Julia Louis-Dreyfus Awarded National Medal of Arts

photo of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden

Emmy award-winning “Veep” and “Seinfeld” actress Julie Louis-Dreyfus was among 22 people awarded a┬áNational 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.


Other National Medal of Arts awardees Tuesday included singer Bruce Springsteen, singer Gladys Knight and actress/producer Mindy Kaling.




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