Julia Louis-Dreyfus Speaks About Fighting Breast Cancer With The Support Of Her Family

Date December 13, 2017

Most of us are familiar with the popular "for better or worse" marriage vows people make on their wedding day. The vow presupposes that no matter what happens down the line, the couple would endeavor to hold up together.

It may not be apparent to the couple at the time, but quite frankly, the strength of their resolve in that vow will be tested in more than one way during the marriage. And that was exactly what happened to Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her husband, Brad Hall.

Bio and career

A mother of two sons, 56-year-old Julia Louis-Dreyfus, began her career in comedy in the early 80s when she joined the improvisation theatre group Second City. Julia later moved on the live-comedy sketch TV show, Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she met future co-creator of Seinfeld, another successful show which would bring multiple awards.

Over the years, Louis-Dreyfus has featured in movies, guest starred in other TV series, and picked up voice acting roles as well, in both animated feature-length films and TV shows, working alongside her husband in a few film projects.

Our old apartment on the lake on the north side of Chicago where we happily lived IN SIN.#thankful

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Veep TV show, since its first season in 2011, is her current project and has so far earned her multiple Emmy Awards, putting her in the lead of most Emmy wins in a particular TV show.

Her marriage

In 2013, in an interview with Craig Ferguson, Julia revealed that she actually met her husband, Brad Hall, in an audition that he was producing back in their student years at Northwestern University, Illinois.

Prior to their marriage on June 25, 1987, Brad and Julia were both cast members at SNL for two years, between 1982 and 1984.

30 years ago today this happened. So far so good.

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The couple has been married for 30 years. Brad always supported his wife: at Emmy Award event, where Julia made history having earned 6 consecutive awards in her role in Veep and right after her recent cancer diagnosis.

In their private lives, they have raised two sons, Henry, 24, and Charlie, 20. In an interview with Jay Leno, Julia suggested her marirage lasted this long because she “found the right guy.”

For better or worse

In a Twitter post a few months ago, Julia shocked her fans when she shared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. For now, she completed two rounds of chemotherapy.

Julia has also been appreciative of her family, friends, and colleagues in the entertainment industry of all the support following her announcement:

The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.

We wish her all the best in her treatment as she fights cancer.

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