Sad news for Julia Louis-Dreyfus fans: the 56-year-old actress and comedienne has been diagnosed with breast cancer. reports that the ‘Seinfield’ star broke the news to her fans in an uplifting tweet on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Louis-Dreyfus revealed she’s determined to fight the disease with the support of family and friends.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today I’m the one,” she tweeted.

Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy Awards history in Los Angeles earlier this month with her sixth Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series win for Veep, becoming the star with the most wins for the same role.

Louis-Dreyfuss has been married to the same man, Brad Hall, for 30 years. They have no children.

She is best known for her stand-up comedy work on television’s Saturday Night Live, Seinfeld, and The New Adventures of Old Christine. She is currently starring in Veep.

Louis-Dreyfus also has an impressive resumè of movie roles and a plethora of nominations and awards, including a Golden Globe Award and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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