Julia Louis Dreyfus’ Net Worth: Movies & Career

One of the most honored actresses in American cinema history, Julia Louis Dreyfus’ has an astounding net worth of $250 million.

Dreyfus’ is an American actress, comedian, television producer, and singer.

In 1989, she found her breakthrough when she appeared in Seinfeld, portraying the role of Elaine Benes.

Julia Louis Dreyfus'
Julia Louis Dreyfus’

Moreover, she is very well known for her other exemplary works in the television shows such as Saturday Night Live, Veep, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Likewise, she has also lent her voice to the movies like A Bug’s LifeAnimal FarmOnward, and so on.

Julia has won numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. She was the first actress who won Emmy Awards for three different television series- Veep, Seinfeld, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Quick Facts

Following are some quick facts about the actress.

Full Name Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus
Date of birth January 13, 1961
Age 61 years old
Gender Female
Place Of Birth Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Film Producer, Comedian, Voice Actor, Singer
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity Mixed (Ashkenazi Jewish, German, Mexican, English, French, Scottish, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish)
Residence Los Angeles, USA
Height 5’3″ (1.6 m)
Weight 54 kg (119 lbs)
Color Of Hair Black
Color Of Eye Hazel
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Body Measurement 36-27-35 inches
Father’s Name Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
Mother’s Name Judith Bowles
Siblings Lauren Bowles, Raphael Louis-Dreyfus, Phoebe Louis-Dreyfus, Emma Louis-Dreyfus
Marital status Married
Education Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
Spouse Brad Hall (m. 1987)
Children Charlie Hall, Henry Hall
Active Years 1982–present
Net Worth 250 million USD
Last Updated October, 2022

Julia Louis Dreyfus’s Net Worth and Income

The net worth of Julia Louis Dreyfus’ is a towering 250 million USD, as of 2022.

Globally known for playing in the TV series Veep, the salary of Julia was $500 thousand per episode, which brings to almost 5 million USD per season.

As the show ran for seven seasons, Dreyfus surely garnered 35 million dollars from the Veep.

Likewise, the actress is renowned for playing the role of Elaine Benes in Seinfeld. Her salary used to be $150,000 per episode in 1993.

The scenario was very changed at the last season when she received $600,000 during the last season of the series. It means Julia received $15 million just for the last season of Seinfeld.

Similarly, for the series Watching Ellie (2002), the actress received $350,000 per episode. The series ran for two seasons with a total of 19 episodes.

Net Worth of Julia Louis Dreyfus’ in Different Currencies

Following is the net worth of the actress in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 210,275,000
Pound Sterling £ 179,398,575
Australian Dollar A$ 338,112,000
Canadian Dollar C$ 312,737,500
Indian Rupee 18,560,912,500
BitCoin ฿ 6,472

Houses and Cars

Houses

Santa Barbara, California

Julia Dreyfus owns a gorgeous environment-friendly bungalow in Santa Barbara, California.

Her oceanfront home is a two-story building originally built in 1930. Reportedly, Julia and Brad brought this house in 1994 for 1 million USD.

The house featuring five bedrooms and five bathrooms was remodeled in 2003 by teaming with David Hertz.

The house was given a green design which means the house was redesigned in a sustainable and environment-friendly way. To detail, the house spanning 5000 square feet was added with solar panels.

According to the actress, the energy bills at the house are significantly less after the renovation.

Exterior of the ocean-front house
The exterior of the Pacific Palisades house

Inside the house, the second floor features a master bedroom with a fireplace. Likewise, there is an outdoor dining room on the terrace of the first floor.

Not only this but, the couple also owns another house in California at Pacific Palisades.

House in Montecito

The Seinfeld actress owns a weekend retreat in Montecito.

This California house was originally built in the 1930s and was purchased by Julia in 1996. Talking about its value, the house is worth 5 million USD in today’s market.

The house with retractable roofs spans 3000 square feet and sports four bedrooms. According to the sources, the retractable roofs are worth $15,000.

Moreover, there are numerous energy-efficient appliances inside the house, such as solar panels and thermal chimneys, which cost around $25,000.

House in St. Michaels

Julia Dreyfus owns a beach house in St. Michaels, Marylands.

Julia's Beach House in Maryland
Julia’s Beach House in Maryland

Just like her other houses, this house also includes energy-efficient equipment. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay coast, one can enjoy the St. Michaels harbor from this mid-century modern beach house.

The house dates back to the 1920s-1930s and has been bought by the Veep actress as her vacation pad.

Cars

Julia does not like disclosing her private life much to the public. She has been spotted quite a few times with her Tesla. The actress owns a Tesla Model S.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus with her Tesla
Julia Louis-Dreyfus with her Tesla

The base price of this luxury electric car starts from $79,990.

Moreover, during her acting career, Dreyfus has been driving a Mercedes Benz, an Audi S3, and an Infiniti QX60 SUV.

Lifestyle and Vacation

Lifestyle

The actress has quite a busy lifestyle, but she always manages to stay in shape and looks gorgeous. Now there are a few rules or regimes she follows to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Talking about her meal plans, Julia eats smart. She loves a big bowl of salad, bought all organic. Something that she includes in her diet is frying eggs in olive oil and having them with fibrous toast and honey.

Julia is not a vegan neither a vegetarian, but she loves eating greens. Diving more into her eating habits, Dreyfus has a sweet tooth, and she always keeps chocolate in her drawer. Something else that tempts her is the good bacon.

Now let’s talk about her fitness routine. Julia tries to exercise five times a week, but she admits to rarely reaching that goal. However, she always keeps her body moving somehow, even by playing tennis with her husband.

At times, she goes running or hiking or simply jogging in her area.

Vacation

Hawaii has to be the actress’s favorite getaway to spend a chill vacation.

In 2014, Julia spent her Christmas in Hawaii. She was spotted with her husband Brad wearing a black bikini top in Maui. Julia and Brad were seen enjoying the sun after swimming.

Similarly, back in 2018, Dreyfus was spending her vacation on the beach in Lanai, Hawaii.

Charity

Being a cancer survivor, Julia Dreyfus always supports campaigns related to cancer awareness.

She teamed up with AIRS (Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery) Foundation, doing the Cure Breast Cancer Campaign. With the help of their $35 floral tee, the foundation was carrying an initiative to provide breast reconstruction consultation to the needed one.

Dreyfus in a campaign against Breast Cancer
Dreyfus, in a campaign against Breast Cancer

Wes Gordon designed the beautiful tee, and Dreyfus was seen wearing it. Furthermore, the shirt read, “We are fighters & we are fighting for a cure.”

The actress also appeared in an ad to promote this campaign and charity.

There are other foundations and charities as well in which Julia is involved. Some of them are Children’s Tumor Foundation, Heal the Bay, Heal the Ocean, Stand Up To Cancer, Dream Foundation, Surfriders Foundation, Stop Global Warming, National Parks Conservation Association, and so on.

Movies, Investments, Endorsements, and Publications

Movies and Shows

Here is the list of top ten notable movies and shows given by the extremely talented actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus:

  • The New Adventures Of Old Christine: (2006-2010)
  • Enough Said: (2013)
  • A Bug’s Life: (1998)
  • Deconstructing Harry: (1997)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: (1989)
  • Picture Paris: (2012)
  • Veep: (2012-2019)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: (2000-)
  • Arrested Development: (2003)
  • Seinfeld: (1989-1998)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Elaine" from Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Elaine” from Seinfeld

Furthermore, she has also written and produced different projects. And, she has appeared as a guest in the shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show With James Cordon, Late Show With David Letterman, and many more.

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Investments

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a talented actress as well as a producer.

She has invested in a handful of real estate since the beginning of her career. Even though her family belongs to a wealthy business sector, she does not inherit her father or grandfather’s property.

Her father, William, was reported to have a net worth of $3.4 billion. Likewise, she is related to Leopold Louis Dreyfus, the founder of a very wealthy company- Louis Dreyfus Group. Not only but also, the other family relatives are also equally rich and involved in several business areas.

While Julia has made a name for herself in the acting field, recently, she teamed up with Apple Inc. and has produced a drama-comedy Force MajeureThe Swedish movie also starring her is directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon.

Similarly, some other projects where Dreyfus has invested are Veep (TV series- 2017), The West Wing (Drama Series-2004), Picture Paris (Short drama- 2012), and Downhill (Drama/Comedy- 2020)

Endorsements

In 2020, Julia Dreyfus was signed by Apple Inc, securing a multi-year contract. According to the agreement, Dreyfus will be producing and starring in new television projects associated with the streaming service.

During her career, Dreyfus has worked in several commercials such as Old Navy TV commercials and Clairol- the hair color ad.

Julia Dreyfus on the cover of Rolling Stone
Julia Dreyfus on the cover of Rolling Stone

Likewise, the actress has been featured in numerous covers of magazines like TIME, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Elle, People, Shape, The Hollywood Reporter, Woman & Home Magazine, Porter Edit, Entertainment, etc.

Publication

Julia Dreyfus has not written or published any book yet.

Career

Born on January 13, 1961, to her parents Gerard Louis Dreyfus and Judith Bowles, Julia Louis Dreyfus had a fulfilling childhood.

Julia’s father was a Louis Dreyfus Energy Services chairperson, and her great-great-grandfather founded Louis Dreyfus Group, a global merchant firm.

Being born in New York City, Julia completed her high school in 1979. Afterward, she attended Northwestern University to study drama and also began to work at Chicago’s Theatre Company.

Nevertheless, she dropped the University to join NBC’s Saturday Night Live (SNL) in 1982. When Julia joined the SNL, she was only 21 years old, being the youngest female cast.

In 1986, the actress kick-started her film career by appearing in the movies Hannah and Her Sisters and Soul Man.

Julia Dreyfus joined a comedy series Seinfeld along with Jason Alexander and Michael Richards in 1989. In the series, the SNL actress played the character of Elaine, which gave her global recognition. Seinfeld ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.

Similarly, Julia Dreyfus starred in Watching Ellie (2002) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006).

Coming to 2012, she played another prominent role- Selina Meyer on the TV series Veep. The show ran for seven seasons and got ended in May 2019.

Julia Louis Dreyfus is a very talented actress, and for her excellency, she has been honored with numerous awards and accolades.

To illustrate, the actress has garnered eleven Emmys. Moreover, she is the recipient of nine SAG Awards, a Golden Globe, and several others.

Dreyfus is also an inductee of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame for the year 2010. In 2018, she received the Mark Twain Prize, which is considered to be the comedy’s top honor.

Personal Life

Julia Dreyfus met Brad Hall at Northwestern University. Before getting married, they worked together on Saturday Night Live as well.

Julia Louis Dreyfus and Brad Hall
Julia Louis Dreyfus and Brad Hall

In 1987, the couple got married, and together they are blessed with two sons, Henry and Charles.

Interesting Facts about Julia Louis Dreyfus’

  1. Julia left her education at Northwestern University for Saturday Night Live (SNL). From 1982 to 1985, she appeared regularly on SNL along with her to-be-married husband, Brad Hall.
  2. Dreyfus has been honored with a lot of titles and accolades throughout her career. In fact, she is the only actress who amassed three Emmy awards for three different comedy shows- Seinfeld, Veep, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
  3. The actress used her own wardrobe for the character of Selina Meyer she portrayed on Veep. She is known for wearing tight clothes and a wig in the series.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did Julia suffer from cancer?

Yes, Julia Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer. The actress revealed the news in 2017, and after getting treatment for the disease, she won cancer.

Is Dreyfus a billionaire heiress?

No, Julia Louis Dreyfus’ net worth is $250 million, which she made on her own with her successful career. Nevertheless, she would be a billionaire if she inherited her father’s business.

What is the value of Louis Dreyfus Company?

The Louis Dreyfus Company, founded in 1851 by Léopold Louis-Dreyfus, a multi-billion company, is the great-great-grandfather of Julia Louis Dreyfus. To detail, the company had a revenue of 36.5 billion USD as of 2018. Likewise, the value of the company’s total assets was calculated to be $18.4 billion the same year.

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