Trevor Noah (born February 20, 1984) is the most successful comedian in Africa. Additionally, he’s an actor, writer, political commentator, and TV personality from South Africa.
He also hosts the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
The Daily Show has been nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. As a contributor, Trevor Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. His father, Robert Noah, is of Swiss-German descent, while his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is Xhosa.
Under apartheid legislation, Trevor Noah‘s mother was classified as Black, and his father was classified as White. At the time of his birth, his parents’ interracial relationship was illegal, which he highlights in his autobiography.
Interracial sexual relations and marriages were not decriminalized until a year after his birth, when the Immorality Act was amended in 1985.
Patricia Noah and her mother, Nomalizo Frances Noah, raised Trevor Noah in the black township of Soweto. Trevor Noah went to Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic primary and high school in Johannesburg.
South African comedian Trevor Noah has been in an on-and-off-again relationship with actress Minka Kelly since 2020. Minka Kelly is also known as the daughter of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and exotic dancer Maureen Kelly and is the granddaughter of actor Richard Ney.
Trevor Noah and actress Minka Kelly officially called it quit in May 2021. Trevor’s first significant relationship was with renowned South African physiotherapist Dani Gabriel. Dani Gabriel and the comedian traveled the globe together when he performed stand-up and worked part-time as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Show when they first started dating in 2014.
So far, so good, Trevor Noah has dated Minka Kelly (2020-2021), Jordyn Taylor (2015), and Dani Gabriel. He is unmarried, has no wife, and has no child.
In 2002, Trevor Noah launched his career in Johannesburg, where he was born. He held several presenting positions with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).
He finished second in the fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in South Africa in 2008. The late-night discussion show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which ran on M-Net and DStv from 2010 to 2011, was conceived and presented by him.
In 2002, Trevor Noah had a small role in an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo. He later hosted his radio show Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s leading youth radio station, YFM.
In December 2014, Trevor Noah became a recurring contributor on The Daily Show. In March 2015, Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show; his tenure began on 28 September 2015.
His autobiography Born a Crime was released in November 2016 and earned positive reviews from well-known American book analysts. In the book, his mother plays a major part in addition to the author, whereas his European father is only sporadically addressed.
The New York Times, Newsday, Esquire, NPR, and Booklist all rated it one of the greatest novels of the year, and it rose to No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was revealed that Lupita Nyong’o would play his mother in the movie version of the book.
It has been revealed that Trevor Noah will premiere his ninth brand-new comedy special, Afraid of the Dark, on Netflix on February 21. The program was filmed on November 5, 2016, in front of a full house at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Trevor Noah‘s one-hour-long stand-up comedy titled Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation made its Comedy Central debut last year. You Laugh But It’s True, an award-winning documentary on Trevor Noah‘s incredible career in post-apartheid South Africa, was made by David Paul Meyer.
In 2013, the debut of Trevor Noah: African American, his Showtime comedy special, took place. At the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards, he was nominated for Personality of the Year and took home the prize in 2015.
According to credible sources, Trevor Noah‘s net worth is estimated at US$16 million. He made his wealth from his career as a stand-up comedian, acting roles, and sales of his books.
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- Black Panther
- Afraid Of The Dark
- Coming To America
- It’s My Culture
- Lost In Translation
- You Laugh But it’s True
- Payback The Funny