Julia Louis-Dreyfus timeline

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Walk of Fame: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

1979 Louis-Dreyfus studies theater at Northwestern. Fellow classmate Brad Hall later becomes her husband.

1982 Launches her comedy career as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member. Meets Larry David.

1990 Begins an eight-year run as Elaine on "Seinfeld," created by David and Jerry Seinfeld.

1994 Wins a Golden Globe for her role on "Seinfeld." She wins another in 1996.

1997 Wins a SAG Award for her "Seinfeld" role. Is a repeat winner the following year.

1998 Voices Atta in Pixar's "A Bug's Life."

2000 Makes the first of eight appearances on David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (the most recent was in 2009).

2001 Makes the first of three voice appearances on "The Simpsons."

2002 Stars as Eleanor "Ellie" Riggs on the short-lived "Watching Ellie," which was created by husband Hall.

2004 Appears in four episodes of "Arrested Development."

2006 Stars as the title character in "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

2006 Wins an Emmy for "Old Christine."

2007 Receives an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at Northwestern University.

2009 Becomes a producer on "Old Christine."

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