Maggie Gyllenhaal

Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal

Full Episode

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal: two individuals whose family histories can be traced far back through the centuries.

From Butterflies to Beetles

From Butterflies to Beetles

Maggie Gyllenhaal learns about the genesis of the Gyllenhaal name and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. corrects a long-standing story in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s family about an ancestor who supposedly collected butterflies.