Louis Theroux Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Career,  Net worth, Wife, Children, Awards

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Louis Theroux Biography

Louis Sebastian Theroux is a British American documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, and author. He has received two  British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Television Award. Later moved to the US after graduating from oxford university. In addition, he worked as a journalist for Metro Silicon Valley and Spy. Thereafter Theroux moved into television as the presenter of offbeat segments on Michael Moore’s TV Nation series. So he started his own Documentaries, together with When Louis Met, Weird Weekends, and several BBCTwo specials.

Louis Theroux Age

He was born in the year 1970 on the 20th of May in Singapore. He is therefore currently 52 years of age in 2022.

Height

Theroux stands at a height of 6ft 2inches or 1.88 meters  tall. According to statistics and our resaerch  he is considered of average stature.

 Weight

Louis Currently weighs 75 kilograms bodyweight also equivalent to 159 lbs in Pound.

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Family

Sabastian is the son of English mother Anne and American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. The mother was an Italian-American grammar school teacher. on the other hand, his paternal grandfather, Albert Eugène Theroux, was a French-Canadian salesman.

Moreover has an older brother, Marcel who is a writer and television presenter. Then his cousin   Justin is an actor and screenwriter. However, Louis moved to England with his family when he was one year. Therefore he was brought up in London.

Louis Theroux Education

Theroux attended  Tower House School in East Sheen, later went to  Westminster School, a public school within the surroundings of Westminster Abbey. So he became friends with  Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish who are comedians. In addition, he became a friend to future Liberal Democrat politician Nick Clegg, with whom he traveled to America.

In school, Louis performed in numerous theatre production including, Bugsy Malone as Looney Bergonzi. In addition to that, he did  Ritual for Dolls as the Army Officer and Splendour Falls as the Minstrel. later on read Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford (1988–1991), graduating with first-class honors.

 Career

Louis first got his employment in the United States working with  Metro Silicon Valley. In addition to that, he alternated in a free weekly newspaper in San Jose, California. He was hired as a writer in a spy magazine in 1992. Similarly, Louis worked as a correspondent on Michael Moore’s TV Nation series, then provided segments on off-beat cultural subjects. It included selling Avon to women in the Amazon Rainforest.

He was signed to a development deal by the BBC after Nation Tv ended and it developed Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. Louis has guest-written for a number of publications, including Hip Hop Connection, and he continues to write for The Idler. During weird weekends Theroux followed magical subcultures such as black nationalists, white supremacists, survivalists, and porn stars this was from 1998 to 2000.

In the series  When Louis Met, He accompanied a different British celebrity in each program in their daily lives, interviewing them as they go. In one of his episodes about British entertainer Jimmy Savile. it was in 2005 voted as the best and a top documentary of all time, by Britain’s Channel 4. BBC TWO SPECIALS was the program that began in 2003. Theroux returned to American themes, working at feature-length and in a more natural way.

Later on, Louis signed a new deal with BBC, So he made 10 films over the course of three years. Secondly, the subjects for the specials include criminal gangs. It was in Lagos,ultra-Zionists in Israel, and Neo-Nazis in America. Later visited child psychiatry together with prison systems in  California and Florida. In 2016 Louis premiered in Theroux premiered a feature-length documentary that was entitled My Scientology Movie.

Books

Sabastian published his first book in 2005, the book was The Call of the Weird. In September 2019 he released an autobiography titled Gotta Get Theroux. The following consists of all his books;

  • Theroux The Keyhole: Diaries of a Grounded Documentary Maker
  • Gotta Get Theroux This
  • The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Neo-Nazis, Porn Stars, Gangsta Rappers and a Space Alien Louis Theroux
  • The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
  • May Contain Traces of Nuts Louis Theroux
  • Call of the Weird Louis Theroux
  • “Idler” Louis Theroux

 Net worth

Louis has done pretty well for himself as he is known to have a whopping $5 million fortune to his name.

Wife

Theroux was a husband to Susanna Kleeman from 1998 and then divorced in 2001. After that has become a couple with Nancy Strang from 2001 to date.

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Children

According to research in his marriage Theroux has three kids.

  • Frederick Theroux
  • Albert
  • Walter Theroux

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Awards

Louis has made a name for himself with his hard-hitting documentaries and won numerous awards over the years. The following includes different awards that Theroux managed to acquire;

  • Richard Dimbleby Award for the Best Presenter.
  • Outstanding Informational Series
    TV Nation.
  • Best Single Documentary.

Who is Louis Theroux’s wife?

Theroux was a husband to Susanna Kleeman from 1998 and then divorced in 2001. After that has become a couple with Nancy Strang from 2001 to date.

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Louis Theroux struggles to come to terms with the infamous Phelps family from Topeka, for over 12 years, and three documentaries. The family protested against Americans that support Homosexuality

Louis Theroux documentaries

  1. Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
  2. My scietology Movie
  3. African hunting Holiday
  4. Shooting Joe Exotic
  5. Louis and the Nazis
  6. Fourteen Days May