Emmy award-winning “Veep” and “Seinfeld” actress Julie Louis-Dreyfus was among 22 people awarded a National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal Tuesday at the White House.
Louis-Dreyfus, a 1979 graduate of the all-girls Holton-Arm sSchool in Bethesda, added to her collection of awards including the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2018.
She has been friends with President Biden for several years.
“She embraces life’s absurdity with absolute wit, and handles real life turns with absolute grace. A mom, a cancer survivor, a pioneer for women in comedy, she is an American original,” said President Biden.
President Biden presents National Medal of Arts to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD). pic.twitter.com/IVmtga4907
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 21, 2023
Other National Medal of Arts awardees Tuesday included singer Bruce Springsteen, singer Gladys Knight and actress/producer Mindy Kaling.