- Full Name: Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
- Born: 01/13/1961
- Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
- Marital Status: Married
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Net Wealth History
Julia became a regular on the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1982. Her comedic talent made her a favorite and helped her to gain popularity with audiences. She went on to appear in film with her debut in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters and Soul Man in 1986. Her real break came when she won the role of Elaine Benes on the popular NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1989-98). It was during this time that her career skyrocketed during the nine seasons that it aired and along with the popularity and fame, came the financial rewards.
About Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia is the great great granddaughter of famed businessman Leopold Louis-Dreyfus, founder of the Louis Dreyfus Group, an international company. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus on January 13, 1961, in New York City. Louis-Dreyfus is best known for her roles on the sitcoms Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine, and HBO series Veep. Louis-Dreyfus is the great-great-granddaughter of businessman Leopold Louis-Dreyfus, who founded the international Louis Dreyfus Group. She met and married her husband Brad Hall while both were attending Northwestern University in 1987, and the couple have two sons.
Julia was honored with a Golden Globe Award (1993) and an Emmy Award (1996) for her outstanding performance in her role as Elaine on Seinfeld. She continued to appear in other films including
Jack the Bear (1993); North (1994); Father’s Day (1997), and Deconstructing Harry (1997).
She also supplied the voice for Princess Atta in A Bug’s Life (1998).
Julia also starred in the sitcom Watching Ellie in 2002, but the show was cancelled before the end of the first season. She returned with New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) for five seasons and won an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series (2006).
Most recently Julia has appeared on the HBO series for TV show Veep (2012-14) and won two additional Emmys. She appeared with the late James Gandolfini in the film Enough Said (2013). The film was one of James’ last films and offers a mixed bag with the content focusing upon how romance works in middle age. Gandolfini passed away before the film was released but Louis-Dreyfus stated that she was thankful to have worked with him.
Julia takes a modest approach to her profession, she confesses that she does not possess any great wisdom to impart to others, but rather, she just seeks to be funny. This is obvious in the excellent performances that she consistently delivers. Not all of her endeavors have been as tremendously embraces as those in the Seinfeld days, but she has still achieved a high measure of success in her work. Julia continues to deliver top rated work whether it is in the comedic arena, which is her forte, or in the small moments of seriousness. She continues to be one of America’s favorite acresses regardless of the role she is playing.