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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Real name: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Status: Married
Partner: Brad Hall

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Biography

Louis-Dreyfus spent her childhood in several countries, living with her mother and stepfather. She was later raised in Bethesda, Maryland, and graduated from the Holton-Arms School. She attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she studied theater and was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority which she left after a semester of membership. She did not graduate from Northwestern and dropped out to pursue her career. She was, however, awarded a honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in 2007. Since 1987 she has been married to actor/writer Brad Hall, whom she met while they were students at Northwestern. Hall also worked on SNL. They have two sons, Henry (born 1992) and Charles (born 1997).

After Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus began a new NBC sitcom, Watching Ellie, which was canceled after two abbreviated seasons. She had a notable recurring guest role as the deceitful prosecutor Maggie Lizer on Arrested Development. Louis-Dreyfus came to be seen as a victim of "the Seinfeld Curse", a term applied to typecast actors who, after appearing in an enormously popular television series or movie, have trouble finding popularity in other roles. However, the impressive ratings for The New Adventures of Old Christine plus the series' renewal for a third season have shown that any "curse" is apparently broken in Louis-Dreyfus' case. She received a Lead Actress Emmy Award for her work on the first season of The New Adventures of Old Christine.

She has also appeared on Seinfeld co-creator Larry David's show Curb Your Enthusiasm, playing herself fictionally trying to break the "curse" by planning to star in a show in which she would play an actress affected by a Seinfeld-like curse. That storyline expanded on Seinfeld's "show about nothing" theme by twisting it into a "show about a show about a show about nothing."

Emmy Awards
- 1992: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1993: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1994: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1995: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1996: won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1997: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1998: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 2006: won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series -- The New Adventures of Old Christine
- 2007: nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series -- The New Adventures of Old Christine

Golden Globe Awards
- 1994: won for Best Supporting Actress in a TV production -- Seinfeld
- 1995: nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a TV production -- Seinfeld
- 2007: nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series-Comedy -- The New Adventures of Old Christine

Screen Actors Guild Awards
- 1995: nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1996: nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1997: won for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1998: won for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 1999: nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series -- Seinfeld
- 2006: nominated for Outstanding Performance By an Actress in a Comedy Series -- The New Adventures of Old Christine



 


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