Louis C.K.

by follers on September 8, 2013

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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

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madman July 23, 2017 at 12:52 am

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.


madman July 23, 2017 at 1:25 am

This may be John Parker Davis. It would mean his mother was of English descent:

follers July 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Ella Elizabeth Carter was C.K.’s step-great-grandmother.

blue August 22, 2016 at 6:58 am

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.

visokozen September 26, 2015 at 6:26 am

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

ribbonista November 17, 2014 at 1:52 am

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.)

Check7t December 12, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Well if his grandmother was a mestiza, he’d be 1/8th Native.

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Mestizos are not necessarily 50 % and 50 %. Really most of them are not

Check7t December 15, 2014 at 12:28 am

I’m well aware of this, most Mexican mestizos are actually harnizo, but in Latin America anybody who has European and Amerindian heritage is pretty much labelled mestizo.

marjanel December 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Yeah but you are saying that he must be 1/8th indigenous. He only could be 1/8th indigenous, if his grandmothr is 50%(1/2th) indigenous, something that I doubt-

person July 26, 2014 at 5:10 pm

he looks white

lola1 May 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

i tired of all these ignorant people like honestly STFU

AnonymousPerson December 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Please he is not Mexican. He looks white as hell.

AnonymousPerson December 30, 2013 at 6:39 pm

I forgot to mention that he’s racist.

murican March 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

How is he racist? Did I miss something?

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Yes he is mexican, but Mexican is NOT A RACE. it’s an nationality.

If his grandmother is half Indigenous Mexican, half Spanish) and his grandfather is Ashkenazi-Hungarian(white) Jew, that makes their sound mostly Jewish. He would actually be 3/4 Ashkenazi=Hungarian Jew, his father, and 1/4 Half Spanish-Half indigenous Mexican., thus Making Louis Mexican-American, of (approx) 38% Ashkenazi-Hungarian Jew, 1/8(12%) Spanish-Indigenous(Mexican), and 50% Irish-American.

His father is 3/4 Hungarian-Jew, 25% Spanish-Indigenous, Born in Mexico. (His fathers father is not mixed atall, thus making him mostly of that race)

Mexican is not a separate race, it is a nationality as they have different racial groups and different mixes. Just like in Canada or America, you are not automatically Mestizo or mixed with Native American just for being born there. I think it’s important to know that.

There are all kinds of Mexicans, not just Mestizos.

With Louis C.K. looks almost 100% fairskinned Irish, I am certain his Indigenous Ancestry is very low, and probably about right (1/8th). If you did not tell me he had Indigenous roots, I would have thought he was a 100% Irish-American.

follers October 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

His father is of half Hungarian Jewish descent. The other half is Mexican non-Jewish. So his father is not “three quarters Jewish”.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

If you read my post , i did say Ashkenazi Hungarian-Jewish :) and his father is mostly European if his grandmother his half Spanish and his grandfather is AshkenaziJewish-Hungarian.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Which makes his father 3/4 European, 1/4 Indigenous. Mhm :)

ellie December 30, 2013 at 10:55 pm

mexican can also be a race too. unlike canada & the US they are mixed with every culture American &canadians are a melting pot. which means they are from many cultures people from all over the world came to america uncluding mexicans. so that’s why american & canadian are not considered as race or ethnicity. unless you’re pure native american . america is a land of immigrants on other hand mexicans kept their own identity and not too mixed with cultures they are native and considered Mexicans. PS spanish has nothing to do with that just cuz main language or took over mexico

Rip November 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

You’re over-analyzing it. Mexican is a nationality/cultural affiliation. His father was Mexican born and culturally Mexican, that’s why Louis identifies as half Mexican.

marjanel December 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm

The most sure is that his grandmother is not 50 % Spanish and %50 indigenous. Most mestizos are not like that, to find a mestizo half and haf is very difficult.They are more Spanish or more Indigenous

EatEricRoberts December 14, 2014 at 11:18 am

Yes, Mexican is a nationality. Ergo, he is not Mexican. He is American.

EatEricRoberts December 14, 2014 at 11:23 am

Eh my bad I see has Mexican citizenship too.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 3:53 am

Just because someone is Mexican doesn’t mean they are Mestizo ( half Spanish half Indigenous Mexican) They could be white-Mexican, Arab-Mexican, Asian-Mexican or born in Europe and then immigrated to Mexico. Its too much of a generalization to say every Mexican is Half or full Indigenous when that is not true. Infact, Like in America,Australia,Canada, and other places, the Indigenous face alots of racism and noone wants them to be apart of society.

follers October 20, 2013 at 3:56 am

Louis C.K. stated that his Mexican grandmother was of Spanish and Indigenous descent in this interview.

I can not vouch for the claim genealogically, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 4:03 am

Could be, nothing wrong with looking but I do believe that one needs significant proof/documentation, otherwise it is all myth, and Native American = from America. What he really means/people mean is that is half Spanish-half Indigenous American. If we go by without facts/proof, I can say whatever I am and I am that race then right? LOL
I think he is just going by a general American view of Mexicans,which is half Spanish/mixed, which is not true, because not all are.

He should just refer to himself as Mexican until there is absolute proof of his claims, and the indigenous do have different tribes as well, just like Canada and America, so I find it hard to believe that if that is the case, he does not know her tribe or where she came from.

Almost all Natives no matter where they are from know their tribe and identify as that, and all come from different regions of Mexico, Canada, America, NewZealand,Brazil, etc, and all tribes and different areas, have different ways of doing this, and living.

Also, how is he 25% if his grandmother is half? that would make him 1/8 and his mother would be 1/4 Spanish-Indigenous. :) Please change that.

leslie2 October 20, 2013 at 4:04 am

Half indigenous-Mexican

His grandmother is*

follers October 20, 2013 at 4:27 am

“*25% Mexican (Spanish, Indigenous American)”

Louis’s paternal grandmother was Mexican (as he says, of Spanish and Indigenous descent), so he is 1/4 Mexican.

fbwfeiwb January 12, 2014 at 1:10 am

He most likely has Native American ancestry. I think we can pretty much assume that he does. Even the White Mexicans would have some Native American ancestry.

Or, maybe his grandmother has recent Native American ancestry. Maybe she has a Native American mother or father.

Let’s just assume that he has SOME Native American ancestry, because it’s likely.

fbwfeiwb January 12, 2014 at 1:13 am

Also, I think just by looking at his grandmother, we could tell if she was part Native or not. Maybe she looks part Native.

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