Trevor Noah born February 20, 1984, is a South African comedian and television host. He is known for hosting the “Daily Show,” an American news program on Comedy Central. He began his career in a T.V. series called “Isidingo.” Shortly after, he started hosting his radio show. Years later, he has become one of the most sought-after T.V. hosts and comedians, having hosted countless talk shows, events, and news programs. We will help you celebrate his special day right here.
Noah was born on February 20, 1984, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father, Robert Noah is a Swiss-German chef who opened one of the first restaurants in Johannesburg to serve black people. His mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo is a South African woman of the Xhosa tribe. At the time of his birth, interracial relationships and marriages were illegal. His mother was arrested several times for this.
When apartheid ended in South Africa, all-white schools began enrolling other races. Noah attended a private Catholic school where there was no sense of segregation. He often got himself in trouble with the administration. These events led to the school requiring him to get tested by a psychologist. He was later expelled from the school for bringing a knife to protect himself from bullies and enrolled in a government school. Noah went to Sandringham High School, a large school that represented all races.
He started his career in 2002, serving a role on an episode of “Isidingo,” a South African soap opera. Shortly after, he started hosting his own show, “Noah’s Ark” He eventually decided to focus on comedy. After gaining a lot of popularity, he returned to hosting. Over the years, he has built up his career and won several awards, including M.T.V’s Personality of the Year award in 2015, M.T.V. Movie and T.V. Awards in 2017, and Outstanding Writing in a comedy series in 2019. He has now grown to become one of the most valuable T.V. hosts in the world, with his shows selling out to over five continents.
Trevor Noah gets his first breakthrough in the entertainment industry on the soap opera, “Isidingo.”
Noah hosts the “16th Annual South African Music Awards.”
Noah relocates to the United States.
Noah becomes the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on “The Tonight Show.”
Noah becomes a contributor on “The Daily Show.”
On September 28, Trevor succeeds Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show.”
On November 26, Trevor publishes a book, about his experience growing up in apartheid S.A.
Trevor Noah appears in the Marvel movie, “Black Panther,” voicing Shuri’s A.I.
Why We Love Trevor Noah
He is a good dancer
Noah is a great ballroom dancer. He competed in “Dancing With The Stars” where he impressed judges with his ballroom dancing skills.
He is funny
Have you watched any of his stand-up comedy shows? If you have, then you know how entertaining Noah is.
He is hardworking
Noah was raised in a poor household. Despite this, he emerged to become one of the greatest comedians and T.V. hosts.
5 Surprising Facts
He can speak six languages
Besides English, Noah speaks Tsonga, Tswana, Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, and German.
“The Tonight Show”
Noah was the first South African to appear on the American talk show, “The Tonight Show.”
He was born illegally
As Noah reveals in his book, mixed-race marriages were illegal during the time of his birth.
He struggled with acne
According to Noah, he had low self-esteem as a child due to bad acne.
He was mischievous
When he was a kid he sprayed all the contents of a fire extinguisher onto the school piano.
Trevor Noah FAQs
Is Trevor Noah interracial?
Yes, he is. Noah’s father was white Swiss German and his mother was a Xhosa woman.
Is Noah married?
Trevor Noah is not married but has been in an on-and-off relationship with Minka Kelly.
Does he have siblings?
Trevor Noah has two half-siblings, Andrew Shingange and Isaac Shingange.
Trevor Noah’s birthday dates