VEEP Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus turned to Twitter today to reveal that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The VEEP STAR writes: "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one. The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends," she added. "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality." Check out the post below:
The actress is best known for her work in television comedy, including SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1982-85), Seinfeld (1989-98), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-10), and VEEP (2012-present). With a total of eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing, she is tied with Cloris Leachman for winning more Emmy Awards than any other performer. She has also won the most Emmy Awards by a performer in the same role in a single series for her role in Veep.
Her breakthrough came in 1989 with a nine-season run playing Elaine Benes on Seinfeld, one of the most critically and commercially successful sitcoms of all time. Other notable television roles include Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS, and her role as Selina Meyerin Veep, which has been renewed by HBO for a seventh and final season. Her film roles have included Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry(1997), and Enough Said (2013). She has voiced roles in several animated films, including A Bug's Life(1998) and Planes (2013).
Louis-Dreyfus has received eleven Emmy Awards, eight for acting and three for producing, with a total of 24 nominations throughout her career. She has also received a Golden Globe Award, seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards, and two Critics' Choice Television Awards.
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