When three half-siblings who were abandoned at birth – Janet, Julie and Dean – go searching for their biological mother, CeCe Moore connects the dots. On ABC 20/20 the genetic genealogist reveals that she found a DNA link from the woman who supposedly rescued Janet from an alleyway. “The woman is either your mother or aunt,” says Moore, in a typically shocking reveal. The three siblings, now adults, don’t understand why she would do that.
CeCe Moore knows family geneaology can reveal stories even more complicated than that of Janet, Julie and Dean. Moore has appeared on many TV shows and is a consultant on Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. She is co-founder of the Institute for Genetic Genealogy and organized the first independent genetic genealogy conference held in Washington D.C. in 2014. As a genealogist, Moore first gained fame when she helped homeless, amnesiac Benjaman Kyle find his true identity and family in 2015. According to Moore’s LinkedIn account, she was an actress and talent agent for 17 years before becoming a genealogist. She studied music and theater at the University of Southern California. ABC 20/20 airs Fridays at 10pm.