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Shining bright like a diamond: Niecy Nash receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Claws star Niecy Nash was cheered on by fans during the ceremony for her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honorees on Wednesday.

“I am very, very grateful for this moment. I love my fans,” Nash said at her ceremony. “I love all of you who have shown up, but I am warning you now, this star right here is just the beginning, not the ending.”

Nash, who received her star on Hollywood Boulevard in the television category, said she’d dreamed about the honor since she first visited the Walk of Fame from Compton when she was 9 years old.

According to actress, actor Ed Asner happened to be there and Nash informed him then that she’d also be getting a star one day, just like him. “And he walked away, and I was yelling, ‘Remember my name,'” she said.

Asner did remember. He, including producer Ryan Murphy, and Cedric the Entertainer showed up at the ceremony to celebrate with her.

“She not only deserves a star on the Walk of Fame, she deserves a star on the walk of life,” Cedric the Entertainer said. “Niecy is, she really is, all things.”

“She is literally a breath of fresh air in this world,” Murphy said.

The Californian native has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and won a Daytime Emmy as the producer and host of Clean House.

In addition to Claws, Nash’s credits include Reno 911!, Getting On, The Soul Man, Dancing with the Stars and Scream Queens.

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