We have good news for fans of the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? The second US series begins this Wednesday on Channel 9.

Over the coming weeks, some of the biggest stars in the US will trace their family tree and make discoveries about their ancestors.

The celebrities in this series include –

  • Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Actress and performer Vanessa Williams
  • Country superstar Tim McGraw
  • Comedienne and actress Rosie O’Donnell
  • Actress Kim Cattrall
  • R&B superstar Lionel Richie
  • Actor Steve Buscemi
  • Actress Ashley Judd

First up is Academy Award™winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow  who traces the roots of her paternal grandfather, a man driven to succeed in the face of adversity. She uncovers a string of events that give her insight into her great grandmother’s character. On her mother’s side, Paltrow discovers that her ancestors have deep roots in the Caribbean island of Barbados.

Tune into Channel 9 this Wednesday night at 10pm AEST to see what she discovers.

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  1. Kim Wallace

    I enjoy seeing these stars and the journeys into their pasts.
    Matthew Broderick’s episode was great.
    I only hope that there isn’t a repeat of Brook Shields bad behavior in the complete disrespect, she showed at one point when being given the rare chance to see a certain area. She touched something she shouldn’t have and I think she actually stood on something, (to reach) to do it. The look on the man’s face said it all for me. Luckily she was the only bad one for that series.

  2. Ancestry Australia and New Zealand

    Hi Kim
    Glad to hear you enjoy the show. Let us know your thoughts on the new ones! – Brona

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