The stars of Crown Media helped Hallmark actress Holly Robinson Peete celebrate as she received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“Somebody pinch meeee!!!” Robinson Peete wrote on her Instagram page. “35 years after I met @magicjohnson …And 45 years after I met @levar.burton they presented me with my star on the Hollywood walk of fame this morning! I can’t even believe it! I love them both so much and they’ve met so much to me in my life.”

Both Ali Sweeney and Ashley Williams attended the ceremony.

“What a thrill to get to celebrate @hollyrpeete’s star on the Hollywood walk of fame today with @ashleywilliamsandcompany,” Sweeney wrote in an Instagram post. “Congrats Holly! you are a legend!!!”

Hallmark actress Holly Robinson Peete

Robinson Peete recently signed a multi-picture deal with Crown Media Family Networks, Hallmark Channel’s parent company. She has worked extensively with the network in the past. In addition to starring in four of the Christmas in Evergreen series, she played Billie Blessings in the Hallmark Movies and Mysteries series Morning Show Mysteries.

In 2021, she starred in Our Christmas Journey, a Hallmark movie about parenting a child with autism.

”Hallmark is one of the most unique and warm destinations on television, especially at Christmas, and I am so proud of the projects that we have done together these past years,” Robinson Peete said. “I am thrilled to continue my work with them to collaborate on creating joyful and heartfelt movies, while highlighting special stories in which viewers can truly see themselves.”

Hallmark actress Holly Robinson Peete in the movie Our Christmas Journey (Image: Crown Media)
Holly Robinson Peete and Nik Sanchez in the Hallmark movie Our Christmas Journey (Image: Crown Media)

A distinguished career

A native of Philadelphia, Robinson Peete got her start in front of the camera on Sesame Street at the age of 5. She went to have parts in Howard the Duck and Booker before she got her breakout role playing Officer Judy Hoffs on 21 Jump Street, which ran from 1987 to 1991 on Fox.

She appeared in a slew of TV shows, including Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Mike & Molly, and Chicago Fire. Her first project with Crown Media was the movie Angel of Christmas.

In 1995, she married NFL player Rodney Peete. Together they started the HollyRod Foundation, inspired by her father’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, to help improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s. In 2005, the couple expanded the focus to include autism advocacy.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Robinson Peete studied at Sorbonne University in France. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy, including Ford’s Freedom Sisters, American Mentor Award, The Southern California Broadcasters’ Association Community Service Award, Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award, The March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award, USC Woman of Distinction Award, Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award, The Genii Award, The Girls Inc. Mentor Award, A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award, McDonald’s 365 Black Award, Los Angeles Magazine’s Most Inspirational Women Award.

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