Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine," was honored with the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Leron Gubler, presided over the ceremony. Guests included Alan Horn, Larry David, and the cast of "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
6250 Hollywood Boulevard on May 4, 2010.
Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of Elaine Benes in the hit NBC 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.
Louis-Dreyfus currently stars on CBS' hit comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine." In 2006, she won an Emmy® for her portrayal of Christine Campbell and was again nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and SAG Award in 2007 and received an additional SAG Award nomination in 2009. Created and executive produced by Kari Lizer ("Will and Grace"), "The New Adventures of Old Christine" reunites Louis-Dreyfus with "Seinfeld" director/producer Andy Ackerman, who executive produces "Old Christine" and also directs the series, from Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Her other television credits include multiple appearances on "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David's HBO show "Curb Your Enthusiasm," a recurring role on Matt Groening's "The Simpsons" on FOX, a recurring role in 2003 on FOX's critically acclaimed "Arrested Development," NBC's 2002 real-time sitcom "Watching Ellie," and the TNT animated film "Animal Farm," to which she lent her voice alongside Ian Holm, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart. 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. She subsequently hosted the show twice, becoming the first female former cast member to return as host.
Feature film credits include Pixar's animated hit "A Bug's Life"; Woody Allen's Academy Award®-winning "Hannah and Her Sisters," with Mia Farrow and Michael Caine; Allen's "Deconstructing Harry," with Judy Davis; Rob Reiner's "North"; Ivan Reitman's "Fathers' Day," with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal; and "Jack the Bear," with Danny DeVito and Gary Sinise.
Louis-Dreyfus studied theater at Northwestern University where she was also a recipient of a Doctor of Arts in 2007. During college, she was a member of The Practical Theater Company, and Chicago's famed Second-City comedy troupe.
She is a committed and steadfast defender of the environment and serves as a member on the leadership council for the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) as well as on the Board of Directors of Heal the Bay and on the Honorary Board of Heal the Ocean.