Louis Theroux Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Sons, Books, Net Worth

Louis Theroux Biography

Louis Theroux is an award-winning British-American journalist and broadcaster. He is also a presenter and documentarian known for his publications such as The Idler. Likewise, he is an author known for books such as The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures.

How old is Louis Theroux? – Age

Theroux is 53 years old as of 2024. He was born on May 20, 1970, in Singapore, and grew up in London, United Kingdom.

How tall is Louis Theroux? – Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Brother – Family

Louis was born to parents; Paul Theroux and Anne Theroux in Singapore. His father was a widely known travel writer and novelist. He grew up along with his older brother, Marcel Theroux, in the Catford area of south London. It is known that Marcel is also a television presenter and writer.

Louis Theroux Education

Theroux enrolled at Tower House School in East Sheen before transferring to Westminster School. Afterward, he joined Magdalen College, Oxford where he pursued Modern History and graduated with first-class honors.

Is Louis Theroux Married? – Wife

Louis has been married to his beautiful wife, Nancy Strang, since 2012. She is a television producer known for her work in Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic and Zuckerberg, The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth. Before this, he was married to his first wife, Susanna Kleeman, in 1998 but divorced in 2001. She is an author known for the Twice novel and a memoir known as My Rejections.

Journalist Louis Theroux Photo
Journalist Louis Theroux Photo

Children | Sons

Theroux and his wife current wife Nancy have been blessed with three children; Frederick, Albert, and Walter Theroux. Their son Frederick is also a journalist, writer, and filmmaker. On the other hand, Albert is an actor known for his roles in Life on the Edge and Beyond Belief.

Journalism Career

Louis is a vastly recognized broadcaster, journalist, presenter, and host of The Louis Theroux Podcast. Moreover, his work revolves around crime, the justice system, celebrities, as well as studies of unusual and taboo subcultures.

Likewise, he is a documentarian known for his work in 50 BBC Two specials as well as When Louis Met… It is also known that he worked for Spy as a news writer and wrote publications such as Hip Hop Connection.

Most noteworthy, he developed the Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends after his contract with BBC News. He started his career in journalism at Metro Silicon Valley weekly newspaper in San Jose, CA. Afterward, he joined TV Nation where he worked as Michael Moore’s series correspondent.

On the other hand, he has appeared in movies and shows such as My Scientology, Extreme Love: Dementia, and The Ultra Zionists. Throughout his career, he has been a recipient of accolades such as the Richard Dimbleby Award.

Net Worth

Theroux has an estimated net worth of $4 Million.


  • Three British Academy Television Awards
  • Royal Television Society Television Award


  • Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television
  • Theroux the Keyhole
  • Theroux The Keyhole: Diaries of a Grounded Documentary Maker
  • The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Neo-Nazis, Porn Stars, Gangsta Rappers and a Space Alien
  • May Contain Traces of Nuts
  • Call of the Weird
  • “Idler”
  • Theroux the Keyhole: When the World Went Weird and So Did I
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