Winner of nine Emmy awards and a host of many others, Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actor, comedian, and producer, all rolled into one. Born on 13 January 1961, Julia has set many records in her career, some of which are hard to break.
She is of mixed parentage with her mother Judith being an American married to a Frenchman, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. Her parents divorced when she was just one year old. She relocated to Washington D.C. along with her mother. Her mother remarries L Thompson Bowles, Dean of the George Washington University Medical School. She spent her childhood in various states and countries as well such as Vietnam, Columbia, and Tunisia.
Her rise to fame is because of her spectacular work in Saturday Night Live and Seinfield. In fact, she had a nine-year unbeaten run at Seinfield.
In addition to her nine Emmy awards, she has a record 22 nominations. Her list of awards could be endless with a Golden Globe, seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards, and two Critics Choice Television Awards. She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as an induction in the Television Academy Hall of Fame. In 2016, she had the honor of inclusion in the Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. This is an illustrious list. Very few people can match her achievements.
She met her future husband Brad Hall at the Northwestern University. They married in 1987 and have two sons, Henry, and Charles.
Education: After graduating from Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, she joined Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Since she had to take up a professional acting job, she had to drop out midway. Imagine a college dropout making a fortune. However, this should not belie her hard work. She has earned every cent of her fortune. In spite of leaving the University midway, they called her in 2007 to bestow an Honorary Doctor of Arts Degree on her.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $220 Million US Dollars
It should not come as a surprise when you find that her net worth is 220 million US dollars as of 2017. It should be true because she is an actor of tremendous repute and is in the scene since the 1980’s. It can surprise you even more that we are not counting the wealth she could inherit from her father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. In fact, her father loves her, not because she is his daughter but because she managed to make it big on her own without relying on his wealth.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Business Model
Starting her career in 1982 with small-time comedy shows, she hit big time with her role in Saturday Night Live in 1982. She was with the show until 1985 earning the distinction of being the youngest female cast in the history of SNL. She had the honor of appearing alongside future stars such as Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, etc. After leaving SNL, she appeared in some films such as Hannah and her Sisters, etc.
The year 1990 saw her initiation into Seinfield. She made the character of Elaine Benes immortal through her stellar performances. She holds the record of appearing in the series for nine full seasons except for three episodes.
Following her exploits at Seinfeld, she lent her voice for a couple of serials and acted in some as well. She produced the single-camera sitcom, Watching Ellie along with her husband Brad Hall. This serial starred her half-sister Lauren Bowles.
At present, she is busy with her serial Veep since 2011. She is a committed Democrat at heart having supported Al Gore’s 2000 US Presidential bid. She actively supported Barack Obama’s bid in 2008 as well as in 2012. She has been an avid supporter of Hillary Clinton as well.
She had the guts to denounce President Donald Trump’s immigrant ban stating that her father had to flee Nazi-infected France and take asylum in the US.
She is truly a superstar in her own right. A holder of several records in Hollywood and the television Industry, she is still active at the age of 56. With her Democrat leanings and the fact that she is a popular actor, it might not be a surprise if she runs for an important post the next time the US President’s elections are due.