Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Highest Rated: 95% Enough Said (2013)
Lowest Rated: 14% North (1994)
Birthday: Jan 13, 1961
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Like other Saturday Night Live alumni, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made the move to feature films, but she achieved true stardom on TV as Seinfeld's inimitable Elaine Benes. Born to an affluent family and raised in Washington, D.C., Louis-Dreyfus studied theater at Northwestern University. Along with working as a member of The Practical Theater Company, Louis-Dreyfus cut her sharp comic teeth as part of Chicago's Second City troupe. She soon followed in the footsteps of prior Second City-ers John Belushi and Bill Murray, joining the cast of NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985 (along with Northwestern classmate and eventual husband Brad Hall). Louis-Dreyfus bounced to films with appearances in Soul Man (1986), Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), before returning to TV on the second episode of a low-rated NBC primetime sitcom starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld in 1990.As Jerry's ex-girlfriend-turned-pal Elaine, Louis-Dreyfus proved that she could hold her own as the sole female member of Seinfeld's do-nothing quartet of neurotic New Yorkers. With her "big wall of hair," signature shoes and penchant for over-enthusiastic exclamations, Louis-Dreyfus' Elaine was no mere foil, but rather a full participant in the show's increasingly popular, irony-laden comic shenanigans. Along with winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1996, Louis-Dreyfus won the Golden Globe in 1994 and the Screen Actor's Guild award in 1997 and 1998. During Seinfeld's phenomenally successful nine-year run, Louis-Dreyfus also played supporting roles in North (1994), Father's Day (1997), and as a libidinous sister in Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry (1997). After Seinfeld went off the air in 1998, Dreyfus took some time off from appearing in front of the camera to spend time with her husband and two sons, but she did the voice of Princess Atta in the Pixar animated blockbuster A Bug's Life (1998).Louis-Dreyfus subsequently returned to TV as the Blue Fairy in the TV movie musical Gepetto (2000) before attempting another sitcom. After two of her Seinfeld co-stars failed to make their own series fly in 2000 and 2001, Louis-Dreyfus opted for a non-traditional approach, playing a struggling lounge singer in the real time, laugh track free Watching Ellie in 2002. Louis-Dreyfus would continue to remain one of the most beloved comedic actresses in TV, starring on The New Adventures of Old Christine, and the political satire Veep.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
No Score Yet Stars In Shorts: No Ordinary Love Actor 2016
53% Live From New York! Actor 2015
95% Enough Said Eva 2013
25% Planes Rochelle $71.3M 2013
No Score Yet Picture Paris Ellen Larson Producer 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Lost & Found: SNL in the 80s Actor 2008
No Score Yet Love and Support Actor 2003
No Score Yet Geppetto The Blue Fairy 2000
40% Animal Farm Mollie 1999
92% A Bug's Life Princess Atta 1998
73% Deconstructing Harry Leslie 1997
25% Fathers' Day Carrie Lawrence 1997
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'London Suite' Debra Dolby 1996
14% North North's Mom 1994
29% Jack the Bear Peggy Etinger 1993
65% National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Margo Chester 1989
14% Soul Man Lisa Stinson 1986
91% Hannah and Her Sisters Mary 1986
25% Troll Jeannette Cooper 1986
No Score Yet Nagoyqatsi Actor

TV

CREDIT
91% Veep
2012-2017
Selina Meyer Sen. Selina Meyer Executive Producer Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Performer
  • 2016
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1976
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012-2018
Appearing
  • 2015
86% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
Liz Lemon
  • 2010
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Christine
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Herself
  • 2009
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Herself
  • 2009
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2008
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2001
75% Arrested Development
2003
Maggie Lizer Maggie
  • 2005
  • 2004
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Producer
  • 2004
  • 2002
No Score Yet Watching Ellie
2002-2003
Executive Producer Ellie Riggs Producer
  • 2003
  • 2002
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Elaine Benes
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
Susan
  • 1988

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