Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer. She is known for her work in the comedy television series Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$250 Million|
|Salary:||$500 Thousand Per Episode|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 13, 1961 (61 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Born January 13, 1961, in New York City, Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is the eldest daughter of billionaire financier Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. Gerard is the French-born former Chairman of the Louis-Dreyfus Group. He is worth $4 billion. Julia’s great-great-grandfather, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founded the Louis-Dreyfus Group, an international commodities and shipping conglomerate, in 1851. Julia’s parents divorced when she was one. Her mother remarried L. Thompson Bowles, Dean of George Washington Medical School, and relocated her to Washington, DC when Julia was four. Julia spent her childhood moving between different states and countries, including Columbia and Tunisia, in connection with her stepfather’s work with Project HOPE. In 1979 she graduated from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been married to comedian Brad Hall since 1987. They met while studying at Northwestern University and today they have two children together. In September 2017, Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received her diagnosis just one day after winning an Emmy for her role in “Veep” and announced it via Twitter. In October 2018, during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” she announced she was cancer-free. As far as her political beliefs, she endorsed the presidential campaigns of Al Gore, Barack Obama both times, and Hillary Clinton.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Highlights
Here are some of the best highlights of Julia Louis Dreyfus’ career:
- Seinfield (TV-Show, 1989-1998)
- Enough Said (Movie, 2013)
She attended Northwestern University but dropped out before graduating to pursue an acting career. She appeared in Chicago’s improv group The Second City as part of her comedic training. At the age of 21, she landed a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live after being discovered while performing with The Practical Theatre Company at their Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee. At that time, Louis-Dreyfus was the youngest female cast member in the history of the show. She stayed with the show from 1982-1985. In her third and final year on SNL, she met Larry David (who would later co-create “Seinfeld”) during his only year on the show. After she left the show, she appeared in several high-profile movies, including Woody Allen’s 1986 “Hannah and Her Sisters.” She appeared alongside Chevy Chase in 1989’s “Christmas Vacation.” Julia also appeared in a couple of television pilots that never made it to fruition.