Who Do You Think You Are? (US)

Who Do You Think You Are? (US)

2010 - 2017, Biopic, Reality, History, Other
Celebrities research their family trees, uncovering surprising facts about their heritage and the roles their family played in shaping American history

Episode Guide

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Liv Tyler (Season 9 Episode 8)
    Season 9 Episode 8:

    Liv Tyler

    Actress Liv Tyler unravels the mystery of her father Steven Tyler's maternal family line, uncovering ancestors who took part in famous American battles.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - John Stamos (Season 9 Episode 7)
    Season 9 Episode 7:

    John Stamos

    Actor John Stamos explores his Greek heritage for the first time and discovers an explosive feud that shattered his grandfather's childhood, and also hears firsthand about his family's enduring strength after meeting a relative he never knew.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Smokey Robinson (Season 9 Episode 6)
    Season 9 Episode 6:

    Smokey Robinson

    Motown legend Smokey Robinson tracks down a grandfather tangled in a swirl of controversy, and connects to a relative's familiar struggle with oppression while coming face to face with the gruesome history he knew was inevitable.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jessica Biel (Season 9 Episode 5)
    Season 9 Episode 5:

    Jessica Biel

    Jessica Biel hunts for the truth behind family lore about the death of an ancestor, and also makes two shocking discoveries that shake everything she knows about her heritage.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Noah Wyle (Season 9 Episode 4)
    Season 9 Episode 4:

    Noah Wyle

    Noah Wyle investigates his maternal family line, discovering an ancestor who was catapulted into one of America's biggest wars, and whose life spiraled from remarkable success to a tragic end.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jennifer Grey (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Jennifer Grey

    Jennifer Grey discovers more about her grandfather as she uncovers how he survived adversity to become a beacon of his community, and discovers a great-grandmother whose devastating tragedy stopped her from making it to America.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Julie Bowen (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:

    Julie Bowen

    Julie Bowen makes a shocking discovery that a beloved relative led a nefarious organization that triggered a dark chapter of U.S. history; another ancestor risked everything to fight for the lives and freedom of African Americans.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Courteney Cox (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Courteney Cox

    Courteney Cox traces her maternal line back to ambitious and ruthless relatives who plotted and murdered their way to power in medieval times, and she's shocked to discover that her ancestor is one of Europe's most famous characters.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - First Look: Scott Foley (Season 8 Episode 70)
    Season 8 Episode 70:

    First Look: Scott Foley

    Sneak peeks of "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Long Lost Family."

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - First Look (Season 8 Episode 69)
    Season 8 Episode 69:

    First Look

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Lea Michele (Season 8 Episode 6)
    Season 8 Episode 6:

    Lea Michele

    Lea Michele unravels secrets of her Jewish roots, discovering a great-grandmother lost without a country.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Chris Noth (Season 8 Episode 5)
    Season 8 Episode 5:

    Chris Noth

    Chris Noth tracks family members torn apart by a devastating disaster when he follows his relatives' trail from Spain to Ireland, and finds a man who become a war hero.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Molly Ringwald (Season 8 Episode 4)
    Season 8 Episode 4:

    Molly Ringwald

    Molly Ringwald explores Swedish royalty, which uncovers her ancestors' harrowing lives, and one brave immigrant who forever changed her family's fate.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Katey Sagal (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Katey Sagal

    Katey Sagal has an emotional and insightful meeting with her mother's friend and fellow USO performer and finds a surprising link to the Amish.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Scott Foley (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Scott Foley

    Scott Foley finds a relative who risked his life for one of America's founding fathers, and an ancestor who suffered during one of this nation's darkest times.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Aisha Tyler (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    Aisha Tyler

    Aisha Tyler tracks down her great-great-grandfather, whose story had been lost over generations, uncovering an astonishing tale of a prominent ancestor whose efforts to keep his illegitimate son a secret made headlines.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Tom Bergeron (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    Tom Bergeron

    Television personality Tom Bergeron researches his paternal roots in France and discovers his nine-times great grandmother, Marguerite, who endured upheaval and faced going against her Protestant upbringing in order to survive.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Bryan Cranston (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    Bryan Cranston

    Actor Bryan Cranston explores his paternal roots, seeking answers to his father abandoning the family when he was just 11 and finding a troubling pattern of desertion; an honorable man and an aunt who never knew he existed.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Into the Archives (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    Into the Archives

    Highlights throughout the season with triumphs, tragedies, delightful discoveries and sobering moments; unveiling outtakes and never-before-seen footage.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Alfre Woodard (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Alfre Woodard

    Actress Alfre Woodard researches her grandfather's roots; discovering a relative who endured a horrifying period in American history, but managed to accomplish an extraordinary feat.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - J.K. Rowling (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    J.K. Rowling

    Author J.K. Rowling stumbles upon a family mystery on a journey to uncover her maternal French roots; a tale of wartime heroism and actions of a brave ancestor.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Ginnifer Goodwin (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Ginnifer Goodwin

    Actress Ginnifer Goodwin searches her family history in hopes of connecting her father with the grandparents he never knew; she is shocked to uncover lives filled with drug addiction and life-altering consequences.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Melissa Etheridge (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Melissa Etheridge

    Music artist Melissa Etheridge researches her French roots, discovering a scandalous lawsuit and a relationship entangled with tragedy.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Bill Paxton (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Bill Paxton

    Actor Bill Paxton searches his paternal ancestry and uncovers a war hero from a historic battle who shaped politics in the past.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - America Ferrera (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    America Ferrera

    Actress America Ferrera looks into the ancestry of a father she barely knew and discovers a great grandfather who led revolts and left an enduring mark on Honduran history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Tony Goldwyn (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Tony Goldwyn

    Actor Tony Goldwyn researches his maternal ancestry and discovers a heritage of political activism along with a couple who proudly fought for abolition, women's rights and westward expansion.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Sean Hayes (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Sean Hayes

    Actor Sean Hayes searches his paternal ancestry for answers to his estranged father's troubled past and discovers a trail of tragedy and crime.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Angie Harmon (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Angie Harmon

    Actress Angie Harmon discovers an ancestor who gave up his freedom to come to America and fought for independence at a pivotal point in history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Josh Groban (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Josh Groban

    Singer Josh Groban traces his ancestry to Germany and discovers a relative who was a deacon, music teacher and well-known astronomer.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Julie Chen (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Julie Chen

    Television personality Julie Chen uncovers a dramatic tale when she sets out for rural China to learn more about her maternal grandfather, who died long before she was born.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Minnie Driver (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Minnie Driver

    Actress Minnie Driver unravels family secrets her father kept hidden and how war nearly destroyed him; tracking down a long-lost relative; a bond with an ancestor she never knew existed.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Kelsey Grammer (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Kelsey Grammer

    Actor Kelsey Grammer explores his grandmother's family; a woman haunted by demons; risking everything for a great migration.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Valerie Bertinelli (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Valerie Bertinelli

    Actress Valerie Bertinelli searches her ancestry to discover courageous ancestors who dealt with hardship and a royal lineage dating back centuries.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Rachel McAdams (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Rachel McAdams

    Actress Rachel McAdams finds harrowing circumstances in her Canadian ancestry; connecting with relatives uprooted by war; discovering an English ancestor in a privileged world.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson looks into his ancestry and discovers his great-grandfather was a hustler who seemed to meet trouble at every turn.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Cynthia Nixon (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Cynthia Nixon

    Actress Cynthia Nixon discovers a mystery of deceit and murder searching for answers in her paternal line.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jim Parsons (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Jim Parsons

    Actor Jim Parsons explores his paternal ancestry; Jim's journey takes him to Louisiana and France where he discovers his forefathers who made a mark in history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Trisha Yearwood (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Trisha Yearwood

    Singer Trisha Yearwood searches for a family connection; she uncovers her ancestor's history in England.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Cindy Crawford (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Cindy Crawford

    Supermodel Cindy Crawford journeys to discover her family history; she finds ancestors dating back to the English Civil War and a connection to early European royalty.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Chris O'Donnell (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Chris O'Donnell

    Actor Chris O'Donnell researches his paternal ancestry and links his family to the front lines of American history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Zooey Deschanel (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Zooey Deschanel

    Actress Zooey Deschanel searches her father's Quaker family background around Pennsylvania; she uncovers the story of an ancestor who sacrificed for her beliefs.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Chelsea Handler (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Chelsea Handler

    Media mogul Chelsea Handler confronts her grandfather's rumored Nazi past; details are unearthed that will finally confirm or deny his affiliation.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Christina Applegate (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Christina Applegate

    Actress Christina Applegate researches her paternal grandmother; she discovers the life and hardships of the woman she and her father never knew.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Kelly Clarkson (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Kelly Clarkson

    Singer Kelly Clarkson explores her lineage and uncovers an ancestor deeply rooted in American history; she comes face-to-face with her 3x great grandfather's wartime bravery and sacrifice.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Paula Deen (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Paula Deen

    Chef Paula Deen investigates her family history and learns about an event that affected her ancestors during the Civil War.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jason Sudeikis (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Jason Sudeikis

    Actor Jason Sudeikis heads to Chicago to research the life and death of his paternal grandfather and makes a discovery about his great great grandfather in Pennsylvania.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Rashida Jones (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Rashida Jones

    Actress Rashida Jones learns about her family history on her mother's side.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Rob Lowe (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Rob Lowe

    Actor Rob Lowe examines his family history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Edie Falco (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Edie Falco

    Actress Edie Falco's journey to learn more about her mother's side of the family leads her to Milwaukee and England.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Rita Wilson (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Rita Wilson

    Actress Rita Wilson travels to Greece and Bulgaria to learn more about her late father.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Helen Hunt (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Helen Hunt

    As actress Helen Hunt looks into her paternal family history, she uncovers missing information about her ancestors.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Jerome Bettis (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Jerome Bettis

    Former professional football player Jerome Bettis travels to Kentucky to learn about his mother's side of the family.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Reba McEntire (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Reba McEntire

    Country music star Reba McEntire heads to Raleigh, North Carolina as she explores her mother's ancestry.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Blair Underwood (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Blair Underwood

    Actor Blair Underwood utilizes a DNA test to dig deeper into his family's roots, where he discovers the secret of his family's origin.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Marisa Tomei (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Marisa Tomei

    Actress Marisa Tomei travels to Italy to uncover the truth about her great-granddather's death.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Martin Sheen (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Martin Sheen

    Actor Martin Sheen traces his family tree, hoping to find his ancestors shared his love of activism; Martin discovers a family secret from the 1700s.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Ashley Judd (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Ashley Judd

    Actress Ashley Judd discovers a connection to the first American settlers while investigating her ancestral past.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Gwyneth Paltrow (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow finds roots in Barbados while looking into her ancestral past.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Steve Buscemi (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Steve Buscemi

    Actor Steve Buscemi travels through New York, Philadelphia and the battlefields of Virginia and discovers a questionable character among his ancestors.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Lionel Richie (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Lionel Richie

    Musician Lionel Richie travels through the American South looking for information about his great-grandfather.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Kim Cattrall (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Kim Cattrall

    Actress Kim Cattrall searches for information about her grandfather, who abandoned her mother and aunt when they were young.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Rosie O'Donnell (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Rosie O'Donnell

    Rosie O'Donnell, who lost her mother at a young age, embarks on a journey that takes her from New Jersey to Ireland as she investigates her ancestry.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Tim McGraw (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Tim McGraw

    Tim McGraw researches his father's past and discovers an industrious ancestor.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Vanessa Williams (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Vanessa Williams

    Actress Vanessa Williams travels to Washington, D.C., and South Carolina while researching her ancestry.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Spike Lee (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Spike Lee

    Filmmaker Spike Lee heads to Georgia and Texas to take a deeper look into his family history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Susan Sarandon (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Susan Sarandon

    Actress Susan Sarandon tracks down the Tuscan village that was home to her great-grandfather.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Brooke Shields (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Brooke Shields

    While investigating her family history, actress Brooke Shields uncovers a tragic secret that changes her feelings about her grandmother.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Matthew Broderick (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Matthew Broderick

    Actor Matthew Broderick looks into his family history and inadvertently helps historians solve a 150-year-old mystery.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Lisa Kudrow (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Lisa Kudrow

    Actress Lisa Kudrow travels from Los Angeles to Belarus to uncover her family history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Emmitt Smith (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Emmitt Smith

    Intrigued by a rumor about his ancestry, football legend Emmitt Smith explores his family roots.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - Sarah Jessica Parker (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Sarah Jessica Parker

    Actress Sarah Jessica Parker learns about her family history.

  • Who Do You Think You Are? (US) - First Look (Episode 68)
    Episode 68:

    First Look

    Sneak peeks of "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Long Lost Family."