Former Ballard High student honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress and Ballard High alum Jean Smart has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Smart, also a UW alum, has been acting for six decades. She’s best known for her roles in Frasier, The Brady Bunch Movie, Watchmen, and Fargo. Smart, 70, has won four Emmy Awards, including an award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series (Hacks) and a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a television series musical or comedy.

Hacks co-star Hannah Einbinder and actor Joe Mantegna joined her at the ceremony on the Walk of Fame, in which she earned the 2,721st start.

Smart graduated from Ballard High in 1969, and from UW in 1974. Ballard High School inducted her into its Wall of Recognition in 2000.

Photo: Jean Smart in Hacks Season 1. Photograph by Jake Giles Netter/HBO Max

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