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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1961-01-13 New York City, New York, USA

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Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her work on the comedy television series Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), as well as her roles on Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–2019). She is one of the most award-winning actresses in American television history, having received more Primetime Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer, tying Cloris Leachman (with eight) for the most acting wins. She broke 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. 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. Her other television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS; and 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 provided voices for the animated films A Bug's Life (1998), Planes (2013), and Onward (2020). In 2021, she began portraying Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing. She has also received a Golden Globe Award, nine 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. In 2016, Lena Dunham in Time named Louis-Dreyfus as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the artists category in the annual Time 100 list. In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center as America's highest comedy honor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Julia Louis-Dreyfus, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Thunderbolts* Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine 2025-04-30
You People Shelley 2023-01-20
Tuesday Zora 2023-09-01
Being Mary Tyler Moore Self (voice) 2023-03-13
You Hurt My Feelings Beth 2023-05-26
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Hawkeye Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (archive footage) 2022-02-09
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Valentina Allegra de Fontaine 2022-11-09
Black Widow Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (uncredited) 2021-07-07
Onward Laurel Lightfoot (voice) 2020-02-29
Downhill Billie Stanton 2020-02-06
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize Self 2018-11-19
The Words That Built America Reader - Declaration of Independence 2017-07-04
They're Real & They're Spectacular: Seinfeld Super Fans & The Summer of George Elaine Benes (archive footage) 2016-02-13
Live from New York! Self 2015-04-15
Generosity of Eye Herself 2015-04-18
Barely Legal Pawn Julia Louis-Dreyfus 2014-08-19
James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend Self 2013-12-22
The Making of 'Making a Scene' Self 2013-11-25
Making a Scene Woman 2013-11-25
Enough Said Eva 2013-09-18
Planes Rochelle (voice) 2013-08-09
Picture Paris Ellen Larson 2012-12-17
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011-02-20
The Women of SNL Various (archive footage) 2010-11-01
Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain Herself 2007-07-02
The Pixar Story Atta (voice) (archive footage) 2007-08-28
Earth to America Self 2005-11-20
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live Self 2005-02-20
Seinfeld: How It Began Herself/Elaine Benes 2004-11-23
Naqoyqatsi Self (archive footage) 2002-09-02
Geppetto Blue Fairy 2000-05-07
Animal Farm Mollie (voice) 1999-10-03
A Bug's Life Atta (voice) 1998-11-25
Fathers' Day Carrie Lawrence 1997-05-09
Deconstructing Harry Leslie 1997-12-12
Neil Simon's London Suite Debra Dolby 1996-09-15
North North's Mom 1994-07-22
Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! Kathy Lee Kathy 1994-05-18
Jack the Bear Peggy Etinger 1993-04-02
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Margo Chester 1989-11-30
Soul Man Lisa Stimson 1986-10-24
Troll Jeanette Cooper 1986-01-17
Hannah and Her Sisters Mary 1986-02-07
Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother, and Me