DNA tests can open up a world of information that none of us knew about – and these 14 celebs got curious about their ancestry too.
In 2006, the TV show legend used a DNA test to learn more about her heritage.
As well her roots tracing back to Ghana and Liberia, she was shocked to learn that she is also 8% Native American.
Snoop received a few surprises when he went down the DNA route to learn more about his origin.
Not only did Snoop learn he is Sub-Saharan (71%), but he also found out he is Native American (23%) and European (6%).
The Aerosmith frontman was always destined for a music career.
When seeking out his DNA roots, he learned that he descended from Robert Elliott, a drummer boy in 1812 whose son, George, played the drum in the American Civil War.
Before Liv appeared with her father on the program Who Do You Think You Are and learned about her and her dad’s musical heritage, she had quite the surprise herself in her earlier years.
For over a decade, the LOTR actress wasn’t aware Steven Tyler was her father, instead believing it was musician Todd Rundgren. Tyler’s mother kept this secret to protect her daughter from Tyler, who was seriously involved with drugs at the time.
We’d wager the TV legend Ellen DeGeneres nearly fell off her chair when she learned she was related to royalty!
Not only is she Kate Middleton’s 15th cousin, but she is also Queen Elizabeth’s 19th cousin removed.
Funnyman Larry David initially believed his roots were predominantly Jewish and Caucasian, but ancestry testing unearthed some other DNA gems.
His background includes European (55%) and Native American (32%) ancestors.
Whatever George’s genes are, they are pretty good!
When digging deep into his past, the Ocean’s Eleven actors learned that he descended from Abraham Lincoln – the 16th president of the United States.
Another star with royal blood is the Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch.
Not only is he genetically linked to the first Duke of Lancaster and John of Gaunt, other famous ancestor includes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
As well as being a proud fiery Latina, Ms. Longoria has some interesting elements in her genetic makeup.
The Desperate Housewives star found out she is also 70% European.
While the Glee actress was in the know about her mom’s Italian-American genes, she knew nothing of her dad’s.
After taking the test, she learned he was from Sephardi-Jewish and was linked back to Greece.
Despite Trump’s well-known aversion to immigration in the United States, he is the product of that very thing.
The tan-loving former president has prominent German and Scottish blood flowing through his veins.
America’s Top Model star got curious about her lineage. So it underwent some DNA sleuth work to learn more about her past.
Not only does she have African and Native American roots, but she is also 14% British.
The Jersey Shore star was adopted by a Chilean family when she was a baby, so she knew little of her natural origin.
After partaking in a DNA test, Snooki learned she stems from a diverse background, including Romani Gypsy, Middle Eastern Jewish, and Asian.
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