Minnie Driver is being profiles on the next episode of Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Minnie didn’t know very much about her father’s family as her parents broke up when she was 6 years old. The press release for this episode say that she “unravels the deep family secrets her late father kept hidden. She discovers how the ravages of war nearly destroyed him, tracks down a long lost relative for the first time, and forms an unlikely bond with an ancestor she never knew existed.” We will learn that her father, Charles Ronald “Ronnie” Driver, was shot down during WWII and awarded a medal. Minnie will also get to see a picture of her grandmother for the first time.
Minnie has been in numerous movies since 1990 but was nominated for the most awards for her role in Good Will Hunting. She also currently is seen on TV in the series About A Boy. In that series her character is named Fiona which is Minnie’s real middle name.
This episode of WDYTYA airs Aug. 27th at 9 p.m. on TLC channel. It is listed as the final episode of the season but another series of new episodes are already slated to air in January 2015.