Louis C.K. Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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Louis Szekely, commonly known as Louis C.K., is a famous American screenwriter, television director and producer, actor, voice actor, as well as a comedian. To the public, Louis C.K. is perhaps best known as the main star of the popular comedy-drama television series called “Louie”, in which he also serves as the writer and director. The show focuses on the life of a single father, struggling to raise his kids and earn a living by performing stand-up comedy in various local clubs. Since its premiere in 2010, “Louie” has received critical acclaim, and has been featured in various lists of “Top 10 Television Shows”. For his work on the series, Louis C.K. has received several nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Aside from that, Louis C.K. has become known for his comedy specials, such as “Oh My God”, “Chewed Up” and “Shameless”. Some of the specials have brought him Primetime Emmy Awards and more nominations. Louis C.K. is also notable for starring in such films and series as “Diminished Capacity” with Matthew Broderick, “Role Models” with Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd, and “Parks and Recreations” starring Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari and others.

Louis C.K. Net Worth $25 Million

A famous stand-up comedian, as well as an actor, how rich is Louis C.K.? According to sources, in 2012 he earned as much as $4.5 million in less than 45 hours from the sales of his comedy special through digital download, while in 2013 his annual income amounted to $16 million. In regards to his wealth, Louis C.K.’s net worth is estimated to be $25 million, most of which he has accumulated from his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Louis C.K. was born in 1967, in Washington, DC, United States, yet when he was one year old, his family moved to Mexico City. As a teenager, Louis desired to become a comedian, and follow the footsteps of such well-known celebrities as George Carlin, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor. Louis attended Newton North High School in Massachusetts, and upon graduation took up various jobs to earn a living. Louis C.K. started his stand-up career by performing at various local comedy clubs in Boston, and despite initial failure to attract audiences, C.K. managed to become a beloved performer. Since then, Louis has been performing his stand-up routine on various talk shows, including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, and “Late Show with David Letterman” to name a few.

As a writer, C.K. has excelled with working on such shows and films as “The Dana Carvey Show”, “Pootie Tang”, as well as Chris Rock’s “The Chris Rock Show”, for which he has received an Emmy Award. In addition to that, he has released numerous live albums, such as “Live in Houston” and “Chewed Up”. Currently, Louis is filming in an upcoming biographical drama film with Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning called “Trumbo”.

A well-known comedian, screenwriter, and actor, Louis C.K. has an estimated net worth of $25 million.

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Full Name Louis C.K.
Date Of Birth September 12, 1967, September 12, 1967
Died June 20, 840 AD, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
Place Of Birth Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France
Height 1.83 m, 1.83 m
Profession Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Film Editor, Television Editor, Television Director, Austin, TX, United States, Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Film Editor, Television Editor, Television Director
Education Newton North High School, Newton North High School
Spouse Alix Bailey, Alix Bailey
Children Kitty Szekely, Mary Louise Szekely, Austin, TX, United States, Kitty Szekely, Mary Louise Szekely
Parents Luis Szekely, Mary Louise Davis, Austin, TX, United States, Luis Szekely, Mary Louise Davis
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/louiefx
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0127373
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing – Variety Series, Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in…
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding P…
Movies Austin, TX, United States, The Secret Life of Pets, Pootie Tang, Louis C.K.: Oh My God, Live at the Beacon Theater, American Hustle, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, Blue Jasmine, Tomorrow Night, Trumbo, Louis C.K.: Shameless, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Invention of Lying, Diminis…
TV Shows Austin, TX, United States, Oddville, MTV, The Chris Rock Show, Lucky Louie, Louie, Horace and Pete, Better Things, Saturday Night Live, Baskets, Just For Laughs Gala Series, Oddville, MTV, The Chris Rock Show, Lucky Louie, Louie, Horace and Pete, Saturday Night Live, Better Things, Baskets, Just For…
# Trademark
1 Red hair
2 His goatee
3 Cynical sense of humor
# Quote
1 Rape is not in the ten commandments, but don’t say the Guy’s name with a shitty attitude…
2 And all that shouting at your kids? “What are you, an idiot?” No, you’re the idiot.
3 You need to know you’re boring once in a while. Self-love is a good thing but self-awareness is important, too. You need to once in a while say “Oh, I’m an asshole”, otherwise you’re a psychopath. You know, when you go to someone “You’re being an asshole” and they say “No, I’m not”, well it’s not up to you!
4 Mark Twain said “If you always tell the Truth, you don’t have to remember what you said”. Which is great. But Mark Twain also said “There once was a big Black Guy called Nigger Jim”!
5 Saying a subject is too awful to joke about is like saying a disease is to awful to be treated.
6 They say “All our kids ever do is play computer games” and I say “Maybe that’s because you bought them a computer game!”
7 You know what’s funny? Kids are the only people you’re allowed to hit. And they’re so vulnerable! Large bobbly heads. “You’re hitting me? Why are you hitting me, you’re a giant! And you’re hitting me? [Laughter] I’m dehydrated! Pepsi isn’t water! I’m dying!”
8 You know what these parents say? “Damn right I hit my kids! I hit my kids… to teach ’em what life’s really like… out in the World…” Well, I don’t know, asshole, but have you tried maybe talking to them?
9 Race doesn’t mean what it used to in America anymore. It just doesn’t. Obama’s black, but he’s not black the way people used to define that. Is black your experience or the color of your skin? My experience is as a Mexican immigrant, more so than someone like George Lopez. He’s from California. But he’ll be treated as an immigrant. I am an outsider. My abuelita, my grandmother, didn’t speak English. My whole family on my dad’s side is in Mexico. I won’t ever be called that or treated that way, but it was my experience.
10 Coming here and observing America as an outsider made me an observing person. I grew up in Boston and didn’t get the accent, and one of the reasons is that I started in Spanish. I was a little kid, so all I had to do was completely reject my Spanish and my Mexican past, which is a whole lot easier because I’m white with red hair. I had the help of a whole nation of people just accepting that I’m white.
11 The Jackass (2000) movies are honestly some of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I laugh so hard at them. Those guys are geniuses. If they had grown up with a different group of people, they could’ve been performance artists at Bard College, and people would be writing papers about them.
12 To me, comedies are usually the least funny movies. Movies that are actually a comedy are usually not all that funny. To me Goodfellas (1990) and Raging Bull (1980) are two of the funniest movies I ever saw.
13 [on Lucky Louie (2006)] I’m a vulgar, fucked-up degenerate comedian who did drugs. And I’m connecting with Christian mothers and fathers. I love that. That means so much to me.
14 Life’s too short to be an asshole, as an employer or as an employee.
15 I think that failing at Pootie Tang (2001) is why this show [Louie (2010)] is good. It’s one of the reasons. It’s that and a huge – just an army of failures that have wrecked my life, made me good at this. I got to make a movie finally, which was my dream, and it was terrible, and then it got made even more terrible, and then it came out, and I was just hated. I mean, the first time I was known by a lot of people was because I made a bad movie. And I remember watching Roger Ebert say — I grew up watching Roger Ebert doing movie criticism, and he said, ‘I can’t even say this is a bad movie, because it’s not even complete. It’s incomplete. It’s not even a movie.’ It was the worst. I think it’s probably the worst review he ever gave to a movie… But the great thing is that after maybe a week, it just goes away, and all you’re left with is the forensic evidence of all the mistakes you made and all of the rocks that you’ve kind of crashed into, and you’re left with this beautiful map of where all the dangers are, and you repair all the holes, and then you’re so much better.
16 [on receiving applause at start of his HBO’s special] I don’t necessarily agree with you, but I appreciate it very much.
17 [on Tig Notaro’s onstage chronicling many recent tragic events in her life] I was crying and laughing and listening like never in my life. Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute stand-up.
18 [on whether he considers himself a Latino] Latino is kind of… racial labels can be confusing. I am a Mexican American. My dad’s Mexican. That was my first language and I lived there. I definitely identify more with being American because that’s mostly how I grew up. And a lot of Latino comedians are from like Southern California, that kind of thing. And I don’t speak Spanish, at least not on stage. Although I have thought it would be fun if I could get my Spanish back to where it was, to do comedy in Spanish, it would be fun.
19 [on his material about fatherhood] I started talking about it on stage a lot, just to blow off steam. I never thought I’d do material about kids, but I started getting really stressed out and not sleeping a lot. It’s a very difficult thing, way harder than anything I’ve described to you so far. And the stakes are so much higher and more exhilarating and wonderful and all that. I started talking about it onstage and being very dark in the way I talk about my kid, saying things like, “I can understand these babies-in-the-garbage-can stories now. I wouldn’t do it, but I understand it.” I figured I’d just get booed, but that it’d be worth it, because I needed the release. I found that parents were coming up to me and saying, “Oh, we love this stuff.”
20 [on the cult status of Pootie Tang (2001)] There’s a lot in that movie I love. It makes me happy that a world I created and wrote and shot made people happy and then lived on. After all, there aren’t many other movies from that year that people still want to see now. But still, there’s some regret as to how it came out, and things like that. It was worth it, though, because it was probably the most significant education of all the surviving-failure lessons I’ve gotten. Also, I think the success it’s had proves that there’s a little more to what I was saying than they thought. I think that if they had let me have even a little more freedom, it could have been more of a success.
21 [on the failure of Pootie Tang (2001)] They wanted Austin Powers, plain and simple, for black people. They wanted a brightly lit, easy, punchy comedy, and that’s not what I wrote and not what I directed. I directed something with a little more texture to it, I think, and a little more grit. Another problem was that I thought we were making a low-budget movie that would go to Sundance, and everyone would say “How did you do this for $4 million? There’s a car chase, there’s all this stuff.” But they didn’t promote it that way. They just said, “Here’s Paramount’s next movie.” So a lot of critics said, “This is the most irresponsible piece of…” They hated it.
22 [on Pootie Tang (2001)] It comes from way back when I was a kid and I used to enjoy talking nonsense. But I used to try to talk nonsense believably, you know what I mean? Like I’m really communicating, and not just talking a string of gibberish. It’s something I used to do all the time: “Hey, it’s a tippi tai a ma tammy fae.” I just used to talk like that. Then I started trying to think of a sketch for Chris Rock, and I came up with the notion of a guy who’s so cool, he doesn’t even speak English, but he exudes this coolness and this ease, and Chris buys into it and doesn’t question it, and just chats with him. The notion to me was that someone could just be flipping around and see this, and it would take them a few beats to see that these guys aren’t saying anything.
23 [on his jokes about his children] I definitely heighten everything for the material, you know? I don’t act the way that I do onstage at home. I feel maybe 5% of what I say on stage and then I amplify it because it’s fun. It’s a release. But in real life I’m very patient with my kids. I don’t have any animosity towards them and they’re constantly fascinating. They don’t bother me! And I love being with them and I’m very responsible with them. I take a lot of care with them. But that’s not the way I am on the show. On the show I act the way I really feel, which is, fucking get me outta here! But that’s only sometimes. And I think all parents feel that way.
24 Human kindness has no reward. You should give to others in every way you see. You should expect absolutely nothing from anyone. It should be your goal to love every human you encounter. All human suffering that you’re aware of and continues without your effort to stop it becomes your crime. Humans are always evolving. If you do one thing that if done by every human would destroy the world, that makes you Hitler… I don’t live by any of those. But I believe them all very strongly.
25 [on his deal with FX for Louie (2010)] No one on the planet Earth has what I have right now. No one ever has. And I don’t know that I ever will again.
26 I’ve had two great years, probably five good years. So I had 20 years of just kind of uncertainty and suffering and ego destruction and poverty. All these things. There’s no way I’m ever going to catch up to the misery years. It’s impossible…. If I don’t do anything dumb or I don’t get a disease or something, and then I’ve got to five to eight years I think where it’ll really be great and then it will start to degenerate like uranium, you know?
27 [on having complete control of Louie (2010)] To me, it’s not that I control a bunch of people, it’s just that nobody controls me. There’s nothing above me except responsibility to the product. That’s the ultimate responsibility, is if the show sucks, then what was the fucking point of being in charge? I’m right about these things on the show, and when I’m not, it’s interesting to watch me be wrong. I don’t think you have to be perfect, you just have to be compelling in the work you do.
28 [on the success of Louie (2010)] The show has been a precious thing to me, and it’s been something I’m horribly grateful for. It’s just such a big deal to me that I’m getting to do this. I’m aware of how fleeting it is. I’m aware that, at best, it’ll go eight years, and that a year after those eight years are over, it’ll feel like a distant memory. I’m aware of that.
29 I like pressure. Pressure doesn’t make me crack. It’s enabling. I eat pressure, and there might be times when I get a bad feeling in my gut that this might be too much, but you feel pressure when you’re not doing something, you know? When you’re getting ready for something, you feel pressure-when you’re anticipating. But when you’re constantly in activity, there’s no time for pressure to just sit there and make you crack.
30 [on Louie (2010)] If they don’t let me do it the way it should be done, I just won’t do it. And one thing that enables me to do that is that I can go on the road and do comedy. I can just go do standup. I don’t need this shit. I really don’t… This is the greatest thing that ever happened to me but I don’t need it. And I’m eternally grateful to [FX] for letting me do it this way. I don’t know why they gave me this much freedom. If I was running FX, I would have never given me what they’ve given me. It was irresponsible.
31 I’ve had, what, two years? Probably five good years. Before that I had twenty years of uncertainty and suffering and ego destruction and poverty. All those things. That’ll always outweigh the good times.
32 I’m close to my audience. I think I have more tools in my box than other guys who might try it. Also, I know how to do this stuff. I know how to write and shoot and edit. I’m technically adept and that helped with the website. You need a big skill set.
33 After you do standup for for, like, five years, you’re kind of screwed because you have no other skills. You can’t get other jobs. It’s like being in prison: you’re not suitable for any other career.
34 I don’t like waking up. I feel like staying in bed usually, but I can’t because I’ve got two kids standing next to my bed, just eager to live another day.
35 Dating is horrible, it’s awful. I don’t get it. It’s like you’re standing there: ‘Hi. Do you want to have sex and later wish you hadn’t?’ It’s horrible. And it’s awkward at 42 because I don’t have the body or the drive. I just sit in the car and hope somebody gets in.
36 My last name is Szekely. Sounds like Saykay. When I was a little kid I had an instructor in camp who called me Shnizneckely. He would make fun of my name and it hurt my feelings because I was a little pussy and I cried. He said, ‘Well, how do you say it?’ I said, Seekay. So he wrote ‘C.K’ on my jersey and everything. He made my name ‘C.K’ and I just stuck with it.
37 I do have very deep, fond memories of my family in Mexico City, but I also remember feeling funny for not speaking English – I was basically an immigrant. But I picked up the language fast and soon I knew that I wanted to be a writer.
38 You know what, it’s a mysterious question to me. Chris is a comedian from New York, and so am I. And we did a show together (The Chris Rock Show (1997)) and I had this idea for this movie and we made it. I mean I’m half Mexican actually; my dad is Mexican. All of that race identity doesn’t really mean anything to me. – when asked “How did a white guy end up making Pootie Tang (2001)?”
39 I remember I was in Sacramento doing a TV morning show to promote a comedy club I was working at and the host asked me, “So, uh, you work with Chris Rock. I wouldn’t think you’d be a guy that works with Chris Rock!” And I said, “You mean because I’m white?” And he went, “Whoa, whoa, whoa! I wasn’t going there!” And I said, “Well what else do you mean? Why else would you say that?” And he said, “Well, because if I saw you walking down the street, I just wouldn’t say, ‘I bet that guy works with Chris Rock.'” And I said, “Yeah… because I’m white!” “No, no!! I’m not being… ” And it was just pointless. And that was the whole interview basically!
40 I just always loved comedy and I really wanted to be good at it. And it was heartbreaking, ’cause I started and I wasn’t good at it. I was only 17-years-old, so I had a lot to learn about life in general. But I just kept on trying. I was young enough and stupid enough and I had no other choice. I had nothing else I was good at.
# Fact
1 He holds dual citizenship in the United States and Mexico.
2 Is good friends with Chris Rock. Rock offered him the position of head writer on The Chris Rock Show (1997) but he turned it down for The Dana Carvey Show (1996). Carvey’s show was short-lived and C.K. ended up as a staff writer on Rock’s show.
3 Was roommates with Marc Maron early in their careers.
4 Attended Newton North High School in Newton, Massachusetts.
5 Trains in boxing with Micky Ward.
6 Cousin of Mario P. Székely.
7 Is a big fan of Miles Davis.
8 He has three sisters.
9 His father was an economist and his mother was a computer programmer.
10 After high school, he was offered admission into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts but he did not bother to apply.
11 His first job was as a cook at a KFC.
12 Father, with Alix Bailey, of daughters Mary Louise Szekely and Kitty Szekely.
13 Worked alongside Stephen Colbert, Charlie Kaufman and Robert Smigel on the writing staff of The Dana Carvey Show (1996).
14 His first name is usually pronounced “Loo-ee”.
15 Spanish was his first language.
16 His real surname, Szekely, is a common Hungarian surname pronounced SEK-kay. When he was young, he changed the pronunciation to SEE-kay because people always had trouble pronouncing it.
17 Louis’s father, Luis Szekely, was born in Mexico. Louis’s paternal grandfather was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and Louis’s paternal grandmother was a Catholic Mexican (of Spanish and Indigenous Mexican descent). Louis’s mother, Mary Louise Szekely (née Davis), is American-born, with Irish and German ancestry. Louis’s parents met as students at Harvard University. After his birth, in Washington, D.C., his family lived in Mexico City until he was seven years old. His family then settled in Massachusetts.

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