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Birth Date: 20 February 1984
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Awards: | MTV Africa Music Awards | | NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Auto-biography | | NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author | | Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards | | GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode | | MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Host | | Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series | | Thurber Prize for American Humor | | NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series |
Birth date: 20 February 1984
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Unmarried partners: | Minka Kelly |
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All languages: | English | | German | | Afrikaans | | Xhosa | | Zulu | | Sesotho |
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Positions held: | goodwill ambassador |
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Native name: Trevor Noah (English)
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Citizenship: | South Africa |
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Residence: | New York City | | Soweto |
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Education: | Maryvale College |
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Work period start: 2002
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Genres: - news satire - - political satire - - observational comedy - - black comedy - - insult comedy - - deadpan -
Work locations: | New York City |
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Occupation: | actor | | television presenter | | writer | | film producer | | disc jockey | | presenter | | film actor | | stand-up comedian | | television actor | | television producer | | philanthropist | | podcaster |
Employer: | Comedy Central |
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Trevor Noah Biography and Interesting Facts

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian and television host, who is the current host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Noah has won various awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award from eleven nominations. He was named one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world.Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career in South Africa in 2002. He had several hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa's iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which he created and aired on M-Net and DStv.In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and in 2015 succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016. He hosted the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in 2021 and the 64th Annual Grammy Awards edition in 2022 as well as the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Early life

Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. His father, Robert, is of Swiss-German ancestry, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is Xhosa.Under apartheid legislation, Noah's mother was classified as Black, and his father was classified as White. Noah himself was classified as Coloured. At the time of his birth, his parents' interracial relationship was illegal, which Noah 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 and her mother, Nomalizo Frances Noah, raised Trevor in the black township of Soweto. Noah went to Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic primary and high school in Johannesburg.


Early work and breakthrough

In 2002, Noah had a small role on an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo. He later hosted his own radio show Noah's Ark on Gauteng's leading youth-radio station, YFM. He dropped his radio show and acting to focus on comedy, and has performed with South African comedians 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 as the opening act for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian comedian Russell Peters on his South African tour. Noah hosted an educational TV programme, Run the Adventure (2004–2006) on SABC 2. In 2007, he hosted The Real Goboza, a gossip-themed show on SABC 1, and Siyadlala, a sports show also on the SABC. In 2008, Noah cohosted, alongside Pabi Moloi, The Amazing Date (a dating gameshow) and was a Strictly ... Read full biography