Finding Your Roots

The Hidden Truth in Viola Davis' Family Tree

Clip: Season 9 Episode 5 | 10m 16s  | Video has closed captioning.

Viola Davis and Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. dive into her family's past, and with the help of DNA and local records, discover a surprising secret her grandfather kept to himself. Viola Davis is a critically-revered, award-winning actress, producer, and New York Times Best-Selling Author. She is the first black actress to win two Tony Awards, an Oscar an Emmy and a Grammy.

Aired: 01/31/23

Rating: TV-PG

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Finding Your Roots: Season Nine

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 3, 2023 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides influential guests into their roots, uncovering deep secrets, hidden identities and lost ancestors.

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