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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  • Birthplace: New York, New York
  • Birthday: January 13

Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine and most recently as Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO series Veep. Between all shows combined, she has received four Emmy awards and fourteen nominations, a Golden Globe award and four nominations, as well as five Screen Actors Guild awards and eleven nominations.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine and most recently as Vice President Selina Meyer in the HBO series Veep. Between all shows combined, she has received four Emmy awards and fourteen nominations, a Golden Globe award and four nominations, as well as five Screen Actors Guild awards and eleven nominations.

Louis-Dreyfus is currently in production on the third season of the HBO series, Veep. Directed by Armando Iannucci, the half-hour comedy centers on the character of Selina Meyer, Vice President of the United States. Louis-Dreyfus recently won her second Emmy Award for this role. Louis-Dreyfus is currently receiving critical acclaim for her starring role as Eva in Fox Searchlight's Enough Said, opposite the late James Gandolfini. The comedy is written and directed by Nicole Holofcener.

Her other television credits include multiple appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm which was co-created by Larry David of Seinfeld, a recurring role on Matt Groening's The Simpsons on FOX, a recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed Arrested Development and NBC's 2002 real-time sitcom Watching Ellie. Louis-Dreyfus first made her mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on Saturday Night Live. She subsequently hosted the show twice, becoming the first female former cast member to return as host.

Louis-Dreyfus is a committed and steadfast defender of the environment. She serves as a member on the leadership council for the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) as well as on the Board of Directors of Heal the Bay and on the Honorary Board of Heal the Ocean. She studied theater at Northwestern University where she was also a recipient of a Doctor of Arts in 2007. During college, she was a member of The Practical Theater Company, and Chicago's famed Second-City comedy troupe.

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Awards & Nominations

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Wins10 Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1997

  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR A COMEDY SERIES - 1996

  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC

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