Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 12
Birthplace: Washington, D. C.

Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage. Currently he serves as executive producer, writer, director and editor of Louie.

Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage. Currently he serves as executive producer, writer, director and editor of Louie.

In 2013, Louis was awarded an Emmy® for Outstanding Writing for a Variety: Special for his work on Louis C.K.: Oh My God. Louis took home two 2012 Emmy Awards for Louie and his standup special Louis CK: Live At The Beacon Theatre including Writing For A Comedy Series and Writing For A Variety Special. In addition he was also nominated in the following categories: Comedy Actor, Directing For A Comedy Series, Directing For A Variety Special, Special-Class Program and Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments & Variety Specials. He recently won 4 awards at the 2012 Comedy Awards including Sketch Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing TV for Louie, as well as Comedy Special of the Year and Stand Up Tour for Live at The Beacon Theatre. He also was recently honored as 2011 Comedy Person of the Year from the Just For Laughs Festival and won a 2011 Comedy Award for Best Standup Special. Louie was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. “Hilarious” was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

Always one to experiment, Louis released his last standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success, and he donated a large portion of the proceeds to charity.

As a filmmaker, Louis is best known for his cult classic Blaxploitation spoof, Pootie Tang, which he wrote and directed. Louis’ first feature film, Tomorrow Night, an independent film that he produced, wrote, and directed, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He also created the short film, Ice Cream, which screened at Sundance and as part of the “New Directors, New Films” series at MOMA in 1994.

In 2008, Louis was seen in Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen and Alan Alda and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer. He also starred in the film, The Invention of Lying, alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and had a recurring role on the NBC series, Parks & Recreation, which he recently reprised earlier this year.

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Awards & Nominations

39 Nominations | 6 Emmys
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Written by
  • Louis C.K. 2017
  • Netflix
  • 3 Arts Entertainment, JAX Media, Pig Newton, Inc.
Outstanding Variety Special - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Executive Producer/Performer
  • Louis C.K. 2017
  • Netflix
  • 3 Arts Entertainment, JAX Media, Pig Newton, Inc.
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Executive Producer
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Outstanding Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2015
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Written by
  • Louie
  • "Bobby's House"
  • FX Networks
  • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., as Louie
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Directed by
  • Louie
  • "Sleepover"
  • FX Networks
  • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Directed by
  • Louie
  • "Elevator, Part 6"
  • FX Networks
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., as Louie
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2014
  • Winner
  • Louis C.K., Written by
  • Louie
  • "So Did The Fat Lady"
  • FX Networks
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Executive Producer
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Host
  • Saturday Night Live
  • NBC
  • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Directed by
  • Louis C.K.: Oh My God
  • HBO
  • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Variety Special - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Executive Producer/Performer
  • Louis C.K.: Oh My God
  • HBO
  • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials - 2013
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2013
  • Winner
  • Louis C.K., Written by
  • Louis C.K.: Oh My God
  • HBO
  • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Directed by
  • Louie
  • "New Year's Eve"
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Story & Teleplay by
  • Louie
  • "Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1)"
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Executive Producer
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., as Louie
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Louis C.K., Written by
  • Louie
  • "Pregnant"
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials - 2012
Outstanding Special Class Programs - 2012
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special - 2012
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special - 2012
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., as Louie
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Director
  • Louie
  • "Duckling"
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., Written By
  • Louie
  • "Poker/Divorce"
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Louis C.K., as Louie
  • Louie
  • FX Networks
  • FX Productions
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special - 2009
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program - 2000
Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Louis CK of Louie celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie backstage at the 66th Emmys.
Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie at the 66th Emmys.
Louis C.K. , Zooey Deschanel,  Allison Williams
Louis C.K. accepts the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for his work on Louie at the 66th Emmys.
Louis C.K. presents at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Louis C.K. presents at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Louis C.K. arrives at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Louis C.K. and Amy Schumer at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Louis CK of Louie celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Louis CK of Louie celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie backstage at the 66th Emmys.
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Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie at the 66th Emmys.
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Ricky Gervais (l) of Derek and Louis C.K. (r) of Louie at the 66th Emmys.

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Louis C.K. , Zooey Deschanel,  Allison Williams
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Louis C.K. accepts the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series from Zooey Deschanel (l) and Allison Williams (r) at the 66th Emmys.

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Louis C.K. accepts the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for his work on Louie at the 66th Emmys.
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Louis C.K. accepts the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series for his work on Louie at the 66th Emmys.

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Louis C.K. presents at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Louis C.K. presents at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
Louis C.K. arrives at the 61st Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards
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Mathew Imaging
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