- NAME: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: January 13, 1961 (Age: 53)
- EDUCATION: Northwestern University, Practical Theatre Company
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
- AKA: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- AKA: JLD
- ZODIAC SIGN: Capricorn
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Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is best known for playing Elaine on the sitcom Seinfeld. She has also starred on The New Adventures of Old Christine, and the HBO TV series Veep.
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Undaunted, Louis-Dreyfus returned to television with a new sitcom, New Adventures of Old Christine, in 2006. She starred as Christine, a divorced mother of one, navigating the ups and downs of parenting and dating while running a business. Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy Award (outstanding lead actress in a comedy series) for her work on the show in 2006. The show ran for five seasons.
In 2012, Louis-Dreyfus debuted on the HBO TV series Veep,
playing fabricated U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer. Following the show's first season, in September 2012, she received her third Emmy Award (outstanding lead actress in a comedy series). The honor marked the actress's 13th Emmy nomination, ranking her among TV's most nominated female performers. Additionally, Veep was nominated for an Emmy (outstanding comedy series). The following year, Louis-Dreyfus received an Emmy Award for her work on the series, making it her fourth win.
Louis-Dreyfus made a rare appearance on the big screen the following year. She starred in Enough Said (2013) with James Gandolfini, which explores the ups and downs of middle age romance. The film's premiere that fall was a bittersweet affair, marking one of Gandolfini's final films. He had died of a heart attack months before the film's release. As Louis-Dreyfus explained to USA Today, "I'm so happy I had the chance to work for him. For his legacy, I'm so happy he made this film. . . . It shows his versatility as an actor."
Louis-Dreyfus is married to actor and producer Brad Hall. The couple met at Northwestern University and married in 1987. They have two sons, Henry and Charles.
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