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Season 9, Episode 1: Hidden Kin

An Academy Award winner for Erin Brockovich, Roberts has appeared in many of Hollywood’s most successful films, worked with the industry’s most esteemed directors, and her films have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide. She first came to the attention of audiences with her critically acclaimed role in Mystic Pizza. Then, with Steel Magnolias, she received her first Academy Award® nomination. Her next film, Pretty Woman, was the top-grossing film of 1990 and brought Roberts her second Academy Award® nomination.

In 1997, she starred in the box-office smash My Best Friend’s Wedding, and soon after, opposite Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris in Stepmom. In 1999, she starred in two box-office hits: Notting Hill, costarring Hugh Grant, and Runaway Bride. Since 2000’s Erin Brockovich, she has starred in three films by director Stephen Soderbergh: Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Full Frontal.

In Summer 2010, Roberts starred in the Ryan Murphy directed film Eat, Pray, Love, based on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.

She received another Academy Award® nomination – as well as nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Award – for her part in August: Osage County, released in December 2013.

Roberts received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her role in The Normal Heart, which premiered on HBO in May 2014.

In 2017, Roberts starred in the hit movie Wonder, alongside Jacob Tremblay and Owen Wilson.

In 2018, she starred in Amazon’s TV series Homecoming, in which she was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award. She also starred in the film Ben is Back with Lucas Hedges.

This Spring 2022, Roberts stars alongside Sean Penn as Martha Mitchell in the American political Watergate thriller limited series on Starz. In the Fall, she will star opposite George Clooney in the romantic comedy Ticket to Paradise.

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Finding Your Roots Season Nine

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories in their own family trees. Mixing cutting-edge DNA research and old-school genealogical sleuthing, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uncovers long-buried secrets, hidden identities, and lost ancestors. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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