WHO | HONOREE Holly Robinson Peete
GUEST SPEAKERS LeVar Burton and Magic Johnson
WHAT Dedication of the 2,725th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6623 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete received the 2,725th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard. Robinson Peete received her star in the category of Television.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
“Holly Robinson Peete grew up in the world of entertainment and has brought joy to many fans around the world through her storied four-decade long career” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be LeVar Burton, Magic Johnson, Raven Symone and others.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles from the age of 10, Robinson Peete had her first experience in front of the camera at the age of four when she appeared on television opposite her father, Matthew Robinson, who served as a producer and portrayed the original beloved character of Gordon on the iconic children’s program, “Sesame Street.” While she knew at that young age her calling was entertainment, Robinson Peete opted to lead a more typical childhood. After college, she returned to show business and soon landed the part that made her recognizable to viewers throughout the world on the groundbreaking series “21 Jump Street” opposite Johnny Depp. With the guidance of her mother/manager Dolores Robinson, she went on to star in many other successful television series including “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and “For Your Love.” Additionally, she was seen in a recurring role on the hit drama series “Chicago Fire,” as well as the comedy series “Mike & Molly.” Robinson Peete is one of a handful of actresses to star in four shows in syndication. She also successfully launched the show “The Talk” as one of the original co-hosts.
Hallmark fan-favorite, Robinson Peete has starred in over 15 movies for the network since 2015. She has starred in six installments of “Morning Show Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Most recently, she starred in and executive produced, “Our Christmas Journey” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which premiered in 2021 during the network’s “Miracles of Christmas” programming event and dealt with a cause near and dear to her heart – autism. Additionally, for the network, she starred in “The Christmas Doctor” and “A Family Christmas Gift,” opposite Patti LaBelle. On Hallmark Channel, she starred in all four “Christmas in Evergreen” movies as the town’s beloved mayor, Michelle. Upcoming, Holly can be seen in “The Road Ahead,” a new, original movie airing this summer on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
In 1997, Robinson Peete and her husband formed the HollyRod Foundation, inspired by her father’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Shortly thereafter, inspired by their eldest son’s autism diagnosis, HollyRod Foundation’s mission expanded to provide support and resources to those affected by autism. Through the HollyRod Foundation and her family’s personal experiences, Robinson Peete has become one of the most trusted advocates for consistent and reliable education, outreach, and support for both Parkinson’s and autism. On June 18th, DesignCare Gala 2022 returns to help raise funds for the HollyRod Foundation. The evening will feature the iconic designs of Sergio Hudson, feature a live/silent auction, and special performance by Grammy® Award winning artist Stephanie Mills.
Her autism advocacy also extends to her book, co-written with her daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, entitled My Brother Charlie, a bestselling, NAACP Image Award-winning children’s book about autism from the sibling’s perspective. She co-wrote the follow-up children’s book entitled Same But Different: Teen Life On The Autism Express – which was co-authored by her twins Ryan Elizabeth & RJ. The third installment of this children’s book entitled Charlie Makes a Splash will be released on September 6, 2022 by Scholastic.
Robinson Peete’s philanthropic efforts have earned her numerous awards and honors including: Ford’s Freedom Sisters, American Mentor Award, The Southern California Broadcasters’ Association Community Service Award, Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award, The March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award, USC Woman of Distinction Award, Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award, The Genii Award, The Girls Inc. Mentor Award, A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award, McDonald’s 365 Black Award, Los Angeles Magazine’s Most Inspirational Women Award, and many more.