Margaret Cho Finds Her Roots

The comedian takes a serious look at her Korean family's past

Margaret Cho may be more closely associated with her gay-empowering comedy routines with no shortage of blue material (hello, Gwen!) but the comedian takes a serious look at her Korean heritage in Finding Your Roots, a television series that airs this Sunday (May 6, 8 p.m.) on PBS.

Cho, who currently stars in Drop Dead Diva, will learn more about her Asian roots as a research team traces her ancestry back to her great-grandfather who’s clan can still be linked to modern-day North Korea.

Cho shares the spotlight with other first-generation Americans in the episode, like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Martha Stewart, during this Sunday’s broadcast. On May 20, lesbian favorite Michelle Rodriguez will also be featured in the series finale, discussing her mixed Spanish heritage.

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