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  • Category Television

    Address 6667 Hollywood Boulevard

    Ceremony date 01/23/2012

Marg Helgenberger
Fremont, NE,
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Marg Helgenberger



Marg Helgenberger Honored With
Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Star is two stars away from Co-star and Friend William Petersen’s Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Emmy award-winning actress and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 23, 2012 in the Category of Television. Despite the rain the fans were in full force as well as the recipient’s friends and family who were very much a part of the festivities. The star was unveiled in front of the historic Musso & Frank Restaurant, 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. Marg’s star is two stars away from her friend and colleague on CSI, William Petersen’s star.  Helping Chamber President/CEO unveil the 2,458th star were guest speakers Dana Delaney and Jorja Fox.

Celebrity guests included Ted Danson, David Berman, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle, Robert David Hall, Elizabeth Harnois, Archie Kao, Wally Langham, Jon Wellner, Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and many others.

Helgenberger grew up in North Bend, Nebraska where she caught the acting bug performing in school plays. It was not until she attended Northwestern University that she thought of acting as a career.  While there she appeared on stage as Kate in Taming of the Shrew and as Blanche in A Street Car Named Desire, to name a few.  After graduating from college she was cast on the ABC-TV daytime drama Ryan’s Hope.  While in New York she also did work with the Children’s Theatre Company, TADA.

She has portrayed Catherine Willows, the team’s former supervisor and an investigator with a cop’s instinct for reading human behavior for the past 12 seasons on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which is the most watched show in the world.  On January 25, she will say goodbye to her character and move on to a new chapter in her life.  CSI airs Wednesdays at 10PM (ET/PT) on CBS.

Helgenberger appeared in two original tele-pictures for Showtime.  In the controversial Thanks of a Grateful Nation, she played the sister of a man (Steven Weber) who suffers a terminal brain tumor after returning from the Gulf War.  She then co-starred with Ann-Margret in the Happy Face Murders as a detective investigating a very unsettling and confusing case of murder. She also starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey.

Her breakout role as K.C. on China Beach, won her an Emmy Award in 1990.  In 1997, she guest starred on a four-episode arc on ER playing George Clooney’s love interest.  Her other television credits include Murder Live with David Morse and Teri Garr, Stephen King’s highly-rated miniseries The Tommyknockers, a Tom Hanks directed episode of Showtime’s Fallen Angels, and the Oscar nominated short film, Partners, directed by Peter Weller as well as The Gold Coast, starring opposite David Caruso.

On the feature film side, Helgenberger co-starred with Julia Roberts in the Universal hit drama, Erin Brockovichand with Kevin Costner in the film, Mr. Brooks. She also starred in Species, and  Species II.  Other film credits include, In Good Company  starring alongside Dennis Quaid and Scarlett Johansson, Fire Down Belowwith Steven Seagal, The Last Time I Committed Suicide with Keanu Reeves, My Fellow Americans with Jack Lemmon and James Garner, Cowboy Way  with Woody Harrelson, Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, Always with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss and Crooked Hearts with Peter Berg and Noah Wyle.

Helgenberger starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of JonBenet Ramsey.

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