Jenifer Lewis Being Honored With a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Jenifer Lewis Being Honored With a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 27: Jenifer Lewis attends Showtime's "I Love That For You" premiere event at Pacific Design Center on April 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is about to become more Black-ish at the end of the week!

Actress Jenifer Lewis, who hilariously played the Johnson family’s grandmother, Ruby Johnson on ABC’s Black-ish for eight seasons is being honored on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It was announced that Lewis will be receiving the 2,726th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The event will be streamed live exclusively at www.walkoffame.com. The ceremony will take place at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard, adjacent to the W Hollywood Hotel. The talented actress will be accepting her star in the category of Television.

“Jenifer Lewis is considered a national treasure and a force to be reckoned with. She is one of those performers who always keeps the audience on their toes! I placed Jenifer’s star next to one of her all-time favorite actresses, the legendary Katharine Hepburn. Those ladies are two peas in a pod, as both delved in Human Rights activities and are known to be as feisty as all get out!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a written statement.

Throughout Lewis’s lengthy and illustrious career, she has appeared in over 400 episodic television shows, 68 movies, 40 animations, and four Broadway shows.

Joining Lewis in the ceremony will be emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo. Guests speakers will be six-time Emmy Award winner and 2020 Kennedy Center Honoree Debbie Allen, as well as Tony and Grammy Award winner, Marc Shaiman.

Lewis, who hails from Missouri started her career in the city of New York when she had a small role in a musical, Eubie which celebrated the work of Eubie Blake on Broadway.

The long-running sitcom, Black-ish ended recently, and she can be seen in the new hit series, I Love That For You on the Showtime network. She also has a book scheduled for next month on Aug. 30,  Walking in My Joy: In These Streets.


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