Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actress + Comedian
Born Jan 13, 1961

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedienne and producer, well known for her roles in Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and her current series Veep. She is also the voice of Atta in A Bug's Life. She was one of the regular cast members of Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. She was later cast in the role of Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, for which she achieved critical and commercial success.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on January 13, 1961.
1962 1 Year Old In 1962, one year after Louis-Dreyfus's birth, her parents divorced. … Read More


1979 18 Years Old Louis-Dreyfus spent her childhood in several states and countries, in connection with her stepfather's work with Project HOPE, including Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Tunisia. She graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland in 1979, and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. … Read More


1982 21 Years Old Louis-Dreyfus was subsequently a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985, becoming the youngest female cast member in the history of the program at that time. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old Following her 1985 departure from SNL, Louis-Dreyfus appeared in several films, including the Woody Allen-directed Hannah and Her Sisters (1986); Soul Man (1986), starring C. … Read More
1987 26 Years Old While at Northwestern, Louis-Dreyfus met future husband and Saturday Night Live comedian Brad Hall. She and Hall married in 1987. … Read More
1988 27 Years Old In 1988 she was cast in the NBC sitcom Day by Day, which aired for two seasons before being cancelled. … Read More


1996 35 Years Old …  In 1996 she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, an award she was nominated for on seven occasions. … Read More
2000 39 Years Old Louis-Dreyfus supported Al Gore's 2000 U.S. presidential bid, and also endorsed Barack Obama's bid for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. … Read More


2001 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 44 Years Old In 2005, it was announced that Louis-Dreyfus had been cast in the title role of a new CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. … Read More
The series debuted on CBS in March 2006 to an audience of 15 million and was initially a ratings winner for the network. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old In 2007, Louis-Dreyfus reprised her role as Gloria on The Simpsons, which she had first originated in the 2001 episode "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love", in the episode "I Don't Wanna Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".
2008 47 Years Old She appeared on the series once more in the 2008 episode "Sex, Pies and Idiot Scrapes".
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In the fall of 2009, she appeared with rest of the cast of Seinfeld in four episodes of the seventh season of Larry David's sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. … Read More
The following year Louis-Dreyfus received the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 4, 2010 for her remarkable contribution to the broadcast television industry as both an actress and a comedian. … Read More


2011 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In May and June 2011, Louis-Dreyfus teamed up with husband Brad Hall for her first short film, Picture Paris. … Read More
Following the success of the first season, Louis-Dreyfus was named by the Huffington Post as one of the funniest people of 2012 asserting that she is the "most magnetic and naturally funny woman on TV since Mary Tyler Moore." … Read More
Her Emmy nomination in 2013 marked her 14th acting nomination, surpassing the record long-held by Lucille Ball.
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