Walk of Fame Star Honoring Jean Smart to Be Unveiled

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled today honoring actress Jean Smart for a career in which she has received 11 Emmy nominations for her work on nine series, winning four times.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who created Smart's best-known series ``Designing Women,'' and Hannah Einbinder, who co-stars with Smart on the HBO comedy ``Hacks,'' are set to join Smart in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the El Centro Apartments and Bungalows at 6150 Hollywood Blvd.

The ceremony will be streamed on the Walk of Fame's website, www.walkoffame.com.

The star is the 2,721st since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

The ceremony comes 17 days before the May 12 second-season premiere of ``Hacks,'' which Smart won an outstanding lead actress in a comedy series Emmy in September for her portrayal of legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance who forms a dark mentorship with an entitled, outcast 25-year-old writer (Einbinder).

The Emmy made Smart the second actor to win an Emmy in the comedy lead, supporting and guest actress categories, joining Betty White.

Smart was also nominated for an outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie in 2021 for her role as Helen Fahey, the mother of police detective Marianne ``Mare'' Sheehan (Kate Winslet) in ``Mare of Eastown,'' but lost to castmate Julianne Nicholson.

Smart won her first Emmy in 2000 for outstanding guest actress an a comedy series for portraying Frasier Crane's unrequited high school crush on ``Frasier.'' She won her second Emmy the following year reprising the role.

Smart won a best supporting actress in a comedy Emmy in 2008 for playing the mother of the title character (Christina Applegate) in ``Samantha Who?''

Smart received outstanding supporting actress in a drama series and outstanding guest actress in a drama series Emmy nominations in 2006 and 2007 for her portrayal of first lady Martha Logan on the Fox counter-terrorism drama ``24.''

Smart received outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie Emmy nominations in 2016 for ``Fargo'' and 2020 for ``Watchmen'' and outstanding guest actress in a drama series nominations in 2001 and 2012 for her appearances on ``The District'' and ``Harry's Law.''

Smart's other honors include a best actress in a play Tony Award nomination in 2001 for ``The Man Who Came to Dinner'' and a best spoken word album Grammy nomination in 2015 for the audio book adaptation of the 1969 historical fiction novel, ``Patience and Sarah.''

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