Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress.
Louis-Dreyfus has earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series Seinfeld, and Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer in the HBO series Veep.
The Northwestern University grad has also received wide acclaim for her starring role as Eva in Fox Searchlight's Enough Said, opposite the late James Gandolfini.
The immensely celebrated actress may also be seen in her prior role as Christine Campbell on CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Her other television credits include numerous appearances on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was co-created by Larry David of Seinfeld, and a recurring role on Matt Groening's The Simpsons on FOX. She also played a recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed Arrested Development, among other productions.
Second-City comedy troupe alum Louis-Dreyfus made her first splash with fans during a 3-year stint on Saturday Night Live, beginning in 1982. She has since hosted the show twice — the first female former SNL cast member to return as host.
A committed and steadfast defender of the environment, she serves as a member on the leadership council for the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) as well as on the Board of Directors of Heal the Bay and on the Honorary Board of Heal the Ocean.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.