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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a Actor and Producer American born on 13 january 1961 at New York City (USA)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
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Birth name Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
Nationality USA
Birth 13 january 1961 (59 years) at New York City (USA)

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (/ˈluːiː ˈdraɪfəs/; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedienne and producer. She is known for her work on the comedy series Seinfeld (1989–1998), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006–10) and Veep (2012–present).

Louis-Dreyfus broke into comedy as a performer in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, which led to her casting in the sketch show Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. Her breakthrough came in 1990 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Other notable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyer in Veep, which has recently been renewed by HBO for a fifth season.

Louis-Dreyfus' film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Deconstructing Harry and Enough Said. She also voiced roles in several animated films, including A Bug's Life and Planes.

Louis-Dreyfus has received seven Golden Globe nominations, winning one, and 20 Emmy nominations, winning seven. She has been credited as one of the most nominated actresses in the history of the Emmy Awards. She has also received six Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards and two Critics' Choice Television Awards. Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.

Biography

Louis-Dreyfus's maternal half-sister, Lauren Bowles (born 1970), is an actress, who has appeared with Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld, Watching Ellie and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She also has two half-sisters on her father's side, Phoebe (born 1968) and Emma (born 1974). Robert Louis-Dreyfus (1946–2009), one of her cousins, was former CEO of Adidas and owner of the Olympique de Marseille football club.

While at Northwestern, Louis-Dreyfus met future husband and Saturday Night Live comedian Brad Hall. She and Hall married in 1987. They have two sons together, Henry, born in 1992, and Charles, born in 1997. In 2007, she was invited back to Northwestern to receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

Louis-Dreyfus has stated that she holds much respect for "women who are not afraid of making themselves look bad or foolish to get a laugh", and cites her acting idols as Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman.

Actress Tina Fey has stated that Louis-Dreyfus served as inspiration for her character Liz Lemon on the award-winning NBC comedy series 30 Rock.


Politics
Louis-Dreyfus supported Al Gore's 2000 U.S. presidential bid, and also endorsed Barack Obama's bid for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. She appeared in a video which urged President Obama to reject the proposal of the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that if the pipeline ever were to leak, it would cause mass pollution across the U.S. Additionally, she has voiced her concern for several environmental issues, and has raised millions for Heal the Bay, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Trust for Public Land. She also worked for successful passage of Proposition O, which allocated US$500 million for cleaning up the Los Angeles water supply.

Best films

A Bug's Life (1998)
(Actress)

Usually with

Brad Hall
Brad Hall
(3 films)
Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(2 films)
John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2 films)
Alan Zweibel
Alan Zweibel
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Julia Louis-Dreyfus (16 films)

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Actress

Onward
Onward (2020)

Directed by Dan Scanlon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Haley Tju
Roles Laurel Lightfoot (voice)
Rating74% 3.709523.709523.709523.709523.70952
Ian et Barley Lightfoot ont perdu leur père très tôt. Ils habitent une ville de banlieue peuplée de créatures fantastiques (elfes, trolls, lutins ou encore licornes), mais dont la magie ancestrale a peu à peu disparu. Les deux jeunes frères partent à sa recherche à bord de leur van Guinevere, dans l'espoir de passer un dernier jour avec leur père.
Enough Said, 1h33
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors James Gandolfini, Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Jessica St. Clair, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Roles Eva
Rating69% 3.49853.49853.49853.49853.4985
Eva, a masseuse and the divorced mother of a teenage girl, attends a party in Pacific Palisades with her friends, married couple Will and Sarah. There she meets a poet, Marianne, and Will introduces Eva to one of his friends, Albert. After the party, Albert asks Will for Eva's number and, although hesitant since she is not physically attracted to him, Eva agrees to go on a dinner date with Albert, which goes well. Marianne contacts Eva for a massage, and after taking an immediate liking to one another they become friends.
Planes
Planes (2013)
, 1h32
Directed by Klay Hall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Jon Cryer, Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Priyanka Chopra, Danny Mann, Brad Garrett
Roles Rochelle (voice)
Rating57% 2.8514252.8514252.8514252.8514252.851425
Dusty Crophopper is a crop duster plane who works at a cornfield and practices aerobatic maneuvers in his spare time, dreaming of becoming a racer. His dreams are scorned by his boss, Leadbottom, and his forklift/mechanic friend, Dottie. However, he is supported by his fuel truck friend, Chug. Dusty and Chug train for qualifiers for the upcoming Wings Across the Globe race. On the night before the qualifiers, Dusty asks an elderly and reclusive navy war plane named Skipper Riley to teach him how to fly well, but Skipper refuses. Dusty enters the qualifiers, and although the audience mocks him for being a cropduster, he manages to wow them by his well-practiced flight maneuvers; but he barely makes it into the race.
Geppetto
Geppetto (2000)
, 1h29
Directed by Tom Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Drew Carey, Brent Spiner, René Auberjonois, Seth Adkins, Usher
Roles Blue Fairy
Rating55% 2.7605352.7605352.7605352.7605352.760535
Geppetto (Drew Carey) is a poor toymaker who desperately wishes to become a father. One night, after selling his new spring toys to the children of Villagio, his wish is granted by the Blue Fairy (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who brings his wooden puppet, Pinocchio (Seth Adkins), to life, saying that someday, if he proves himself brave, truthful, and unselfish, he will become a real boy.
Animal Farm, 1h31
Directed by John Stephenson, John Stephenson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Patrick Stewart, Julia Ormond, Paul Scofield
Roles Mollie (voice)
Rating59% 2.99822.99822.99822.99822.9982
As a storm washes away the ruins of Manor Farm, Jessie, a female Border Collie, Benjamin the donkey, Muriel the goat, and other farm animals make their return to the farm after years of hiding in the wilderness. Jessie reflects on the events that led them to their current situation. The film flashes back years earlier.
A Bug's Life, 1h35
Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Circus films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about insects, Children's films
Actors Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, David Hyde Pierce, Phyllis Diller
Roles Atta (voice)
Rating71% 3.5963653.5963653.5963653.5963653.596365
Flik, an individualist and would-be inventor, lives in a colony of ants in the middle of a dried creek. They are led by Princess Atta and her mother, the Queen. The colony is oppressed by a gang of marauding grasshoppers, led by Hopper, that arrive every season demanding food from the ants. One day, when the annual offering is accidentally knocked into a stream by Flik's latest invention, a grain-harvesting device, the grasshoppers demand twice as much food as compensation. The ants trick Flik into accepting his plan to recruit "warrior bugs" to fight off the grasshoppers. While Flik actually believes in the plan, the other ants see it as an opportunity to get rid of Flik and save themselves trouble.
Deconstructing Harry, 1h36
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about automobiles, Demons in film, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies, Erotic thriller films
Actors Caroline Aaron, Kirstie Alley, Bob Balaban, Richard Benjamin, Eric Bogosian, Billy Crystal
Roles Leslie
Rating73% 3.6997453.6997453.6997453.6997453.699745
One night, Lucy (Judy Davis) gets a taxi to the home of author Harry Block (Woody Allen). She has just read Harry's latest novel. In the novel, the character Leslie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is having an affair with her sister's husband Ken (Richard Benjamin). Lucy is angry because the novel is patently based on her and Harry's own affair; as a result, everyone knows about it. Lucy pulls a gun out of her purse, saying she will kill herself. She then turns the gun on Harry and begins firing. She chases him out onto the roof. Harry insists that he has already been punished: his latest girlfriend Fay (Elisabeth Shue) has left him for his best friend Larry (Billy Crystal). To distract Lucy, Harry tells her a story he is currently writing: a semi-autobiographical story of a sex-obsessed young man named Harvey (Tobey Maguire) who is mistakenly claimed by Death.
Fathers' Day, 1h38
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Bruce Greenwood, Charlie Hofheimer
Roles Carrie Lawrence
Rating53% 2.651212.651212.651212.651212.65121
Scott (Charlie Hofheimer), a 17-year-old kid, runs away from home with his girlfriend, Nikki (Haylie Johnson). His mother Collette (Nastassja Kinski), visits her ex-boyfriend, lawyer Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal) and tells him that Scott is really his son and wants him to find him, to which he refuses. Writer Dale Putley (Robin Williams) is planning suicide when he gets a phone call from Collette, whom he is also another ex-boyfriend, and she tells him the same story and wants him found, to which he accepts. Realizing that his appointment with a client will make him stay over night, Jack changes his mind and decides to find Scott, starting with Russ (Charles Rocket), the father of Scott's girlfriend, where he and Dale meet. Thinking their sons are together, they go to the Marina to meet Scott's girlfriend's mother, Shirley (Patti D'Arbanville), and learn that they went following rock band Sugar Ray. But when she asks for a picture of their sons, and it is learned that Jack and Dale have been told the same story that they're Scott fathers and call to confront Collette. She confesses that she doesn't know, but begs them to find Scott then they'll settle the situation. The two agree and they head for Sacramento where they find Scott, drunk and lovestruck. Soon after, they bring him back to their hotel room, and the next day, Scott wakes up to the news of who they are and what's going on, and he doesn't take it lightly. While Dale watches him alone, Scott escapes by pouring coffee over Dale's testicles. Dale gets in touch with Jack and they head to Reno, where Sugar Ray is now at. In Reno, Scott meets up with Nikki and the gang they're hanging out with at a hotel, until he meets two drug dealers that he once took a job for involving $5,000 (to which he spent that money buying Nikki a necklace). He manages to escape but soon gets hit by a car, driven by Jack and Dale. Now with a broken arm, Scott demands Dale and Jack to leave him alone. But later that night, Scott opens up with why he ran away, and that it's because of Nikki; she's his first love, but his parents disapprove of her, and they argue. They start getting along, then Scott tells them about the drug dealers, so they decide to help him. They go back to the hotel with Scott in the car, but when Jack and Dale go inside, the two drug dealers spot Scott and attempt to kidnap him and later kill him until Scott takes off with Jack's rental car. Jack returns outside, sees the car gone, and assuming Scott had been lying to them the whole time, calls it quits and decides to go home. Just then, Jack's wife Carrie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is at the hotel, following Jack (and Dale) because she's been confused and concerned given Jack's odd behavior. He tells her the truth about Scott, and that he could be the father, and the news sends both of them out of the hotel. Later, Jack and Carrie have an argument over the fact that Jack, having negative feelings of Scott and his actions, makes her scared over how he'll react with his own child. Jack sees her point, and arrives at a Sugar Ray concert where Dale is also there finding Scott. They find him again, and watch as he confronts his girlfriend, to which she breaks up with him. Now heartbroken, Scott is then grabbed by the drug dealers, to which Dale and Jack fight them and soon a huge fight erupts within the crowd. Freed from jail, Jack, Dale, and Scott head home where Collette and his father Bob (Bruce Greenwood) embrace with their son. Collette tells the truth to Scott that neither Jack nor Dale are the father, but Scott understands what happened because his parents wanted him home so bad. Scott then lies to both Jack and Dale, separately and privately, that they're the father, right before they leave. Jack figured out that Scott lied, but isn't mad but is rather happy as it has given him a new outlook over having children. Dale, riding in Jack's car, spots a woman having car trouble on her way to the airport. Upon finding out that Virginia (Mary McCormack) is single, takes a shot and decides to take her to her destination by car, much to Jack's annoyance.
North
North (1994)
, 1h27
Directed by Rob Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Children's films
Actors Elijah Wood, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates
Roles North's Mom
Rating45% 2.2543152.2543152.2543152.2543152.254315
A boy named North is listening to his parents argue about their problems at the dinner table. North has a panic attack, and begins to lose consciousness. As he does, the narrator explains that North is having difficulties with his parents, putting a damper on what is otherwise a successful life; North is a child prodigy, skilled in academics, sports, and drama, and is admired by many for his good work and obedient attitude, but constantly ignored by his own parents.
Jack the Bear, 1h39
Directed by Marshall Herskovitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hugues, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Roles Peggy Etinger
Rating64% 3.248973.248973.248973.248973.24897
Jack Leary (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.) and his younger brother Dylan (Miko Hughes) start over in Oakland, California in 1972 following the death of the boys' mother Elizabeth. The boys live with their father John (Danny DeVito), who entertains late-night horror film audiences as Midnight Shriek host-commentator "Al Gory." Though devoted to his two sons, John has a drinking problem that disrupts the smooth running of the household. Some parental duties fall to Jack, who takes Dylan to his first day of preschool. Elizabeth's parents make regular visits. One of the Learys' neighbors, a young man named Norman Strick (Gary Sinise) who walks with a cane due to a twisted leg he suffered from a car accident as a teen, is an anti-social neo-Nazi who feels the neighborhood is going downhill.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1h37
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families, Christmas films, Transport films, Le thème des vacances, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph
Roles Margo Chester
Rating75% 3.79853.79853.79853.79853.7985
With Christmas only a few weeks away, Chicago resident Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) decides it is time to get a Christmas tree. He gathers his wife Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), daughter Audrey (Juliette Lewis) and son Rusty (Johnny Galecki) and drives out to the country where he picks out a huge tree. Realizing too late that they didn't bring any tools to cut the tree down, they are forced to uproot it instead.
Hannah and Her Sisters, 1h47
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Musical films
Actors Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd Nolan
Roles Mary
Rating78% 3.9483553.9483553.9483553.9483553.948355
The story is told in three main arcs, with most of it occurring during a 24-month period beginning and ending at Thanksgiving parties hosted by Hannah (Mia Farrow) and her husband, Elliot (Michael Caine). Hannah serves as the stalwart hub of the narrative; most of the events of the film connect to her.
Soul Man
Soul Man (1986)
, 1h40
Directed by Steve Miner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Arye Gross, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen, Melora Hardin
Roles Lisa Stimson
Rating53% 2.6516652.6516652.6516652.6516652.651665
The movie's protagonist is Mark Watson (Howell), the pampered son from a rich family who is about to attend Harvard Law School along with his best friend Gordon (Gross). Unfortunately, his father's neurotic psychiatrist talks his patient into having more fun for himself instead of spending money on his son. Faced with the horrifying prospect of having to pay for law school by himself, Mark decides to take up a scholarship, but the only suitable one is for African Americans only. So he decides to cheat by using tanning pills in a larger dose than prescribed to appear as an African American. Watson then sets out for Harvard, naïvely believing that blacks have no problems at all in American society.