C.K. said there was “nothing about this that I forgive myself for” and claimed he could “hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought” on the women and colleagues with whom he has worked, now impacted by the scandal.
The comedian’s accusers told the Times that his behavior had been abusive.
On Friday his career went into free-fall as the distributor of his new movie “I Love You, Daddy” said it would not go ahead with its release and HBO dropped him from a comedy benefit concert due to air next week, the Times reported.
Netflix announced that it was abandoning a second stand-up special featuring the star in the wake of what it called his “unprofessional and inappropriate behavior with female colleagues.” The first had debuted in April.
FX Networks, which has produced five shows with the star, said it was “very troubled by the allegations” and said “the matter is currently under review.”
The accusations were met with horror by C.K.’s admirers, many of them liberal, elite coastal Americans who appreciated his irony, his jokes about hypocrisy and considered him a supporter of women’s rights.
“How do women still go out with guys when you consider the fact that there is no greater threat to women than men?” the comedian had joked in one stand-up segment about dating. “We’re the number one threat.”
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