Louis Theroux Marriage, Religion, Career and Net Worth

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Louis Sebastian Theroux is a British documentary filmmaker, broadcaster and writer, best known for Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, and other BBC Two TV specials. He was born in Singapore and is a dual citizen of Great Britain and the USA. He started his career as a journalist in America.

Is Louis Theroux Jewish??

No, Theroux describes himself as an atheist in his documentary The Ultra Zionists (2011). Although usually calm and collected, in Louis and the Nazis (2003) he does get slightly flustered when asked if he’s Jewish, refusing to answer either way, unintentionally making his accuser even angrier.

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Is Louis Theroux married?

Theroux was married to Susanna Kleeman between 1998 and 2001. He told Sathnam Sanghera of the Financial Times: ‘She was having trouble finding work… legally. So we got married, to make it easier for her. We never really considered ourselves married in the full sense – there were no wedding photos or anything like that. It was really a marriage of convenience.’ He married his girlfriend Nancy String 2012, and the two are still wed.

How old is Louis Theroux?

Theroux was born on May 20, 1970, making him 48 years old.

How tall is Louis Theroux?

Theroux is 1.88 metres tall, or 6’2”.

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What is Louis Theroux’s net worth?

Theroux has a net worth of $4 million according to Celebrity Net Worth, or £3million.

Is Louis Theroux autistic?

No, Theroux is not autistic, although he described himself as ‘a socially awkward nerd’ in an interview in The Telegraph in 2014. He did, however, make a two-part series of documentaries about autism and dementia, Extreme Love (2012), and said of them: ‘For me, making these films has been an adventure, a revelation, occasionally a strain, more often a pleasure. I’m as proud of these shows as I am of anything I’ve ever done.’

Where does Louis Theroux live?

Theroux, his wife Nancy Strang and their three children, Albert, Walter and Frederick, lived in Harlesden, London until they temporarily moved to Los Angeles, California in early 2013, allowing Theroux the opportunity to spend more time on his series LA Stories. In August 2017, Theroux and his family once again relocated to LA.

Is Justin Theroux related to Louis Theroux?

The American actor, comedian, film director, producer and screenwriter, Justin Theroux, is Louis’ biological cousin. Justin is best known for his work with David Lynch in Mulholland Drive (2001) and Inland Empire (2006). His screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Rock of Ages (2012) and Zoolander 2 (2016). In 2006 he directed his first film, Dedication, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

What is Louis Theroux doing now?

Theroux has been working on a new hard-hitting documentary, Dark States – Heroin Town, which aired on BBC Two in October 2017, in which he visits a town in West Virginia that has a “fatal overdose rate 13 times the national average.” It is one of a series of three films about the “uniquely devastating challenges” prevalent in America, focusing on the use of prescription painkillers in the US. The other two documentaries are titled Murder in Milwaukee and Sex Trafficking in Houston. They are available to view, along with a variety of his other documentaries, on the BBC iPlayer.

Is Louis Theroux vegan?

Louis Theroux is not a vegan. He clearly explained his stance in a 2015 Facebook post: ‘Though I am a non-hunter, I try not to be censorious about hunting. As a meat-eater and a participant in a food supply chain that involves practises that are too hideous to bear thinking about (e.g. the mass grinding up of baby chicks – you can watch it on YouTube if you’re in the mood) I’m aware that any criticism I might make of hunting runs the risk of being massively hypocritical.’

Is Louis Theroux a Scientologist?

No, Theroux is most certainly not a Scientologist. In 2016 he made a feature length documentary called My Scientology Movie, which was produced by his friend from school, Simon Chinn, and directed by John Dower. In the film Theroux tries to gain access to the church with limited success, even becoming a target for the church’s ‘squirrels’, a group of ruthless devotees with cameras who stalk people who dare speak out against the doctrines of the Church of Scientology.

Who is Louis Theroux’s father?

Paul Edward Theroux is Louis’ father. He is an American novelist and travel writer. He is best known for his work The Great Railway Bazaar (1975). He has published many works of fiction, some even being adapted into feature films. His other son, Marcel Theroux, is also a documentary filmmaker.

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