Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actor
After receiving her start as a regular performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) during the early 1980s, comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was forever immortalized as the assertive, serial-dating ... Read more »
Born: 01/13/1961 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Veep 1982 - 1985, 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Watching Ellie 1982 - 1985, 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Guys Choice 2014 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Enough Said 2013 (Movie)

Eva (Actor)

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Rochelle (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2009, 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women of SNL 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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The New Adventures of Old Christine 2005 - 2010 (TV Show)

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TV Land Awards 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Earth to America! 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The Seinfeld Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Primetime Glick 1982 - 1985, 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Saturday Night Live 1982 - 1985, 1990 - 1998, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Seinfeld 1990 - 1998, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Single Guy 1982 - 1985, 1990 - 1998, 2000 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Naqoyqatsi 2002 (Movie)

(Herself)

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Just Cause (03/11/01) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Speak Truth to Power 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Animal Farm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Blue's Big Pajama Party 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Queen of the Whole Wide World 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Stars Come Out: The GLAAD Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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12th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Bug's Life 1998 (Movie)

of Princess Atta (Voice)

Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld: The Chronicle 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

Fathers' Day 1997 (Movie)

Carrie Lawrence (Actor)

Neil Simon's "London Suite" 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Good Money 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Fourth Annual Environmental Media Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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North 1994 (Movie)

North's Mom (Actor)

Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

Peggy Etinger (Actor)

The 7th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Day By Day 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 1989 (Movie)

Margo Chester (Actor)

The Art of Being Nick 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Soul Man 1986 (Movie)

Lisa Stimson (Actor)

Troll 1986 (Movie)

Jeannette Cooper (Actor)

Geppetto (TV Show)

Actor

Picture Paris (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After receiving her start as a regular performer on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) during the early 1980s, comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was forever immortalized as the assertive, serial-dating, awkward-dancing spongeophile Elaine Benes on the iconic sitcom, "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). Prior to her superstardom gained from the show, Louis-Dreyfus made her feature debut with a minor role in Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986), and followed with rather ignominious appearances in "Soul Man" (1986) and "Troll" (1986). She had her first regular sitcom role on the short-lived "Day by Day" (NBC, 1988-89) and had a memorable supporting turn as a snobby neighbor in "Christmas Vacation" (1989) before joining the cast of "Seinfeld," due in large part to network pressure that creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David add a female character to the male-centric series. For nine seasons, Louis-Dreyfus portrayed the insecure, but brutally honest Elaine with intelligence and biting humor, and held her own with her equally eccentric male counterparts (Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards), while earning numerous awards for her performance. Once the series famously ended, Louis-Dreyfus kept a relatively low profiled until returning to network television with her own sitcom, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS, 2006-2010), which demonstrated that she was free of the alleged "'Seinfeld' curse" that plagued her co-stars' subsequent projects while proving that she was one of television's most popular performers.

Relationships

Lauren Bowles Actor

Half-Sister
Acted together on "Seinfeld" (NBC), "Watching Ellie" (NBC), and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS)

Judith Bowles

Mother
Divorced from Louis-Dreyfus' father when Julia was one; worked as private tutor to children with special needs

Patrick Fischler Actor

Sister-In-Law

Brad Hall Executive Producer

Husband
Met while both were attending Northwestern University in Evanston, IL Together since c. 1981 Worked together on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) Married Feb. 13, 1987 Hall created the NBC series "Watching Ellie," starring Louis-Dreyfus

Charles Hall

Son
Born May 30, 1997; father, Brad Hall

Henry Hall

Son
Born July 1, 1992; father, Brad Hall

William Louis-Dreyfus

Father
French billionaire; changed his name from Gerard to William in the 1940s; divorced from first wife when Julia was one; chairman of Louis Dreyfus Group

Phyllis Louis-Dreyfus

Step-Mother

Phoebe Louis-Dreyfus

Sister
Born c. 1968

Pierre Louis-Dreyfus

Grandfather
Fought for the French Resistance during World War II

Leopold Louis-Dreyfus

Great-Great-Grandfather
French; founded international firm The Louis Dreyfus Group

Robert Louis-Dreyfus

Cousin
Former owner of Adidas (1993-2001); owned the French football club Olympique de Marseille

L. Thompson Bowles

Step-Father

EDUCATION

Holton-Arms School

Bethesda , Maryland
A prestigious independent college-preparatory school for girls

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Dropped out to pursue her career; awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 2007

Milestones

2012

Starred on HBO's "Veep" as the hapless yet well-meaning U.S. vice president Selina Meyer

2010

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2006

Starred as the anxiety-riddled divorced mom on the CBS sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine"; received Golden Globe (2006), SAG (2006, 2009) and Emmy (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

2004

Landed a recurring role as the compulsively lying prosecutor Maggie Lizer on "Arrested Development" (Fox)

2002

Starred on short-lived sitcom "Watching Ellie" (NBC)

2000

Returned to TV as the Blue Fairy in the ABC musical "Geppetto"; accepted the role as it offered a chance to sing and dance

2000

Appeared on "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David's HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as a fictional version of herself; reunited with the other three principal "Seinfeld" cast members on several episodes

1998

Voiced the character of Princess Atta in the computer animated feature "A Bug's Life"

1997

Landed small role in Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry"

1990

Cast in breakthrough role as Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" (NBC); received Golden Globe (1995), SAG (1995, 1996, 1999) and Emmy (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

1988

Starred on the TV series "Day By Day" (NBC)

1987

Co-starred in "The Art of Being Nick"; an unsold sitcom pilot for a "Family Ties" spinoff

1986

Feature debut in "Hannah and Her Sisters"

1982

TV debut as a regular on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Member of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe

Raised in Washington, DC

Member of the Practical Theatre company in Chicago

Bonus Trivia

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In addition to her television work, Louis-Dreyfus and her husband Brad Hall occasionally contributed to political commentator Adriana Huffington’s popular blog Huffingtonpost.com.

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