Tracy Morgan has Hollywood star
City News Service | 4/12/2018, midnight
A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring Tracy Morgan was unveiled this week, honoring a career that has included spending seven seasons as a cast member of "Saturday Night Live'' and co-starring on “30 Rock.''
The ceremony coincides with the second episode of his TBS comedy “The Last O.G.''
Jordan Peele, the actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter who is a creator and executive producer of “The Last O.G.'' and actor and comedian Martin Lawrence joined Morgan at the Tuesday morning ceremony next to the W Hollywood hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.
Morgan began his television career in 1994 with a recurring role on the Fox comedy “Martin,'' which starred Lawrence.
The star is the 2,632nd since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.
Morgan received an outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series Emmy nomination in 2009 for his work on the NBC comedy “30 Rock'' and an outstanding guest actor in a comedy series Emmy nomination in 2016 for hosting “Saturday Night Live,'' on which he was a cast member from 1996-2003.
Morgan was born on Nov. 10, 1968, in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, and was raised in Brooklyn. He began his career performing comedy on the streets. He left “Saturday Night Live'' to star in his own NBC series, “The Tracy Morgan Show,'' which ran for 18 episodes in the 2003-04 season.
Morgan starred in standup specials in 2010 on HBO in 2014 for Comedy Central. Morgan's movie credits include "The Longest Yard,'' "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back'' and "Head of State.''