Season 3

Mia Farrow’s Interactive Family Tree

Mia Farrow was born to Hollywood director John Farrow and actress Maureen O’Sullivan — but now she is Hollywood royalty herself, renowned for her role in the horror classic Rosemary’s Baby — as well as the many memorable characters she’s played in the films of Woody Allen. In addition to acting, Mia Farrow served as […]

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Azar Nafisi’s Interactive Family Tree

Best-selling author Azar Nafisi was born and raised in Iran. But in 1997, no longer able to endure the repression she faced as a secular woman living in an Islamic Republic of Iran, she and her family left, adopting Washington D.C. as their new home. But while Azar was fiercely at odds with the politics […]

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Gloria Steinem’s Interactive Family Tree

As a feminist icon, Gloria Steinem has transformed the role of women in American society. She first gained prominence as a journalist — when she went undercover as a Playboy Bunny to investigate the real lives of the women inhabiting that role in Hugh Hefner’s burgeoning empire. Then she became one of the founders of […]

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Sean Combs’ Interactive Family Tree

Sean Combs is a man of many names. You may know him as “puff daddy,” “p. Diddy,” or just “Diddy”. He is the savvy CEO of a vast business empire — with his own clothing line, his own brand of vodka, his own fragrance, and, of course, his own record label: Bad Boy Records. Sean’s […]

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John McCain’s Interactive Family Tree

Republican Senator and Vietnam War veteran John McCain is a politician who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks — even when it pits him against his own party. He has shown himself, repeatedly, to be his own man – regardless of the consequences. As a young man, John wasn’t always happy that his birthright […]

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Sir Richard Branson’s Interactive Family Tree

At just 20 years of age, Sir Richard Branson launched a mail-order record business – which grew exponentially into a music studio, then a label, and then an international brand. He ultimately parlayed his business acumen into Virgin Atlantic Airways. Sir Richard Branson genuinely enjoys leading his business ventures into uncharted territory. So it shouldn’t […]

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Bill Hader’s Interactive Family Tree

Bill Hader grew up in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma — and spent years doing odd jobs before joining an improv troupe. Then, he exploded: His outrageous characters and impersonations made him a mainstay of Saturday Night Live, earning him two Emmy nominations and launching a burgeoning movie career. Hader says humor runs in the family […]

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Keenen Ivory Wayans’ Interactive Family Tree

Keenen Ivory Wayans changed television in 1990 with the launch of In Living Color — which he wrote, produced and in which he starred. This breakthrough series — with a predominantly black cast that spoke directly to a rising multi-cultural hip-hop generation — offered something completely new. Since then, Wayans has been a dominant presence […]

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DNA Makes for Strange Bedfellows

by Finding Your Roots Genetic Genealogy Consultant, CeCe Moore Episode two of Finding Your Roots: Season Three featured Bill Maher, Bill O’Reilly and Soledad O’Brien, and allowed us to deep-dive into Irish genetic genealogy research. Working with so many people who possess such varied ancestral backgrounds has provided me with the unique opportunity to learn […]

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The Stories Hidden in Our DNA

With the New Year comes the opportunity for us at Finding Your Roots to finally share with you the results of all of the hard work of the previous year (and even some from the year before). As you will see in the coming episodes, there are more discoveries, more surprises, more laughs and tears and, of course, more amazing DNA stories.

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