Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brief Biography

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedienne, and producer. She is best known for her work in television comedy, including Saturday Night Live (1982-85), Seinfeld (1989-98), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10), and Veep (2012-present). With a total of eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing, she is tied with Cloris Leachman for winning more Emmy Awards than any other performer. She has also won the most Emmy Awards by a performer in the same role in a single series for her role in Veep.

Louis-Dreyfus broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, which led to her casting in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Other notable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, which has been renewed by HBO for a seventh and final season. Her film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013). She has voiced roles in several animated films, including A Bug's Life (1998) and Planes (2013).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus News

• The Almanac for October 21, the 294th day of 2019
• 'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus bids farewell: "This has been the ride of a lifetime"
• The Almanac for January 13, the 13th day of 2019
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Laughter was "best medicine" for cancer

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