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Host - Ron Brewington

Here's video highlights from #TylerPerry's Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony. Perry has the 2,675th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. #KerryWashington#IdrisElba#CrystalFox, Councilman #MitchOFarrell and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO #RanaGhadban, had some phenomenal things to say about an extraordinary man. Perry's star is under the category of Motion Pictures if you ever want to look it up. It's located at 7024 Hollywood Blvd., adjacent to the historic #RooseveltHotel.

Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry Jr.; September 13, 1969) is an American actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian. In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million USD between May 2010 and May 2011.

Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. Perry has developed several television series, most notably Tyler Perry's House of Payne, which ran for eight seasons on TBS from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. On October 2, 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the sake of bringing scripted television to the OWN, based on Perry's previous success in this area.Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, The Haves and the Have Nots being its most successful. The Haves and the Have Nots has given OWN its highest ratings to date as of 2014, with the series also referred to as "one of OWN's biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun, filled with the typical betrayals, affairs, and manipulations."

Perry has additionally acted in films not directed or produced by himself, including as Admiral Barnett in Star Trek (2009), the titular character in Alex Cross (2012), Tanner Bolt in Gone Girl (2014), Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and Colin Powell in Vice (2018).

In 2015, Perry acquired the 330-acre former military base Fort McPherson located in Atlanta, which he converted to studios.[ The studios were used to film the #HBOFilms/OWN film version of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and is currently in ongoing use for the television series The Walking Dead. 50,000 square feet of the site are dedicated to standing permanent sets, including a replica of a luxury hotel lobby, a 16,000-square-foot mansion, a mock cheap hotel, a trailer park set, and a real 1950s-style diner that was relocated from a town 100 miles away; it also hosts 12 sound stages. The blockbuster Marvel film, Black Panther, was the first to be filmed on one of the new stages at Tyler Perry Studios as announced personally by Tyler Perry on his Instagram account on February 19, 2018.

On June 14, 2017, Perry signed a long term deal with Viacom for 90 episodes/year of original drama and comedy series. Viacom will also have distribution rights to short video content and a first look at film concepts. The TV deal began May 2019, with the announcements of #TheOval#Sistas, and #BET+ (A brand new streaming service) all set to launch in the fall for BET.

Photos from the 11th Annual Governors Awards on October 27, 2019. The Academy presented Honorary Awards to actor #WesStudi, director #LinaWertmüller, director #DavidLynch and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor #GeenaDavis. The Actor's Choice will bring you photos and interviews of industry events as they occur.

Please join #TheActorsChoice on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST, as actress #KarenMalinaWhite and actress #LesleyFera sit down with host #RonBrewington.

KAREN MALINA WHITE: Antaeus: You Can’t Take It With You, The Liar, The Wedding Band, and As You Like It; The Fountain Theatre: The Ballad of Emmett Till (LA Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Ovation Award), Citizen, and Runaway Home; LATW: The Mountaintop, Hedda Gabler, The Little Foxes, and Behind The Sheet; International City Theatre: The Old Settler (NAACP nomination); Rogue Machine: the world premiere of In the Valley of the Shadow; South Coast Rep: originated the role of Ernestine in the West Coast premiere of Crumbs From the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage (NAACP Image Award); Mixed Blood Theatre: Permanent Collection, Salt Fish N’ Bakes, and Distracted; Television: Cherish The Day, Lodge 49, Raven’s Home, Kidding, Shameless, Snowfall, Animal Kingdom, How to Get Away with Murder, Veep, Mike and Molly, The Mentalist, A Different World, Malcom n Eddie, The Cosby Show, AND Her highly recognizable voice was featured on The Disney Channel’s The Proud Family, as the character of Dijonay. A role she will reprise in the upcoming Reboot!

White has 68 IMDB TV/Film credits.

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Lesley Fera is famous for portraying Veronica Hastings on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She has appeared in numerous films and TV series including Herstory, The Lovers and CSI: Miami.

Fera started her acting career from a stage shows in the mid-1990s. She made her television debut with a guest appearance in a TV series 3rd Rock from the Sun.
In 2009-10, she featured in a recurring role in a TV series 24. From 2010-17, she appeared in a recurring role in a TV series Pretty Little Liars.

Fera has 39 IMDB TV/film credits.

A native Californian and a lover of the stage, she is very active in L.A. theatre and has also enjoyed working at numerous regional theaters.

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