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    Ceremony date 12/04/2018

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Ryan Murphy with Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Watch complete ceremony as Hollywood Chamber joins Ryan Murphy and guest speakers to unveil Walk of Fame Star below

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored screenwriter/television producer/director Ryan Murphy with the 2,653rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hudson Hollywood Apartments. Celebrities in attendance included: Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, Dominique Jackson, Peter Krause, NeNe Leakes, Judith Light, Billie Lourd, Dylan McDermott, Indya Moore, Matthew Morrison, Carly Pope, Emma Roberts, M.J. Rodriguez, Finn Wittrock and many others.

“Ryan Murphy is one of the most creative and brilliant minds in television. His shows open the doors for people to see things they may have never thought of and invites viewers to his world of exhilarating programming,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are thrilled to have Ryan Murphy join our family of stars on the Walk of Fame.”

Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was joined by Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Brad Falchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow who will speak at the unveiling of Murphy’s star.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on

Born in 1965, Ryan Murphy was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. After starting out as a journalist, Murphy moved into a career in film and television, where he’s worked as a producer, screenwriter and director. He is an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and Peabody® Award-winning screenwriter, producer and director. He created the groundbreaking television drama Nip/Tuck, which won the Golden Globe for Best Television Series in 2005 and ran for six seasons.

Murphy also created the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning series Glee; Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning anthology series American Horror Storyand American Crime Story; Emmy-winning anthology series FEUD; Scream Queens; and 9-1-1. His second installment of American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, recently won seven Emmy Awards in 2018, including Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series and Outstanding Limited Series. His latest FX series Pose has made history by featuring the largest transgender series regular cast and the largest LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted series. Murphy produced and directed The Normal Heart for HBO, an adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning 1985 play, and the film went on to win an Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie.

Murphy stepped into the film world in 2006, making his directorial debut with “Running with Scissors,” which was based on Augusten Burroughs’ top-selling memoir of the same name. He’s also directed the film adaptation of “Eat Pray Love” (2010).

On stage, Murphy most recently produced the Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells.   In 2014, he directed the HBO movie The Normal Heart, which received Emmy and Golden Globe awards including the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. He is currently writing, directing and producing his upcoming series The Politician, to debut on Netflix in 2019.

In 2017, Murphy launched “Half”, an initiative within Ryan Murphy Productions which aims to make Hollywood more inclusive by creating equal opportunities for women and minorities behind the cameras.



The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at



For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit


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