Julia Louis-Dreyfus finding her voice with Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won six Emmys for her role as a narcissistic, gaffe-prone politician who connives and blunders her way into the White House in Veep.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won six Emmys for her role as a narcissistic, gaffe-prone politician who connives and blunders her way into the White House in Veep.PHOTO: HBO

The political satire allowed Julia Louis-Dreyfus to assert herself creatively, having spent decades battling for better writing and a producer credit

If you go by silverware alone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most decorated performers in Hollywood, with eight acting Emmys and three more for producing along with dozens of other awards.

Six of those acting awards were for the critically adored political satire Veep (2012 to now). It is the most Emmy wins by a performer in the same role, that role being Selina Meyer - a narcissistic, gaffe-prone politician who connives and blunders her way into the White House.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 02, 2019, with the headline 'Finding her voice with Veep'. Print Edition | Subscribe