Louis Theroux

Writer, Producer, Director

Writer, Producer, Director


Louis Theroux was born on May 20, 1970 in Singapore as Louis Sebastian Theroux. He is a writer and producer, known for My Scientology Movie (2015), When Louis Met... Jimmy (2000) and Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998). He has been married to Nancy Strang since July 7, 2012. They have three children. He was previously married to Susanna Miriam ...
Birth date
1970-05-20
Awards
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
Height
6' 2" (1.88 m)

Known For



Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterLouis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic
(Documentary) (written by)
2021
WriterLouis Theroux: Life on the Edge
(TV Series documentary) (Writer - 1 episode) - Beyond Belief (2020) ... (Writer)
2020
WriterGrounded with Louis Theroux
(TV Series)
2020
WriterLouis Theroux: Selling Sex
(TV Movie documentary)
2020
WriterLouis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family
(Documentary) (written by)
2019
WriterLouis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge
(TV Movie documentary)
2019
WriterLouis Theroux: The Night in Question
(TV Movie documentary)
2019
WriterLouis Theroux's Altered States
(TV Series documentary) (written by - 3 episodes) - Take My Baby (2018) ... (written by) - Choosing Death (2018) ... (written by) - Love Without Limits (2018) ... (written by)
2018
WriterLouis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia
(TV Movie documentary) (writer)
2017
WriterLouis Theroux: Dark States
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 3 episodes) - Murder in Milwaukee (2017) ... (written by) - Trafficking Sex (2017) ... (written by) - Heroin Town (2017) ... (written by)
2017
WriterLouis Theroux: Savile
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2016
WriterLouis Theroux: A Different Brain
(TV Movie documentary) (writer)
2016
WriterLouis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion
(TV Movie documentary)
2016
WriterMy Scientology Movie
(Documentary) (written by)
2015
WriterLouis Theroux: Transgender Kids
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2015
WriterLouis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes) - Part 2 (2015) - Part 1 (2015)
2015
WriterLouis Theroux's LA Stories
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (written by - 3 episodes) - Among the Sex Offenders (2014) ... (written by) - Edge of Life (2014) ... (written by) - City of Dogs (2014) ... (written by)
2014
WriterWhat!? Logo Documentaries
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - The Most Hated Family in America (2012)
2012
WriterLouis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2012
WriterLouis Theroux: Extreme Love - Dementia
(TV Movie documentary)
2012
WriterLouis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism
(TV Movie documentary)
2012
WriterLouis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets
(TV Movie documentary)
2011
WriterLouis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes) - Part 2 (2011) - Part 1 (2011)
2011
WriterAmerica's Most Hated Family in Crisis
(Documentary)
2011
WriterLouis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists
(TV Movie documentary)
2011
WriterLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos
(TV Movie documentary) (writer)
2010
WriterLouis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids
(TV Movie documentary)
2010
WriterLouis Theroux: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
WriterLouis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles
(TV Movie documentary)
2009
WriterLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
(Documentary) (writer)
2008
WriterLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
(Documentary) (writer)
2008
WriterLouis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2008
WriterLouis Theroux: Behind Bars
(TV Movie documentary)
2008
WriterLouis Theroux: Under the Knife
(TV Movie documentary)
2007
WriterThe Most Hated Family in America
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2007
WriterLouis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
(TV Movie documentary)
2007
WriterThe Weird World of Louis Theroux
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2007
WriterLouis and the Nazis
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2003
WriterLouis, Martin & Michael
(TV Movie documentary)
2003
WriterLouis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel
(TV Movie documentary)
2003
WriterWhen Louis Met... Max Clifford
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2002
WriterWhen Louis Met... Chris Eubank
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2002
WriterWhen Louis Met... Ann Widdecombe
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2002
WriterWhen Louis Met... The Hamiltons
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2001
WriterWhen Louis Met Paul and Debbie
(TV Movie documentary) (written by)
2001
WriterLouis Theroux's Weird Weekends
(TV Series documentary) (written by - 17 episodes) - Rap (2000) ... (written by) - Looking for Love (2000) ... (written by) - Body-Building (2000) ... (written by) - Boer Separatists (2000) ... (written by) - India: Enlightenment (2000) ... (written by) Show all 17 episodes
1998-2000
WriterWhen Louis Met... Jimmy
(TV Special documentary) (written by)
2000
WriterNot Necessarily the Election
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Jail News ... (writer)
1996
WriterTV Nation
(TV Series documentary)
1994
RoleTitleYear
ProducerLouis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic
(Documentary) (consultant producer)
2021
ProducerLouis Theroux: Life on the Edge
(TV Series documentary) (Consultant Producer - 1 episode) - Beyond Belief (2020) ... (Consultant Producer)
2020
ProducerGrounded with Louis Theroux
(TV Series) (producer)
2020
ProducerLouis Theroux: Selling Sex
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2020
ProducerLouis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2019
ProducerLouis Theroux: The Night in Question
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2019
ProducerLouis Theroux's Altered States
(TV Series documentary) (consultant producer - 3 episodes) - Take My Baby (2018) ... (consultant producer) - Choosing Death (2018) ... (consultant producer) - Love Without Limits (2018) ... (consultant producer)
2018
ProducerLouis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2017
ProducerLouis Theroux: Dark States
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (consultant producer - 3 episodes) - Murder in Milwaukee (2017) ... (consultant producer) - Trafficking Sex (2017) ... (consultant producer) - Heroin Town (2017) ... (consultant producer)
2017
ProducerLouis Theroux: Savile
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2016
ProducerLouis Theroux: A Different Brain
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2016
ProducerMy Scientology Movie
(Documentary) (consultant producer)
2015
ProducerLouis Theroux: Transgender Kids
(TV Movie documentary) (consultant producer)
2015
ProducerLouis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (consultant producer - 2 episodes) - Part 2 (2015) ... (consultant producer) - Part 1 (2015) ... (consultant producer)
2015
ProducerLouis Theroux's LA Stories
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (consulting producer - 3 episodes) - Among the Sex Offenders (2014) ... (consulting producer) - Edge of Life (2014) ... (consulting producer) - City of Dogs (2014) ... (consulting producer)
2014
ProducerJumbo: The Plane that Changed the World
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2014
ProducerLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Johannesburg
(Documentary) (producer)
2008
ProducerLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Philadelphia
(Documentary) (producer)
2008
ProducerLouis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2008
ProducerLouis Theroux: Behind Bars
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2008
ProducerThe Most Hated Family in America
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2007
ProducerLouis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2007
ProducerThe Weird World of Louis Theroux
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2007
ProducerLouis and the Nazis
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2003
ProducerLouis, Martin & Michael
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2003
ProducerLouis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2003
ProducerWhen Louis Met... Max Clifford
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2002
ProducerWhen Louis Met... Keith Harris & Orville in Panto
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2002
ProducerWhen Louis Met... Chris Eubank
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2002
ProducerWhen Louis Met... Ann Widdecombe
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2002
ProducerWhen Louis Met... The Hamiltons
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2001
ProducerWhen Louis Met Paul and Debbie
(TV Movie documentary) (consulting producer)
2001
ProducerLouis Theroux's Weird Weekends
(TV Series documentary) (consulting producer - 13 episodes) - Rap (2000) ... (consulting producer) - Looking for Love (2000) ... (consulting producer) - Body-Building (2000) ... (consulting producer) - Boer Separatists (2000) ... (consulting producer) - India: Enlightenment (2000) ... (consulting producer) Show all 13 episodes
1998-2000
ProducerWhen Louis Met... Jimmy
(TV Special documentary) (consulting producer)
2000
RoleTitleYear
DirectorEmma Goes to Bollywood
(Documentary)
2005
RoleTitleYear
ActorTake a Peak
(Video) Park Ranger (Non Sex) (uncredited)
1995
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackLouis Theroux's Weird Weekends
(TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode) - Televangelists (1998) ... (performer: "Faith" - uncredited)
1998
RoleTitleYear
SelfLouis Theroux: Shooting Joe Exotic
(Documentary) Self - Presenter
2021
SelfLouis Theroux: Life on the Edge
(TV Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Family Ties (2020) ... Self - Presenter - Law and Disorder (2020) ... Self - Presenter - The Dark Side of Pleasure (2020) ... Self - Presenter - Beyond Belief (2020) ... Self - Presenter
2020
SelfLorraine
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 2 September 2020 (2020) ... Self - Guest
2020
SelfLoose Women
(TV Series) Self - Episode #24.177 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfRichard & Judy: Keep Reading and Carry On
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Episode #1.3 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThe Graham Norton Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Quarantine Show Four (2020) ... Self - Guest - Renee Zellweger/Sir Lenny Henry/Louis Theroux/Andrew Ridgeley/Elbow (2019) ... Self - Guest
2019-2020
SelfRussell Howard's Home Time
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.7 (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThe One Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Episode dated 22 April 2020 (2020) ... Self - Episode dated 4 May 2016 (2016) ... Self - Episode #7.67 (2012) ... Self - Guest - Episode #6.55 (2011) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 April 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010-2020
SelfGrounded with Louis Theroux
(TV Series) Self - Host - Jon Ronson (2020) ... Self - Host (voice)
2020
SelfThe Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C
(TV Series) Self - Contestant - Episode #3.1 (2020) ... Self - Contestant
2020
SelfThe Big Narstie Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #3.4 (2020) ... Self - Guest
2020
SelfLouis Theroux: Selling Sex
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2020
SelfThe Last Leg
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - The Last Leg of the Year 2019 (2019) ... Self - Episode #18.8 (2019) ... Self - Guest - Episode #8.6 (2016) ... Self - Guest
2016-2019
SelfLouis Theroux: Surviving America's Most Hated Family
(Documentary) Self - Presenter
2019
SelfLouis Theroux: Mothers on the Edge
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2019
SelfThis Morning
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 9 May 2019 (2019) ... Self
2019
SelfGood Morning Britain
(TV Series) Self - Documentary Maker - Episode dated 4 March 2019 (2019) ... Self - Documentary Maker
2019
SelfLouis Theroux: The Night in Question
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2019
SelfThe Russell Howard Hour
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Self - Guest
2018
SelfLouis Theroux's Altered States
(TV Series documentary) Self / Self - Presenter - Take My Baby (2018) ... Self - Choosing Death (2018) ... Self - Love Without Limits (2018) ... Self - Presenter
2018
SelfNational Lottery Awards 2018
(TV Special)
2018
SelfJulia Zemiro's Home Delivery
(TV Series documentary) Self - Louis Theroux (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfLouis Theroux: Talking to Anorexia
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Host
2017
SelfLouis Theroux: Dark States
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Murder in Milwaukee (2017) ... Self - Presenter - Trafficking Sex (2017) ... Self - Presenter - Heroin Town (2017) ... Self - Presenter
2017
SelfHitFix
(TV Mini-Series) Self - Career of Louis Theroux (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfThe Chris Moyles Show on Radio X
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 6 October 2016 (2016) ... Self
2016
SelfLouis Theroux: Savile
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2016
SelfThe Joe Rogan Experience
(TV Series) Self - Louis Theroux (2016) ... Self - Louis Theroux (2014) ... Self
2014-2016
SelfLouis Theroux: A Different Brain
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2016
SelfPeston on Sunday
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #1.1 (2016) ... Self - Guest
2016
SelfLouis Theroux: Drinking to Oblivion
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2016
SelfThe Adam Buxton Podcast
(TV Series) Self - Guest
2015
SelfPointless Celebrities
(TV Series) Self - Contestant - Family (2015) ... Self - Contestant
2015
SelfMy Scientology Movie
(Documentary) Self - Presenter
2015
SelfRichard Herring's Leicester Square Theatre Podcast
(TV Series) Self - Louis Theroux (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfLouis Theroux: Transgender Kids
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2015
SelfLouis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Part 2 (2015) ... Self - Presenter - Part 1 (2015) ... Self - Presenter
2015
SelfLouis Theroux's LA Stories
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Among the Sex Offenders (2014) ... Self - Presenter - Edge of Life (2014) ... Self - Presenter - City of Dogs (2014) ... Self - Presenter
2014
SelfLouis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2012
SelfLouis Theroux: Extreme Love - Dementia
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2012
SelfDaybreak
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 25 April 2012 (2012) ... Self - Guest
2012
SelfLouis Theroux: Extreme Love - Autism
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2012
SelfLouis Theroux: America's Most Dangerous Pets
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2011
SelfLouis Theroux: Miami Mega Jail
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Presenter - Part 2 (2011) ... Self - Presenter - Part 1 (2011) ... Self - Presenter
2011
SelfBreakfast
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 20 May 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 3 February 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest
2011
SelfAmerica's Most Hated Family in Crisis
(Documentary) Self - Presenter
2011
SelfLouis Theroux: The Ultra Zionists
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2011
SelfLouis Theroux: Law and Disorder in Lagos
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2010
SelfLouis Theroux: America's Medicated Kids
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2010
SelfLouis Theroux: The City Addicted to Crystal Meth
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2009
SelfLouis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2009
SelfLouis Theroux's African Hunting Holiday
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfLouis Theroux: Behind Bars
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2008
SelfLouis Theroux: Under the Knife
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfThe Most Hated Family in America
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2007
SelfLouis Theroux: Gambling in Las Vegas
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfThe Weird World of Louis Theroux
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter (voice)
2007
SelfThe 50 Greatest Documentaries
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
SelfFriday Night with Jonathan Ross
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #9.4 (2005) ... Self - Guest
2005
SelfHappy Birthday BBC Two
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfLouis Theroux
(TV Series documentary)
2003
SelfLouis and the Nazis
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2003
SelfLouis, Martin & Michael
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2003
SelfLouis Theroux: Louis and the Brothel
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2003
SelfLiving with Louis
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2002
SelfThe BAFTA TV Awards 2002
(TV Special) Self
2002
SelfWhen Louis Met... Max Clifford
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2002
SelfWhen Shoulderpads Ruled the World
(TV Special) Self
2002
SelfWhen Louis Met... Keith Harris & Orville in Panto
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2002
SelfWhen Louis Met... Chris Eubank
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2002
SelfWhen Louis Met... Ann Widdecombe
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2002
SelfWhen Louis Met... The Hamiltons
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2001
SelfI Love 1980's
(TV Series documentary) Self - TV Presenter / Self - I Love 1986 (2001) ... Self - TV Presenter - I Love 1985 (2001) ... Self - TV Presenter - I Love 1984 (2001) ... Self - TV Presenter - I Love 1983 (2001) ... Self - TV Presenter - I Love 1982 (2001) ... Self - TV Presenter Show all 6 episodes
2001
SelfWhen Louis Met Paul and Debbie
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Presenter
2001
SelfThe Weakest Link
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Special (2000) ... Self
2000
SelfLouis Theroux's Weird Weekends
(TV Series documentary) Self - Presenter / Self - Host - Rap (2000) ... Self - Presenter - Looking for Love (2000) ... Self - Presenter - Body-Building (2000) ... Self - Presenter - Boer Separatists (2000) ... Self - Presenter - India: Enlightenment (2000) ... Self - Presenter Show all 17 episodes
1998-2000
SelfKelly
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 20 October 2000 (2000) ... Self - Guest
2000
SelfWhen Louis Met... Jimmy
(TV Special documentary) Self - Presenter
2000
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Rosie O'Donnell/Serena Williams/Louis Theroux (1999) ... Self - Guest
1999
SelfThe Adam and Joe Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.5 (1998) ... Self (uncredited)
1998
SelfThe Jack Docherty Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 19 January 1998 (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfTV Nation: Volume One
(Video documentary) Self
1997
SelfTV Nation
(TV Series documentary) Self - Correspondent - Episode #2.6 (1995) ... Self - Correspondent - Canada Night (1995) ... Self - Correspondent - War Night (1995) ... Self - Correspondent - Payback Night (1995) ... Self - Correspondent - We're #1 (1995) ... Self - Correspondent Show all 10 episodes
1994-1995
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageWhat!? Logo Documentaries
(TV Series documentary) Narrator - The Most Hated Family in America (2012) ... Narrator
2012
Archive footageThe Big Fat Quiz of the 90s
(TV Special) Self (uncredited)
2012
Archive footageSir Jimmy Savile: As It Happened
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2011
Archive footageSomething for the Weekend
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 October 2011 (2011) ... Self (uncredited)
2011