Louis Theroux Bio, Age, Father, Brother, Wife, Books, Net Worth

Louis Theroux Biography

Louis Theroux is a British-American documentarian whose works include 50 BBC Two specials and Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. He is also a journalist and broadcaster known for his work at Spy and Metro Silicon Valley. Likewise, he is an author of books such as May Contain Traces of Nuts.

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 Catford, London.

How tall is Louis Theroux? – Height

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

Louis Theroux Mother, Father – Family

Louis was born to Paul Theroux and Anne Castle in Singapore but was raised in Catford, London. His father is a well-known travel writer for novels such as Waldo, Jungle Lovers, and The Mosquito Coast. He experienced his childhood along with his older brother, Marcel. It is known that he is also a writer and television presenter.

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 well-known for Louis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic and Zuckerberg, The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth. Previously, he had tied the knot with author Susanna Kleeman in 1998 but divorced in 2001. She is the writer of the Twice novel as well as the upcoming Fatal Dating Tips Baudrillardian self-help book.

Documentarian Louis Theroux Photo
Documentarian Louis Theroux Photo


Theroux and his current wife Nancy have been blessed with three sons; Frederick, Walter, and Albert Theroux.

Louis Theroux Career

Louis is a vastly recognized documentarian known for his work in When Louis Met… Moreover, his documentaries specialize in the justice system, taboo subcultures, celebrities, and crime. Likewise, he is a broadcaster known for his appearances on Grounded with Louis Theroux podcast on BBC Radio 4.

Most noteworthy, he was cast on both The Adam Buxton Podcast and Adam & Joe’s radio shows as a guest. It is known that he starred as a park ranger in Take a Peak’s gay pornography film. Afterward, he appeared In the Weird Weekends as a live salesman for the Home Shopping Network in the episode “Infomercials”.

Furthermore, he received an Emmy nomination for his appearances in the TV Nation show in the category of Outstanding Informational Series. He also won the Royal Television Society Television Awards for being the best presenter in A Place for Paedophiles.

On the other hand, he is an author known for books such as The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures. In addition, he wrote a memoir titled Gotta Get Theroux This in September 2019 before the release of Theroux the Keyhole, in November 2021.

Net Worth

Theroux has an estimated net worth of $4 Million.


  • Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television
  • The Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
  • 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
  • “Idler”
  • Theroux the Keyhole: When the World Went Weird and So Did I


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