Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Husband and Family

Published Date   14th Sep. 2017, 23:23 pm
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Awards, Husband and Family
Quick Info
Birth Name: Julia Elizabeth Scarlett Louis-Dreyfus
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $200 million

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth elevated as she became a renowned actress/comedian/producer best known for her work Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress who holds multiple Primetime Emmy Awards wins and nominations. She made her breakthrough into comedy through Saturday Night Live in 1982. Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth grew through her role as Elaine Banes on Seinfeld. Similarly, her film include Hannah and Her Sisters, Enough Said and A Bug’s Life out of many.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth hiked as she received 9 Emmy Awards out of 24 nominations for her acting and producing. Further, she is the recipient of a Golden Globe Award, 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 5 American Comedy Awards and 2 Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Early Life and Education

Born as Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus on January 13, 1961 in New York City, New York, she holds American citizenship. Her mother Judith was a writer and special needs tutor while her French-born father, Gerard Louis-Dreyfus was the chair of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.

Her parents divorced when she was a year old. After divorce, her mother re-married L. Thompson Bowles when Julia was 8 years old. Bowles was the Dean of the George Washington University Medical School. She spent her early childhood in Washington D.C. occasionally going to Unitarian church services.

As a child, Louis-Dreyfus stayed in several countries like Vietnam and Tunisia due to her step-father’s linkages with Project HOPE. She went to Holton-Arms School in Maryland from where she graduated in 1979. Later, she attended Northwestern University in Illinois where she was the member of Delta Gamma sorority. She studied theatre but dropped out to pursue her professional career in acting.

Early Career Highlights and Successes

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth began to grow as she first performed with The Practical Theatre Company at their silver jubilee. Through her performance, she landed a role at NBC’s Saturday Night Live at the age of 21.

She became the cast of the show from 1982 to 1985 where she was the youngest female cast member in the history of the show. Following her departure from the show in 1985, she appeared in a number of films including Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Soul Man (1986), National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Family Ties and Day By Day.

Louis-Dreyfus gained prominence through her role as Elaine Benes on NBC’s sitcom Seinfeld. Through her performance, Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth rose as she received both critical and commercial success.

The final season of Seinfeld aired on May 14, 1998. It had 76 million viewers turning it into the most watched TV events in the history. While working in Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus appeared in films, Fathers’ Day, Deconstructing Harry and others.

Later Career Highlights

After Seinfeld, she voiced in Disney’s Pixar’s A Bug’s Life and in The Simpsons as Gloria in an episode. In 2001, she guest appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm in addition to a number of other similar appearance. Furthermore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth heightened with her new single-camera sitcom Watching Ellie. The show aired on NBC in 2002 for which she gained 16 million viewers.

However, the series suffered a decline in its second season in 2003 as it lost half of the viewers. Therefore, NBC cancelled the series the same year. Afterwards, she landed a recurring guest role in Emmy award winning comedy Arrested Development from 2004 to 2005.

Following the guest role, Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth accelerated as she landed the title role in CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine. The series attracted 15 million viewers and became winner with high rating for the network. It also garnered critical acclaim for Louis-Dreyfus’s performance.

In 2006, Louis-Dreyfus became the first female host of Saturday Night Live where she appeared with Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld. Since her hosting got positive acclamation, she again got the invitation to host the SNL from 2007 to 2015.

She later guest appeared in web series Web Therapy in 2010, and in an episode of Emmy winning comedy 30 Rock the same year.

Recent Career Highlights

Julia Louis-Dreyfus played lead role while her husband, Brad Hall, directed and wrote the film Picture Paris, which premiered in 2012. She was busy casting in the lead role Selina Meyer in satirical comedy Veep in 2011. Later, she announced that she shall serve as a producer of the series.

For the role of Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus received high praise from critics. She also provided voice in animated film Planes for Rochelle which grossed $200 million worldwide. Her recent roles are starring in Enough Said (2013) for which she received a number of Best Actress nominations. Most recently, she hosted SNL in 2016 and reprised her role as Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.

Awards and Nominations

The astounding actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth increased with her award winning performances, especially in Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live. She received 2 Golden Globe Award nominations out of which she won one in 1994 for Seinfeld. Similarly, she earned 9 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations winning three in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

Moreover, Louis-Dreyfus won 5 American Comedy Awards in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998 out of 7 nominations. She became the recipient of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1996 out of 7 nominations.

Through the course of The New Adventures of Old Christine, Louis-Dreyfus earned 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Similarly, she received 5 Emmy nominations, three Satellite Awards nominations, 2 Screen Guild Actors Award nominations and 1 Golden Globe Award nomination. Additionally, she garnered 2 People’s Choice Award nomination in 2007 for her performance in the same series.

Besides, she received honorary award for Legacy of Laughter at the TV Land Awards in 2009. The following year, she received 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution in broadcasting and acting career.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth aggravated even more through her performance in Veep. She received 5 consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series from 2012 to 2016. Therefore, she made a record for winning huge number of award beating Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen.

Likewise, Louis-Dreyfus received 5 Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations out of which she won two in 2013-14. She also garnered 8 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, winning 2 in 2014 and 2017. Furthermore, Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth skyrocketed as she won a Television Critics Association Award out of 5 nominations and 4 Satellite Award nominations and 5 Golden Globe nominations.

Personal Life and Family

Julia Louis-Dreyfus married Brad Hall whom she met at Northwestern. Hall is SNL comedian too. The two married in 1987. The couple has two sons, Henry, born in 1992 and Charles, born in 1997.

She endorsed Barack Obama in 2008 presidential election as well as in 2012. The actress even appeared in a video of the Keystone XL Pipeline to urge Obama to reject it for it could cause mass pollution.

Salary and Net Worth

The notable actress who broke record of bragging the most nominations and winning awards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth escalated through her astounding performance. She has garnered the net worth of $200 million through her prominent appearance as a comedian and actress mainly in Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld.

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