Friday, September 3, 2010

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit series Seinfeld. She received an Emmy award, a Golden Globe award, five Screen Actors Guild awards and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine year run. Most recently, she won the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her lead role on THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.

Her other recent television credits include a recurring role on Arrested Development. She also starred in the series Watching Ellie and lent her voice to the television movie Animal Farm. Louis-Dreyfus 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.

Louis-Dreyfus' feature film credits include the animated hit A Bug's Life, to which she lent her voice for the character Princess Atta, Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning Hannah and Her Sisters, Deconstructing Harry, North, Fathers' Day and Jack the Bear.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Louis-Dreyfus 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.Louis-Dreyfus was born in New York City. Her birth date is January 13.

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