When it came to discovering her roots, Maya Rudolph couldn't help but break down.
The Saturday Night Live alum is on Tuesday's episode of the PBS genealogy show Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., and came upon a heartbreaking realization.
Rudolph, a biracial daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton and music composer and producer Richard Rudolph, was presented with an 1860 Kentucky census that documented the 32 slaves owned by a John Warren Grigsby.
Included in that census, is one of her maternal ancestors, who was listed without a name, and only by age—5 years old. "That breaks my heart," she tells Gates while breaking down in tears.