Over the years, Theroux has developed a reputation of being a hard-hitting journalist with little regard for fear or risks
If you spend as much time on the internet as we do, you may have come across the latest My money don’t jiggle jiggle rap. The auto-tuned version of the song which was featured on a YouTube series called Chicken Shop Date with Amelia Dimoldenberg has been going viral on all social media platforms. What you may not know, however, is that it’s sung by one of the most famous documentary filmmakers and journalists in the world, Louis Theroux.
In fact, the song was initially featured on one of Theroux’s Weird Weekends episode back in 2000! That said, we’ve taken a closer look at the famous British personality and here’s what we found:
Loius Theroux was born on May 20, 1970, in Singapore. His father Paul Theroux, is a famous American travel writer and novelist, who’s known for his work his works like The Great Railway Bazaar and the The Mosquito Coast. The latter of which was even adapted as a feature-length film in 1986.
Louis’ older brother, Marcel Theroux is also an English author and a broadcaster, known for his series of documentaries for Unreported Worlds. He’s also credited for the famous The End Of The World As We Know It climate change documentary, which premiered on Channel 4. Both Louis and Marcel are cousins of Justin Theroux, who starred in HBO’s The Leftovers and was married to Jennifer Anniston.
Wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps, Louis Theroux studied Modern History at Oxford University. He then started his career as a journalist in the United States, before moving back to England to work for BBC.
Theroux soon made a name for himself with a series of TV shows and documentaries, including the famous Weird Weekends, When Louis Met…, LA Stories, Dark States and My Scientology Movie. For his BBC specials, the now 51-year old also spent time in Miami jail, a paedophile hospital and with a member of the Westboro Baptist Church. He also starred in a 1997 pornographic film called Take a Peak, but didn’t perform any sexual acts.
But what shot his career into notoriety was his My Scientology Movie which came out in 2016 and provided a closer look at the experience of being a member of the religion. Over the years, Theroux has developed a reputation of being a hard-hitting journalist with little regard for fear or risks.
Louis has earned a number of awards and recognition over the years, including two Baftas in 2001 and 2002, along with an RTS award, which is regarded as the “gold standard of achievement in the television community.”
He’s also published a book called The Call Of The Weird: Travels in American Subcultures and featured as a guest writer for several publications like Hip-Hop Connection and The Idler. With several notable credits to his name, Theroux is rumoured to have a net worth of around $4 million.
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