Emmy-Winning Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Emmy-winning Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals breast cancer diagnosis on social media – post attracts support from the acting fraternity – Julia receives news a day after winning record sixth Emmy

Emmy-Winning Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Late Thursday night, Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on social media that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Following the announcement, fellow actors Christina Applegate, Debra Messing, Sarah Silverman, Tony Hale (Veep), and Michael McKean tweeted their support for the 56-year old Veep star.

Joe Biden, former U.S. Vice President, who lost his son to cancer in 2015, also expressed his family’s support for Julia saying that the Bidens were with her.

According to sources, the Emmy-winning star of HBO’s popular comedy series Veep, came to know about the dreaded disease the day after she won her sixth Emmy at the 69th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

It was her sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress, bettering Don Knotts and Candice Bergen’s record of five wins in the same category.

Being the executive producer of the show, Louis-Dreyfus also received her third successive Best Comedy Series trophy, as well.

While on the subject of awards, Louis-Dreyfuss has also won an Emmy each for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and “Seinfeld,” making her one of two artistes to win the most overall Emmy awards, the other being Cloris Leachman.

This year Louis-Dreyfus triumphed over nominees Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Allison Janney (Mom), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).

Julia even took a pot-shot at President Donald Trump in her acceptance speech hinting at Trump’s possible impeachment in the future.

“We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment, but we were worried that someone else might get to it first,” she said, drawing loud cheers from the attendees.

“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” said a statement from HBO, the network behind Veep. “We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”

The decision to make the upcoming seventh season the last of the series was in no way influenced by Louis-Dreyfuss’ announcement. The decision had already been made weeks ago.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is married to actor Brad Hall and has two children with him. She is best known for her role as Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld.”

Here’s all the support and love Julia received on social media following her announcement.

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