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Houston-born celeb actress Jennifer Garner shines with new star on Walk of Fame

Houston-born actress Jennifer Garner shines with star on Walk of Fame

Jennifer Garner Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Houston-born Garner received the star on August 20.  Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

She’s been a fierce (and camera-ready) spy, an endearing wannabe mother, and most recently, the pleasant face that asks: “What’s in your wallet?” For her many beloved roles — and girl-next-door likability — Houston-born Jennifer Garner can now claim Tinseltown’s most elite status, as she owns the newest star to dot the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 46-year-old Garner, who was born in the Bayou City and grew up in West Virginia, received the star on August 20. Of interest to star-watchers, People notes that Garner donned Roland Mouret’s Barwick Dress, notably spotted on new royal Meghan Markle. Also of note to star-watchers: Garner's star — the 2,641st, according to the Houston Chronicle — can be found at 6920 Hollywood Blvd.

A fan favorite since her breakthrough role as super spy Sydney Bristow in Alias (2001-2006), Garner has appeared in big studio action roles such as Elektra and indie faves like Juno, where she endeared audiences as an eager, would-be mother.

Currently, Garner pops up in TV commercials, charmingly inquiring about the contents of people’s billfolds as a spokesperson for Capital One. Fans can next catch her in the upcoming HBO series Camping from Girls creator Lena Dunham.