JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS (Eva) earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her
portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC series "Seinfeld," as Christine Campbell in the CBS hit
comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and most recently as Vice President Selina
Meyer in the HBO series "Veep." Between all shows combined, she has received three Emmy
awards with fourteen nominations, a Golden Globe award with four nominations, five Screen
Actors Guild Awards with eleven nominations and four American Comedy Awards with eight
Louis-Dreyfus is currently in production on the third season of the HBO series, "Veep"
directed by Armando Iannucci. The half-hour comedy centers on Selina Meyer, the new Vice
President of the United States.
Recently, Louis-Dreyfus lent her voice to the new Disney animated film PLANES, a
spin-off of the 2006 animated film CARS about a crop-dusting plane whose dreams of competing
in a famous aerial race are inhibited by his fear of heights. Disney released the film on August 9,
Last December, Louis-Dreyfus premiered "Picture Paris" on HBO, a short film written
and directed by Brad Hall, and co-starring Cesar Award winner Eric Elmosnino. The short
follows an ordinary suburban mom (Louis-Dreyfus) whose son is leaving for college and
compensates for her empty nest syndrome by carefully planning a life-changing trip to Paris.
When her plans go hilariously awry, she finds herself wondering if the things we most desire --
passion, revenge, love and Paris itself are possible in our day to day lives. This year, the film
played at BFI London Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Santa Barbara International Film
Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival among other festivals around the world.
Her other television credits include multiple appearances on HBO's "Curb Your
Enthusiasm" which was co-created by Larry David of "Seinfeld," a recurring role on Matt
Groening's "The Simpsons" on FOX, a recurring role in 2003 on Fox's critically acclaimed
"Arrested Development," NBC's 2002 real-time sitcom "Watching Ellie," and the TNT animated
film "Animal Farm" to which she lent her voice alongside Ian Holm, Kelsey Grammer and
Patrick Stewart. 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. She subsequently hosted the show twice, becoming the first female former cast member
to return as host.
Feature film credits include co-starring in Pixar's animated hit A BUG'S LIFE, Woody
Allen's Oscar winning HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, Allen's DECONSTRUCTING HARRY,
Rob Reiner's NORTH, Ivan Reitman's FATHERS' DAY, and JACK THE BEAR.
Louis-Dreyfus is 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.
She studied theatre at Northwestern University where she was also a recipient of a
Doctor of Arts in 2007. During college, she was a member of The Practical Theater Company,
and Chicago's famed Second-City comedy troupe.
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