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'''Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus''' (January 13, 1961-) is an American {{Act|ors}}ress and comedienne from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, NY best known for her work on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. She started in the Practical Theatre Company in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} before getting cast on ''[=SNL=]'' in 1982. Despite being overshadowed by the likes of EddieMurphy and Joe Piscopo (and later, Christopher Guest, Billy Crystal, and Martin Short), Louis-Dreyfus managed to make the most of her time on the show. Her notable recurring characters include Patty-Lynn Hunnsucker (a teenage commentator for Saturday Night News[[note]]Weekend Update[[/note]]), Weather Woman (a parody of The X-Men's Storm in the recurring sketch, "The Interesting Four"), April May June (a female televangelist), and Consuela (a Hispanic TV show host) and her celebrity impressions include Jo Ann Worley, Andie [=MacDowell=], Linda Ellerbee (back before she did ''Nick News''), Linda Ronstandt, and Marie Osmond (in the infamous Christmas sketch where Marie and Donny Osmond make out). Louis-Dreyfus even found love on ''SNL''. Her husband is former cast member Brad Hall, who was an anchor for the "Saturday Night News" segment for season eight and parts of season nine.

Her biggest success was as Elaine Benes on ''[=Seinfeld=]''. She has also acted in such movies as ''Film/NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation'', ''Film/HannahAndHerSisters'' and ''Film/DeconstructingHarry''. She is a four time Emmy Award Winner.


As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Louis-Dreyfus The Other Wiki]] and at [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000506/reference [=IMDB=]]].


!!! "The New Tropes Of Julia Louis-Dreyfus":
* {{As H|imself}}erself: In 1996's ''Good Money'' and in several episodes of ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm''.
* {{Awesome McCool Name}}: Her full name.
* BigApplesauce: Born there, broke through on TV on ''[=SNL=]'', played Elaine on ''Seinfeld'', starred in Creator/WoodyAllen movies...
* {{Expy}}: Creator/TinaFey has cited her as an inspiration for her ''Series/ThirtyRock'' character Liz Lemon.
* MixedAncestry: She's generally considered French-Jewish, but has German, Mexican, English, French and Scottish roots.
* MsFanservice: Remember the dress she wore to the 1995 Emmy Awards? Or the scene from the debut episode of ''Watching Ellie'' of her running around her apartment and, with her back to the camera, taking off her bra? Hell, there was a time during ''Seinfeld'''s run when Elaine's ''hair'' was considered sexy.
** Her clothes-free cover for ''Rolling Stone'' in 2014 shows she can still bring the fanservice as time goes on.
* NonIdleRich: Her great-great-grandfather established the Louis Dreyfus Group in 1851, which is a French shipping conglomerate still in the family to this day.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: She has an honorary Doctor Of Arts degree from Northwestern.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Of ''[=SNL=]'' with her husband Brad Hall, whom she met at Northwestern University.
* SesameStreetCred: Appeared on ''Sesame Street's All Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Streets Forever'' in 1994, and voiced "Miss Felter" on the 1997 ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Helga's Boyfriend/Crush on Teacher."
* {{Sitcom}}: Along with ''[=Seinfeld=]'', of course, ''Watching Ellie'', ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine'' and ''Series/{{Veep}}''.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: There's only one "s" in "Dreyfus."
* TyopOnTheCover: She received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. Unfortunately, the "Louis" in her name was misspelled as "Luis" and the hyphen was left out.