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Robert Downey, Jr. and Maggie Gyllenhaal

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. Watch the full Finding Your Roots episode. Episode credits.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal is one of the great young actresses of today. Most recently, she gained critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actress” for her portrayal of Jean Craddock in Crazy Heart alongside Jeff Bridges, further exemplifying her … Continue reading …

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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