Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a flair for awards and records. No other actress in the history of American television has built an impressive career playing unlikable characters like Louis-Dreyfus. For more than three decades, she has been around playing hilarious and self-absorbed women in movies and TV Shows. She became a household name after the popular HBO series, ‘Veep,’ in which Dreyfus plays the outspoken, narcissistic and needy politician Selina Mayer. The show has made Louis-Dreyfus one of the most celebrated television comedy actresses of our times.
Louis-Dreyfus emerged as a legendary figure not without a struggle in a male-dominated work environment. It took years for her to break out with plots with substance for her first breakthrough series, ‘Seinfeld.’ The role of Elaine made her a star. Her dream project, ‘Downhill’ took her four years as a producer before coming into fruition. Louis-Dreyfus has nine Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe to her credit.
She shares a record with Cloris Leachman for the most Emmy Awards won by an actor, a total of 8 Emmys. While Elaine in ‘Seinfeld,’ and Christine Campbell in ‘The New Adventures of Old Christinez,’ earned her one Emmy each, the character of Selina Meyer in ‘Veep’ swept six Emmys for Louis-Dreyfus. She has also positioned herself as a cultural and political icon representing women in comedy. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Julia Louis-Dreyfus movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Julia Louis-Dreyfus films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Julia Louis-Dreyfus movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
3. Veep (2012 – Present)
As HBO’s comedy series ‘Veep’ reaches its seventh and final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer, the accidental president, has become an icon in the popular culture. Her politician is a rare blend of winner and loser traits with an extra coating of narcissist ego. Tony Hale plays her faithful bagman, Gary, who worships her. Meyer’s incompetent aide Jonah Ryan, played by Timothy Simons, also returns in the final season. Inspired by the U.K. political comedy, ‘The Thick of It.’
According to reports, Season 7 targets its searing gags at the lobbyists and power-hungry politicians. The series also put the indifferent society while there is a paradigm shift unfolds in national politics. Selina Meyer is running again this time. Her campaign focuses on ‘New. Selina. Now.’ With her longstanding loyalists remains by her side, Mayers is all set to hit hard against her opponents. Amy Brookheimer, played by Anna Chlumsky, and Ben Cafferty Kevin Dunn, reprise their roles as the showrunners.