Who is Alix Bailey?
Alix Bailey was born in 1967, in Washington, D.C., and is a painter as well as an actress, but perhaps better known for being the now ex-wife of stand-up comedian Louis C.K. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, but his rise in fame was recently derailed because of sexual misconduct allegations by several women.
The Riches of Alix Bailey?
How rich is Alix Baily? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned largely through a successful career in the arts, but also elevated thanks to the success of her ex-husband who has a net worth estimated at $52 million, part of which he lost in their divorce settlement. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
While Alix was born in Washington, DC, her family later settled in New Haven, Connecticut. She was born into an artistically oriented family, as both of her parents were painters who hailed from Italy, and she frequented both Italy and New Haven during her formative years. She later developed the same passion for painting as her parents, and after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Bennington College, where she was taught by established artists such as Sidney Tillim and Pat Adams.
After her education, she returned to the US and became a member of New York City’s The Painting Center. Though she didn’t really gain the same mainstream popularity as her ex-husband, her work has received positive critiques from numerous art writers, having exhibited in numerous high-profile galleries around the world. Some of her artwork has also appeared in Louis C.K. films.
During her marriage to Louis, Bailey appeared in small roles in numerous films he made. One of her first projects was in the 1998 comedy film entitled “Tomorrow Night”, starring Rick Shapiro, Martha Greenhouse and Chuck Sklar, and numerous other comedians including Steve Carell, Amy Poehler and Conan O’Brien. She then appeared in the video segment entitled “Persona N’ell Aqaua”. One of her last projects with her husband was in 2006, two years before their separation, when she appeared in the short film entitled “Searching for Nixon”, one of two short films he released that year. She did not stop her acting career after their divorce, however, as she was cast in the film “Spooky Stakeout” in 2016 as the character Alice, about four teenagers who start to uncover a mystery in a haunted castle.
Louis Szekely is a stand-up comedian, filmmaker, actor and writer, best known for establishing his brand of humor, which includes self-deprecating, dark, and shock humor. He has won six Primetime Emmy Awards during his career, and is also a Peabody Award recipient. He’s released several stand-up comedy specials over the last few years, and also twice won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
He is ranked among the top stand-up comedians of all time. Prior to his rise in fame, he worked as a writer for other comedians such as Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. He is also known for directing numerous films and short films, including “Pootie Tang” and “Tomorrow Night”. Aside from directing and writing, he also ventured into acting roles, including “The Invention of Lying”, “American Hustle”, and the semi-autobiographical comedy series “Louie”, which is loosely based on his life.
Marriage and Divorce
No specific details have been shared about how Alix and Louis met but they started their relationship in the early 1990s, leading to marriage in 1995, before he became successful in the entertainment industry. They would have two children during their 13 years together, and he used his family numerous times in his comedy acts, including giving ode to his daughters numerous times in the show “Louie”.
While the reason for their divorce has never been shared publicly, he has said in an interview that it was particularly difficult for him to deal with, in the first year after the split. He realized that he could no longer use her in his comedy routines, and it really hit him that she was no longer a part of his life. He started dating younger women after that, and he mentioned that it was all exciting at first, but eventually he just grew tired of it, realizing that all of it seemed silly, especially true since she he had been with the same woman for many years.
After being romantically linked to numerous women after their divorce, Louis was seen performing at a stand-up show at the Théâtre de l’Œuvre in Paris, after which he confirmed that he was in a relationship with French comedian Blanche Gardin; the two had already been seen together in public on the streets of New York. He maintains a connection with his ex-wife, despite him describing the relationship as complicated. It was reported that they own four small properties together, including a one-bathroom studio apartment in New York City at the northern border of New York’s West Village, perhaps surprisingly bought as recently as 2016.