Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth
Net Worth: $300 Million
Salary: $500,000 Per Episode
Real Name: Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
Date of Birth: 13th January 1961
Age: 63 years old
Gender: Female
Height: 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Profession: Actress, Comedian, TV Producer, Voice Actress
Nationality: American
Updated: 1st July 2023
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth:
$300 Million

Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Salary

$500,000 Per Episode

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a renowned American actress, comedian, television producer, and voice actor. She has a career span over four decades in the show business and still going strong. Julia is best-known for NBC’s late-night show Saturday Night Live, she was a cast member from three years from 1982 to 1985. American sitcom Seinfeld was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, she debuted in 1989 all the way to its finale in 1998. Sitcom The New Adventures of Old Christine, which for five seasons from 2006 to 2010, and satire comedy television series Veep in which Julia played the role as a vice-president, aired from 2012 to 2019.

Julia is one of very few actresses who has the most award-winning in the history of American television — some of the prestigious awards including eleven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, nine Screen Actors Guild awards, five American Comedy awards, and two Critics’ Choice Television awards.

In 2010, she received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014, Julia was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. In 2016, Time magazine named her top 100 most influential people in the world in the category of Artists.

What is Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Net Worth?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the top-paid actresses in Hollywood. In Seinfeld, after several seasons, Julia and co-star Jason Alexander pays were raised to $150,000 per episode after back and forth negotiations, around $3.8 million per season. In 1997, she received $600,000 per episode, or roughly $27 million per season adjusted for today inflation. In Veep, Julia was paid $500,000 per episode — she appeared in 65 episodes until the series finale in May 2019, for a total of seven seasons.

Her father, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was a former Chairman of the Louis-Dreyfus Group, an international commodities and shipping conglomerate, his personal net worth is over US$4 billion. Julia’s great-great-grandfather, Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, founded the Louis-Dreyfus Group in 1851.

Julia’s primary sources of incomes are from her acting and endorsements, she earned around $8 million annually in recent years, making her one of the highest-paid TV actresses in the world. As of September, 2022, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a net worth of a staggering US$300 million. In 2020, Julia had signed a deal with tech giant Apple, she will be developing new content and projects for Apple TV+ — Julia’s net worth is expected to curve upwards for years to come.

Who is Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born in New York City on January 13, 1961. Daughter to billionaire financier Gerard Louis-Dreyfus. Her mother, Judith Bowles, was a writer and special needs tutor. Julia has a maternal half-sister Lauren Bowles (1973) who is also an actor, and Emma Louis-Dreyfus, born 1974, she died of an accidental drug overdose in 2018.

Julia’s parents divorced when she was one. Her mother remarried when Julia was four to Thompson Bowles, Dean of George Washington Medical School — they relocated to Washington, D.C. to be with her mother’s new husband.

Early Life and Education

Her stepfather nature of work involved a lot of travels (Project HOPE). In her youth, Julia regularly move between different states and countries, including Colombia, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia. In 1979, she graduated from the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland. She enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois to study theater. Julia dropped out of college in her junior year to pursue a career in acting.

Early Career

At 21, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was discovered by NBC’s talent scouts while performing with The Practical Theatre Company at their Golden 50th Anniversary Jubilee. She was one of main cast members on Saturday Night Live in which she appeared from 1982 to 1985, and was the youngest female cast member at that time. In her third and final year at SNL she met co-creator of Seinfeld, Larry David and briefly worked together. Julia departed SNL to pursue a career in film. In 1986, she debuted her film career in two films, comedy-drama Hannah and Her Sisters, and Soul Man. A notable film Julia appeared in was the 1989 comedy National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Julia is best known as Elaine Benes in one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld, she became a household name when the show was aired in the early 1990s — Jerry Seinfeld aptly described how great of a comedian she is: “She cracks you up without breaking your nuts.”

In 2005, she was cast in a new CBS sitcom, The New Adventures of Old Christine. She received critical acclaim for her performance in the series, and within the first season she bagged the 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2011, Julia played the role of the U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer in a satirical comedy series titled Veep, which ran from 2012 to 2019. The show was universally acclaimed and wildly successfulful — Julia won six consecutive Emmy awards from 2012 to 2017.

Throughout her career, Julia appeared in numerous TV shows and films including 30 Rock, Web Therapy, Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013).

In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, making her the twentieth recipient.

Personal Life

Julia met husband Brad Hall while attending Northwestern University. They got married in 1987. The couple has two sons, Henry (1992) and Charles (1997). Though Julia never graduated college, in 2007, she was honored with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Northwestern.

Julia took to the public in 1997 that she had breast cancer. In 1998, when she was a celebrity-guest at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she announced that she’s cancer-free.

Her cousin, Robert Louis-Dreyfus, was former CEO of Adidas.

Real Estate

Julia currently resides in Los Angeles with her family. She owns a $5 million oceanfront home in Santa Barbara, CA. She had spent millions on her home to make it very eco-friendly.

She also has a second home in Montecito, California. It is solar-powered, radiant-heated; most of the interior and exterior were built from recycled materials.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus FAQs

What is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Net Worth?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus net worth is currently $300 million USD.

How much money does Julia Louis-Dreyfus earn?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus earns $500,000 per episode from various sources.

How tall is Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)

How old is Julia Louis-Dreyfus?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is currently 63 years old.

When is Julia Louis-Dreyfus birthday?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus birthday is on 13th January.