Born in New York to billionaire parents who divorced when she was one year old, Julia spent her childhood frequently moving. By high school, she had lived in Washington DC, Colombia, and Tunisia. She went to high school in Maryland and attended Northwestern University until dropping out to become an actress.
Julia became a member of the comedic acting troupe The Second City in the early '80s and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1982 to 1985. She appeared in a couple of films until she was cast as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld in 1990. Seinfeld went on to become one of the most successful and popular television shows of all time and wrapped in 1998.
In 2004, Julia appeared in two episodes of Arrested Development as Maggie Lizer, and reprised her role a year later in 2005. In 2006, despite the "Seinfeld curse" she was cast as Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine, which had a five-season run on CBS. In 2012, she began playing Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep which also stars Tony Hale.
Over her illustrious career, Julia has received three Emmy Awards (on top of 14 nominations, making her the most nominated actress in Emmy history), one Golden Globe Award and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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