Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

TV Actress

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer who worked on the comedy television series Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep.

Full Name
Jan 13, 1961
5′ 3″
Net Worth


Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961 in New York City. She is the daughter of Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, a French-born billionaire businessman, and Judith Bowles. Julia has four siblings; three sisters – Phoebe, Lauren, and Emma – and one brother, Philipe. She attended Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland before attending Northwestern University where she majored in theater. 

    Julia began her career as an improvisational comedian after college with Chicago's Second City Theatre Company. From there she moved to Los Angeles and landed her first television role as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 – 1985. After SNL, she joined the cast of Seinfeld for its nine season run from 1990 to 1998 playing Elaine Benes. This role earned her numerous awards including six Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe nomination. 

    After Seinfeld ended, Julia starred in the short lived sitcom Watching Ellie which ran from 2002 – 2003 and then went on to star in The New Adventures of Old Christine which aired from 2006 – 2010 earning her four Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2012 she was cast as Vice President Selina Meyer in Veep which won her five consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. 

    Julia has also appeared in numerous films including North (1994), Father’s Day (1997), A Bug’s Life (1998), Christmas with the Kranks (2004) and Enough Said (2013).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1961</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Julia Louis-Dreyfus is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 13, 1961, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born in New York City, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates From Northwestern University</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Julia graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in theater and communications.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cast as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Louis-Dreyfus is cast as Elaine Benes on the hit sitcom Seinfeld.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins First Primetime Emmy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">She wins her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Seinfeld.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">The New Adventures of Old Christine Premieres </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Louis-Dreyfus stars in and produces The New Adventures of Old Christine, which premieres on CBS.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Veep Premieres on HBO</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Louis-Dreyfus stars in and produces Veep, which premieres on HBO. She wins an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Record 6th Primetime Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Louis-Dreyfus wins her record 6th Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Veep.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an incredibly talented actress. She has won multiple Emmy awards for her work on TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Veep". She has also been nominated for numerous other awards, including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Funny</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the funniest actresses in Hollywood. Her comedic timing and delivery make her stand out in any role she takes on. She always finds a way to bring her characters to life with humor and wit.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Advocate</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a passionate advocate for causes she believes in. She has used her platform to raise awareness about issues such as climate change, gun violence prevention, and women’s rights. Her work as an advocate is inspiring and admirable.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Cast Member of Saturday Night Live</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the first female cast member of Saturday Night Live, joining in 1982 and staying with the show until 1985.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won More Emmy Awards than Any Other Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds the record for most Emmy Awards won by a single performer, having won 11 awards throughout her career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Graduate of Northwestern University</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and drama in 1982.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared on "Seinfeld" for 9 years</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine Benes on the hit sitcom, Seinfeld, for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Voice Actress in Animated Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Julia Louis-Dreyfus has voiced characters in several animated films, including A Bug's Life, Planes, and The Boss Baby 2: Family Business.</p></div>


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