Louis C.K.

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C.K. in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Louis Székely

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1967

*25% Hungarian Jewish
*25% Mexican [including Spanish and Indigenous]
*50% mix of Irish, German, and English

Louis C.K. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and editor.

He was born Louis Székely, and is the son of Mary Louise (Davis), a software engineer, and Luis Székely, an ecnomomist. Louis’s father was born in Mexico and Louis’s mother is from Michigan, U.S. Louis spent several years in Mexico as a child.

Louis’s paternal grandfather was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant to Mexico. Louis’s paternal grandmother was Mexican-born, Catholic, and had Spanish and Indigenous ancestry. Louis has said that his paternal grandfather did not tell his paternal grandmother that he was Jewish (until, presumably, a later stage in their relationship). Louis’s father was raised Catholic, and so was Louis. Later in life, Louis’s father converted to Judaism (the faith of Louis’s stepmother).

Louis’s mother has Irish, German, and English ancestry. She was also raised Catholic.

Louis has two children with his former wife, artist and painter Alix Bailey.

Louis’s paternal grandfather was Geza Székely Schweiger/Schweitzer (the son of Mauricio Székely and Ana Schweiger/Schweitzer).

Louis’s paternal grandmother was Rosario Sánchez Morales (the daughter of parents surnamed Sánchez and Morales).

Louis’s maternal grandfather was Alfred C. Davis (the son of John Parker Davis and Amelia Martin). Alfred was born in Michigan, to Canadian parents. John’s father was Irish.

Louis’s maternal grandmother was Margaret Louise Andree (the daughter of Alwin Ewald Andree and Laura/Lana Louisa Hore Wilson). Margaret was born in Michigan. Alwin was born in Michigan, the son of German parents, Ewald/Edwald H. Andree and Augusta/Auguste Wilde. Laura was born in Michigan, the daughter of Hiram Delbert Wilson and Helen/Ellen Hoar, who was born in Canada, to English parents.

Sources: Louis discusses his background – http://www.youtube.com

Genealogy of Louis C.K. (gives incorrect names of several of his ancestors) – https://www.geni.com

Marriage announcement of Louis’s parents – http://news.google.caen

Louis’s maternal grandfather, Alfred C. Davis, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Louis’s maternal grandfather, Alfred C. Davis – http://engadine.eup.k12.mi.us

Louis’s maternal grandmother, Margaret Louise Andree, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Margaret Louise Andree on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Margaret Louise Andree on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Marriage records of Louis’s maternal great-grandparents, Alwin Ewald Andree and Laura/Lana Louisa Hore Wilson – https://familysearch.org

Death record of Louis’s maternal great-grandfather, Alwin Ewald Andree – https://www.findagrave.com

33 Responses

  1. JayD271 says:

    From what I’ve seen Louis CK say his Mexican grandmother was from the Whiter ruling class with money, that’s mainly Criollos. Whether his Mexican grandmother was Criolla or Castiza, I’d put Louis CK at 91-97 percent European, the rest likely being indigenous.

  2. madman says:

    Lana L. —> Ella Elizabeth Carter
    Ella was born in New Lowell, Ontario, Canada, the daughter William Carter, and Jane “Jennie” Taylor, and was of English and Scottish descent.


  3. blue says:

    He looks like a spanish comedian Alex O´Dogherty who is irish , (his gran gran gran father was irish and come to Spain in 1791 ) and spanish. Was born in Cádiz.
    Always remind me Alex.




    Don´t see the native mexican side.

  4. visokozen says:

    It’s remarkable how european he looks with that background.

    • Anglemacher says:

      Literally created an account to reply to this dirt dumb 3.5 year old comment.

      The dude is a full HALF ‘Anglo-Saxon, ‘ another quarter Hungarian, and the remaining quarter is a mix of more European and Native American. In other words, the dude is like minimum 87% white. How the fuck would he look like anything but European?

      You think his 1/8 or whatever Indigenous is going to make him look like Yalitza Aparicio? Come on. Dude is almost entirely European.

  5. ribbonista says:

    I don’t doubt that he’s mestizo, even if his indigenous blood isn’t extremely significant. My friend is one fourth indigenous mexican and she’s pale as a ghost with blue eyes and brown hair. (Though she definitely has the features.)

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