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The New Adventures of Old Christine: Cast Bio - Julia Louis-Dreyfus


Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of Old Christine , earned worldwide acclaim for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit series "Seinfeld." She received an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, five Screen Actors Guild Awards and four American Comedy Awards during the show's nine-year run.

In 2006, Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on The New Adventures of Old Christine .

Louis-Dreyfus' other recent television credits include a recurring role in "Arrested Development." She also starred in the series "Watching Ellie" and lent her voice to the telefilm "Animal Farm." Louis-Dreyfus first made her mark on television during a three-year stint (1982-1985) on "Saturday Night Live," opposite the likes of Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Eddie Murphy.

Her feature film credits include the animated hit "A Bug's Life," in which she lent her voice to the character of Princess Atta; Woody Allen's Academy Award-winning "Hannah and Her Sisters"; "Deconstructing Harry"; "North"; "Fathers' Day"; and "Jack the Bear."

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Louis-Dreyfus studied theatre at Northwestern University. During college, she was a member of the Practical Theater Company and subsequently joined Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe.

Louis-Dreyfus was born in New York City. Her birth date is January 13.

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