Michael B. Jordan got emotional and expressed gratitude Wednesday as his star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jordan, who stars in and directed Creed III, was honored with the 2,751st star on the Los Angeles landmark.
“This is pretty cool. It’s been probably one of the most unforgettable weeks that I’ve ever had,” Jordan told the crowd assembled on Hollywood Boulevard.
He continued by paying tribute to Black artists honored on the Walk of Fame in decades past.
“I’m extremely humbled and grateful to be here,” Jordan said. “To be amongst artists that received this honor previously — Sidney Poitier, Cicely Tyson, Sam Cooke — I know it’s not a small achievement. And it’s not lost on me how special this moment is and what this represents to our community. So from the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you.”
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Jordan admitted he’s always on the go, but noted that the star ceremony gave him an opportunity to “stop and smell the roses.”
“I’m always moving on to the next thing… For the fist time in a really long time, I’m taking this moment in,” he said.
The multi-hyphenate was joined at the ceremony by his Creed III co-star Jonathan Majors and Ryan Coogler, who directed Jordan in Fruitvale Station (2013), Creed (2015), Black Panther (2018), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Jordan, 36, was born in Santa Ana, California, in 1987, and grew up in Newark, New Jersey.
He made his acting debut in 1999 on an episode of The Sopranos. His breakout role came as corner boy Wallace on The Wire from 2002 to 2004. Among his other acting credits were the films Fantastic Four (2014), Fahrenheit 451 (2018), Just Mercy (2019), and Without Remorse (2021). His television credits include the ABC daytime drama All My Children, Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Lie to Me.
His new film Creed III opens Friday.
In 2016, Jordan launched his production company Outlier Society, which co-produced Just Mercy and Fahrenheit 451. The actor, producer, director was recently named one of Times’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, People’s 2020 Sexiest Man Alive and he made the list for the New York Times’ 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century.
Jordan’s star is in the motion pictures category and can be found at 6201 Hollywood Blvd.