Birth Date: January 13, 1961 / Age: 56
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA
Biography: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American actress and comedian of French Jewish descent.
Born in New York City, Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member on NBC's Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. She has 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 Seinfeld from 1990 to 1998.
After Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus began a new sitcom, Watching Ellie, which was soon cancelled. She had a notable four-episode guest role as the compulsively lying prosecutor Maggie Lizer on Arrested Development.
She is a member of the famous New York financial Dreyfus family. Her father is French billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus (who changed his name to William in the 1940s); her grandfather Pierre Louis-Dreyfus fought for the French Resistance during World War II. Her cousin Robert Louis-Dreyfus is the current owner of Adidas and the French football (soccer) club Olympique de Marseille. Some biographies claim she is related to the late Alfred Dreyfus, a French military officer best known for being the focus of the Dreyfus affair.
She is married to actor/writer Brad Hall since 1987, whom she met while they were students at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois). The couple has two sons.
Since May 2005 she's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.