It was announced that her TV series, "Watching Ellie" (2002) has been canceled by NBC. Lasting one year, it more than doubled the staying power of fellow "Seinfeld" (1990) alumni Jason Alexander and Michael Richards' TV series, but failed to draw a wide enough audience to warrant renewal. (June 2003)
Her second home in Montecito, CA, is solar-powered, radiant-heated, and built from recycled materials.
Her character on "Seinfeld" (1990), Elaine Benes, did not appear in the original pilot. She has never watched that episode--out of superstition.
Is included in Richard Roeper's list of actresses who've never done nude scenes in his latest book, "Ten Sure Signs a Movie Character is Doomed, and Other Surprising Movie Lists". When asked about this by Conan O'Brien, Dreyfus stated that she'd never been asked to do one.
Performed improv with Chicago's Second City and the Practical Theatre Company, started by her husband, Brad Hall.
Her TV series, "Watching Ellie" (2002), was created for her by husband Brad Hall. They originally wanted it to air commercial free, but that idea was rejected by NBC.
Is the first, and thus far only, one of the four primary cast members of "Seinfeld" (1990) to have received a Razzie Award nomination. She was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress in 1998 for her performance in the film Fathers' Day (1997). However, she ultimately lost the award to Alicia Silverstone in Batman & Robin (1997).
Fought NBC censors to allow a scene where a man runs around his house completely naked in front of Ellie (Julia's character on "Watching Ellie" (2002)). She won.
Wears a size 8 1/2 shoe.
Half-sister, Lauren Bowles, acts with her in "Watching Ellie" (2002).
She and her future husband Brad Hall (a year before they were married in 1987) made their feature film debut together as a couple in the fantasy horror movie Troll (1986).
Chosen by Forbes magazine in 2006 as one of the 10 Hottest Billionaire Heiresses.
Was originally slated to play Alison Stern in Private Parts (1997), Howard Stern's biopic. She dropped out to spend more time with her children.
Her character on "Seinfeld" (1990), Elaine Benes, did not appear in the original pilot. She has never watched that episode--out of superstition
Her grandfather, Pierre Louis-Dreyfus, was a member of the French Resistance during WWII, and flew 88 missions for Charles de Gaulle's Free French Air Force.
Both her parents remarried after their divorce, and she has two half-sisters from her mother's second marriage and two half-sisters from her father's second marriage. She considers both her step-parents to be as important in her life as her biological parents.
In college, she was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Daughter of Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, a French billionaire.
Both she and her husband, Brad Hall, appeared as part of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (1975) cast in early 1980s. They are the only husband/wife team to do so.
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. (1998)
Two sons Henry (b. 1992) and Charles (b. 1997).
Met her husband, Brad Hall, while both were attending Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). She graduated in 1982.