Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson was super excited and filled with joy as he celebrated with his family after he was awarded his first Hollywood Walk of Fame star, just in time for his 50th birthday.
Anthony attended the Walk of Fame’s first virtual ceremony on Friday — one day before his milestone birthday — alongside his family and friends, sharing on Instagram that “Dreams do come true.”
“Today was a GREAT day!” he wrote. “Dreams do come true! Those dreams are made possible thru faith, hard work, patience and sacrifice! I want to thank everyone that’s been a part of my journey thus far.”
Anthony also shared a series of photos from the ceremony, with one showing him posing with his first Hollywood star. The event was filmed at the Hollywood Museum in the Max Factor Building. Other photos also show Anderson’s family celebrating together while wearing custom masks that show adorned with Anderson’s smile and beard.
He was also joined by George Lopez, who was a guest speaker at the event. Anderson was inducted into the Walk of Fame Class in 2018 but decided to wait to celebrate the milestone until his 50th birthday on Aug. 15, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
“Tighten your seatbelts cause we are about to take a wild ride!” the actor added in the caption. “Thank you to my family, friends and fans for this is just as much yours as it is mine! #justakidfromcompton #walkoffame #NWMI”
Anthony Anderson was inducted into the Walk of Fame Class in 2018 but waited till he was 50 to celebrate the milestone
Anderson both stars in and executive produces black-ish, in addition to producing spinoffs grown-ish and mixed-ish. He has received six consecutive Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, making him the most nominated Black actor in the same role in the history of the awards show.
He is also the first person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic.
“I was looking forward to the pomp and circumstance that surrounds anyone getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame because not just anyone can or will get that,” Anderson told Variety in an interview published on Friday.
He also told the outlet he had hoped to celebrate big with his family and friends but “unfortunately that type of event can’t happen because of what’s happening in the world right now.” Still, Anderson said the honour is a testament to how hard he has worked throughout his career.
“It’s surreal in a way to see where I’ve come from, the work that I put into this and that I still put into this, and then it all culminating in and having that work paid off with a star on that same Hollywood Walk of Fame,” he said. “You couldn’t write a story better than that.”
Author: Allan Bangirana
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