Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reports She's Doing Well, Has Choice Words For Cancer

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus shocked fans when she announced last September on Twitter that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The diagnosis came just one day after she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her role on her current series, 'Veep'.

From the start, Louis-Dreyfus seemed to face the diagnosis with courage and determination.

"One in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one. 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 healthcare a reality," Louis-Dreyfus tweeted on September 28.

She got an outpouring of support from her fans and colleagues, as well as an encouraging message from former Vice President Joe Biden, who noted that the 'Veeps stick together'.

For the first time since her surgery, Louis-Dreyfus has shared an update. She took a selfie, looking beautiful, claiming it's her first post-op photo. She had nothing but praise for her doctors, and a strong message to her cancer.

"Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, “F--k you!” she wrote.

Ellen DeGeneres responded to the tweet, saying, "Absolutely gorgeous."

A fan responded, "Solid, solid applause and respect from one cancer survivor to another. You are a stone-cold f--king genius and everybody loves you. Such lovely news."

Louis-Dreyfus says she completed chemotherapy in January. On her last day of chemotherapy, her two sons made an amusing video for her, featuring them lip-synching comically to the song 'Beat It' by Michael Jackson.

"My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy. Pretty swell, right? Ain’t they sweet?" she wrote, posting the clip to Instagram.

At the same time, she made Hollywood award show history. She became the first TV actress to win five individual awards at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Unfortunately, she couldn't be present to collect the award, but her ‘Veep’ colleagues acknowledged her in their acceptance speech.

"I wish I could have been SAGawards tonight but have to admit it's pretty fun to watch in my pj's," she tweeted. "So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?"

Louis-Dreyfus has won six consecutive Emmy awards for her performance on 'Veep'. It's not her first success, though; she has a long history of hit television shows behind her.

She's a SNL alum, joining the show at the tender age of 21-- one of the youngest women on the cast, ever.

She moved on to play the role of Elaine Benes in the groundbreaking show, 'Seinfeld’, a sitcom that ran from 1989 to 1998. She won one Emmy for her role as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series, and was nominated six more times.

In 2006, she had another hit show, this time as the lead character. 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' ran from 2006 to 2010, and Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

For 'Veep', she's won nine Emmys; six for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and three for Outstanding Comedy Series (as producer).

Source: Mirror
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