Louis Theroux Biography

Updated On Jul 16, 2018 Published On Nov 30, 2015
Facts of Louis Theroux
Date of Birth: 1980 , May-20
Birth Nation: Singapore
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Louis Theroux
Birth Name Louis Sebastian Theroux
Father Paul Theroux
Mother Anne Castle
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Republic of Singapore
Ethnicity White
Profession Filmmaker
Working For Movies
Net Worth $ 4 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Weight in KG 72 kg
Married Yes
Married to Nancy Strang (m. 2012), Susanna Kleeman (m. 1998–2001)
Children 3
Divorce Yes
Education Magdalen College, Oxford
Awards Richard Dimbleby Award for the Best Presenter
Movies Law and Disorder in Lagos
TV Show Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends
Siblings Justin Theroux
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Louis Theroux was born as Louis Sebastian Theroux on 20 May 1970, in Singapore to an American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux and his English then-wife, Anne. He holds dual British and American citizenship. He moved with his family to England at the age of one and was brought up in London.

Louis gained his primary education from Allfarthing Primary School and then he joined Westminster School.  As he was influenced by the writing environment since his childhood days, he chose journalism as his professional career and he began working with Metro Silicon Valley.

In 1992, he joined Spy magazine and then he began serving Michael Moore's TV Nation series as a correspondent. In 1998, he made the documentary Weird Weekends which ran till the end of 2000. He released his debut book in 2005, titled  The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.

Louis Theroux married for twice in his life. In 1998, Louis got married to Susanna Kleeman. The couple enjoyed their dating life very much and had a romantic love affair before they held their wedding. However, their married life came to an end within a few years of their marital relationship as they got divorced in 2001.

On the 7th of July 2012, Louis got married for the second time in his life and that was with Nancy Strang. Actually, they also had romantic love affairs for a few years before getting married. They have already welcomed three children and all three are sons and their names are Fredrick, Albert, and Walter.

The 48 years old British broadcaster and journalist, Louis has an estimated net worth of $4 million in 2018. The salary he earns annually is unknown, however, he earns over$1.3 million annually from his professional work.

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Born in Singapore

May 20 , 1970

Born as Louis Sebastian Theroux in Singapore to Anne Castle and Paul Theroux, Louis was raised in higher class family. His father as well as his brother Marcel is a great writer and they were also his inspirations. He is English and is of white ethnicity.

Moved to United Kingdom

1982

Though he was born in Singapore and spend most of his childhood days there, he moved to United Kingdom when he was 12 and then he settled in London. There he joined Allfarthing Primary School and then he began studying at Westminster School.

Joined Spy magazine

1992

 As he was influenced by the writing environment since his childhood days, he chose journalism as his professional career and he began working with Metro Silicon Valley, in 1992, he joined Spy magazine and then he began serving Michael Moore's TV Nation series as a correspondent.

Made his own documentary, Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends

1998

In 1998, he made the documentary Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends which ran till the end of 2000. This documentary was released under the series one, two and three. He also got his nomination in several prestigious awards from this documentary. 

Joined BBC

2003

In 2003, he joined BBC and then he began making documentaries in an American theme. With the start of 2006, he signed a massive deal with them and then he made 10 films within three years. 

Played his first book, The Call of the Weird

2005

Documentary filmmaker and broadcaster, Louis Theroux is also a great writer and he has published his own book in 2005. It was published under the name The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures. The story in this book is mainly about his travel in USA. 

Married to Susanna Kleeman

1998

He dated Susanna Kleeman since a long time. They were completely dedicated towards each other and they also wised to spend rest of their life being with them. As she was struggling to get a US work permit, he married her in 1998 and helped her to be the US citizen. 

Divorced with Susanna Kleeman

2001

Though they were really in love before getting married they didn't have the same love and feelings after getting married. They got married secretly and claimed each other to be only boyfriend and girlfriend. However, their married life came to an end within few periods of times as they got divorced in 2001.

Married to Nancy Strang

July 7 , 2012

On 7th of July 2012, Louis got married for the second time in his life and that was with Nancy Strang. Actually they also had romantic love affairs for few years before getting married. They have already welcomed three children together.

Won BAFTA Awards

2001

Till now, he has been nominated in BAFTA Awards for three different times in his life. He won this award for the first time in 2001 and that was for Richard Dimbleby Award for the Best Presenter. He was also honored with this award the following year. 

Won Royal Television Society, UK

2010

In 2002, he got nominated in Royal Television Society, UK for the first time in his life for Best Presenter. However, he was not honored with this award that year; he won this award for the first time in 2010.

Nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards

1996

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the world and it’s an honor for everyone to be honored with this award. He has been nominated in this award once and that was for Outstanding Informational Series. However, the sad news is that he was not honored with this award that year.