Six-time Emmy Award® winner 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. Louis was most recently seen starring in Horace and Pete, a drama he both wrote and directed. The show debuted in January 2016 and was directly distributed through his website LouisCK.net. Additionally, Louis serves as executive producer, writer, director, editor, and star of FX’s Peabody Award winning hit show Louie. Under his multi-year development deal with FX, Louis also serves as an executive producer on Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis and Better Things starring Pamela Adlon. Louis will also executive produce Amazon’s One Mississippi, a comedy based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro.
Louis has received over 30 Emmy nominations throughout his career, including wins for "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series" for his work on Louie and awards for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special" for his standup comedy specials. Throughout his career, he also has earned the 2014 American Comedy Award for "Comedy Special of the Year," five Comedy Awards, four Writers Guild Awards, two Critics Choice Television Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also honored as the 2011 "Comedy Person of the Year" at the Just For Laughs festival.
On stage, Louis continues to cement his status as one of the most innovative standup comedians of all time. Always one to experiment, he released his 2011 standup special Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater 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. He released his latest stand-up special, Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store in the same manner in January 2015, a few months before the special premiered on FX.
In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour. The third show was recorded and released as a digital audio download on his website, which went on to take home a 2016 Grammy Award for "Best Comedy Album."
In the film world, Louis could most recently be heard as the voice of "Max" in Illumination’s box office smash animated film The Secret Life of Pets. Previously, he starred alongside Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning in Trumbo, opposite Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, and appeared in American Hustle, which was awarded "Best Picture – Comedy or Musical" at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, on television, Louis previously had a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series, Parks & Recreation.
Louis’ first feature film, Tomorrow Night – an independent film that he produced, wrote, and directed – premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He released the film through his website for $5 in February 2014. Louis 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.
Louis currently lives in New York.