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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  • You Could Never

    Awe man. Get well hun

  • Yardgirl

    Cancer sucks! I wish her Godspeed.



  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Love her. She’ll be fine.

  • LuLu

    Love her! She was born into billions and still made a name for herself. On her own.

  • Ebony Starr

    Get well Julia.

  • Tammie Reed

    Oh no, I wish her a speedy recovery!

  • TheOwley
  • Justlooknout

    Wishing her all the blessings and complete healing and restoration.

  • Dahl

    Aaw, that's a shame. Wishing her a speedy recovery...

  • Ms.Devereaux

    THAT WAs my favorite scene !!! Those dance moves were epic!!

  • stav

    Hysterical! Hope she has a speedy and successful treatment.

  • Ms.Devereaux

    THE DINGO ATE YOUR BABY! ? (Elaine quote from seinfeld

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    She will defeat that C-Word! Prayers

  • JV

    Get well!

  • Karen Brady

    SHYT!! I hate cancer especially this one and I'm sorry for you Julia but you'll beat it and you'll keep your FANTASTIC sense of humor throughout. I'll add you to my prayers.

  • DeeFromLA

    I have been putting off scheduling a mammogram. I'm going. Prayers going up for all the women fighting breast cancer and survivors. Hate to hear this, she is funny as hell.

  • Gayle Ford-Smith

    She has 2 children. Her son plays basketball and participated in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen this year. She also is an heiress

  • Roderick2011

    I am glad I am not a celebrity because you can't even be sick in private.

  • Roderick2011

    What was that dance called?
    The Elaine (spastic chicken dance)?

  • UpsideRisk

    She's got 2 children with her husband. And she's a billionaire.

  • UpsideRisk

    Lol sorry I didn't see this, I just said the same thing

  • Ryan

    Her dad's a billionaire. She'll get the best care out there.

  • Rayne

    Aww nawl not Elaine. That's sad to hear any woman being diagnosed.

  • imright

    awww man ? New Christine is one of my fav re run shows

  • Wreckognize Game

    MESSAGE TO: Side Chicks
    Notice how many Roses were able to confirm that Julia has 2 children. Stop saying you didn't know that nugga whose kids you are swallowing was married. Do the short research.
    That is all.

  • Gayle Ford-Smith

    It's okay

  • Quitedeliteful

    1 out of 8 get breast cancer!!! This is just terrible. America putting all kinds of chemicals in our food and water along with GMOs and whatever is floating in our air that we are breathing in -- no wonder the Big C gets so many people. I try to eat organic always but I don't have faith in these products anymore. She should pull through with flying colors because she can afford the best healthcare that money can buy...


    Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer have seemed to pop up in todays Generation at alarming rates. where the heck did it come from? My great grand parents died in their sleep, so did most of there friends.

    Same as my Grand Parents. What kind of evilery in the air, food ,water, diet, is causing this destructive painful scourge! what have we done with this earth of ours, will we get another one for a do over.

  • Owww76

    Wishing her all the best to pull through from this! She is HILARIOUS on VEEP! That show is like art imitating life currently in this political climate.


    Long sigh, yeah....I agree. But we really shouldnt be eating any "Products" I once dated an African girl brand new to America on Refugee status who asked me where Twinkies come from.

    I looked at her like? .....I told her "some factory". She said they make food in a factory, like a car?

    Think about it, .......

    We are a causality of modern circumstances.....

  • Quitedeliteful

    OMG!!! I never thought of it like that but it's true...Most of our food is made in some factory. Twinkies probably has a shelf life of about 100 years...



  • isaiit

    As an avid twinkie eater they sure dont. If you ever bite into a stale twinkie you will never forget...

  • B Zandaz

    Cancer diagnosis does not mean death sentence , hope she is able to find advanced treatment without the use of chemotherapy ... Chemo= Poison

  • Quitedeliteful

    Really??? I can't even imagine a stale twinkie!!!

  • Marlika

    As a breast cancer survivor it irks me when celebs or anyone looks for attention when they are diagnosed. Why is this anyone so business? ?

  • TheOwley

    It's called 'little kicks.' Jerry and friends had a good time at her expense and nobody wanted to see her dance.

  • pure_rachet

    I went paleo for this reason. No processed food for me. Just real whole food. (most of the time)

  • isaiit

    Taste horrible. I look at the expiration date now.

  • NicoleZee

    So sad for her. I hope she beats the cancer and continues to thrive.

  • Jussjess25

    Aww im sorry to hear that I love her


    Interesting, Im going to look that up. Is crazy how organic food is super expensive. Its going to cost you to eat clean, healthy food
    like its a luxury, but is it.Shouldnt it be that way normally?


    My grandmother kept her own garden all of her days. She cooked from it every day and she baked her own bread. Ever had homemade icecream, it was like heaven in a bowl.

  • pure_rachet

    That's how I grew up but can't have it like that in Los Angeles!

  • Oya Shango

    I think the way that she chose to break the news was more to offer support and awareness to the world. That is the intelligent way to use her celebrity at the same time keeping her power. Had she not done so, with her level of celebrity, those tabloid rags would have most certainly got a hold of that info. and god's knows how they would have presented it. I remember, they did this to Aretha Franklin when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They were merciless. Aretha was forced to come public with it.

  • K. Gwood

    Miss Zjulia, if you must have surgery to remove the tumor please please please do not do Chemi or radiation. Start a plant based diet immediately , remove sugar totally and get some Frankincensse oil to take orally to heal your body. Chemo and radiation are proven methods of growing cancer. Do the research and maybe seek treatment in Australia. There are Dr's. there who can work miracles in areas of cancer treatment. My husband I are HUGE fans of yours and will be praying for a total healing for you.