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Who Do You Think You Are?

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This project aims to gather together the Geni profiles for all of the notable figures who have been featured on the genealogical television program Who Do You Think You Are? The program has been broadcast in dozens of countries and has many national versions, all of which are included in this project.

Who Do You Think You Are?

When you add a profile for someone featured on the program, please make sure they are listed and linked below by editing this page as necessary.

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Wikipedia listing

SBS Who do You Think You Are website

Series 1 (2008)

  1. Jack Thompson, an Australian actor.
  2. Kate Ceberano, an Australian singer-songwriter.
  3. Geoffrey Ronald Robertson, an Australian-born magistrate, human rights lawyer, academic, author and broadcaster.
  4. Cathy Freeman, a former Australian sprinter and Olympic champion.
  5. Dennis Cometti, a former Australian rules football player and coach, commentator.
  6. Ita Buttrose, an Australian journalist and businesswoman.

Series 2 (2009)

  1. Ron Barassi, Australian football player and coach.
  2. Sigrid Thornton, an Australian actress.
  3. Ben Mendelsohn, an Australian actor.
  4. Christine Anu, an Australian pop singer.
  5. Maggie Beer, an Australian chef, food entrepreneur.
  6. John Butler, an Australian Musician

Series 3 (2010/11)

  1. Magda Szubanski, an Australian actress, comedian, television presenter, radio host and author.
  2. Rod Marsh
  3. Tina Arena
  4. Shane Bourne, an Australian actor and stand-up comedian.
  5. Paul Mercurio, an Australian actor, dancer, and TV presenter.
  6. Georgie Parker

Series 4 (2012)

  1. Shaun Micallef (27 March)
  2. Kerry O'Brien (3 April)
  3. Melissa George (10 April)
  4. Vince Colosimo (17 April)
  5. John Wood (24 April)
  6. Michael O'Loughlin (1 May)

Series 5 (2013)

  1. Adam Hills (2 April)
  2. Asher Keddie (9 April)
  3. Don Hany (16 April)
  4. Michael Caton (23 April)
  5. Lex Marinos (30 April)
  6. Susie Porter (7 May)
  7. Rove McManus (14 May)
  8. John Howard (21 May)

Series 6 (2014)

  1. Andrew Denton
  2. Rebecca Gibney
  3. Jacki Weaver
  4. Richard Roxburgh, an actor from Australia who discovered he has roots in Trinidad and his family spent some time in Jamaica. He was disturbed to learn the extent of his families involvement as slave owners. (see also
  5. Amanda Keller
  6. Adam Goodes
  7. Lisa McCune
  8. Paul McDermott

Series 7 (2015)

  1. Geoffrey Rush
  2. Toni Collette
  3. Luke Nguyen
  4. David Wenham
  5. Dawn Fraser
  6. Peter Rowsthorn
  7. Greig Pickhaver
  8. Ray Martin

Series 8 (2016)

  1. Julia Morris
  2. Peter Garrett
  3. Delta Goodrem
  4. Mal Meninga
  5. Rachel Griffiths
  6. Shane Jacobson
  7. Jane Turner
  8. John Newcombe

Series 9 (2018)

  1. Noni Hazelehurst
  2. Charlie Teo
  3. Natalie Imbruglia
  4. John Jarratt
  5. Justine Clarke
  6. Todd McKenney
  7. Ernie Dingo
  8. Patti Newton


Local name: Origem das Estrelas

  1. Miguel Falabella (video)
  2. Marcelo Adnet (video)


  1. Shaun Majumder
  2. Margot Kidder
  3. Steven Page, Canadian musician, lead singer of Barenaked Ladies.
  4. Sonja Smits
  5. Chantal Kreviazuk, Canadian singer-songwriter.
  6. General Lewis Mackenzie
  7. Mary Walsh
  8. Randy Bachman
  9. Scott Thompson
  10. Don Cherry, Canadian professional hockey player, coach, and commentator.
  11. Measha Brueggergosman
  12. Margaret Trudeau
  13. Avi Lewis


Danish project: Ved du hvem du er?

Sæson 1

  1. Peter Mygind, actor
  2. Alberte Winding, singer and actor
  3. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor
  4. Anne Linnet, musician
  5. Puk Elgård, television host
  6. Anne Marie Helger, actor

Sæson 2

Starts February 2012


French title: Retour aux Sources

  1. Vincent Pérez, actor
  2. Clémentine Célarié, actress and singer. Watch the episode


German title: Das Geheimnis meiner Familie


Season One

  1. Charlie Bird
  2. Joe Duffy
  3. Dana Rosemary Scallon
  4. Ardal O'Hanlon
  5. Pamela Flood
  6. Linda Martin

Season Two

  1. Ryan Tubridy
  2. Ivan Yates
  3. Rosanna Davison
  4. Diarmuid Gavin
  5. Fionnula Flanagan
  6. Simon Delaney


Israeli title: Mi Ata Hoshev She'ata

  1. Gabi Gozit (born Gabriel Greenstein)
  2. Tal Friedman
  3. Ohad Knoller
  4. Shifra Horn
  5. Michael Yanai
  6. Professor Yoram Yovel

The Netherlands

Dutch title:Verborgen verleden

  1. Loes Luca, Nederlands actrice en comédienne
  2. Gerdi Verbeet,Nederlands politica en bestuurder
  3. Maarten van Rossem, Nederlands historicus
  4. Ronald Giphart Schrijver
  5. Janjaap van der Wal, Nederlands stand-upcomedian, cabaretier en televisiepresentator.
  6. Aaf Brandt Corstius,,Nederlands schrijfster en columniste.
  7. Willeke Alberti, Nederlandse actrice, zangeres
  8. Ruben Iskander Nicolai, Nederlands cabaretier, televisiepresentator en zanger.
  9. Herman Pleij, hoogleraar historische Nederlandse letterkunde
  10. Dominique van der Heyde, Parlementair journaliste
  11. Dieuwertje Blok, presentatrice


Norwegian project: Hvem tror du at du er?

There have been 3 seasons shown in Norway; the people featured in the first season were:

  1. Bjarne Brøndbo, singer for rock band D.D.E.
  2. Christian Ringnes, business and real estate magnate
  3. Benedicte Adrian, singer, artist
  4. Mari Maurstad, actor
  5. Unni Lindell, crime novelist
  6. Kåre Willoch, politician
  7. Petter Schjerven, television host
  8. Kristin Krohn Devold, politician


Polish title: Sekrety rodzinne


Portuguese title: Quem É Que Tu Pensas Que És?

  1. Zé Pedro, musician
  2. Maria do Céu Guerra, actress
  3. Herman José, comedian. Watch the episode
  4. Maria João Abreu, actress. Watch the episode
  5. Camané, Fado singer
  6. Elisabete Jacinto, race driver
  7. José Rodrigues dos Santos, writer and journalist.
  8. Valter Hugo Mãe, writer. Watch the episode


Russian title: Moya Rodoslovnaya

South Africa

  1. Dion Chang, corporate trend analyst and design consultant
  2. Riaan Cruywagen, news broadcaster - episode preview
  3. Patricia Glyn, broadcaster and adventurer
  4. Vusi Mahlasela, singer-songwriter, Musician
  5. Dawn Matthews, actress
  6. Meshack Mavuso, actor
  7. Candice Moodley, television presenter, voice over artist and actress
  8. Nthati Moshesh, actress
  9. Colin Moss, actor
  10. Kurt Schoonraad, comedian and actor
  11. Jonathan Shapiro (aka Zapiro), political cartoonist
  12. HHP Jabulani Tsambo, hip-hop artist


Swedish title: Vem tror du att du är?

Säsong 1

  1. Helena Bergström
  2. Thomas Bodström
  3. Malin Berghagen
  4. Suzanne Osten
  5. Magnus Härenstam
  6. Charlotte Perrelli

Säsong 2

  1. Claes Malmberg
  2. Pia Johansson
  3. Dogge Doggelito
  4. Lotta Ramel
  5. Ulf Adelsohn

Säsong 3

  1. Lotta Engberg
  2. Ernst Billgren
  3. Tina Nordström
  4. Liza Marklund
  5. Christer Sjögren

Säsong 4

  1. Thorsten Flinck
  2. Rikard Wolff
  3. Suzanne Reuter
  4. Lill-Babs
  5. Caroline af Ugglas
  6. Måns Herngren
  7. Dregen
  8. Lena Endre

United Kingdom

Participants with bold links are connected to trees on GENi.

Season 1

  1. "Bill" William Edgar Oddie, English author, comedian, naturalist and TV personality.
  2. Amanda Redman, English actress
  3. Sue Johnston, English actress
  4. Jeremy Clarkson, English motoring journalist and broadcaster.
  5. Ian Hislop, English writer and broadcaster.
  6. Moira Stuart, newsreader
  7. David Baddiel, comedian, often paired with Frank Skinner
  8. Lesley Garrett, opera singer
  9. Meera Syal, comedienne and author
  10. Vic Reeves, English Comedian, often paired with Bob Mortimer

Season Two

  1. Jeremy Paxman, English presenter, often associated with current affairs
  2. Sheila Hancock, English actress and author.
  3. Stephen Fry, English comedian and author.
  4. Julian Clary, English comedian and novelist.
  5. Jane Horrocks, English actress
  6. Gurinder Chadha, film director

Season Three

  1. Barbara Windsor, English actress.
  2. Robert Lindsay, English actor.
  3. Colin Jackson, 110m hurdler
  4. David Tennant, Scottish actor.
  5. David Dickinson, English television presenter of antiques shows.
  6. Nigella Lawson, English food writer and television personality.
  7. Jeremy Irons, English actor.
  8. Julia Sawalha, English actress.

Season Four

  1. Natasha Kaplinsky, newsreader
  2. John Hurt, English actor
  3. Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer, and presenter.
  4. Carol Vorderman, co-presenter and promoter of mathematics
  5. Alistair McGowan, English impressionist, stand-up comic, actor, singer, and writer.
  6. Graham Norton, Irish actor, comedian, television presenter and columnist.
  7. Sir Matthew Pinsent, English Olympian rower and TV presenter.

Season Five

  1. Patsy Kensit, English actress, singer and former child star.
  2. Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician and journalist.
  3. Jerry Springer, British-born American television presenter.
  4. Esther Rantzen, English Television presenter & charity worker.
  5. Ainsley Harriott, English celebrity chef and TV presenter.
  6. David Suchet, English actor. Watch the episode.
  7. Jodie Kidd, English television personality and fashion model.
  8. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, English lifestyle consultant.

Season Six

  1. Rory Bremner, English impressionist and comedian. Private tree on GENi
  2. Fiona Bruce, English newsreader.
  3. Rick Stein, English celebrity chef.
  4. Zoë Wanamaker, English actress.
  5. Kevin Whately, English actor.
  6. Davina McCall, English television presenter and actress.
  7. Chris Moyles, English radio personality.
  8. Kate Humble, English television presenter.
  9. David Mitchell, English comedian.
  10. Kim Cattrall, English actress.
  11. Martin Freeman, English actor.

Season Seven

  1. Bruce Forsyth, English TV personality.
  2. Rupert Everett, English actor.
  3. Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress.
  4. Monty Don British television presenter, writer, and speaker on horticulture
  5. Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor.
  6. Alexander Armstrong , English comedian.
  7. Jason Donovan, Australian singer and actor.
  8. Hugh Quarshie , English actor.
  9. Alan Cumming, Scottish stage, television and film actor.

Season Eight

  1. June Brown, English actress.
  2. J. K. Rowling, English novelist.
  3. Sebastian Coe, English athlete and politician
  4. Larry Lamb, English actor
  5. Emilia Fox, English actress
  6. Alan Carr, English comedian and television personality
  7. Len Goodman, an English professional ballroom dancer, dance judge and coach.
  8. Richard Madeley, British television presenter and columnist.
  9. Robin Gibb, British singer and songwriter
  10. Tracey Emin, English-Turkish artist

Season Nine

  1. Samantha Womack
  2. Gregg Wallace
  3. Patrick Stewart, legendary British actor
  4. Annie Lennox
  5. Hugh Dennis
  6. Alex Kingston English Actress - ER
  7. William Roache English Actor
  8. Celia Imrie English Actress
  9. John Bishop Actor
  10. John Barnes Footballer

Season 10

  1. Una Stubbs (24 July 2013) (born 1937) is an English actress and former dancer who has appeared extensively on British television and in the theatre, and less frequently in films. Her first major screen role was in Cliff Richard's 1963 film, Summer Holiday. She also appeared in Richard's next film, Wonderful Life (1964).
  2. Nigel Havers (1951) is an English actor. He played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, earning a Bafta nomination for the role.
  3. Amelia Fiona "Minnie" Driver (1970) is a British actress and singer-songwriter. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Good Will Hunting, and an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for her work in the television series The Riches. (7th August 2013)
  4. Lesley Sharp (born i1964) is an English stage, film and television actress, particularly well known for her variety of British television roles including Clocking Off, Bob & Rose and afterlife. (14 August 2013)
  5. Gary Winston Lineker OBE (born 30 November 1960) is an English former footballer, who played as a striker. After retiring, he became a sports broadcaster and has worked for the BBC, Al Jazeera Sports and Eredivisie Live.
  6. Nicholas Radbourn Hewer (born 17 February 1944) is a British former public relations consultant turned television personality and TV Presenter, who lives in Northamptonshire, England. He is probably best known for his role as Lord Sugar's advisor on the UK version of the BBC television show The Apprentice, and as the host of Channel 4's long-running gameshow Countdown.
  7. Nitin Ganatra (born 1967) is a Kenyan born British actor. He is known internationally as Prince Pondicherry in the Tim Burton film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  8. Sarah Millican neé King (1975) is an English stand-up comedienne and writer who won the if.comedy award for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom.
  9. Marianne Faithfull (1946) is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose career has spanned five decades.
  10. John Simpson CBE (1944) is an English foreign correspondent. He is world affairs editor of BBC News. He has spent all his working life at the BBC. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including thirty war zones, and has interviewed many world leaders.

Season 11

  1. Julie Walters - Actress
  2. Brian Blessed private Profile Actor
  3. Tamzin Outhwaite - Actress
  4. Brendan O'Carroll - TV writer - concentrated on connection to tenant protests - very little genealogy involved but interesting non-the-less.
  5. Sheridan Smith - Actress
  6. Mary Berry Food Writer
  7. Martin Shaw - Actor
  8. Reggie Yates - Actor and Presenter
  9. Billy Connolly Comedian
  10. Twiggy (Lesley Hornby) Model, Actor, singer

Season 12

  1. Paul Hollywood, Great British Bake Off judge . TV
  2. Sir Derek Jacobi, Actor
  3. Mark Gatiss, actor, comedian, screenwriter and novelist.
  4. Jerry Hall, model, former wife of Mick Jagger, of English, Irish, Dutch and some Cherokee Native American descent
  5. Anne Reid MBE, Actress
  6. Jane Seymour Actress
  7. Frances de la Tour, stage and television actress
  8. Gareth Malone, Choir Master
  9. Frank Gardner, BBC news reporter and journalist
  10. Anita Rani, TV presenter

Season 13

Season 14

  • Charles Dance 6th July 2017 - English Actor
  • Craig Revel Horwood born 1965 - Ballarat, Australia - dancer, director and choreographer
  • Clare Balding sports presenter
  • Adil Ray - born 1974, Birmingham - actor
  • Emma Willis nee Griffiths born 1976 - British TV personality
  • Lisa Hammond born 1983, English actress
  • Noel Clarke born 1975 - English Actor
  • Lulu - or Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie - born 1948, Scotland. Pop star
  • Fearne Cotton born 1981 - TV presenter, disc jockey
  • Ruby Wax born 1953 Illinois - comedian and TV presenter; known for her campaigning work to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Season 15

Season 16

Season 17

  • Jodie Whittaker - Actress
  • David Walliams - Comedian, actor, writer, and television personality
  • Ruth Jones - Welsh actress, comedian, writer, and producer
  • Liz Carr - Actress, comedian, broadcaster and international disability rights activist

Season 18

Season 19


  • Sue Perkins - 26 May 2022 English actress, broadcaster, comedian, presenter and writer.
  • Richard Osman - 9 June 2022 English television presenter, producer, novelist and comedian.
  • Matt Lucas - 16 June 2022 English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter.
  • Anna Maxwell Martin - 23 June 2022 British actress.
  • Ralf Little - 30 June 2022. English actor, writer, presenter, narrator and former semi-professional footballer.

Season 20


  • Andrew Lloyd Webber 1 June 2023 English composer and impresario of musical theatre
  • Claire Foy 8 June 2023 British actress. She is best known for her portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two series of the Netflix series The Crown
  • Bear Grylls 15 June 2023 British adventurer, writer, television presenter and businessman.
  • Kevin Clifton 22 June 2023 English professional dancer and actor who was a professional dancer on the BBC TV series Strictly Come Dancing
  • Chris & Xand van Tulleken 29 June 2023 "Dr. Xand" and "Dr. Chris", are British doctors, television presenters and identical twin brothers.
  • Emily Atack 6 July 2023 English actress, comedian, and television personality

United States

Season One (March-April 2010)

  1. Sarah Jessica Parker, actor
  2. Emmitt Smith, football player
  3. Lisa Kudrow, actor, producer, director
  4. Matthew Broderick, actor
  5. Brooke Shields, actor, author, activist, model
  6. Susan Sarandon, actor, activist
  7. Spike Lee, film director, activist

Season Two (February-April 2011)

  1. Vanessa L. Williams, actor, singer, model, former Miss America
  2. Tim McGraw, country music singer, actor
  3. Rosie O'Donnell, actor, television host, activist
  4. Kim Cattrall, actor
  5. Lionel Richie, singer
  6. Steve Buscemi, actor
  7. Gwyneth Paltrow, actor, singer, lifestyle commentator
  8. Ashley Judd, actor, activist

Season Three (February-May 2012)

  1. Martin Sheen, actor and activist
  2. Marisa Tomei, actor
  3. Blair Underwood, actor
  4. Reba McEntire, singer and actor
  5. Jerome Bettis, American football player.
  6. Helen Hunt, actor
  7. Rita Wilson, actor
  8. Edie Falco, actor
  9. Rob Lowe, actor
  10. Rashida Jones, actor
  11. Jason Sudeikis, actor and comedian
  12. Paula Deen, celebrity chef and writer

Season Four (July-September 2013)

  1. Kelly Clarkson, singer and actor
  2. Christina Applegate, actor and activist
  3. Chelsea Handler, comedian and talk show host
  4. Zooey Deschanel, actor, musician, and singer-songwriter
  5. Chris O'Donnell, actor
  6. Cindy Crawford, model, actor, and spokesperson
  7. Trisha Yearwood, musician and singer-songwriter
  8. Jim Parsons, actor

Season Five - Part 1 (July-August 2014)

  1. Cynthia Nixon, actress
  2. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, actor
  3. Rachel McAdams, actress along with her sister Kayleen McAdams
  4. Valerie Bertinelli, actress
  5. Kelsey Grammer, actor
  6. Amelia Fiona "Minnie" Driver, British actress and singer-songwriter.

Season Five - Part 2 (March-April 2015)

  1. Julie Chen, presenter, news anchor, producer and talk show host
  2. Josh Groban, singer, songwriter, actor and producer
  3. Angie Harmon, actress and model
  4. Sean Hayes, actor, comedian
  5. Tony Goldwyn, actor and director
  6. America Ferrera, actress
  7. Bill Paxton, actor and film director
  8. Melissa Etheridge, singer-songwriter, musician and activist.

Season Six (July-August 2015)

  1. Ginnifer Goodwin, actress and model
  2. J.K. Rowling, internationally bestselling author most known for the Harry Potter series
  3. Alfre Woodard, actress and producer
  4. No Celebrity, Episode titled Into the Archives Some of the biggest emotional and shocking highlights from past seasons.
  5. Bryan Cranston, actor, writer, director
  6. Tom Bergeron, television personality

Season Seven (April-May 2016)

  1. Aisha Tyler, actress, comedienne, author
  2. Scott Foley, actor, director, screenwriter
  3. Katey Sagal, actress, singer-songwriter
  4. Molly Ringwald, actress, singer, author
  5. Chris Noth, actor
  6. Lea Michele, actress, singer, author

Season Eight (March-April 2017)

  1. Courteney Cox, actress, producer, director
  2. Julie Bowen, actress
  3. Jennifer Grey, actress, dancer
  4. Noah Wyle, actor
  5. Jessica Biel, actress, singer
  6. Smokey Robinson, singer-songwriter, producer
  7. John Stamos, actor, musician
  8. Liv Tyler, actress, model

Season Nine (May-June 2018)

  1. Jon Cryer, actor, writer, director
  2. Laverne Cox, actress, producer
  3. Megan Mullally, actress, singer
  4. Hilary Duff, actress, singer
  5. Molly Shannon, actress, comedienne
  6. Jean Smart, actress

Season Ten (December 2018)

  1. Mandy Moore
  2. Josh Duhamel
  3. Regina King
  4. Matthew Morrison

Season Eleven* (July-August 2022)

  1. Billy Porter
  2. Nick Offerman
  3. Allison Janney
  4. Zachary Levi
  5. Bradley Whitford
  6. Zachary Quinto
* Designated "Season 4" on and "Season 1" on Peacock streaming service

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