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Trevor Noah


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Birth Date: Monday, February 20, 1984
Gender: Male

Actor Biography

Trevor Noah is a South African actor, presenter, comedian and radio DJ who began his career with a cameo role on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, in 2002.

After his stint on the show he spent two years years hosting an educational show for SABC2 during which time he started hosting his own radio show on Yfm called Noah's Ark.

At Yfm his show was called Trevor Noah and was on between 00h00 and 03h00. He is also very involved in the South African comedy circuit and has performed at various comedy festivals.

On television he hosted the SABC1 celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza in 2007 and also hosted SABC's sports show Siyadlala.

In 2008 he was the runner-up on SABC2's reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing 4, losing to actor Emmanuel Castis in the grand finale. His professional dance partner was Hayley Hammond.

From May to August 2008 he was the co-host (with Pabi Moloi) of the SABC1 interactive dating game show The Amazing Date.

He hosted the 3rd annual SAFTA Awards at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Saturday 7 February, 2009.

Trevor was the host (along with Eugene Khoza) of the e.tv reality competition series The AXE Sweet Life from March to May, 2009.

He hosted the 15th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) at the Sun City Superbowl on 2 May, 2009. He was invited back to host the SAMAs in 2010.

Trevor began hosting his own talk show on M-Net in August 2010, entitled Tonight with Trevor Noah, based on international shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Conan O'Brien and satirical fare like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The show moved to DStv's Mzansi Magic channel for it second season, which premiered on 5 November, 2010.

Trevor Noah

Trevor at the launch of The Real Goboza

Actor Trivia

Noah speaks and understands six languages.

Trevor's Real Goboza Q&A:


A bit of background on your TV career:
Started with cameo role on Isidingo in 2002, acted in Molo Fish 2 2003, presented Run the Adventure 2004-2006, presenter on SABC Sports (Siyadlala)

Pet Hate:

Favourite food:
Anything My Girlfriend Cooks

Favourite form of relaxation:
Playing Playstation

Favourite Tourism destination:
Anywhere in SA

Favourite hangout:

Favourite Movie:
The Matrix

Favourite TV programme:
The Real Goboza

Favourite actress - local:
Pamela Nomvete

Favourite actor - international:
Samuel L Jackson

Favourite music:
All good music

Favourite person:
My Girl

Best advice you received:
From David Kau “just be funny!”

Worst advice you received:
My Friends – “Come on man, just one more drink”

Your source of inspiration:
My Friends and family

How do you keep in shape?
I eat to keep my shape

Favourite drink:

How did you get into acting/presenting?
I actually wanted to be an extra but I failed.

The best thing about being an actor/presenter:
No 9-5.

Favourite item of clothing:

Three words to describe yourself:
Chilled, Ambitious, Loving

What qualities do you admire most in a person?
A good sense of humour

You'd never forgive a friend who...
...betrays me in any way.

The person you SMS the most is...
...my girlfriend

The one thing that your life would be meaningless without:

What's the most extravagant thing that you've bought?
My Game Consoles.

What do you enjoy spending your money on?

Do you cook well?
Not really.

Who had the most influence on you as a child?
My mother

What was the hardest lesson you've learnt?

Your hobbies:
Bowling, Watching TV, Hanging Out with Friends

Most memorable experience:
My first job on TV

Most embarrassing experience:
Too many to mention

Message to the youth of South Africa:
Focus on school and don’t rush into sex.

Your dream future for South Africa:
For SA to become a prosperous first world country without racial issues.

Your personal dream for your own future:
To continue in the entertainment industry successfully

Trevor's Strictly Come Dancing 4 Q&A:

Expectations: HHP made it look very easy and exciting so I thought I should also give it a bash. Dance is truly an exciting form of escapism and I look forward to disappearing into a new world.

Preparations: I have loved every minute of the training, it has been great so far.

Challenges: The learning hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be. It is seriously demanding and I always have to tune my mind into it. That can get quite hectic.

My partner Hayley: I don’t think I would have continued this had I had another partner, she is truly a great teacher. It has been easy humbling myself and learning all I can from her and I am blessed to have her as a dance partner.

I am looking forward to… Although I am not looking forward to all the nerves, I have a feeling that this is going to be entertaining. I am just going to take it easy, ignore all else and concentrate on giving my best performance.
Character Show
Celebrity Dancer - Himself Strictly Come Dancing - Season 4
Host - Himself The Amazing Date - Season 1
Host - Himself The AXE Sweet Life - Season 1
Host - Himself The Real Goboza - Season 1
Host - Himself The South African Film and Television Awards - Season 3
Host - Himself The South African Music Awards - Season 15
Host - Himself The South African Music Awards - Season 16
Host - Himself Tonight with Trevor Noah - Season 1
Host - Himself Tonight with Trevor Noah - Season 2
Himself Tropika Island of Treasure - Season 2
- Official Site
- Snaparazzi Gallery

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