Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux
Real Name/Full Name Louis Sebastian Theroux
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Louis Theroux
Birth Place: Singapore
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 May 1970
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 72 Kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – Paul Therox
Mother – Anne Castle
Siblings: Marcel Theroux
School: Tower House School and Westminster School
College: Magdalen College and Oxford University
Religion: Atheism
Nationality: British-American
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: No
Wife/Spouse Name: Nancy Strang
Kids/Children Name: Frederick Theroux, Walter Theroux and Albert Theroux
Profession: Documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster and author
Net Worth: $5 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Louis Sebastian Theroux is a documentary filmmaker, journalist, presenter, and author of British-American descent.

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Biography and Early Life

Louis Sebastian Theroux, the son of American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux and his English then-wife Anne (née Castle), was born in Singapore on May 20, 1970. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States. Marcel, his older brother, is a writer and television host. Justin, his cousin, is a playwright and actor. Theroux is the nephew of Alexander Theroux, a novelist, and Peter Theroux, a writer.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Louis Theroux in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Louis Theroux’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 20 May 1970. Though, he is 6′ 2″ in feet and inches and 188 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 159 lbs in Pound and 72 kg in Kilograms.


At the age of one, Theroux went to England with his family and was raised in London. He attended Tower House School and subsequently Westminster School, a public school located inside the Westminster Abbey grounds. He met comedians Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish while there, as well as Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, with whom he travelled to America.

He also played Looney Bergonzi in Bugsy Malone, the Army Officer in Ritual for Dolls, and the Minstrel in The Splendour Falls in school theatrical performances. Theroux went on to Magdalen College, Oxford, to study Modern History from 1988 to 1991, graduating with first-class honours.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

From 1998 until 2001, Theroux was married to Susanna Kleeman; he subsequently told Sathnam Sanghera of the Financial Times, “My girlfriend was staying with me in New York at the time. She was having difficulty finding job that was legal. As a result, we married to make things simpler for her. There were no wedding photographs or anything like that, so we never really considered ourselves married in the traditional sense. It was truly a match made in heaven.”

On July 13, 2012, Theroux married his longtime girlfriend Nancy Strang. They are the parents of three sons. He and his family lived in Harlesden, London, until early 2013, when they relocated to Los Angeles, California, to give him more time to work on his LA Stories.

Is Louis Theroux Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

Louis Theroux began his career as a reporter for the San Jose-based ‘Metro Silicon Valley,’ a free weekly newspaper. He began writing for Spy magazine in 1992. He also worked as a correspondent for the ‘TV Nation’ series at this period. Following the conclusion of the series, he negotiated a deal with the BBC to create the documentary series “Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends.” Theroux has written for a variety of periodicals, including ‘The Idler’ and ‘Hip Hop Connection.’

Louis Theroux created the BBC documentary “Weird Weekends” in 1998. The audience was given brief views into the life of American subcultures such black nationalists, survivalists, adult film stars, and white supremacists in this documentary.

Following that, Theroux created the documentary ‘When Louis Met…,’ in which he interviewed a different British celebrity every episode. Then he got down to business with his BBC Two specials. The British-American documentary filmmaker returned to American themes in these episodes, which began airing in 2003, and worked in a more natural style.

The global media praised a 2007 program named “The Most Hated Family in America” for its critical acclaim. On October 29, 2017, the series’ last documentary, titled “Talking to Anorexia,” was published.

Theroux also created a documentary series called “LA Stories” in 2014. ‘LA Stories: City of Dogs’, ‘LA Stories: Edge of Life’, and ‘LA Stories: Among the Sex Offenders’ were among the episodes of this documentary series. Two years later, he released ‘My Scientology Movie,’ a feature-length documentary in which he reproduced tales of occurrences recounted by ex-members of the controversial Church of Scientology. He created the documentary series ‘Dark States’ in 2017.

In 2005, Theroux’s debut book, ‘The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures’, was released in the United Kingdom. He describes his return to the United States to learn more about the lives of some of the people he has profiled on television. In September of this year, Theroux published his autobiography, ‘Gotta Get Theroux This’.

During a COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020, Theroux began the BBC Radio 4 podcast ‘Grounded with Louis Theroux’, which he records at his home and in which he interviews well-known people who he finds particularly fascinating and with whom he would not have had the opportunity to speak before the pandemic.


Two British Academy Television Awards and a Royal Television Society Television Award have been bestowed to him.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Louis Theroux in 2024

Louis Theroux Net Worth
Louis Theroux Net Worth

As of 2024, Louis has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Insinia, a cyber-security group, targeted Theroux in 2018 to expose a long-standing security weakness in Twitter’s infrastructure.

Louis Theroux has done a lot of things over the course of his career. This extremely intelligent and multi-talented individual has been able to break many glass ceilings and accomplish as much as he can.


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