actor bio/ julia louis-dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Christine Campbell in the hit comedy THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, and has been nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance. Winner of the 2006 Emmy® Award in the same category, Louis-Dreyfus has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe for her work.
Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit series Seinfeld. She received an Emmy® Award, a Golden Globe Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine-year run.
Louis-Dreyfus had a recurring role on the critically acclaimed television series Arrested Development, and starred in the series Watching Ellie. She recently lent her voice in a recurring guest—starring stint on The Simpsons, in addition to the telefilm Animal Farm. Louis-Dreyfus first made her mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on Saturday Night Live, opposite the likes of Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Eddie Murphy.
Louis-Dreyfus' feature film credits include lending her voice for the character of Princess Atta in the animated hit A Bug's Life, and starring roles in Woody Allen's Academy Award®-winning Hannah and Her Sisters, Deconstructing Harry, North, Fathers' Day and Jack the Bear.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Louis-Dreyfus studied theater at Northwestern ...
University. During college, she was a member of the Practical Theater Company and subsequently joined Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe.