Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 13
Birthplace: New York, New York

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, portrays Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer in the HBO series Veep.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, portrays Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer in the HBO series Veep.

The Northwestern University grad has also received wide acclaim for her starring role as Eva in Fox Searchlight's Enough Said, opposite the late James Gandolfini. 

The immensely celebrated actress may also be seen in her prior role as Christine Campbell on CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Her other television credits include numerous appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was co-created by Larry David of Seinfeld, and a recurring role on Matt Groening's The Simpsons on FOX. She also played a recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed Arrested Development, among other productions.

Second-City comedy troupe alum Louis-Dreyfus made her first splash with fans during a 3-year stint on Saturday Night Live, beginning in 1982. She has since hosted the show twice — the first female former SNL cast member to return as host.

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.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.

 

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Awards & Nominations

26 Nominations | 11 Emmys | 1 Honor
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Executive Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Executive Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2016
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Executive Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as President Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2015
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Executive Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Hall of Fame - 2014
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus , as Honoree
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Vice President Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Comedy Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Producer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2012
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
  • Veep
  • HBO
  • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2010
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2009
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2008
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2007
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2006
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1998
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1997
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1996
  • Winner
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1995
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1994
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1993
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine Benes
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 1992
  • Nominee
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Elaine
  • Seinfeld
  • NBC
Rick Kurtzman,  Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Rosenfeld at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
The cast of Veep present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Timothy Simons on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mel Brooks onstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Seth Meyer presents Julia Louis-Dreyfus an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
Kevin Spacey andJulia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler
Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks with Marc Istook at the Backstage Live Social Media Cam.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 65th Emmys
Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 65th Emmys
Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
Actors Eric Stonestreet and Julia Louis-Dreyfus with guest (L) attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatr
The New Adventures of Old Christine star Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Jean Smart at the 60th Primetime Emmys
Red Carpet & Greenroom -  Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Rick Kurtzman,  Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Rosenfeld at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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Rick Kurtzman,  Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Rosenfeld at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball. 

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 71st Emmys Governors Ball. 

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The cast of Veep present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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The cast of Veep present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

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Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Timothy Simons on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Timothy Simons on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards. 

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mel Brooks onstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mel Brooks onstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Anna Chlumsky at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Seth Meyer presents Julia Louis-Dreyfus an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Seth Meyer presents Julia Louis-Dreyfus an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep backstage at the 66th Emmys.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep arrives at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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66th Primetime Emmy nominees Joe Morton, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
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Joe Morton, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Spacey at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception.
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Kevin Spacey andJulia Louis-Dreyfus at the Performers Peer Group nominees reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the Montage Beverly Hills for the 2014 Performers Peer Group Primetime Emmy nominee reception.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus (L) and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks with Marc Istook at the Backstage Live Social Media Cam.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Seat cards for the 65th Emmy Awards.
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Actors Eric Stonestreet and Julia Louis-Dreyfus with guest (L) attend the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatr
The New Adventures of Old Christine star Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Jean Smart at the 60th Primetime Emmys
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Red Carpet & Greenroom -  Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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