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Trevor Noah Biography: Age, Relationship, Personal Life, Net Worth

Trevor Noah Biography: Age, Relationship, Personal Life, Net Worth

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah is an international entertainer; a stand-up comedian who was named host of 'The Daily Show' in 2015 succeeding Jon Stewart.


Full Name: Trevor Noah

Date of Birth: February 20th, 1984

Age: 37

Girlfriend: Jordyn Taylor

Nationality South African

Ancestry: South African Americans

City: Johannesburg, South Africa

Education: Maryvale College

Occupation: Stand-up comedian, TV host, Author.

Net Worth: $100 million

Website: trevornoah.com


Trevor Noah

Who Is Trevor Noah?

Trevor Noah is a South African-born comedian, political commentator, and television host who has gone on to become one of the top and most outstanding stand-up comedians in South Africa as well as the United States and internationally.


After he appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and 'The Late Show with David Letterman, he was named the host of the 'Daily Show' in 2015 upon Jon Stewart announcing his departure from the show.

Early Life

Trevor Noah was born on February 20th,1984 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He was born into a Christian family, to a Black Xhosa mother and a White Swiss-German father whose union was illegal as a result of the country's apartheid system at the time.


As a result, Trevor Noah grew up to watch his mother being jailed for short periods and him having to hide from authorities as classified as colored, despite how secret his parents tried to conduct their relationship.


He grew in poverty and this aspect of his life would later become one of Trevor Noah's subjects of his comedic works.


He has two stepbrothers; Andrew and Issac, both from his mother's late marriage to Ngisaveni Abel Shingange.


He grew up experiencing physical abuse from his stepfather and at the same time, watched his mother being abused by the same man.

Education

Trevor Noah attended Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic primary and high school in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Career

Trevor Noah began his career in his country of birth in 2002. He had appeared in a soap opera in his late teens and afterward, started honing his comedy skills in his 20s.


He had many hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and he doubled as the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa's iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.


From 2010 to 2011, Trevor Noah hosted the late-night talk show titled, 'Tonight with Trevor Noah. He created and aired the talk show on M-Net and DSTV.


He played a minor role in an episode of a South African TV program titled, 'Isidingo.' Afterwards, he started hosting his radio show he called 'Noah's Ark' on YFM.


However, he dropped the show to focus on comedy whole he performed with top South African comedians like Kahiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa, Nik Rabinowitz, David Kau, and Marc Lottering. Also, he performed alongside international comedians like Dan llic, Carl Barron and Paul Rodriguez.


Not long after that,  he hosted the educational TV program titled, 'Run The Adventure' on SABC 2.


In 2012, he starred in the movie, 'Mad Buddies.' 


Trevor Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show in 2014.


In 2015, he became the host of the 'Daily Show' succeeding Jon Stewart. 


In 2016, Trevor Noah published his autobiographical comedy book titled, 'Born a Crime' and in 2021, the famous entertainer hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.


He served as the host of 'The Real Goboza' in 2017 - a gossip-themed talk show on SABC 1.


Also in 2017, he developed the talk show titled, 'The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.'


In 2018, he co-hosted 'The Amazing Date' with Pabi Moloi.


In the same year, he was listed in Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People.'


He starred in the comedy show, 'Trevor Noah: The Racist.'


Trevor Noah has performed almost all over South Africa a comedian in events like:


  • The Blacks Only Comedy Show

  • Heavyweight Comedy Jam

  • Cape Town International Comedy Festival

  • Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour

  • Jozi Comedy Festival

  • Bafunny Bafunny.


Also, he has his stand-up comedies which include:


  • It's My Culture

  • The Daywalker

  • That's Racist.

  • Crazy Normal


From 2004 to 2006, Trevor Noah hosted the educational TV program, 'Run the Adventure.'

In 2007, he hosted The Real Goboza

In 2008, he co-hosted the Amazing Date

In 2009, he hosted the 3rd Annual South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

In the same year, he performed his standup comedy, 'The Daywalker.'

Also in the same year, he co-hosted The Ace Sweet Life alongside Eugene Khoza.

In 2010, he hosted the 16th Annual South Africa Music Awards.

In the same year, he hosted 'Tonight with Trevor Noah' on M-Net and later, on DSTV's Mzansi Magic Channel.

Also in 2010, he became a spokesperson and consumer protection agent for Cell C, South Africa's third-largest mobile phone network provider.

In the same 2010, he performed in the following:


  • The Blacks Only Comedy Show

  • Heavyweight Comedy Jam

  • Cape Town International Comedy Festival

  • Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour

  • Jozi Comedy Festival

  • Bafunny Bafunny


In 2011, performed his stand-up comedy, 'Crazy Normal.

He performed 'That's Racist' in 2012.

He performed 'It's my Culture' in 2013. 


Trevor Noah relocated to the United States in 2011 and the next year, he became the first South African standup comedian to appear on 'The Tonight Show.'


He was the subject of the 2012 documentary 'You Laugh But It's True.'


In the same year, he starred in the one-man comedy show 'Trevor Noah: The Racist.'


In 2012 he became the Roastmaster in a Comedy Central Roast of South African Afrikaans singer, Steve Hofmeyr. 

Also, he became the first to appear on Late Show with David Letterman in 2013.


In the same 2013, he performed the comedy special, 'Trevor Noah: African American. 


In October of the same year, he was a guest on BBC Two's comedy panel show and one month later, he was a panelist on Channel 4 game show 8 Out of 10 Cats.


In 2014, he appeared on Sean Lock's ream in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown September 2014.


In 2017, Trevor Noah made an appearance on the TV series Nashville.'

In 2018, he signed a multilayer contract with Viacom and gave first-look rights to more future projects by him.


Also, he launched an international production and distribution company called ' Day Zero Productions.


In the same 2018, Trevor Noah released 'The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library together with The Daily Show's writing staff.


It was a book comprising hundreds of tweets from Trump and featuring a foreword by Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.


Also, in the same 2018, Trevor Noah appeared in the movies:


  • American Vandal

  • Black Panther

  • Coming 2 America.


In the same 2018, Trevor Noah set up the 'Trevor Noah Foundation' as a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization aimed at equipping orphans and vulnerable youths with the life, skills, education, and social capital necessary to purpose further opportunities.


In 2021, he was selected as the Class Day speaker for Princeton University's Class of 2021. Also, he was inducted as an honorary member of the Class of 2021.

Personal Life


Trevor Noah was born in South Africa and has since progressed into one of the top entertainers in South Africa and internationally.


He was born into an illegal family, where he had to be hidden from the authorities every other time. This was because his mother, Patricia, was black and his father, Robert Nombuyiselo, a Swiss-German, considered White.


He has two stepbrothers; Andrew and Issac, both from his mother's late marriage to Ngisaveni Abel Shingange.


Trevor Noah is a polyglot as he speaks multiple languages which include:


  • English

  • Zulu

  • Afrikaans

  • Xhosa

  • Tsongo

  • Tswana

  • German


Trevor Noah's relationship life hasn't been a secret. He has been dating an American model and singer, Jordyn Taylor since 2015.

Filmography

  • 2011    - You Laugh But It's True - he played as himself   

  • 2012    - Mad Buddies    - he played Bookie

  • 2018    - Black Panther - he played as    Griot (voice)   

  • 2021    - Coming 2 America - he played as Totatsi Bibinyana (Zamunda News Network anchor)   

TV Series

  • 2002    - Isidingo - he played as a teen at a party

  • 2008    - The Amazing Date - he played as himself (host)

  • 2009    - Trevor Noah: The Daywalker - he played as himself 

  • 2010–2011 - Tonight with Trevor Noah - he played as himself (host)

  • 2011    - Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal    - he played as himself   

  • 2012    - Trevor Noah: That's Racist    - he played as himself   

  • Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr - he played as himself (host)

  • Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution - he played as himself

  • 2013    - Trevor Noah: African American - he played as himself   

  • Trevor Noah: It's My Culture    - he played as himself   

  • 2014–2015    - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - he played as himself

  • 2015–present    The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - he plays as himself (host)

  • 2015    - Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation - played as himself   

  • Trevor Noah: Pay Back the Funny - played as himself

  • 2017    - Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark - played as himself   

  • Nashville - played as himself   

  • Trevor Noah: There's a Gupta On My Stoep - played as himself.

  • 2017–2018 - The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

  • 2018    - American Vandal - played as himself    Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia - played as himself

  • 2019    - Klepper

  • 2021    - 63rd Annual Grammy Awards - played as himself (host)

  • 2022    - 64th Annual Grammy Awards - played as himself (host)

Awards

2012 -    won the South African Comics' Choice Award    Comic of the Year Award

2014    - got nominated for MTV Africa Music Awards    The personality of the Year

2016    - nominated for the NAACP Image Awards    Outstanding Talk Series, 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

2016 - Nominated for the Award of Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)

2016 - Nominated for the Award of Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety (Series or Special)

2016: Nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award    Best Talk Show

2017    - Won the Zora Neale Hurston Award

2017 - Won the  NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Autobiography

2017- Won the Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

2017 -  Won the Writers Guild of America Award   

2017    - Won the Zora Neale Hurston Award

2017 - Won the NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Autobiography    Won

2017 - Won the Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

2017 -  Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award    Comedy/Variety

2017 - Nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award    Favorite African Star   

2017 - Won the GLAAD Media Award

2017 - Won the MTV Movie & TV Awards

2017 - Won the Primetime Emmy Award

2017 - Won the Thurber House

2018    - Nominated for the NAACP Image Awards    Outstanding Talk Serie

2018 - Nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award    Comedy/Variety

2018 - Nominated for the GLAAD Media Award    Outstanding Talk Show Episode

2018 - Nominated for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper

2018 - Nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award    Outstanding Variety Talk Series

2018 - People's Choice Awards

2019    - the Dorian Awards TV Current Affairs Show of the Year

2019 - Nominated for the Producers Guild of America Award    Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk

2019 - Nominated for the NAACP Image Awards    Outstanding Talk Series

2019 - Nominated for the Critics' Choice Real TV Awards Best Late-Night Talk Show

2019 - Nominated for the People's Choice Awards    The Nighttime Talk Show of 2019

2020    - Nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award    Best Comedy Special    Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia

2020 - Nominated for the Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television

2020 - Nominated for the NAACP Image Awards    Outstanding Talk Series

2020 - Nominated for the Dorian TV Awards    Best Current Affairs Program

Nominated for the TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement In Sketch/Variety Shows

2021    - Nominated for the NAACP Image Awards    Entertainer of the Year


Trevor Noah's awards and nominations are too numerous to mention. Refer to this website for more details.

Net Worth

Trevor Noah's net worth is estimated to be $100 million.

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