My Dad had me on Seinfeld at a relatively young age. While all the peabrain millennials were wasting their time with Friends, I was catching up on episodes of Seinfeld that came out before I was born. So, it goes without saying that Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, was one of the first women to get me woke to, well, women.
While most of the Seinfeld cast struggled to find work after the seminal show came to an end, Julia Louis-Dreyfus did the opposite and arguably became more famous.
Her next show, the CBS sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, was a modest hit, but Louis-Dreyfus’ latest show, Veep, may go down as her defining role as she’s won five straight Emmys For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
But despite the fact that Louis-Dreyfus has been in the industry for over three decades, she somehow, some way, seems to become more and more attractive as time goes on.
So here’s to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has figured out a way to become both funnier and hotter as she ages.