1990s TV sitcom “Seinfeld” is a thing of the past, but actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played the ex-girlfriend on the show, still gets addressed as Elaine. All of her many fans still remember her with fondness.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents, Siblings
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born into a wealthy family on January 13, 1961, in New York City. She had a French Jewish heritage.
When her parents divorced, she moved to Washington D.C. Her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, is the head of the French conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Group and her mother, Judith LaFever, is an author and a special needs tutor.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Body Measurements
Julia stands at the height of 5 feet and 3 inches. She resents being given the title of “billionaire heiress.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth – TV Shows And Movies
Her big break in acting came when she appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” It was there that she met Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David.
Julia landed the role of Elaine Benes on the TV show “Seinfeld” and gathered fans all through the nine seasons of the show that ran from 1989 to 1998. In 1996 she won the Emmy Award for her performance.
Once the show ended, Julia won five more Emmys for the TV shows – “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and HBO’s “Special Veep.”
She has appeared in movies like Enough Said, Picture Paris, Hannah & Her Sisters, and Planes. She also had a lead role as a voice-over in Pixar’s “Onward” in 2020. Julia’s net worth is $200 million.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Dating History And Marriage Details
While attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Julia met her future husband, Brad Hall. They became the only married couple in the history of Saturday Night Live to appear on the show.
They worked together in the 1986 movie “Troll.” While Brad moved on to TV production, Julia stayed with acting. Brad has produced “The Single Guy” and “Watching Ellie.”
The couple married in 1987 and five years later welcomed their first child, Henry Hall, into the family. In 1997 Julia gave birth to her second son Charles Hall.
Julia and Brad have been together for more than 31 years.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cancer Diagnosis And Recovery
In September 2017, Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer. The devastating news came one day after she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance in “Veep.”
She took the platform to raise awareness about breast cancer demanding affordable healthcare for all. On a sit down with Jimmy Kimmel in October 2018, Julia announced that she was cancer-free.