Jennifer Aniston to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Jennifer Aniston is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, February 22, two days before the release of her new movie, "Wanderlust."
The 43-year-old Emmy winner also had her handprints and footprints immortalized in cement near Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre in July 2011.
Aniston is the first former cast member from the hit show "Friends" to receive such honors. Her star will be located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of The W Hollywood Hotel.
"Wanderlust" hits theaters on Friday. The movie reunites Aniston with Paul Rudd, her co-star in "The Object of My Affection." The two play a couple that leaves their city lives and lands in a clothing-optional hippie commune where they meet Seth, who is played by Aniston's real-life boyfriend, Justin Theroux.
Last week, the couple both attended the Los Angeles premiere for "Wanderlust" but posed separately.
Aniston donned a knee-length, form-fitting Tom Ford dress that she paired with black Christian Louboutin pumps. The dress, which is from the designer's spring 2012 collection, features leather trim and a frill at the waist, giving Aniston a curvier figure. Aniston topped off the chic black and white ensemble with gold cuffs. (See more photos from the event).
"Wanderlust" also features Malin Akerman and Kathryn Hahn, who are set to attend Aniston's star ceremony, along with Adam Sandler. The actor, who co-starred with her in the 2011 movie "Just Go With It," got his Hollywood star around the same time last year.
Aniston's famous ex-husband, Brad Pitt, and his life partner, Angelina Jolie, have never been nominated for a Hollywood star, a spokesperson for the Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the events, confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Last month, Marg Helgenberger was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, just before she appeared on a new episode of the CBS show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" for the last time. Her co-star Jorja Fox and actress Dana Delany braved a rare Southern California rainstorm to attend the ceremony.
Aniston was born in the suburb of Sherman Oaks in Southern California's San Fernando Valley on Feb. 11, 1969. She moved with her parents to New York when her father, John, was cast on the daytime show "Love of Life" in the 1970s.
The actress graduated from the city's High School of the performing arts in 1987. She starred in off-Broadway plays, such as "Dear Life," and later moved back to the Los Angeles area. Her father, a native of Greece whose real name is Yannis Anastassakis, now plays Victor Kiriakis on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives."
Aniston scored her breakout role as Rachel Green on the NBC comedy series "Friends," which ran between 1994 and 2004. Her layered haircut on the show inspired the famous "Rachel" style emulated by scores of woman across the United States during the 1990s.
Aniston won one Emmy for her part and has been nominated five times. She also received an Emmy nod for a guest role on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock."
Before she was cast on "Friends," Aniston played Jeannie Bueller on the short-lived show "Ferris Bueller," based on the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and Courtney Walker in "Molloy," which lasted one season. She also appeared alongside "Willow" star Warwick Davis in the 1993 horror film "Leprechaun."
Aniston went on to star in mostly comedy movies, such as "Office Space" in 1999, "Bruce Almighty" in 2003, "The Break-Up" in 2006 and "The Bounty Hunter" in 2010. She also played Mark Wahlberg's love interest in the 2001 film "Rock Star" and starred with Owen Wilson in the 2008 movie "Marley & Me." In 2011, she played a dentist who sexually harasses her co-worker in "Horrible Bosses."
UPDATE on Feb. 22, 2012: Check out a summary of what happened at Jennifer Aniston's star ceremony, which featured speeches from the actress as well as Adam Sandler and "Wanderlust" co-stars Malin Aerman and Kathryn Hahn.