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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Veep' Star

29 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Arguably the greatest female comedic actor ever (she has the Emmys to prove it), Julia Louis-Dreyfus hardly needs an introduction.

At only 21 years old, the actress was cast on "Saturday Night Live," a Cinderella-like start for the young New York native. While the show didn't catapult her to fame, it was a stepping-stone that culminated with her landing the role of Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" (1989 - 1998). Proving there's no "'Seinfeld' curse," Louis-Dreyfus has had plenty of success since the acclaimed NBC sitcom ended, raking in several Emmys along the way. Just this summer, she took home her latest trophy for her work on HBO's "Veep."

From her eyebrow-raising family background to her actress half-sister, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

1. Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus was born January 13, 1961 in New York, New York to Judith LeFever and Gérard Louis-Dreyfus.

2. Her parents divorced when Louis-Dreyfus was still just a baby. »

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How does the BBC plan to mark World War I? - Full rundown

25 June 2014 7:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC has unveiled its plans to mark the centenary of World War I this year, airing a wide range of documentaries, drama and arts to recognise the impact of the conflict.

"This summer is the moment to explain and reflect on how the war started and to examine its lasting effects," the BBC's Adrian Van Klaveren said. "It's a time of national commemoration as we remember those who died and so the BBC will be there to share events and unite people in their acts of memorial." Read on to find out what the BBC has arranged...

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World War One Commemoration (August 4)

The major events in the UK and across Europe to mark Britain's declaration of war will be covered by Huw Edwards in London and Sophie Raworth in Belgium. The service of commemoration for the Commonwealth in Glasgow will be covered, along with the memorial in Belgium's »

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Star Wars VII: 17 Reasons To Rejoice

4 June 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Very little negativity is swirling round the Star Wars sequel trilogy at present, which of course means very little as a similar optimism pervaded during the Episode I production era. As we all know, since Episode I’s release things have been a lot different, the name Star Wars has been something often met with a groan and for good reason, as creator George Lucas has gone from geek God to bumbling, stumbling incompetent in the space of three movies.

Whisper it, but the prequels aren’t quite as horrible as everybody remembers them; they just don’t stack up against the originals, and this has always felt like the greatest opportunity missed given Star Wars’ big screen potential. At the moment though, there is a genuine buzz developing out of the ashes of the comparatively failed prequels, and the feeling is this is a film that could really »

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Project of the Day: 'Portal'

22 May 2014 2:40 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. Portal Tweetable Logline: Method acting gone wrong. A psychological thriller, following an actor's obsessive preparation for a terrifying role. Elevator Pitch: Portal is a psychological thriller, that follows an actor who is cast as the lead in a bold, art-house film from a well known director. The Director’s film recreates the story of his father, who was captured and locked in a Siberian prison. For the actor to accurately portray the director’s father, he chooses to go method. He isolates himself in a remote cabin, where he pores over script pages and keeps a diary of his thoughts. Day by day, the actor begins to slowly »

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Man Who Dodged Jail for 13 Years Due to Clerical Error Is Freed After a Year

6 May 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder. Mississippi County associate circuit judge Terry Lynn Brown needed just a 10-minute hearing before ruling that he was giving Anderson credit for time served for all 4,794 days between his conviction and when he was arrested last year. The judge granted Anderson his immediate freedom. Anderson, 37, left the courthouse with his wife »

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Man Who Dodged Jail for 13 Years Due to Clerical Error Is Freed After a Year

6 May 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Cornealious "Mike" Anderson spent 13 years free from prison due to a clerical error, then nearly a year behind bars when the mistake was caught. On Monday, he walked out of a southeast Missouri courtroom a free man again - this time with no need to look over his shoulder. Mississippi County associate circuit judge Terry Lynn Brown needed just a 10-minute hearing before ruling that he was giving Anderson credit for time served for all 4,794 days between his conviction and when he was arrested last year. The judge granted Anderson his immediate freedom. Anderson, 37, left the courthouse with his wife »

- Associated Press

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Cory Remsburg Honored In State Of The Union, Receives Standing Ovation

28 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

President Barack Obama, during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, shed light on the incredible journey of Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, who received a much deserved standing ovation from the large audience.

Obama Honors Wounded Army Ranger In Sotu

During his 10th deployment, Remsburg, an Army Ranger, was a near-casualty of a roadside bomb. Three months after his comrades found him unconscious in the field, he finally awoke from his coma. Partially paralyzed, Remsburg eventually began the toil of daily rehab to improve his faculties.

"Slowly, steadily, with the support of caregivers like his dad Craig, and the community around him, Cory has grown stronger,” Obama said. “Day by day, he’s learned to speak again and stand again and walk again – and he’s working toward the day when he can serve his country again. 'My recovery has not been easy,' he says. 'Nothing »

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