Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a popular American actress, who made a mark with the role of Elaine Benes on the television sitcom “Seinfeld“. Her role in Saturday Night Live gave her career a thrust and made her extremely popular in the television industry. Her ability to tickle the funny bone in her audience won her accolades – Golden Globe Award, Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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A comedienne par excellence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was recognised for her immense talent and noteworthy contribution. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. People Magazine chose her as one of the ‘50 most beautiful people in the world’. ‘Veep’, one of the most popular comedies on HBO, is another feather in her cap.
Presently, JuliaLouis-Dreyfus lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Brad Hall and their two children.
Louis-Dreyfus – Family Profile
Paternal Grandparents: Pierre Louis-Dreyfus and Dolores Neubauer
Julia’s paternal grandfather, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was a member of the French Resistance during WWII. He made an effective contribution in 88 missions of Charles de Gaulle’s Free French Air Force. Her paternal grandmother, Dolores Neubauer, was American-born, and her ancestry was Mexican, English and German.
Maternal Grandparents: Harry Everett LeFever and Grace E. Riggs
Harry Everett LeFever and Grace E. Riggs were Julia’s maternal grandparents. Grace was born in Pennsylvania and Harry in Ohio.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Parents – Gérard Louis-Dreyfus and Judith Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was born on January 13, 1961, in Manhattan, New York City to Judith, an author and special needs teacher, and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus. Her father was a French born American billionaire businessman. He was the Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services. During 1998-2008, he was also made Chairman of Poetry Society of America.
Julia was just a year old when her parents divorced. They remarried and she has two half-sisters from her father’s second marriage and two half-sisters from her mother’s second marriage.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ siblings
Maternal half-sisters: Lauren Bowles and Raphael Louis-Dreyfus
Lauren Bowles is also part of the cast in ‘Watching Ellie’, ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine’ and ‘Seinfeld’ where the two sisters have acted together.
Paternal half-sisters: Phoebe and Emma
Louis-Dreyfus’ Spouse: Brad Hall
Julia met her husband Brad Hall, American writer and actor, while in college, Northwestern University. They got married on June 25, 1987. They have two sons.
Brad Hall produced TV series, ‘The Single Guy’ and ‘Watching Ellie’. He was a part of the program ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 1982-1984.
Children of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ and Brad Hall
Henry Hall and Charles Hall
1. Henry Hall: Born on July 1, 1992. His talent with guitar and composing songs showed up at the age of 10.