Jennifer Aniston puts name in star on Walk of Fame


LOS ANGELS Actress Jennifer Aniston was honoured with a star on Hollywoods Walk of Fame on Wednesday, the first of the Friends actors to receive the emblem of celebrity that she described as surreal.

I was born in Sherman Oaks, California. I am a California girl through and through, and Im sure this has always just sort of been in the back of my mind, said Aniston at the ceremony.

It probably wasnt even a dream. It was one of my wildest dreams. I dont think that I ever even thought that this would be here, this day. So I am utterly humbled and grateful, the Friends actress told her fans and friends.

Aniston was joined by her father John Aniston and Wanderlust co-stars including boyfriend Justin Theroux as she received her star.

Her Just Go With It co-star Adam Sandler was on hand to deliver some wisecracks to the crowd, referring to Anistons universally coveted hairstyle and her role in 1993 horror film Leprechaun.

She prayed for three things; to have everyone in the entire world be fascinated with her hair, to one day star in a movie about an evil leprechaun who kills people, and most importantly, receive a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, today, Jennifer, the trifecta is here, quipped Sandler.

Aniston (43) rose to fame in the role of Rachel Green in the hit 1990s sitcom Friends, for which she won a Golden Globe and Emmy award. Her friends co-stars Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer were not present at Wednesdays ceremony.

The actress private life has also been in the spotlight with numerous high-profile relationships over the past two decades, including her five-year marriage to actor Brad Pitt that at the time made the pair one of Hollywoods super couples.

After Friends ended in 2004, Aniston made a successful transition into films, with roles opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the critically-acclaimed The Good Girl, Clive Owen in Derailed and numerous comedies including The Break-Up, The Switch and Horrible Bosses.