Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld. She received two Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, five Screen Actors Guild awards, and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine-year run.
Julia recently received her thirteenth Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep. This nomination ties Julia with Lucille Ball as the most nominated comedy actress in Emmy history.
Julia previously starred on CBS' hit comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine. She won an Emmy for her portrayal of Christine Campbell, a recently divorced working mom who's juggling career, motherhood and romance. The New Adventures of Old Christine comes from Creator/Executive Producer Kari Lizer (Will and Grace), and reunited Julia with Seinfeld director/producer Andy Ackerman.
Her other television credits include a recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed Arrested Development, NBC's 2002 real-time sitcom Watching Ellie, and the TNT animated film Animal Farm to which she lent her voice alongside Ian Holm, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart. Julia first made her mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on Saturday Night Live opposite the likes of Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Eddie Murphy.
Julia's feature film credits include Pixar's animated hit A Bug's Life,; Woody Allen's Academy-award winning Hannah and Her Sisters, with Mia Farrow and Michael Caine; Allen's Deconstructing Harry, with Judy Davis; Rob Reiner's North; Ivan Reitman's Fathers' Day with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal; and Jack the Bear with Danny DeVito and Gary Sinise.
Julia studied theater at Northwestern University. During college, she was a member of The Practical Theater Company, and subsequently joined Chicago's famed Second-City comedy troupe.