Actress Claire Danes gets star on Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'

Actress Claire Danes, star of the hit television series "Homeland," got a star on Hollywood's "Walk of Fame" on Thursday, September 24.

Wearing a red lace halter dress flaunting off her trim waistline, the 36-year-old Emmy-winning actress was all smiles as she received her star during a brief ceremony held along the iconic Hollywood Boulevard.

Danes, best known for her role as CIA officer Carrie Mathison in the top-rating show, expressed gratitude to her parents —photographer Christopher Danes and sculptor and printmaking artist Carla Danes— who moved from New York to Santa Monica, California in 1994 for the role in teen drama TV series "My So-Called Life."

During her speech, the gorgeous actress also thanked those who helped her throughout her acting career. She then described the stars as a "wonderful tradition" and called the award "huge" and "cool."

Claire Danes hit the big screen with such movies as "Romeo + Juliet" and "The Hours". Her other films include "The Rainmaker" (1997), "Les Misérables" (1998), "Brokedown Palace" (1999), "Igby Goes Down" (2002), "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003), "Shopgirl" (2005) and "Stardust" (2007).

Screengrab from YouTube via the Associated Press