Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian and producer.
Julia is known for her work on the comedy series Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10), and Veep (2012–present).
Louis-Dreyfus broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theater Company in Chicago, which led to her casting in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. Her breakthrough came in 1990 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. 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 has recently been renewed by HBO for a fifth season.
Louis-Dreyfus’ film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Deconstructing Harry and Enough Said. She also voiced roles in several animated films, including A Bug’s Life and Planes.
Louis-Dreyfus has received a Golden Globe Award and seven Emmy Awards. She has also received six Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.