Actor Jimmy Smits gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Emmy-winning actor Jimmy Smits has been recognized with a star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony on Wednesday for the 2,696th star was held virtually instead of a traditional in-person event.

The veteran Latino actor’s career spans 30 years and includes many roles in highly acclaimed shows. He has accumulated over 40 awards and nominations.

Smits became famous for his role in the TV series “L.A. Law,” for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Later, Smits won a Golden Globe for best TV actor in a drama series for his work in “NYPD Blue.” He also appeared in the hit show “The West Wing” and starred in the award-winning play “Anna in the Tropics.”