The legendary Jenifer Lewis will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 15th.
This will be the 2,726th star to be awarded and the event will be held on Hollywood Boulevard and will be lived streamed on WalkOfFame.om
Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame said in a statement about Lewis’ honor, “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!”
She continued, “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!”
Before becoming the big star fans know and love, Lewis got her start by singing in her church choir at the age of 5. She later moved to New York where she landed a small role in the musical Eubie based on the work of Eubie Blake.
Since then, Jenifer Lewis has appeared in over 60 movies, and 40 animations, with more than 400 television episodic appearances. She currently stars in the Showtime series, I Love That For You.
Lewis’ induction will be hosted by Lupita Sanchez Cornejo. She will be joined by Debbie Allen and Marc Shaiman.