Golden Globes: 8 Nominations, 1 Win

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had her first break on three seasons of Saturday Night Live (1982-1985) before departing the show under less-than-happy circumstances.  She gained critical acclaim and really broke into the mainstream for her role as Elaine on Seinfeld (1990-1998) for which she won her first Golden Globe Award. She has also starred in Watching Ellie (2002-2003) and received Golden Globe nominations for her starring roles in The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2010) and Veep (2012-). Her film credits include National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Deconstructing Harry (1997), and Enough Said (2013), the last of which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.