Birth Name: Louis Sebastian Theroux
Place of Birth: Singapore
Date of Birth: 20 May, 1970
*French-Canadian, Italian (father)
Louis Theroux is a British journalist and documentary filmmaker. He was born to an American father, of French-Canadian and Italian descent, and an English mother. His father, Paul Theroux, is a well known novelist. His first cousin is actor and writer Justin Theroux.
Louis’s paternal grandfather was Albert-Eugene Theroux (the son of Joseph-Louis-Eugene Theroux and Eva-Almira Brousseau). Albert-Eugene was of French-Canadian descent. Joseph-Louis-Eugene was the son of Pierre Theroux and Marie Catherine Eugenie L’Oiseau-Cardin. Eva-Almira was the daughter of François-Xavier Brousseau and Delphine/Delphina Picard/Pecor.
Louis’s paternal grandmother was Annina/Anna Francesca/Frances Dittami (the daughter of Alessandro/Alexander Louis Dittami and Angelina/Angela M. Calesa). Annina was of Italian ancestry. Alexander was from Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Angelina was from Piacenza, also in Emilia-Romagna, and was the daughter of Francesco Bonifacio Calesa and Ermengilda Buongioni.
Sources: Genealogy of Louis Theroux (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Louis’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies and obituaries of Louis’s paternal grandparents, Albert-Eugene Theroux and Annina/Anna Francesca/Frances Dittami – http://www.findagrave.com
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