Actress Jennifer Garner has waited two decades for a top honor that she finally received on Monday: a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Garner, 46, who has worked in television and movies since the 1990s, was surrounded by her children and other members of her family during the ceremony.
“I have some fancy new neighbors,” she said about the placement of her star, according to KABC-TV. “Max Factor, nice to meet you. Zoe Saldana, I’m a big fan. Tom Cruise, I also do my own stunts, my star wants your star to know.”
Garner, after a supporting role in the movie “Pearl Harbor” in 2001, gained recognition for her role as CIA officer Sydney Bristow in the TV spy thriller “Alias” from 2001 to 2006. She won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work on the “Alias” series.
In 2004, Garner played the lead in “13 Going on 30” and appeared in supporting roles in “Daredevil,” “Elektra” and “Juno.” She also starred in the 2016 film “Miracles from Heaven” and “Love, Simon,” among other movies.
Garner explained why a star on the Walk of Fame is so meaningful.
"The idea of being remembered, I guess, is what this star is all about, although it's only a reflection of the thing that matters, which is our work," Garner said, according to KABC.
Her new movie, “Peppermint,” is out this fall, and she has a new series, “Camping,” debuting soon on Netflix.