There’s no denying Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ confidence and legitimacy as one of the most hilarious comedy actresses ever. Her all-in commitment to comedy has created iconic television characters such as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld and Selina Meyer on Veep. Even amidst all of her hysterical male counterparts along the way of her career – Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal – she time and time again has proven to be a trailblazer in the comedic realm.
Most commonly known for her role as the neurotic, wildly confident, loud, and successful magazine editor Elaine Benes, Julia has solidified herself as a prominent and largely lauded female figure in comedy, acting as a comedy idol to a ton of badass babes including Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham and Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast. Born and raised in New York, Julia kickstarted her career when she appeared on New York’s favorite late-night television show, Saturday Night Live, as the youngest female cast member. Shortly after, she was featured in Woody Allen’s, Hannah and Her Sisters.
By the end of the 80’s, Julia had the comedic credentials and was on a direct road to comedic network stardom with her inundation to the cheeky and classic show Seinfeld. Her performance was indispensable and integral to the show, inevitably making a mark on not only Hollywood, but remaining completely comically on point and relevant as hell for the past 30 years.
After numerous recurring roles, several cameos, and various comical voice characters, Julia has received great recognition with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her tasteful and raw talent. She’s proven to not be afraid of pushing the boundaries of comfort and riff on the ridiculousness of society, which makes her the laughable comedian and actress audiences love.