Emmy Queen: How Many Emmys Has Julia Louis-Dreyfus Won?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been on television for so long due to having two long-running shows, Seinfeld and Veep. She also has been sweeping up so many Emmys that it might be hard for fans to keep track of how many she has. So how many has she won and does she hold a record of some kind? Here is everything you need to know.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won 11 Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld | Joey Delvalle/NBCU Photo Bank

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won 11 Emmys so far and will probably keep sweeping at the television award show. She was first nominated back in 1992 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for playing Elaine in Seinfeld. She lost to Laurie Metcalf who won for being in Roseanne. Louis-Dreyfus was nominated again for Elaine the following three years, but her losing streak broke in 1996. She won her first Emmy.

She was nominated two more times for playing Elaine, but she didn’t win again. Julia Louis-Dreyfus then moved on to The New Adventures of Old Christine where she played Christine Campbell. She won for her first nomination for the role as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006. She was nominated for the role the following four years but never won again.

Veep is definitely the funny actress’ crown jewel. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won as a producer for it winning Outstanding Comedy Series three times. She has won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series all six times she has been nominated.

In the end, that means Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won eight acting Emmys and three Emmys as a producer. So she has 11 Emmys so far. So what records does she hold?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has set a record for winning the most Emmys for one role by a single performer

Selina Meyer on Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep | HBO

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has set multiple records. One is that she has won the most Emmys for one role by a single performer. She previously was tied with Candice Bergen who won five Emmys for playing Murphy Brown. But her sixth win for Veep pushed her to the top. The interesting thing about this is that Murphy Brown has been revived so Bergen might come back for the title.

She is tied with Cloris Leachman for most Primetime Emmys by a single performer

Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope
Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope | Fox

The funny actress is also giving another record holder a run for their money. She is currently tied with Cloris Leachman for the most Primetime Emmy wins with eight.

Leachman has won eight Primetime Emmys throughout her career. Her last win was in 2006 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in Malcolm in the Middle. Leachman also has a Daytime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Performer in Children’s Programming for ABC Afterschool Specials.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus definitely has an impressive television career and still isn’t stopping. It’ll be interesting to see which record she’ll break next.

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