Two actors with Ohio connections will be among the 2016 honorees on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Allison Janney and Rob Lowe are being honored in the television category and will receive stars on the famous celebrity path.
Janney, who grew up in Oakwood, Ohio, and graduated from The Miami Valley School, currently stars as a recovering alcoholic on the sitcom “Mom” and is perhaps most known for her role of C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing.” She also had a recurring role on “Masters of Sex.” She is a five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her television work and is a past Tony Award nominee. Her film credits include “American Beauty,” “Juno” and “Finding Nemo.”
“Inexplicably, Allison Janney also hasn’t had a star until now but the omnipresent goddess will finally get a slab of sidewalk to call her own in 201,” AVClub.com wrote.
Lowe, who starred on TV programs including “The West Wing” and “Brothers and Sisters,” and “Parks and Recreation,” attended Oakwood Junior High School in Oakwood,Ohio. He is also well-known for movie roles including “The Outsiders,” “About Last Night,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Wayne’s World,” “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and more. Right now, he’s appearing in a series of DirecTV commercials.
Among the others being honored next year: Steve Carell, Michael Keaton, Kurt Russell, Quentin Tarantino, and Ashley Judd. “Mama” Cass Elliot will receive a posthumous star.
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