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Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Born: 13 January 1961
Birthplace: New York, New York
Best known as:

Elaine on the sitcom Seinfeld

Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine Benes, ex-girlfriend and pal of Jerry Seinfeld, on the hit sitcomSeinfeld from 1990-98. (Their co-stars included Michael Richards as Kramer and Jason Alexander as George Costanza.) Louis-Dreyfus got her start in big-time comedy at Chicago's Second City club, and was a regular on TV's Saturday Night Live from 1982-85. She made her movie debut in Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986. She starred in her own short-lived sitcom in 2002, Watching Ellie, then she played a divorced mom in another new sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10), then she played the vice president of the United States in the comedy Veep (2012). For Seinfeld she was nominated for an Emmy seven times and won once, in 1996; for Christine she was nominated for an Emmy five times and won once; for Veep she won the Emmy in 2012.

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Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy Award as best supporting actress in a comedy series for Seinfeld in 1996... She married fellow SNL alumnus Brad Hall in 1987... She is the daughter of billionaire French businessman Gérard Louis-Dreyfus.

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