Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961, height 5' 3" (1,60 m)) is an American actress and comedian, widely known for her sitcom roles in Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She rose to prominence as one of the regular cast members of Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s. She was later cast in the role of Elaine Benes on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Her performance over nine seasons earned her an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2002, she and her husband developed the series Watching Ellie, which achieved limited success. In 2006 she tried her luck again with a new sitcom and subsequently earned her second Emmy Award as Christine Campbell in the sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which lasted for five seasons on CBS. In May 2010, Louis-Dreyfus received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to the broadcast television industry. Description above from the Wikipedia article Julia Louis-Dreyfus, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Enough Said (2013)

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Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Catherine Keener  •  James Gandolfini  •  Toni Collette

Eva is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne, the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert — a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Catherine Keener  •  James Gandolfini  •  Toni Collette

A Bug's Life (1998)

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On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Lasseter
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Hayden Panettiere  •  Phyllis Diller

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Billy Crystal  •  Judy Davis

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

Between two Thanksgivings, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Mia Farrow  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Michael Caine  •  Barbara Hershey

Jack the Bear (1993)

Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Herskovitz
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gary Sinise  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Reese Witherspoon

Story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Herskovitz
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Gary Sinise  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Reese Witherspoon

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

It's Christmastime, and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration. But things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen, and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah S. Chechik
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Johnny Galecki

North (1994)

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Eleven-year-old North has had it with his parents. They are always busy with their careers and don't give North the attention he needs, so he files a lawsuit against them. The judge rules that North should either find new parents or return to his own parents within ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Reiner
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Jason Alexander  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Jon Lovitz

Fathers' Day (1997)

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

Troll (1986)

When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carl Buechler
CAST:  Noah Hathaway  •  Michael Moriarty  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Shelley Hack

When a family moves into a San Francisco apartment, an opportunistic troll decides to make his move and take possession of little Wendy (Jenny Beck), thereby paving the way for new troll recruits, the first in his army that will take eventual control of the planet. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carl Buechler
CAST:  Noah Hathaway  •  Michael Moriarty  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Shelley Hack

Soul Man (1986)

A caucasian prospective grad student's affluent family won't pay his way through law school, so he takes tanning pills to darken his skin in order to qualify for an African-American scholarship at Harvard. He soon gets more than he bargained for, as he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Arye Gross  •  James Earl Jones

A caucasian prospective grad student's affluent family won't pay his way through law school, so he takes tanning pills to darken his skin in order to qualify for an African-American scholarship at Harvard. He soon gets more than he bargained for, as he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Miner
CAST:  C. Thomas Howell  •  Rae Dawn Chong  •  Arye Gross  •  James Earl Jones

Picture Paris (2012)

When her son leaves for college, ordinary mom plans the romantic trip of a lifetime to France with her husband. But Paris doesn't turn out to be quite what she pictured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Hall
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Rachael Harris  •  Jeff Perry  •  D.W. Moffett

When her son leaves for college, ordinary mom plans the romantic trip of a lifetime to France with her husband. But Paris doesn't turn out to be quite what she pictured.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Hall
CAST:  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Rachael Harris  •  Jeff Perry  •  D.W. Moffett

Planes (2013)

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klay Hall
CAST:  Dane Cook  •  Carlos Alazraqui  •  Val Kilmer  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Dusty is a cropdusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race. The problem? He is hopelessly afraid of heights. With the support of his mentor Skipper and a host of new friends, Dusty sets off to make his dreams come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Klay Hall
CAST:  Dane Cook  •  Carlos Alazraqui  •  Val Kilmer  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005)

A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Gilda Radner  •  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Chevy Chase

A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Bowser
CAST:  Gilda Radner  •  Bill Murray  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  Chevy Chase

The Women of SNL (2010)

A look back at some of the funniest female characters and sketches in SNL's 39-year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorma Taccone  •  Beth McCarthy-Miller  •  Paul Miller  •  Don Roy King  •  Dave Wilson
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Amy Poehler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Maya Rudolph

A look back at some of the funniest female characters and sketches in SNL's 39-year history.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jorma Taccone  •  Beth McCarthy-Miller  •  Paul Miller  •  Don Roy King  •  Dave Wilson
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Amy Poehler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Maya Rudolph

Making a Scene (2013)

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

For this year's Movies Issue, The New York Times Magazine commissioned lines from an eclectic and talented group of screenwriters — writers responsible for some of the best scripts of 2013. We asked them each to write a single line for us — not a scene, a script or ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janusz Kamiński
CAST:  Oscar Isaac  •  Oprah Winfrey  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert Redford

London Suite (1996)

On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark and Annie come to London for the Wimbledon Tennis matches, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Michael Richards  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

On one day at an English Hotel, four different stories are shown. Diana is in London to promote her Television Series and her ex-husband Sidney shows up to ask her for money for his gay lover. Mark and Annie come to London for the Wimbledon Tennis matches, but they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Sandrich
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Michael Richards  •  Patricia Clarkson  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Geppetto (2000)

Geppetto is a 2000 made-for-television musical remake of the popular children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio and the original 1940 Disney film. Starring Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the film debuted on The Wonderful World of Disney. The score featured ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Moore
CAST:  Drew Carey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Brent Spiner  •  René Auberjonois

Geppetto is a 2000 made-for-television musical remake of the popular children’s book The Adventures of Pinocchio and the original 1940 Disney film. Starring Drew Carey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the film debuted on The Wonderful World of Disney. The score featured ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Moore
CAST:  Drew Carey  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Brent Spiner  •  René Auberjonois

Animal Farm (1999)

An animated film from 1999 based on the famous novel by George Orwell. Animals on a farm lead a revolution against the farmers to put their destiny in their own hands. However this revolution eats their own children and they cannot avoid corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stephenson
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Ian Holm  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Julia Ormond

An animated film from 1999 based on the famous novel by George Orwell. Animals on a farm lead a revolution against the farmers to put their destiny in their own hands. However this revolution eats their own children and they cannot avoid corruption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stephenson
CAST:  Kelsey Grammer  •  Ian Holm  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Julia Ormond

Live from New York! (2015)

Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for forty years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! goes deep inside this television phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy, and pop culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bao Nguyen
CAST:  Tom Broecker  •  Tina Fey  •  Amy Poehler  •  Alec Baldwin

Saturday Night Live has been reflecting and influencing life in the United States for forty years. LIVE FROM NEW YORK! goes deep inside this television phenomenon exploring the laughter that pulses through American politics, tragedy, and pop culture.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bao Nguyen
CAST:  Tom Broecker  •  Tina Fey  •  Amy Poehler  •  Alec Baldwin

James Gandolfini: Tribute to a Friend (2013)

In the half-hour tribute, friends and colleagues remember the three-time Emmy winner, who died June 19 at age 51. The special features clips of Gandolfini’s work as well as behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Tony Sirico  •  Edie Falco  •  Steve Schirripa

In the half-hour tribute, friends and colleagues remember the three-time Emmy winner, who died June 19 at age 51. The special features clips of Gandolfini’s work as well as behind-the-scenes footage.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Tony Sirico  •  Edie Falco  •  Steve Schirripa
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