Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the American actress and comedian who rose to prominence from the TV show Saturday Night Live and TV series Seinfeld is worth $200 million. Although born in a billionaire family, Louis-Dreyfus has established a career for herself and has made a fortune with her sheer talent and dedication. Though she stated that she was nervous during the initial years of her career, today she has managed to become the most celebrated actress of her time winning numerous awards in her journey.

Early Life

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born in New York City, U.S. After her parents divorced within one year of her birth, she relocated to Washington D.C, where Louis –Dreyfus grew up.

When Louis-Dreyfus was eight, her mother married L. Thompson Bowels, and Louis-Dreyfus has lived in several States and Countries in connection with her step father’s work including Vietnam, Columbia and Tunisia.

She attended Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. After her graduation, she went to Northwestern University in Delta.

Louis –Dreyfus became a member of Delta Gamma sorority where she studied theatre. She soon dropped out to pursue a career in acting.

She met Brad Hall when she was at Northwestern University, and soon they tied the knot in 1987.

Career

Louis –Dreyfus began her career in comedy by performing in theatre groups like The Second City and The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago. Her performances led her to be cast in NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where she performed from 1982-1985.

After her departure from SNL, she appeared in several other movies and TV shows. Louis –Dreyfus’s breakthrough came in 1989 with a role Elaine Benes in one of the most commercially successful sitcoms of time, Seinfeld. She became one of the most celebrated television actors of her generation.

Films and TV Shows

Louis –Dreyfus has appeared in various films in her over three-decade career including Troll, Soul Man, North, Picture Paris and Enough said.

She has also appeared in numerous TV shows, including Family Ties, Day by Day, Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, The Adventures of Old Christine, Veep and Inside Amy Schumer. However, she became famous after she made her appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Louis –Dreyfus has received several awards for her performance including eleven Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Award, nine Screen Actors Guide Awards and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Throughout her career, Louis –Dreyfus has been nominated for over 84 categories of awards and won about 50 of them.

She even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and 2014, she got inducted into Television Academy Hall of Fame.

In 2006, she was chosen as one of the ten hottest Billionaire Heiresses by Forbes.

Politics

Louis –Dreyfus is also actively involved in politics. She supported Al Gore’s 2000 U.S. presidential bid. She also endorsed Obama’s bid for the presidency in 2008 and 2012. Later in 2016, she endorsed Hillary Clinton for the United States presidential election of that year.

Julia Louis Net Worth

Louis –Dreyfus was born with money. Her family is a part of the Louis-Dreyfus Group, and she is a daughter of William Louis – Dreyfus, a billionaire. However, she has made her own fortune, and as of 2018, her net worth estimates at $200. Louis –Dreyfus has had a very successful career, and she earned $150,000 per episode of Seinfeld during the last season. She has also made a fortune from other TV series and films.

House Properties and Car

She resides in her house in Los Angeles, California with her husband and sons. She has been a long time resident of her 3,000 sq ft beachfront bungalow which has four bedrooms.

Louis-Dreyfus rides in Tesla Model S.

Philanthropy

Louis-Dreyfus is also a philanthropist. She serves on the Heal the Ocean Honorary Board of Directors.

She also supports various charity organisations including Children’s Tumor Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Dream Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Feeding America, Dream Foundation, National Parks Conservation Association, Parents Action for Children, Stand Up to Cancer, Stop Global Warming and Surfrider Foundation.

Environmentalist

Louis –Dreyfus raised her voices for various environmental issues and also raised millions for Heal the Bay, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Trust for Public Land. She also worked for successful passage of Proposition O, which allocated $500 million for cleaning up Los Angeles water supply.

She appeared in a Barbara Box ad regarding energy policy in 2010.

Louis-Dreyfus recently was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she has remained positive ever since then. She has been giving her voice to create awareness about cancer. Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most successful actresses and has grown tremendously in every stage of her ventures. We wish to see more of her on the TV screen.

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