Julia Louis-Dreyfus Biography

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an actress, comedienne, producer, and singer from New York City, U.S. She is well known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–2019).

She is one of the most awarded actresses in American television history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer, tying Cloris Leachman for the most acting wins.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Career

She became famous as a child of French Billionaire Gérard Louis-Dreyfus, chaired the Louis Dreyfus Company. She is also best known for her role as Elaine Benes on NBC’s Seinfeld. She got into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, which led to her casting in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985.

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Her breakthrough came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Her other notable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, which ran for seven seasons on HBO.

Her film roles include Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013). She also voiced roles in the animated films A Bug’s Life (1998), Planes (2013) and Onward (2020).

She lent her voice to the 2013 animated film Planes, in the role of Rochelle. To date, the film has grossed well over $200 million at the box office worldwide. She also starred in the film Enough Said, directed by Nicole Holofcener, which was released on September 18, 2013.

This marked her debut as a lead actress in a full-length feature film. The film garnered rave reviews from film critics, ranking among the best-reviewed films of 2013. The website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 96% based on 152 reviews, many of them praising Louis-Dreyfus’ performance.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Age

She was born on January 13, 1961 in New York City, U.S. She is 59 years old as of 2019.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Family

She was born in New York City to Billionaire Gérard Louis-Dreyfus and Judith Bowles. Her grandfather, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was the president of the Louis Dreyfus Group, and he was a member of a Jewish family from Alsace and served as a cavalry officer and member of the French Resistance during World War II.

She is a great-great-granddaughter of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, who in 1851 founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a French commodities and shipping conglomerate, which members of her family still control.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Siblings

She has four siblings namely Lauren Bowles, Emma Louis-Dreyfus, Raphael Louis-Dreyfus, and Phoebe Louis-Dreyfus.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Children

She was blessed with two children namely Charlie Hall (son) and Henry Hall (son)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Husband

She is married to actor, comedian, director, and writer Brad Hall in 1987. Her husband is best known as a Weekend Update news anchor on Saturday Night Live and for creating the sitcoms The Single Guy and Watching Ellie.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth

She is an American actress, comedienne, producer, and singer who has an estimated net worth of $250 million dollars.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Height

She stands at a height of 1.6meters.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Saturday Night Live

She became a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985, the youngest female cast member in the history of the program at that time. During her time on SNL, she appeared with several actors who would later rise to prominence, such as Eddie Murphy, Jim Belushi, Billy Crystal, and Martin Short.

It was during her third and final year on SNL that she met writer Larry David during his only year on the show, who would later co-create Seinfeld. She has commented that her casting on SNL was a “Cinderella-getting-to-go-to-the-ball kind of experience”.

In May 2006, Louis-Dreyfus hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, becoming the first female former cast member to return to the show in the hosting role. In the episode, she appeared with her Seinfeld co-stars Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in her opening monologue, parodying the so-called “Seinfeld curse”.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Awards

She is one of the most awarded actresses in American television history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer, tying Cloris Leachman for the most acting wins.

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 2017, 2016, 2015, … · Veep, The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series 2015 · Veep
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 1996 · Seinfeld
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 2018, 1998, 1997, … · Veep, Seinfeld
  • Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series 2014, 2013 · Veep
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television 1994 · Seinfeld
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series 2018, 2017, 2014, … · Veep, Seinfeld
  • TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy 2014 · Veep
  • TV Land Legacy of Laughter Award 2009
  • Glamour Woman of the Year Award 1997

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Movies

  • Downhill
  • Enough Said
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Onward
  • National Lampon’s
  • Soul Man
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Jack the Bear
  • North
  • Deconstruction Harry
  • Animal Farm Troll
  • Picture Paris
  • Father’s Day
  • The Woman of SNL
  • Geppetto
  • London Suite
  • The Art of being Nick

Julia Louis-Dreyfus TV Shows

  • Veep
  • Seinfield
  • The New Adventures
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Arrested Development
  • Saturday Night Live
  • 30 Rock
  • The Simpsons
  • Watching Ellie
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Day by Day
  • The Art of being Nick
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