Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Born

1/13/1961, New York City, New York, USA

Birth Name

Julia Elizabeth Scarlett Louis-Dreyfus

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Little Yum-Yum, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Julia Louise Dreyfus
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9.3
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Biography

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress and comedian of French Jewish descent. Born in New York City, Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. She has also appeared in quite a few sitcoms and films over the years, but is best…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2013, Julia won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series playing Selina Meyer on Veep at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    • In 2012, Julia won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series playing Selina Meyer on Veep.

    • Julia is ranked #95 in the "100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM".

    • While starring in Seinfeld, Julia appeared in one of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. Her topic was school support.

    • In 2006, Julia won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series playing Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of The Old Christine. She was nominated a further four time for this series - in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

    • Julia was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006 for her sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine.

    • Julia was on the cover of TV Guide for the 4/23/06 issue.

    • Julia attended the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

    • Julia is the first female SNL cast member to come back and host the show.

    • Julia hosted the May 13, 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live with Paul Simon as a musical guest. Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and Al Gore all made surprise appearances.

    • In Watching Ellie, Julia acted with her half-sister, Lauren Bowles, who appeared in several episodes.

    • Julia won two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1997 and two in 1998, each time for both "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" for Seinfeld. Julia was also nominated in 1995, 1996, and 1999.

    • Julia won three Viewers for Quality Television Awards for "Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Comedy Series" for Seinfeld in 1992, 1993, and 1994.

    • Julia had been part of ABC's Fridays (1980) sketch-comedy series, where she worked with Michael Richards and Larry David. Julia would reunite with the two almost ten years later on Seinfeld.

    • Julia was chosen by People Magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1998.

    • Julia did not appear in the original pilot for Seinfeld. The reason for this is that Jerry Seinfeld and the writers for the show had not come up with the character of "Elaine" yet, and only later realized that the show would need a female character to balance the cast.

    • Both Julia and (then future) husband Brad Hall appeared as part of NBC's Saturday Night Life cast in the early 1980s. They are the only husband/wife duo to ever be part of the cast together.

    • Julia has five American Comedy Awards for "Funniest Supporting Female Performer in a TV Series" for Seinfeld, winning them in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, and 1998. Julia was also nominated for the same category in 1996 and 1999.

    • In 1996, Julia won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld. Julia was also nominated for Emmys in the same category in 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1993, and 1992.

    • Julia won a Golden Globe award in 1994 for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV" for her work on Seinfeld. Julia was also nominated in 1995 for the same category.

    • Julia was nominated for another American Comedy Award in 2001 for "Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series" for her appearance in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    • Julia is the daughter of Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, a french billionaire who has been featured in the Forbes magazine "Richest People in the World" list. In 2004, Gerard was #170 with an estimated net worth of 2.9 billion dollars.

    • Julia's grandfather, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was a member of the French Resistance during World War II, and flew 88 missions for Charles de Gaulle's Free French Air Force.

    • Julia fought and won a battle with NBC censors to allow a scene in Watching Ellie that shows a man running around his house completely naked in front of Julia's character.

    • Julia's nickname is "Little Yum-Yum," given to her by her Seinfeld co-stars.

    • Julia has been married to Brad Hall (actor/writer) since 1987. The two met while at college at Northwestern University.

    • Julia has two sons, Henry (born in 1992), and Charles (born in 1997). Both were born during her stay on Seinfeld, and both pregnicies were cleverly covered-up on the show.

    • Julia was considered for the role of Marla Singer in the 1999 movie Fight Club.

    • Julia is a contributor to the generally liberal Internet weblog The Huffington Post.

    • Julia wears a size 8.5 shoe.

    • Julia is just 5'2.5" (1.58 meters) tall.

    • Julia was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority in college.

    • Julia appeared as two different characters on Day By Day and The Art of Being Nick, the two spinoffs sired by Family Ties.

    • Julia has had three TV roles with extremely similar names (Ellie, Elaine, and Eileen).

    • Julia's NBC sitcom Watching Ellie had its name changed twice from 23:12, 22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs, and finally to Watching Ellie.

  • Quotes

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: There are lots of strong women on television, which is superb, and I'd like to be one of them. There seems to be a lot of interesting work for women in television, much more so than I would say in films.

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: (on her name's pronunciation) It's LOO-ee DRY-fus. This is the deal: it's French, and it's hyphenated, and it's weird.

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live, and I didn't even consult my parents. They were very supportive because they had no choice.

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them.

    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus: All of my friends who are single have moved out of New York. They didn't like it.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Classic

    9.5
    Julia Louis Dreyfus who has been in a couple of sitcoms in the past, was most famous for the role she played in the greatest sitcom ever, Seinfeld. In her role she played the Ex- Girlfriend to Jerry. She also stars in her new sitcom called the new adventures of old christine
  • empty

    9.0
    Great, I think that she is just is an awesome actress, and I think that she is one of the best around, her character in Seinfeld, was the coolest of all the females characters, and I love her new role on The New Adventures of Old Christine, I really like her style and I really think that she is pretty. I like her a lot.
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