On March 23, the U.S. version of the popular television program, "Who Do You Think You Are?," will feature Helen Hunt. The actress, film director, and screenwriter has won Emmy Awards for her performance in the television program, Mad About You, in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. In 1998, Hunt won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Carol Connelly in the movie As Good as It Gets.
Hunt's biography already states that her paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family, and her maternal grandfather was born in England. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fries (née Anderson), was born in Iowa.
This week's episode of "Who Do You Think You Are?" promises to fill in some of the missing branches of her family tree and discovers ancestors instrumental in the growth of America. Amongst other facts, Helen Hunt learns that her ancestors played a pivotal role in the forming of Wells Fargo Bank.
You can watch a video with highlights from the upcoming program by clicking on the image below.
You can also watch full episodes of past broadcasts of "Who Do You Think You Are?" that feature other notables at http://goo.gl/FNamK.
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