Last Updated: November 26, 2023
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Net Worth:
$5 Million
$1 Million
Sep 29, 1982 - Dec 13, 2022 (40 years old)
6 ft (1.83 m)
Actor, Dancer
United States of America
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Stephen "tWitch" Boss was an American dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer who had a net worth of $5 million at the time of his death in 2022. Stephen served as a co-host/DJ/ sidekick on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" from 2014 until the show's end in 2021. Boss was also a co-executive producer on the show. He was DeGeneres' sidekick on "Ellen's Game of Games," which aired from 2017 to 2021. He produced the short films "Prized" (2014) and "Debt" (2018).

Boss first began to make a name for himself in 2003 when he placed second on "Star Search" in the dance category. That same year he competed on MTV's "The Wade Robson Project" (2003) then appeared in several seasons of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance." Over the ensuring decades Boss had 25+ major acting credits to his name, including "Stomp the Yard: Homecoming" (2010), "Magic Mike XXL" (2015), and three films in the "Step Up" franchise (2010–2014). In 2021, he began hosting the NBC competition series "Clash Of The Cover Bands." Stephen earned two Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice Dancer, in 2015 and 2018. Tragically, he died by suicide in December 2022 at the age of 40.


During his first two seasons on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," tWitch's salary was $500,000 per season. Towards the end of the show's run, when he had been promoted to executive producer, he was earning a salary of $1 million per season.

Early Life

Stephen "tWitch" Boss was born Stephen Laurel Boss on September 29, 1982, in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Lee High School, and after graduating in 2000, he enrolled at Southern Union State Community College to study Dance Performance. Stephen later transferred to Chapman University in California. Boss earned the nickname "tWitch" during his childhood because he was "always spinning and staying in motion."


In 2003, tWitch was a runner-up on "Star Search," and he came in third on "The Wade Robson Project." In 2007, he had an uncredited role as "flamboyant dancer" in the hit comedy "Blades of Glory," played a Maybelle's Store Dancer in the film "Hairspray," and auditioned for season three of "So You Think You Can Dance" but did not make it into the Top Twenty. Stephen tried out again in 2008, and that time, he made it all the way to the finals, finishing in second place behind Joshua Allen. A dance he performed with Katee Shean to the Duffy song "Mercy" during that season earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Boss returned to "So You Think You Can Dance" as an "All Star" in seasons seven, eight, and nine, and during season 12, he was the Team Captain for "Team Street."

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In 2010, he appeared in the films "Stomp the Yard: Homecoming" and "Step Up 3D," and he guest-starred on the Fox series "Bones." Stephen then appeared in the films "Step Up Revolution" (2012), "Step Up: All In" (2014), and "Ghostbusters" (2016), and he played Malik in 2015's "Magic Mike XXL." He guest-starred on "Touch" (2011), "Drop Dead Diva" (2014), "Love" (2017), and "Modern Family" (2018) and appeared in the TV movies "Adventures in Love & Babysitting" (2015) and "So Close" (2018). A member of the dance troupes Chill Factor Crew and Breed OCLA, tWitch has also taught at South County Classical Ballet, done choreography for South Korean R&B and pop singer Seven, and launched a fashion line called tWitch Boss Clothing.

Personal Life

Stephen married Allison Holker, a fellow "So You Think You Can Dance" alum, on December 10, 2013, at the Villa San Juliette Vineyard and Winery, which is owned by the show's co-creator, Nigel Lythgoe.

Stephen and Allison welcomed son Maddox on March 27, 2016, and daughter Zaia on November 3, 2019. Boss also adopted Holker's daughter from a previous relationship, Weslie.

Stephen and Allison began hosting the Disney+/Freeform documentary series "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings" in 2017.


Tragically, Stephen Boss took his own life on December 13, 2022. He was 40.

Real Estate

In 2015, Boss paid $1.15 million for a 2,500+ square foot home in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. He put the four-bedroom home on the market for $1.299 million in April 2019.

In May 2019 Boss and Holker paid $2.75 million for a home in Encino, California. Today this home is likely worth around $3.5 or $4 million. And in fact, on October 9, 2023 Holker listed the home for sale for $3.795 million. She accepted $3.5 million one month later. Here is a video tour of the home:

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