Alec Baldwin receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The `30 Rock` actor`s tribute was unveiled on 14.02.11 outside Eva Longoria`s restaurant Beso on Hollywood Boulevard - just seven blocks away from his ex-wife Kim Basinger`s star.
The 52-year-old actor is thrilled about the honour and says it is also special for his 15-year-old daughter Ireland, his child with Kim.
He said: "I`m kind of blown away. My daughter has the distinction of both of her parents have this. I think it`s kind of cool for my kid."
Alex was awarded the star for his TV accomplishments - which include 15 stints as host of `Saturday Night Live` and two seasons on `Knot`s Landing` - but admitted during the ceremony he was initially reluctant to commit to working on a long-running series such as `30 Rock` until he acted on `Will & Grace`.
He said: "I didn`t think this was something I wanted to do, to commit to a show, to sign a contract for years on end.
"I made films and worked in the theatre and there`s a lot of diversity there and that`s kind of an advantage. But then I did `Will & Grace` and had the best time of my life. Working with Megan [Mullally] on that show ... I realised it was a lot of fun. It inspired me to do this."
`30 Rock` was first shown in 2006 and has gone on to win a host of top awards.