Louis Székely(born September 12, 1967),known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor.He is the creator, star, writer, director, executive producer, and primary editor of the acclaimed FX comedy-drama series Louie. He is known for his use of observational, self-deprecating, dark and vulgar humor in his stand-up career.
Although born in Washington, D.C., C.K. grew up in Mexico City from age one after his family moved there and spoke Spanish as his first language until he moved back to the U.S and learned English. He began his career writing for several comedy shows in the 1990s and early 2000s for comedians including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Chris Rock. Also in this period, he was directing surreal short films and went on to direct two features—Tomorrow Night and Pootie Tang—before he starred in the short-lived HBO television sitcom Lucky Louie. Four years later, he starred in the first season of Louie, which brought him critical acclaim. He has had supporting acting roles in the feature films The Invention of Lying (2009), American Hustle, Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and Trumbo (2015).
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.