Trevor Noah Biography
Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, television presenter, actor and political commentator. Noah is the host of one of America’s most popular shows, The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central.
Biography of Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, to a father Robert, of Swiss-German descent, and a mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, from Xhosa.
The comedian has always talked about his youth under the racist law that banned relations between whites and blacks. Noah and his mother were classified as black people, so they lived separately from their father. Since interracial marriage was illegal at the time, Noah’s mother raised him in the black community of Soweto.
Noah’s mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo, married Ngisaveni Abel Shingange in 1992; The two have two sons, Andrew and Isaac. Noah’s new stepfather abused Trevor and his mother, and the couple legally divorced in 1996.
Noah attended Maryvale College, a private Catholic primary and secondary school in Johannesburg.
Trevor Noah’s career
Noah’s career began in 2002 in his hometown, South Africa, when he landed a role in an episode of the popular soap opera Isidingo. He then hosted his show Noah’s Ark on YFM, Gutang’s main youth radio station. Noah left his radio show and acting career to focus on comedy and he became a very good comedian. He has performed with big names in the South African comedy industry such as David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton and Nik Rabinowitz, international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron, Dan Ilic and Paul Zerdin, and opened for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian comedian Russell Peters during his tour of South Africa.
In addition to his reputation as a great comedian, Noah is also a notable TV presenter. He hosted the educational program Run the Adventure on SABC 2 from (2004 to 2006) and several other major shows and landmark events in South Africa.
In 2011, Noah moved to the United States. A year later, he became the first South African comedian to appear on The Tonight Show; and then in 2013, he also became the first person to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. Noah was the subject of the 2012 documentary You Laugh But It’s True. That same year, he starred in the one-man comedy Trevor Noah:
The Racist, based on his earlier work specifically titled South Africa That’s Racist. In September 2012, Noah was the Roastmaster in the South African-American comedy Central Roast by South African singer Steve Hofmeyr. In 2013, he performed the comedy special Trevor Noah:
African American. Noah was a panelist on Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 game show.
In December 2014, Noah became a regular contributor to The Daily Show. Less than a year later, Comedy Central announced that Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show; He started hosting the show on September 28, 2015.
In addition to all of the above career accomplishments, Noah was also a writer; His memoir Born a Crime was published in November 2016 and received critical acclaim from leading American book critics. The book quickly became a New York Times #1 bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Newsday, Esquire, NPR, and Booklist. It has been publicly announced that a film adaptation centered on the book will star Lupita Nyong’o as Noah’s mother.
Noah appeared on the TV series Nashville in 2017 and a year later was featured in Black Panther, Coming 2 America, and American Vandal.
In addition to all his various commitments along with his hosting experience, Noah has hosted the Grammy Awards twice in 2021 and 2022. He is also the host of the Correspondent’s Dinner. The White House in 2022.
South African TV presenter multilingual as he speaks English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Tswana, Tsonga and a little German.
In 2009, after the comedian’s mother remarried to a man named Sfiso Khoza, her abusive ex-husband Shingange shot her in the leg and back of the head. she survived the impact of the bullet that missed her brain and major nerves, but not without minor injuries to her nostrils. When Noah confronts the shooter over the phone, it only causes Shingange to threaten Noah’s life. The threat to his life made Noah leave Johannesburg for Los Angeles.
He founded the Trevor Noah Foundation. The foundation is a Johannesburg-based non-profit organization that provides orphans and underprivileged youths with the education, life skills, and social capital essential to go after future opportunities.
Noah is not yet married but he has been romantically linked to women like; musician and physiotherapist, Dani Gabriel a fellow South African, singer and model Jordyn Taylor, and recently Minka Kelly.
Trevor Noah has appeared in the following movies and TV shows;
The Amazing Date (2008)
Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (2009)
Tonight with Trevor Noah (2010-2011)
Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal (2011)
Trevor Noah: That’s Racist (2012)
Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyr (2012)
Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution (2012)
You Laugh But It’s True (2011)
Taka Takata (2011)
Mad Buddies (2012)
Trevor Noah: African American (2013)
Trevor Noah: It’s My Culture (2014)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (2014-2015)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (2015 to present)
Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation (2015)
Trevor Noah: Pay Back the Funny (2015)
Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (2017)
Trevor Noah: There’s a Gupta On My Stoep (2017)
The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (201to 2018)
American Vandal (2018)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018)
Black Panther (2018)
63rd Annual Grammy Awards (2021)
Coming 2 America (2021)
64th Annual Grammy Awards (2022)
White House Correspondents’ Dinner (2022)
Trevor Noah Net Worth
Trevor Noah’s total wealth is estimated to be $100 million by reliable sources.