Photo: Michelle Rodriguez, PBS Series "Finding Your Roots"
Michelle Rodriguez is among those taking part in the 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots, in which those taking part join Harvard scholar and renowned cultural critic Henry Louis Gates Jr. into the discovery of each person’s ancestry and the role it plays in American history.
Finding Your Roots examines the histories and family genealogies of a number of well-known personalities. But everyone has a story. Whether it’s anecdotes about ancestors from generations past, or stories of recent relatives, each of us has a rich, unique genealogical heritage to share. Tell us your family story.
Rodriguez, who impressed many in her first film Girlfight in 2000, was born in San Antonio, Texas to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father. She has since starred in a number of movies, notably in The Fast and the Furious and its sequels. She had also made appearances on television shows.
The series will premiere on March 25 and will run on Sundays until May 20 at 8 p.m. on PBS. Two episodes will air back-to-back on March 25.
Other celebrities include: Kevin Bacon, Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker, Angela Buchdal, Geoffrey Canada, comedian and LGBT activist Margaret Cho, Harry Connick Jr., Robert Downey Jr., CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Samuel L. Jackson, musician John Legend, Congressman John Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Yasir Qadhi, Condoleezza Rice, Kyra Sedgwick, comedian Wanda Sykes, Ruth Simmons, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren.