Julia Louis Dreyfus Undressed
Julia Elizabeth Scarlett Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award-winning American actress and comedian, who gained popularity as Elaine Benes, on the NBC sitcom, Seinfeld in the 1990s. Now she continues gaining popularity as divorced mother "Old" Christine Campbell on the CBS sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine in the 2000s.
Louis-Dreyfus was born in NYC; her paternal grandparents were Dolores Neubauer and Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, a French Jew who fought in the French Resistance during World War II. Julia was raised in Bethesda, MD and graduated from the Holton-Arms School. Her mother is Judith Bowles and her father is French billionaire Gérard Louis-Dreyfus (who changed his name to William in the 1940s). Her cousin Robert Louis-Dreyfus is the former owner of Adidas (1993-2001) and the current owner of the French football club Olympique de Marseille. She claims to be related to the late Alfred Dreyfus, a French army captain best known for being the focus of the Dreyfus affair.
Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. While on SNL, she met writer Larry David, who would later co-create Seinfeld. Louis-Dreyfus also appeared in quite a few sitcoms and films over the years but is best known for her nine-season role as "Elaine Benes" on NBC's Seinfeld from 1990 to 1998.