Louis Szekely, known professionally as Louis C.K., is a Mexican-American stand-up comedian, television and film writer, actor and director. He is the star of the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs, and edits.
Louis goes by the surname C.K. because those letters spoken aloud are a close phonetic pronunciation of his true surname Szekely.
Born: September 12, 1967 (age 44), Washington, D.C.
Spouse: Alix Bailey (m. 1995–2008)
Albums: Chewed Up, Hilarious, WORD: Live at Carnegie Hall, Live in Houston
Parents: Mary Louise Davis, Luis Szekely
His father is Hungarian/Mexican and Louis grew up part of the time in Mexico. 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.
Some years ago my poetry took on a mythic flavor and I became a character in my own poems, a mage, "the man of the Northern Wall". This apellation is not completely fictional. My middle name is Noordwal, a Dutch term for north wall, though in current Dutch it mainly means north bank as in riverbank. I was told that an ancestor, a Portugese Jew escaping the Inquisition, settled in a small Dutch town and took this name from where he settled, near the north wall of the town. I have thought for a long time that -wal meant wall, think my mother told me that. A linguist might say that my usage is no longer common, is an older usage, but then the Inquisition happened in Portugal a few centuries ago, right around the time the Moors lost control of the Iberian Peninsula and the Jews lost the modest protection given them by Islam. Now I write as this mage, my poetry persona.