Louis C.K.

Louis Szekely (born September 12, 1967), known professionally as Louis C.K. ( /ˈluː.iː ˈsiːkeɪ/), is an Emmy and Grammy award winning 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 starting with the third season he will no longer edit. C.K.'s stage name is derived from an approximate English pronunciation of his Hungarian surname, Szekely (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈseːkɛj]). C.K. was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Mary Louise (née Davis), a software engineer, and Luis Szekely, an economist. C.K.'s paternal grandfather, a Jewish Hungarian, emigrated to Mexico, where he met C.K.'s paternal grandmother, who was a Catholic Mexican of Spanish and Mexican Indian ancestry. C.K.'s father was born in Mexico and C.K.'s mother is an American of Irish Catholic ancestry. The two met at Harvard University while his father was trying to finish his degree during a summer-school program. Although C.K. was born in D.C., he lived in Mexico City until the age of seven. His first language is Spanish, and he still retains Mexican citizenship.

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