Celebs Who Traced Their DNA Roots

February 13, 2014 ‐ By Iva Anthony

With advancements in modern technology, we can now have our DNA traced back hundreds of years with just a couple swabs of the cheek. As you know, the MN editorial staff is currently awaiting results of the DNA testing with Ancestry.com, so we decided to shout out these celebrities who went on a hunt to find out where their lineage lies. Here are 15 celebs who traced their DNA roots.

"Whoopi Goldberg pf"


Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg was born and raised in New York City but after having her DNA traced a few years back, the talk show co-host now has another place to call home. Her genetic make up consists of 92% sub-Saharan African descent. The Sarafina star’s ancestors are from the Papel and Bayote tribes, who mainly clustered in what is now modern-day Guinea-Bissau. Goldberg is interested in receiving her citizenship from the tiny African country.

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  • kc

    Every third person is from the Mende Tribe of Sierra Lone. Kind of questionable.

  • Al

    Some of these results are inaccurate by only mentioning there african roots. Oprah had roots in multiple places, if you’re gonna do this, do it right

  • Lou

    They didn’t say what Vanessa Williams’ African ancestry was 🙁

  • FromUR2UB

    The lute is the precursor to the banjo? Hmmm. I woud have thought guitar. It sounds more like an electric guitar than a banjo.

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  • hiswomanandlovingit

    i hope to be able to afford to do this one day. knowing where you come from is a privilege many dont appreciate.

  • mackenzie wunderlich

    My Uncle Caleb just got red Ford Focus ST by working off of
    a computer. try this J­u­m­p­9­9­9­.­ℂ­o­m