Jacob Tobia

TV Show Host

Jacob Tobia was born on August 7th, 1991 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States and is the TV Show Host from United States. Discover Jacob Tobia's biography, age, height, physical stats, dating/affair, family, hobbies, education, career updates, and networth at the age of 31 years old.

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August 7, 1991
United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
31 years old
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About Jacob Tobia

Jacob Tobia (born August 7, 1991) is an American LGBT rights activist, writer, producer, television host and actor.

In 2019, they published their memoir titled Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story.

Tobia is also the voice of the character Double Trouble in DreamWorks' animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

Early life and education

Tobia's grandparents were Syrians who immigrated to the United States in the 1950s and who spoke Arabic, which Tobia says is "the language that I do not speak but wish I could." Tobia was raised in Raleigh, North Carolina in a Methodist family and graduated in 2010 from Raleigh Charter High School, serving there as president of the Gay Straight Alliance and being active in student government. Tobia applied to Harvard University, and was accepted, but chose to attend Duke University instead where they graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Human Rights Advocacy. While a student at Duke, Tobia served as the vice president of equity and outreach for Duke Student Government, was co-president of Blue Devils United, and president of Duke Students for Gender Neutrality.

Career and activism

Tobia is a Point Foundation Scholar, Harry S. Truman Scholar, and a recipient of the Campus Pride National Voice and Action Award. Their writing has been featured on MSNBC, MTV, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Jezebel and other media outlets. They've also served on conference panels and spoken at Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and various LGBTQ conferences across the United States. They worked for the United Nations Foundation, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice before starting a career in television.

In September 2013, Tobia raised over $10,000 for the Ali Forney Center running across the Brooklyn Bridge in five-inch heels as part of their Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) commitment to action. They were recently honored again for their larger impact to LGBTQIA+ community by CGI U in 2018 at the University of Chicago.

Tobia was featured in MTV's The T Word, where they were interviewed by Laverne Cox. In 2015, Tobia was profiled in the GLAAD Award-nominated episode of True Life: I'm Genderqueer by MTV. In 2016 they were named in Out's 100. Later in 2016, Tobia created, co-produced and hosted Queer 2.0, an original LGBTQ series for NBC News.

In 2017, Tobia moved from New York to Los Angeles to begin working on Season 4 of Joey Soloway's series Transparent. Tobia also provided the voice of Double Trouble in season 4 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.

In 2018, Tobia became the face of an advertising campaign for the gender non-conforming makeup brand Fluide, promoting a line of lip colors named after queer spaces, such as gay bars.

In June 2017, Tobia announced the release of a memoir titled Sissy. The book sold in a six-figure deal to Putnam Books. Sissy was released in March 2019 and was a National Bestseller. Tobia was featured as a guest on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show to promote the book. They discussed the term "gender chill", gendered violence, and the playful nature of non-binary genders. Sissy was well-received by The New York Times Book Review, which compared Tobia to David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling. They wrote, "[Tobia] combines incisive wit and undeniable intelligence to invite readers into their personal journey as a gender-nonconforming young person in North Carolina...If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds."

In November 2019, Showtime announced they will be developing a half-hour show based on Tobia's memoir Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Tobia will serve as co-writer and co-executive producer for the adaptation alongside Michael Lannan, the co-creator of the HBO series, Looking. The series will follow the life of Tobi Gibran, a non-binary student who moves from North Carolina to New York City.

Personal life

Tobia identifies as genderqueer, and uses singular they pronouns.