Season 1

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Carmen Yulín Cruz

Breaking Big

Carmen Yulín Cruz

Track Cruz’ route from San Juan mayor to leader of post-hurricane Puerto Rico.

Carmen Yulín Cruz

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Breaking Big

Christian Siriano

Sartorial savant Siriano parlayed his singular vision into a “Project Runway” victory.

Christian Siriano

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Gretchen Carlson

Breaking Big

Gretchen Carlson

See how former news anchor Carlson became an advocate for working women everywhere.

Gretchen Carlson

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Lee Daniels

Breaking Big

Lee Daniels

Trace Daniels’ path from West Philly to the red-hot center of Hollywood.

Lee Daniels

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Breaking Big

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Discover how Sen. Gillibrand became known as a politician willing to transcend ideology.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Michael Strahan

Breaking Big

Michael Strahan

Follow Strahan’s trajectory from football star to sports commentator and TV host.

Michael Strahan

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Roxane Gay

Breaking Big

Roxane Gay

See how Gay, a child of Haitian immigrants, became a leading feminist voice.

Roxane Gay

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Ruth Zukerman

Breaking Big

Ruth Zukerman

Find out how Zukerman turned her passion for indoor-cycling into a massive business—twice.

Ruth Zukerman

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Jason Aldean

Breaking Big

Jason Aldean

Country singer Aldean beat early career setbacks, ultimately turning them into triumphs.

Jason Aldean

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Danai Gurira

Breaking Big

Danai Gurira

See how Tony Award-nominated Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar.

Danai Gurira

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Eddie Huang

Breaking Big

Eddie Huang

Follow restaurateur, author and TV host Huang on his unique path to the American Dream.

Eddie Huang

Video thumbnail: Breaking Big Trevor Noah

Breaking Big

Trevor Noah

Learn how Noah used painful life stories to create a unique voice on the comedy circuit.

Trevor Noah

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