Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wows Attendees at ASHP Midyear

Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought the huge crowd to its feet Wednesday at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, during a conversation with Caleb McEwen, artistic director of the Brave New Workshop comedy theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Emmy-award winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus brought the huge crowd to its feet Wednesday at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, during a conversation with Caleb McEwen, artistic director of the Brave New Workshop comedy theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Louis-Dreyfus, known for her iconic roles on hit television series, such as Seinfeld, Veep, and The New Adventures of Old Christine, spoke to McEwen about her successful career, and her admiration for health care providers. The actress revealed in 2017 that she had breast cancer but said a year later on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she was cancer-free.

The actress, who has received 9 Emmy Awards in 22 nominations and 7 Screen Actor Guild awards in 16 nominations, as well as numerous other awards, spoke fondly about acting with, among others, Jerry Seinfeld and Jerry Stiller (Frank Costanza) on Seinfeld; James Gandolfini, in the film, Enough Said; and Will Ferrell, in the upcoming film, Downhill.

Louis-Dreyfus also discussed her early career as a member of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, Illinois, and as a regular on Saturday Night Live. The actress also talked about the difference between the styles of television shows on which she has worked, TV versus film, and her work as a producer.

During the conversation, McEwen alluded to clinician burnout and asked Louis-Dreyfus how she deals with stress, which she said is problematic for health. She mentioned meditation, exercise such as hiking, and working on global issues. Louis-Dreyfus is known for her work on behalf of the environment, including as a member of the leadership council for the Natural Resource Defense Council, a board member of Heal the Bay, and an honorary board member of Heal the Ocean.

Louis-Dreyfus was funny and winning before the audience of pharmacists, technicians, and students, who gave her standing ovations when she arrived on stage and at the end of the discussion with McEwen.

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Wednesday morning conversation with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Presented at: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 54th Clinical Meeting and Exhibition; Las Vegas, Nevada: December 11, 2019.