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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a wonderful actress known to her wonderful portrayal as Elaine on the comedy television show “Seinfeld.” Besides that, she is also notable for her acting skills on “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and the HBO TV series “Veep.” “I have no agenda except to be funny. Neither I or the writers profess to offer any worldly wisdom,” a wonderful quote from this amazing comedy actress.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Biography
Julia Louis-Dreyfus or with her full name “Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus“was born January 13, 1961 in New York City. She is actually the great-great-granddaughter of businessman Leopold Louis-Dreyfus, who founded the international Louis Dreyfus Group.
She studied drama at Northwestern University and not long after her graduation she joined the Chicago’s Practical Theatre Company, and performed with the prestigious Second City comedy troupe. She soon transferred to New York where she got the chance to be a regular cast on Saturday Night Live in 1982. She showed her wonderful and comedic talents up to the next two seasons.
Julia finally got her first movie appearance in the movie “Hannah and Her Sisters and Soul Man” in year 1986. But what really made her known in the industry is her portrayal of Elaine on “Seinfeld,” NBC’s hit sitcom. It ran for nine seasons.
She was finally the main star on another NBC sitcom “Watching Ellie.” Although with her amazing debut as a real-time comedy showcasing featuring Louis-Dreyfus as a Los Angeles lounge singer was not that well received by the audience and was canceled midway through its first season. NBC revamped it on placed it on their primetime lineup in the spring of 2003, but failed to find an audience.
But that did not stop her and returned once again as Christine in the new sitcom, “New Adventures of Old Christine” aired on 2006. She played as a divorced mother of one, navigating the ups and downs of parenting and dating while running a business. Her performance on the series earned her a Golden Globe Award in 1993 and an Emmy Award (outstanding lead actress in a comedy series) in 2006. The show ran for five seasons.
In 2012, she debuted once again on another hit HBO TV series “Veep,” playing as a fabricated U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer. She once again received her third Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) on 2012 after the show’s first season. The honor also marked her 13th acting Emmy nomination, ranking her among TV’s most nominated female performers. Louis-Dreyfus received two more lead actress Emmys in 2013 and 2014 for her work on the series.
When not doing sitcoms, she tried her luck with movies with, sadly, unpredictable results. These included “Jack the Bear” (1993); Rob Reiner’s “North” (1994); “Father’s Day” (1997), with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams; and Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry” (1997). Additionally, in 1998, she lent her voice for the role of Princess Atta in the computer-animated feature A Bug’s Life.
She appeared on the movie the next year with James Gandolfini in the movie “Enough Said.” However, the premiere was bittersweet because it appeared to be Gandolfini’s last movie. 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 Brad Hall, an actor and a producer. They met at Northwestern University and married in 1987. They have two sons, Henry and Charles.
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