HAMPTON, Va. (June 26, 2019) – Ruth E. Carter, Hampton University alumna and Academy Award winning costume designer, is getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. No dates for her ceremony has been announced yet, but the date is usually shared about 10 days in advance.
“Many congratulations to Ruth Carter on this outstanding recognition. We could not be more proud of her accomplishments and success. Hampton University is honored to be part of Ruth’s journey. Her star continues to be the brightest in Hollywood,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
After the announcement from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Carter shared a public statement on her Twitter account: “All the stars are closer! Especially those on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! I raise my star, thankful for my life, to embrace the people who know my journey and are very proud of me and my work. And now that history is made, I raise my star as I am forever grateful!” Carter stated.
Carter won the Oscar in the Best Costume Design category for her work in the 2018 film, “Marvel’s Black Panther,” at the 91st Academy Awards in February. Carter’s win made her the first African-American to win in the Costume Design category and it was the first ever Oscar for Marvel Studios.
Majoring in Theatre Arts at Hampton, Carter has worked in the entertainment industry for over three decades. Her unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She is also the costuming force behind movies such as “Malcolm X,” “Amistad,” “Selma,” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”
Two other members from the Marvel Cinematic Universe are also getting Hollywood stars, Laurence Fishburne and Chris Hemsworth.