Trevor Noah Bio: Height, Age, Girlfriend, Net Worth, and The Daily Show

Trevor Noah is a South African television host, comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his satirical TV show The Daily Show, which he has been hosting since 2015. He also doubles as a writer and executive producer of the show. Noah published his autobiographical comedy book titled “Born a Crime” in 2016 to critical acclaim. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including two Emmy Awards, an MTV Africa Music Award, and The Erasmus Prize. He has been hosting the Annual Grammy Awards since 2021. He was the main host of the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner. So, who is Trevor Noah? Here’s everything we know about the multifaceted talent.

Trevor Noah Biography

Trevor Noah was born on 20 February 1984, in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. He is 40 years old as of 2024.

Birth NameTrevor Noah
Date of BirthFebruary 20, 1984
Place of BirthJohannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Age40 years old
Zodiac SignPisces
ProfessionActor, Comedian Television Host, Writer, Producer, Political Commentator
NationalitySouth African
EthnicitySwiss-German and Nguni (African)
Marital StatusUnmarried
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.

Family Details

  • Father: Robert (Swiss-German ancestry)
  • Mother: Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah (Xhosa origin)
  • Step-Fathers: Ngisaveni Abel Shingange and Sfiso Khoza
  • Siblings: Andrew Shingange (Younger Half-Brother), Isaac Shingange (Younger Half-Brother)
  • Relatives: Temperance Noah (Maternal Grandfather), Nomalizo Frances Noah (Maternal Grandmother)


Noah attended Maryvale College, a private Roman Catholic high school in Johannesburg.

Trevor Noah Love Life

Trevor had a short-term relationship with physiotherapist Dani Gabriel in 2014. Post his break up with Dani, he started dating singer Jordyn Taylor in 2015. The couple was together for three years but eventually split in 2018.

Despite making a great effort to keep his relationship with actress Minka Kelly under wraps, their romance came to light in August 2020. Shortly after, they moved into a New York home together. The couple called it split in May 2021, even though they never formally made their romance public.

Body Statistics

Height5 feet 11¼ inches or 181 cm
Body BuildAthletic
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown

Famous For

Having been hosting the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central since 2015.

Being one of the most popular and bankable stand-up comedians in the world.

Trevor Noah Net Worth

He is one of the most successful stand-up comedians out there, who has several acclaimed TV shows to his name. Ever since he relocated to the United States, he has established a name for himself on the international stand-up comedy circuit,

As of 2024, Trevor Noah has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He reportedly earns an annual salary of $16 million, thanks to the hit The Daily Show.

Trevor Noah Facts

He started his career early on in his life at the age of 18, guest-appearing on an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo.

He is close friends with Seth Meyers and John Oliver.

Trevor is multilingual and can speak English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Afrikaans, and some German.

He is good friends with John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen.

In 2012, he became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show.

He published his autobiography book, Born a Crime, on 15 November 2016. The book generally received positive reviews.

He released his second book, titled The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library in 2018.

Noah has appeared in onscreen projects like Nashville, Black Panther, and American Vandal.

He was selected to be the Class Day speaker for Princeton University’s Class of 2021.

The Hollywood Reporter named him one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media” in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

In 2018, he was featured in Time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” list.

In 2022, she voiced Griot in the MCU film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, starring Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, and Dominique Thorne.

He was cast in the role of Libra in the 2024 musical film This Is Me…Now: A Love Story. Directed by Dave Meyers, the film is based on Jennifer Lopez’s ninth album “This Is Me… Now” and stars an ensemble cast featuring Jennifer Lopez, Fat Joe, Kim Petras, Keke Palmer, Post Malone, Sofía Vergara, Jay Shetty, Derek Hough, and Ben Affleck.