WATCH: The Moment Jessica Biel Discovers Her Ancestors Were Jewish

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Actress Jessica Biel aka Mrs Justin Timberlake recently appeared on TLC series Who Do You Think You Are? 

On the show, she discovers her ancestors were Jewish, which is apparently a huge surprise to her.



From the JC:

In the latest episode of the American version of the Who Do You Think You Are genealogy show, the star of TheIllusionist and the A-Team discovered that her surname came from her great-great-grandparents. Morris and Ottilia Biel were Jewish immigrants who arrived in America from the Austro-Hungarian empire in the 1880s.

Ms Biel, who is married to pop-singer Justin Timberlake, said that she was “really interested into diving into this Jewish culture a little more”.

“My friends are really into this”, she said.

“They say they’re going to throw me a barmitzvah.”

Maybe she just knew after all.

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