Julia Louis-Dreyfus Expressed Gratitude to Her Late Father during Her Emmy Acceptance Speech
Julia Louis-Dreyfus loves her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, a lot and had a strong bond with him.
Even though he is not in this world anymore, she still reminisces about him via social media.
In 2016, she dedicated her seventh Emmy award to her father, who passed away two days before the event.
Here is everything about the father-daughter duo.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emmys and Her Father
Julia is critically acclaimed for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep from 2012 to 2017.
For the series, she has won six consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series to date.
She won her Emmys for the same category as well as Outstanding Comedy Series as the show's producer in 2016. But unfortunately, her dad was not there to share her moment.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus posing for a picture with her dog. (Source: Instagram)
In her speech, she initially joked about the political climate back then and gave her personal apology for it. But towards the end of her speech, she was shaking and had tears in her eyes.
She revealed her dad had died two days ago, and she was dedicating her award to him. Even though she was hurt and mourning, she joked about how he still liked her.
She ended her monologue in tears, reminiscing how her dad's opinion mattered the most to her.
Who Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Father, William Louis-Dreyfus?
Julia has made a name for herself in the entertainment world. However, she comes from a very rich background.
William was a billionaire and a mogul who had a massive business. He was born in France as Gérard C. Louis-Dreyfus and later moved to the USA after his parents divorced.
Initially, he started his career as a lawyer. He graduated from Duke University's School of Law and worked in a law firm in New York City.
But later, he inherited his family business and served as the chairperson of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.
He enhanced the company, and the industry showed significant growth after William took over.
Apart from being a business mogul, he also had a creative bone in his body. He was a poet on the side and was respected in the field.
He served as the chairperson of the Poetry Society of America for a decade. William also had an exquisite taste in art and was an avid collector.
It is reported that his collection is worth around $50million and has work of over 170 people.
Some artists whose art he possesses are Claes Oldenburg, Bill Taylor, George Grosz, Alberto Giacometti, and Red Grooms.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, posing in front of a picture of First Lady Mamie Eisenhower. (Source: Instagram)
According to Lohud, the billionaire's private gallery in Mount Kisco was filled with over 3,500 arts. However, his collection is more dedicated to education and charitable works.
He donated a significant amount of his collection to a New York-based non-profit organization — The Harlem Children's Zone.
Similarly, he supported Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund and Bedford Hills Free Library with his gallery.
William died at 84 in his home at Mount Kisco, surrounded by his art collection. Even though he is no more, his efforts and charitable works will never be forgotten.