Mostly Credited As: Louis Theroux
Birth Name: Louis Sebastian Theroux
Date Of Birth: May 20, 1970 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: Singapore
Birth Place: Singapore
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)
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Has a brother, Marcel, who is two years older than Louis and was born in Uganda. Marcel is a writer and journalist.
Is often mistaken for a Frenchman by people only reading his name (since both his first and last name are French) and as solely British by people listening to him talk.
His French last name originates from the region around Sarthe and Yonne in France. It is quite common in Francophone countries and is originally spelled Théroux.
He is the Son of Paul Theroux and the Cousin of Justin Theroux.
Louis Theroux Quotes
"As a student of bizarre organizations and eccentric people, the BBC feels like my natural home."
Comment about 'Lous Theroux's Weird Weekends': “Weird Weekends set out to discover the genuinely odd in the most ordinary setting. To me, it's almost a privilege to be welcomed into these communities and to shine a light on them and, maybe, through my enthusiasm, to get people to reveal more of themselves than they may have intended. The show is laughing at me, adrift in their world, as much as at them. I don't have to play up that stuff. I'm not a matinee idol disguised as a nerd”