Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Biography: The quick-witted Louis-Dreyfus sharpened her comedic chops while at Northwestern University, where she performed as the only female member of an improvisational comedy troupe under the direction of Brad Hall, who later became her husband as well as her Saturday Night Live costar. After her three-year stint on SNL---during which she played a memorably loopy female televangelist, among other colorful characters---Louis-Dreyfus appeared in a handful of features before landing her breakout role on the lauded sitcom Seinfeld. Her eight-year run as Jerry Seinfeld's neurotic buddy, Elaine Benes, earned her seven Emmy nods and one statuette. After the series ended, the actress attempted to headline her own show, Watching Ellie. But the sitcom went bust, despite being specifically created for her by Hall. She fared much better in her second star outing, The New Adventures of Old Christine. Her effective turn as daffy divorced mom Christine Campbell awarded her no less than three EmmyThe quick-witted Louis-Dreyfus sharpened her comedic chops while at Northwestern University, where she performed as the only female member of an improvisational comedy troupe under the direction of Brad Hall, who later became her husband as well as her Saturday Night Live costar. After her three-year stint on SNL---during which she played a memorably loopy female televangelist, among other colorful characters---Louis-Dreyfus appeared in a handful of features before landing her breakout role on the lauded sitcom Seinfeld. Her eight-year run as Jerry Seinfeld's neurotic buddy, Elaine Benes, earned her seven Emmy nods and one statuette. After the series ended, the actress attempted to headline her own show, Watching Ellie. But the sitcom went bust, despite being specifically created for her by Hall. She fared much better in her second star outing, The New Adventures of Old Christine. Her effective turn as daffy divorced mom Christine Campbell awarded her no less than three Emmy nominations and her second career Emmy in 2006. This effectively broke the so-called "Seinfeld curse," coined when Seinfeld stars flopped in their various follow-up projects. Curse or no curse, the comedienne reunited with her Seinfeld colleagues in 2009 when they appeared together in Season 7 episodes of Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm. In 2010, she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the honor didn't come without a stumble: Officials misspelled her name, imprinting it "Julia Luis Dreyfus." True to her strong sense of humor, she laughed off the typo. Expand

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Scores

Average career score: 77
Highest Metascore: 90 Veep: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 36 Watching Ellie: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
17 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 17 Sep 9, 2019 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 5 Sep 3, 2019 Guest tbd
87 Veep: Season 7 Mar 31, 2019 Executive Producer / Selina Meyer 7.7
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 17 Jan 7, 2019 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Seth Meyers: Season 6 Sep 25, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 6 Sep 24, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 4 Sep 4, 2018 Guest tbd
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 16 Jan 2, 2018 Guest tbd
88 Veep: Season 6 Apr 16, 2017 Executive Producer / Producer / Selina Meyer 7.9
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 15 Jan 2, 2017 Guest tbd
tbd Conan (2010): Season 7 Oct 31, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 14 Sep 6, 2016 Guest tbd
88 Veep: Season 5 Apr 24, 2016 Executive Producer / Producer / Selina Meyer 8.5
tbd The Late Late Show with James Corden: Season 2 Mar 29, 2016 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 41 Oct 3, 2015 Host 8.1
72 Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Season 1 Sep 8, 2015 Guest 5.9
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 13 Jan 5, 2015 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Season 2 Sep 22, 2014 Guest tbd
86 Veep: Season 3 Apr 6, 2014 Vice President Selina Meyer / Producer / Selina Meyer 8.2
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 12 Jan 6, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Season 11 Sep 9, 2013 Guest 8.2
tbd The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Season 10 Sep 3, 2013 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 22 Jun 3, 2013 Guest tbd
72 Veep: Season 1 Apr 22, 2013 Vice President Selina Meyer / Producer / Selina Meyer / Sen. Selina Meyer 7.9
75 Veep: Season 2 Apr 14, 2013 Vice President Selina Meyer / Producer / Selina Meyer 8.2
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 11 Jan 8, 2013 Guest 7.0
tbd Conan (2010): Season 3 Nov 5, 2012 Guest 8.2
tbd The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Season 9 Aug 28, 2012 Guest tbd
83 Web Therapy: Season 2 Jul 2, 2012 Shevaun Haig 7.2
90 Veep: Season 4 Apr 29, 2012 Vice President Selina Meyer / Executive Producer / Selina Meyer 8.3