The Nov. 9 premiere of Louis C.K.'s new movie, 'I Love You, Daddy,' was canceled suddenly, just hours before the 'New York Times' published a story in which five women accused him of varying degrees of sexual misconduct. Click forward to revisit his career.
C.K., whose professional name is the phonetic pronunciation of his real surname, Székely, first began performing standup comedy in Boston in the mid-1980s. He moved to New York before the end of that decade to pursue comedy full-time.
C.K. eventually performed with more established comics like Jerry Seinfeld, with whom he reunited in 2011.
C.K., seen promoting his 2013 HBO standup special 'Oh My God,' caught the attention of late-night producers. By the mid-1990s, he had written for for 'Saturday Night Live,' David Letterman, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock and Conan O'Brien.
In 2006, he created and starred in his first TV series, HBO's 'Lucky Louie,' alongside Pamela Adlon, with whom he would work on FX's 'Louie' and 'Better Things.'
Louis C.K., left, co-starred with Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner in the 2009 movie 'The Invention of Lying.'
His FX dramedy 'Louie,' which interpersed standup-comedy routines with details from his life as a divorced dad, premiered in June 2010.
His daughters, seen here in the Season 3 episode 'Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 1,' were played by Hadley Delaney, left, and Ursula Parker.
A Season 2 episode took Louie to Afghanistan to entertain the troops.
'Louie' won rave reviews for the 2014 episode 'So Did the Fat Lady,' in which a comedy club waitress (Sarah Baker, left) served C.K.'s character a wake-up call about his "fat white-guy privilege."
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon in a scene from Season 4's three-episode 'Pamela' arc from 'Louie.' They would also collaborate on the FX series 'Better Things.'
In 2012, he returned to 'Saturday Night Live' as host, 15 years after he first wrote for the show's animated 'TV Funhouse' sketches. He hosted again three more times, most recently in April 2017.
Louis C.K. accepts one of the two Emmys he won at the 2012 ceremony. That year, he won writing awards for 'Louie' and his stand-up special 'Live at the Beacon Theater.'
Louis C.K. earned another comedy series writing prize for 'Louie' at the 2014 Emmys.
Louis C.K makes New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio crack up during the 2014 "Made In NY" Awards Ceremony in Brooklyn, New York.
C.K. put on his serious-actor hat to play Arlen Hird in 'Trumbo,' the 2015 drama about blacklisted screenwriters starring Bryan Cranston.
In 2016, two other Louis C.K. TV creations debuted on FX: 'Baskets,' a dramedy about a clown played by Zach Galifianakis, and 'Better Things,' starring his longtime collaborator Pamela Adlon as a single mom and actress.
In 2016, he voiced the role of Max the terrier in 'Secret Life of Pets,' which explored what animals do every day after their humans leave.
That year, he also served as a presenter at the Academy Awards.
C.K., who was born in Washington, returned home for the 2016 D.C. edition of 'Jeopardy!'s "Power Players" tournament.
2016 also saw the debut of C.K.'s web series 'Horace and Pete' about a pair of Brooklyn bar owners. The show, co-starring Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco and Alan Alda, won a Peabody Award in 2017.
In April 2017, he returned to the capital to record a Netflix special at DAR Constitution Hall.
Louis C.K. chats with fellow FX star Donald Glover celebrate their Emmy nominations at a party in Los Angeles in September 2017.
With its underage romance storyline, 'I Love You, Daddy,' which Louis C.K. self-funded, directed and co-wrote, debuted to mixed reviews at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
(From left: Stars Pamela Adlon, Charlie Day, C.K. Edie Falco, John Malkovich, and Ebonee Noel.)