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Trevor Noah

  • Birth name: Trevor Noah
  • Born: 20 February 1984
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Main activity: Comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, former television host
  • Genre: Political/news satire, observational comedy, surreal humour, insult comedy, deadpan

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and former television host. He hosted The Daily Show, a late-night talk show on Comedy Central, from 2015 to 2022.

He has received various awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award out of 11 nominations. He published his autobiographical comedy book, Born a Crime, in 2016.


Noah started his career in South Africa in 2002. He had several hosting roles with the SABC and came second in the 4th season of South Africa’s version of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. He created the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah from 2010 to 2011 on M-Net. In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show. In 2015 took over from Jon Stewart as the host. He hosted the 63rd, the 64th and the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Here are some of his notable works:

  • Isidingo (2002) - Guest star
  • Noah’s Ark on YFM (2004) - Radio host
  • The Amazing Date (2008) - Host
  • Strictly Come Dancing (2008) - Contestant
  • You Laugh But It’s True (2011) - Documentary
  • That’s Racist (2012) - Stand-up special
  • African American (2013) - Stand-up special
  • It’s My Culture - (2013) - Stand-up special
  • QI (2013) - Guest panellist
  • The Daily Show (2014–2022) - Correspondent/host
  • Lost in Translation (2015) - Stand-up special
  • Afraid of the Dark (2017) - Stand-up special
  • Son of Patricia (2018) - Stand-up special
  • I Wish You Would (2022) - Stand-up special

Personal life

Noah was born to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father during apartheid in South Africa. His parents’ interracial relationship was illegal when he was born, and he faced discrimination and violence growing up. He has two half-brothers named Andrew and Isaac Shingange. His mother was shot by his stepfather in 2009 but survived.

Noah dated several women over the years, including South African physiotherapist Dani Gabriel from 2014 to 2015, American singer Jordyn Taylor from 2015 to 2018, model Minka Kelly from 2020 to 2021. He does not have any children.

Net worth

Celebrity Net Worth reports Noah’s estimated net worth was $100 million in January 2023.


Some of the awards that Noah has won are:

  • South African Comics’ Choice Award for Comic of the Year (2012)
  • MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year (2015)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/Autobiography (2017)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author (2017)
  • MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Host (2017)
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series (2017)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series (2019)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Series or Special (2021)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Short-Form Series - Reality/Nonfiction (2021)
  • MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Talk/Topical Show (2021)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series (2022)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety Series or Special (2022)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Short-Form Series - Drama/Comedy (2022)
  • Erasmus Prize (2023)

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