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Louis C.K.

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' stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in January 2010 and also won Best Standup Special at the first annual Comedy Awards this year. Directed by Louis, the film received rave reviews with Variety declaring, "Standup comedy cinema has a new star in Louis C.K.: Hilarious." Hilarious is Louis' third film to screen at Sundance following his 1998 feature, Tomorrow Night, and his 1994 short, Ice Cream.

Last July, Louis was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his second one-hour special, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up. Louis has also starred in two HBO One Night Stand stand-up specials, a Comedy Central Presents special and HBO's 25th Anniversary Young Comedians Special.

Louis created and starred in HBO's first traditional sitcom, Lucky Louie, about the struggles of first time parenthood.

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, playing Pawnee police officer ‘Dave Sanderson,' a love interest of Amy Poehler's ‘Leslie Knope.'

In the Summer of 2011, Louis will be honored with Comedy Person of the Year from the Just For Laughs Festival, following on the heels of 2010 recipient Judd Apatow.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Louis C.K. Facts

Birth Name Louis Szekely
OccupationComedian, Screenwriter, Actor
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceWashingtom, District of Columbia, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Louis C.K. compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Louis C.K.: Shameless
One-Night Stand: Louis C.K.
I Am Comic
Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
Louis CK: Chewed Up
How 'bout Now, How 'bout Right Now
Louie Season 3
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