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Courtney B. Vance Discovers A Rebellious Slave In His Family Tree

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 23:  Actor Courtney B. Vance speaks onstage at the 'Finding Your Roots 2 ' panel during the PBS Netw
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 23: Actor Courtney B. Vance speaks onstage at the 'Finding Your Roots 2 ' panel during the PBS Networks portion of the 2014 Summer Television Critics Association at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 23, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

In their book Friends: A Love Story, actor Courtney B. Vance and his actress wife, Angela Bassett, laid bare their seven-year struggle with infertility, along with their unwavering faith that they would someday conceive a child. They ultimately gave birth to twins, Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah, with the help of a surrogate.

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