Julia Louis-Dreyfus earned worldwide acclaim and recognition 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. Most recently, she won the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her lead role on The New Adventures of Old Christine. Her other television credits include a recurring role on Arrested Development. She also starred in the series Watching Ellie and lent her voice to the television movie Animal Farm. Louis-Dreyfus first made her mark on television during a three year stint (1982-1985) on Saturday Night Liveopposite the likes of Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Eddie Murphy. Louis-Dreyfus' feature film credits include the animated hit A Bug's Life, to which she lent her voice for the character 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 theater at Northwestern University. During college, she was a member of the Practical Theater Company and subsequently joined Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe.