Julia Louis Dreyfus Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Veep, Awards and Family wealth

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Julia Louis Dreyfus Biography

Julia Louis Dreyfus born as  Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer. In television comedy, she is best  known for her work in Saturday Night Live (1982–1985), Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–2010), and Veep (2012–present). Julia  is one of the most awarded actors in television history, winning more Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer (eight of the Emmy awards were for acting, tying Cloris Leachman for the most acting Primetime Emmy wins; she has also received three Emmy awards for producing).

After Julia broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, she was  casted in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. Her success came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Other remarkable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, which has been renewed by HBO for a seventh and final season. Her film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013). Julia voiced roles in the animated films A Bug’s Life (1998) and Planes (2013).

Julia has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing, with a total of 24 nominations throughout her career. 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, Time named Louis-Dreyfus one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.  She received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, presented by the Kennedy Center as America’s highest comedy honor in 2018.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Age

Julia was born on January 13, 1961 in New York City. She is 58 years old as of 2019.

How Tall Is Julia Louis Dreyfus

Julia stands at a height of 1.6m.

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Louis-Dreyfus was in New York City. She is the daughter of, Judith (née LeFever)a writer and special needs tutor,and her father, Gérard Louis-Dreyfus who chaired Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.

Julia is a great-great-granddaughter of Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, who in 1851 founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a French commodities and shipping conglomerate, which members of her family control into the 21st century.Her paternal grandfather, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was president of the Louis Dreyfus Group. Pierre was from an Alsatian-Jewish family; he remained in France during World War II, fighting as a cavalry officer and later in the French Resistance. Her paternal grandmother was born in America to parents from Brazil (of German descent) and Mexico; during the 1940s, she moved Julia’s father to America from France.

One year after Louis-Dreyfus’s birth in 1962, her parents divorced. When they relocate to Washington, D.C., Julia was eight years.   Julia’s mother married L. Thompson Bowles, Dean of the George Washington University Medical School. In her childhood, her mother occasionally took her to Unitarian church services.

Louis-Dreyfus spent her childhood in several states and countries, in connection with her stepfather’s work with Project HOPE, including Vietnam, Colombia, and Tunisia.  In 1979 she graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, .

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Julia’s maternal half-sister know as Lauren Bowles who was born in 1970, is also an actress, who has appeared with Julia on Seinfeld, Watching Ellie, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep. Julia also has two paternal half-sisters, Phoebe who was born in 1968 and Emma who was born in June 16, 1974 – August 13, 2018. One of her cousins known as Robert Louis-Dreyfus (1946–2009), was former CEO of Adidas and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football club.

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Julia met her future husband Brad Hall a Saturday Night Live comedian while at Northwestern. They married in 1987. The couple has two sons together, Henry, born in 1992, and Charles, born in 1997. Charles who is their second born is a walk-on for the Northwestern Wildcats men’s basketball team. In 2007, she was invited back to Northwestern to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

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Julia spent her childhood in several states and countries, in connection with her stepfather’s work with Project HOPE, including Vietnam, Colombia, and Tunisia. In 1979 she graduated from the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland.

“There were things I did in school (Holton-Arms School) that, had there been boys in the classroom, I would have been less motivated to do. For instance, I was president of the honor society”

Julia joined Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and studied theatre before dropping out to take a professional acting job.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Veep |Julia Louis Dreyfus Hbo Show

HBO confirmed in early 2011 that Julia had been cast in the lead role of U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer in a new satirical comedy series titled Veep. The series was ordered for a first season of eight episodes. It was announced, besides her starring role, Julia would also serve as a producer of the series. While preparing for her role, Julia spoke with several former vice presidents, including Al Gore, senators, speechwriters, chiefs of staffs of various offices and schedulers. She has publicly commended HBO for allowing the cast and crew to engage in a “protracted pre-production process”, which included a six-week rehearsal period before filming started.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Seinfeld

During early 1990s, Julia became famous for the role of Elaine Benes on NBC’s Seinfeld. She was able to  play the role for nine seasons, appearing in all but three episodes. One of the episodes that she did not appear in was the inaugural pilot episode, “The Seinfeld Chronicles”, because her character was not initially intended to be a part of the series. It was only after the first episode that NBC executives felt the show was too male-centric, and demanded that creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David add a woman to the cast. It was revealed in the commentary on the DVD package that the addition of a female character was the condition for commissioning the show. Louis-Dreyfus won the role over several other actresses who would also eventually enjoy their own TV success, including Patricia Heaton, Rosie O’Donnell and Megan Mullally.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Movies

2013 – Planes as Rochelle
2013 – Enough Said as Eva
2012 – Picture Paris as Ellen Larson
1998 – A Bug’s Life as Princess Atta
1997 – Fathers’ Day as Carrie Lawrence
1997 – Deconstructing Harry as Leslie
1994 – North as North’s Mother
1993 – Jack the Bear as Peggy Etinger
1989 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation as Margo Chester
1986 – Troll as Jeanette Cooper
1986 – Hannah and Her Sisters as Mary
1986 – Soul Man as Lisa Stimson

Julia Louis Dreyfus TV Shows

2015 – Inside Amy Schumer as Herself
2012–present – Veep as Selina Meyer
2012 – Web Therapy as Shevaun Haig
2010 – 30 Rock as Liz Lemon (cut-away sequences)
2006–10 – The New Adventures of Old Christine as Christine Campbell
2006, 2007, 2016 – Saturday Night Live as Herself (host)
2005 – The Fairly OddParents as Blonda
2004–05 – Arrested Development as Maggie Lizer
2002–03 – Watching Ellie as Ellie Riggs
2001, 2007, 2008 – The Simpsons as Gloria (voice)
2000–01, 2009 – Curb Your Enthusias as Herself
2000 – Geppetto as The Blue Fairy
1999 – Animal Farm as Mollie
1997 – Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist as Julia
1997 – Hey Arnold! as Miss Felter
1996 – London Suite as Debra Dolby
1995 – The Single Guy Tina
1992 – Dinosaurs as Heather Worthington
1990–98 – Seinfeld as Elaine Benes
1988–89 – Day by Day as Eileen Swift
1988 – Family Ties as Susan White
1982–85 – Saturday Night Live as Various Characters

Julia Louis Dreyfus House

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Julia Louis Dreyfus Religion

In her childhood, her mother occasionally took her to Unitarian church services.  Her mother was Christian and her father was Jewish

Julia Louis Dreyfus Awards

Julia performance earned her two Golden Globe Award nominations, winning once in 1994, nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, winning one in 1995 and two in both 1997 and 1998, and seven American Comedy Awards, winning five times in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998. 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 from 1992 to 1998. After receiving the award, Louis-Dreyfus claimed the win was a “shocker”, and that after being in both positions, it was “much better to win than to lose.”

Alessandra Stanley from The New York Times stated that Louis-Dreyfus’ performance on the series proved she is “one of the funniest women on network television.” Julia in addition she earned  the 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in the first season. Pointing at the curse, she stated in her acceptance speech, “I’m not somebody who really believes in curses, but curse this, baby!” All through the course of the series, she received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations, three consecutive Satellite Award nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. In 2007, she also received two nominations for a People’s Choice Award due to her return to popularity, thanks to the success of Old Christine.
Julia was granted the honorary award for Legacy of Laughter at the TV Land Awards in 2009.

Julia has also received five Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations, winning twice in 2013 and 2014, ten Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, winning twice in 2014 and 2017, and five Television Critics Association Award nominations, winning once in 2014. Her performance has additionally garnered her five Satellite Award nominations and five consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations.

The website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 96% based on 152 reviews, many of them praising Julia’s performance.  She received a number of Best Actress nominations for her role in the film at award ceremonies, including the Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the American Comedy Awards.

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In addition to her lucrative career in show business, LouisDreyfus stands to inherit a huge sum of money from her father, French businessman Gerard LouisDreyfus, who died in 2016. She gave a loving tribute to her father at the Emmys that year.

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Julia afterwards became a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985.  She was  the youngest female cast member in the history of the program at that time. While  on SNL, she appeared alongside several actors who would later rise to prominence, such as Eddie Murphy, Jim Belushi, Billy Crystal, and Martin Short. It was during her third and final year on SNL that she met writer Larry David during his only year on the show,  who would later co-create Seinfeld. Julia has commented that her casting on SNL was a “Cinderella-getting-to-go-to-the-ball kind of experience”; however, she has also admitted that at times it was often quite tense, stating that she “didn’t know how to navigate the waters of show business in general and specifically doing a live sketch-comedy show”.

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. Thomas Howell; and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), in which she starred alongside fellow SNL alum Chevy Chase. In 1987, Louis-Dreyfus appeared in the NBC sitcom pilot The Art of Being Nick, an intended spin-off from Family Ties starring Scott Valentine. When the pilot did not make it to series, Louis-Dreyfus was retained by producer Gary David Goldberg for a role on his new sitcom Day by Day, as the sarcastic and materialistic neighbor, Eileen Swift. Premiering in early 1988, Day by Day aired for two seasons on NBC before being cancelled.

Is Julia Louis Dreyfus Related To Richard Dreyfuss

After Julia announced the death of her father Fans started sending acclaimed actor Richard Dreyfuss tweets and other messages, assuming he was her father.

Dreyfuss, 68, took to Twitter to dispel any worries.

“I’m actually not Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ father. But I really appreciate all the concerned tweets,” he wrote. That tweet instantly went viral, with almost 2,000 retweets.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Tina Fey

Actress Tina Fey has stated that Louis-Dreyfus served as inspiration for her character Liz Lemon on the award-winning NBC comedy series 30 Rock.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Father Death

Julia’s father died two days before the Emmy Awards at which Julia took home her fifth concecutive Emmy and her seventh overall.

Her father was Born in France in 1932, Gérard C. Louis-Dreyfus grew up in Paris before moving to America when his parents divorced. His father, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, who worked for the family’s agriculture processing giant Louis Dreyfus Group, was also a part of the French Resistance in World War II. His mother was the American-born daughter of a Brazilian father and a Mexican mother.

Her father  was a billionaire businessman who began  his career as a lawyer, working for a New York City law firm after graduating from Duke University’s School of Law. He then  served as the chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.

Although he was perhaps best known for his business endeavors, Louis-Dreyfus had a creative side, too: He was a poet, and served as chairman of the Poetry Society of America for 10 years.

He was also an avid art collector, and accumulated a collection of works by more than 170 artists estimated to be worth as much as $50 million.

Julia Louis Dreyfus Book

  1. Life Magazine, September 15, 2006 issue-Julia Louis-Dreyfus-The New Adventures of Old Christine
  2. [(How My Private Personal Journa)] [Author: DeVillers Julia] published on (March, 2006)
  3. SeinOff : The Final Days of Seinfeld
  4. Troll: VHS Video movie
  5. USA Weekend (September 7-9, 2012 – Richard Gere)
  6. Watch! Magazine : Escape Into Entertainment (June 2010, Volume 5 / Number 3)
    Some New Beginnings Our Next American Journey

Julia Louis Dreyfus Larry David

Among the highlights of the evening Julia was being announced as the 2018 Winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor were comedy sets by Tina Fey and Kumail Nanjiani, bits by Keegan Michael-Key and Stephen Colbert, and a performance by Jack Johnson, as well as additional appearances by Bryan Cranston, Lisa Kudrow, Ilana Glazer, and many more. Best of all, however, might have been Larry David, who showed up not in person but via a pre-recorded video message to offer a touching message to his Seinfeld co-star Julia.

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Julia Louis Dreyfus 2018 Winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

This, at least, is the Very American™ conclusion arrived at by both the comedians gathered late in October 2018 to fete Julia as the newest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, as well as by the Kennedy Center board members responsible for elevating her to that honor in the first place.

“She is on the Mount. Rushmore. of Comedy, no matter what your gender is,” Broad City’s Ilana Glazer, endeavoring to shift the conversation away from centering Louis-Dreyfus’ position as a woman in comedy, stressed for the red carpet press scrum before the ceremony began. An hour or so later, introducing a surprise guest there to give a variably funny rundown of the Twain prize’s short, mostly illustrious history, David Rubenstein, President of the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees, unintentionally echoed Glazer’s off-the-cuff red carpet sentiment almost verbatim, noting that Louis-Dreyfus had more than earned a place on the “Mount Rushmore of Humor.”

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