Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall is an American actress, comedian, singer and producer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep. Her breakthrough came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld. She has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing.
About Julia Louis-Dreyfus in brief
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall is an American actress, comedian, singer and producer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep. 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. She has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing. In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center as America’s highest comedy honor. In 2016, Time named her one of 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014. Her film roles include Hannah and Her Sisters, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Deconstructing Harry, and Enough Said. She also voiced roles in the animated films A Bug’s Life, Planes and Onward. She is a great-great-granddaughter of Léopold Louis-dreys, who in 1851 founded the Louis Dreys Group, a French commodities and shipping conglomerate, which members of her family still control. Her paternal grandfather, Pierre Louis- dreys, was president of the Louis dreys Group; 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.
Her American-born mother, Judith, was a writer and special needs tutor, and her French-born father, billionaire Gérard Louis- Drey fus, chaired the Louisdreys Company. During her childhood, her mother occasionally took her to Unitarian church services. She graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1979. She later received an honorary doctor of arts degree from Northwestern University in 2007. As part of her comedic training, she appeared in The Second City, which is one of Chicago’s best-known improvisational theatre groups. In 2010, she was asked to join the cast of NBC’s Saturday night comedy series, Saturday night Live. At the age of 21, she became the youngest cast member in the show’s history. She went on to star in several other television shows, including The Office, The Office Strikes Back, and The Office Presents, as well as a number of movies and television specials. She was the first female cast member to appear in the hit series Veep, which ran for seven seasons on HBO. In 2011, she starred in the film The New Adventure, which had a five-seasonrun on CBS. In 2012, she played Selina Meyer in Veep in the movie Hannah and her Sisters, which also starred Amy Poehler, John Belushi, John Aykroyd, Bill Murray, John Candy, Chris Farley, and many others.