Eugenio Derbez received the 2,576th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career as an actor, writer, director and producer that has made him one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America.
Derbez, 54, thanked his parents for introducing him to the world of movies as a child.
“Movies got inside my heart, under my skin,” he said. “So thanks mom, thanks dad, for infecting me with the virus of the show business.”
The ceremony came six days before the release of Derbez’s latest film, “Miracles from Heaven.”
Derbez starred, directed and co-wrote “Instructions Not Included,” the most successful Spanish-language film in the United States and worldwide. He also created, starred in and directed the award-winning Mexican television
comedy “La familia P. Luche.”
Derbez was a cast member of the 2012 CBS comedy “Rob!” He appeared on Broadway in 2005 in “Latinologues.”
Derbez’s other film credits include “Sangre de mi Sangre,” “La Misma Luna” “Jack and Jill” and “Girl in Progress.”
Derbez recently opened a Los Angeles-based television and film production company, 3Pas Studios, which has a first-look film deal with Lionsgate and Pantelion Films and a first-look television deal with NBCUniversal.
Multi-Grammy winning Rock band Maná will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 10, announced the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
Legendary musician Carlos Santana will take part in the ceremonial unveiling of Maná’s star at 11:30 a.m. in front of Live Nation on Hollywood Boulevard.
Maná is scheduled to perform live later that day on the Jimmy Kimmel outdoor stage for the show airing that night on ABC. Tickets are required.
The Latin rock genre quartet — Fher Olvera, Alex González, Sergio Vallín and Juan Calleros, formed in Guadalajara Mexico in 1986 — has sold over 40-million albums and has to date been recognized with four Grammy and eight Latin Grammy awards.
In the United States, Maná holds an impressive nine No. 1 albums and ten No. 1 singles – more than any other band in the history of Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart.
Billboard magazine calls Maná the “the most widely sold and heard Latin band in the world.”
The group also holds the record for most sold out performances by a single band in the history of Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band’s ability to fill the famed venue for seven nights on their last tour alone saw the New York Times declare that the legendary band from Mexico has “redefined ‘crossover’ in Latin pop.”
“As one of Latin America’s most popular Rock bands, Maná is sure to bring many fans to Hollywood for the dedication ceremony. They are not only well known throughout Latin America, but here in the United States and across the world as well,” stated Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies.
Fans can view the ceremonies, which will be live-streamed on www.walkoffame.com.