Julia Louis-Dreyfus Receives Mark Twain Prize For Lifetime Achievement in Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most coveted comedy stars in history, and she just added another shiny trophy to her collection. The Seinfeld actress received the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for lifetime achievement in comedy.

Three of the previous recipients – Stephen Colbert, Jerry Seinfeld, and Tina Fey – showed up to pay tribute to this incredible actress, but they weren’t the only comedy stars in attendance. Bryan Cranston, Lisa Kudrow, Tony Hale, and Kumail Nanjiani also made an appearance during the heartfelt and hilarious ceremony.

Most of the artists on hand previously starred alongside Louis-Dreyfus in one of the projects from her impressive resume. They took a look back at her illustrious career and delivered a bunch of hilarious remarks about this celebrated comedy legend.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus rose to prominence back in the ‘80s, as one of the cast members of Saturday Night Live. She became a household name thanks to the role of Elaine Benes in the cult sitcom Seinfeld. Her career entered a new stage when she was cast in HBO’s political satire Veep – a TV show that brought her six Emmy wins in acting categories and another three for producing the series.