Comedy icon Martin Lawerence along with hip hop star and actor Ludacris will receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Other honorees include Charlie Wison, Garrett Morris, Sheila E., Lenny Kravitz, Paul Walker, Uma Thurman, John Favreau, Jonas Brothers, Mindy Kaling and more.
The finalists were chosen and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.
Ellen K, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Panel and Radio personality, announced the 2022 honorees at a press conference.
“The Walk of Fame Selection Panel is pleased to announce 24 new honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” she said. “The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world.
“The panel thoughtfully selected these talented individuals, and we can’t wait to celebrate them as they become part of Hollywood's history with the unveiling of their star on the world's most famous walkway!” Ellen K added.
Fresh off the 30th-anniversary celebration of his iconic sitcom Martin, the comedian took to Twitter to share a video of his reaction to the news.
Ya boy is gettin his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! An absolute honor to be among icons of entertainment! @hwoodwalkoffame #classof2023 #blessed— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) June 18, 2022
🎥 @imandrewjackson pic.twitter.com/34JLmYYsA8
“Ya boy is gettin his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!,” he wrote. “An absolute honor to be among icons of entertainment! @hwoodwalkoffame #classof2023 #blessed,”
Ludacris—a three-time Grammy Award-winner, who has appeared in almost 30 films as an actor—also expressed his excitement about receiving the honor on Twitter.
Hey Momma, Your Son Is Being Selected To Receieve a STAR ⭐️ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In 2023— Ludacris (@Ludacris) June 17, 2022
GOD IS THE GREATEST 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/LxK5tcmW6N
“Hey Momma, Your Son Is Being Selected To Receive a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In 2023,” his tweet read. “GOD IS THE GREATEST.”
Dates have not been scheduled for the star ceremonies.
Recipients have two years to schedule their star ceremonies from the date of selection.