Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been cast in the HBO comedy pilot Veep, Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Louis-Dreyfus will play Selina Meyer, a former senator who discovers that being vice president of the United States is nothing like she expected.

Best known for her role as Elaine Benes in Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus most recently concluded a five-season run on CBS' The New Adventures of Old Christine, for which she won an Emmy.

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