Julia Louis-Dreyfus. biography
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in New York City and jump-started her acting career with the comedy troupe Second City and Chicago’s Practical Theatre Company prior to moving to New York in 1982.
Once there, Julia became a regular player on Saturday Night Live (1982-85) and went on to make her film debut in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) followed by Soul Man (1986).
Julia continued making her presence known in Hollywood with memorable appearances in the TV series Day By Day (1988-89) and the comedy Christmas Vacation (1989). A year later, she landed her big break as Elaine Benes in Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld’s hit sitcom Seinfeld (1990-98), which lead to her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and further designated her as a prominent comedic actress.
From 2000 to 2009, Julia again worked with Larry David on his sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm while voicing the character of Gloria in The Simpsons (2001-08). She also starred in the TV shows Watching Ellie (2002-03) and Arrested Development (2004-05) before landing the lead role in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10) for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in 2007.
Later in 2010, Julia appeared in the TV series Web Therapy alongside Lisa Kudrow and again in 2012. That same year, Julia transformed into political powerhouse Selina Meyer in the TV series Veep (2012-13), a consistently, funny performance that has since resulted in a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a TV Series and the 2013 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress.
The funny lady’s most recent projects include the animated flick Planes (2013) with Val Kilmer and the comedy Enough Said (2013) with the late-actor James Gandolfini.