Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian and producer, known for her work on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1989–98), the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10) and the HBO comedy series Veep (2012–present).
Louis-Dreyfus broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, which led her to become a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1982 to 1985. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with the character of Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, which became one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. In 2002, she and her husband, Brad Hall, developed Watching Ellie, which lasted two seasons. In 2006, she played Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS. In 2012, she began playing Selina Meyer in Veep, which has recently been renewed for a third season on HBO.
Throughout her career, Louis-Dreyfus has received three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. She is one of the most nominated actresses in Emmy Award history with a total of thirteen nominations for her supporting role on Seinfeld, and her leading roles on The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep. She also received a nomination for producing the first season of Veep, taking her total Emmy tally to fourteen nominations.
In May 2010, Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the broadcast television industry.
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