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Jennifer Garner Gets Star On The Walk of Fame

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 20: Jennifer Garner attends the ceremony honoring Jennifer Garner with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on August 20, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was unveiled Monday honoring Golden Globe-winning actress Jennifer Garner 18 days before the release of her latest film, "Peppermint.''

    Actors Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and actress Judy Greer joined Garner at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Miniso store on Hollywood Boulevard.

    Carell co-starred with Garner in the 2014 family comedy "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." Greer appeared with Garner in the 2004 fantasy comedy-romance "13 Going on 30" and the 2014 comedy-drama dealing with online addiction, "Men, Women & Children" and directed her in the 2017 comedy, "A Happening of Monumental Proportions."

    The star is the 2,641st since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars. The ceremony was livestreamed on walkoffame.com.

    Garner is being honored for her film career, which includes roles in such films as "Daredevil," "Juno," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Love Simon."

    Garner portrays a woman who becomes a vigilante after her husband and daughter are killed in a drive-by shooting by members of a cartel in "Peppermint," set to be released Sept. 7.

    Born April 17, 1972, in Houston, Garner and her family moved to Charleston, West Virginia, when she was 3 years old.

    Garner went on to participate in musicals at the local community theater, the Charleston Light Opera Guild, taking piano, singing and ballet lessons and playing saxophone in the George Washington High School marching band.

    Garner graduated from Ohio's Denison University in 1994. She made her television debut in the 1995 NBC miniseries about Russia in 1917, "Danielle Steel's Zoya."

    Following several additional television appearances, Garner made her feature film debut in the 1997 romantic drama "Washington Square."

    Garner got her first series regular role in 1998 in the Fox drama "Significant Others," which was canceled after three episodes. In 1999, she was cast in another Fox drama, "Time of Your Life," which ran for one season.

    In 2001, Garner got the role that catapulted her to fame, CIA agent Sydney Bristow in "Alias." During its five-season run on ABC, Garner received Golden Globe and Screen Actors awards and four outstanding lead actress in a drama Emmy nominations.

    Garner will return to television in the HBO comedy "Camping," set to premiere Oct. 14.

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