Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history with her 6th straight Emmy win for 'Veep'

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  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Primetime Emmy for outstanding actress in a comedy series for “Veep.”
  • This is the sixth consecutive year Louis-Dreyfus has won the award for “Veep.”
  • The only other actor to ever come close to that sort of winning streak in the category has been Helen Hunt.
  • The 56-year-old actress has won more Emmys than anyone in history.

It happened! Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth straight Emmy for HBO’s “Veep.”

Her Emmy win for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series makes her the only woman in Emmy history to win six consecutive Primetime Emmys.

The only other actor who has ever come close to that sort of winning streak was Helen Hunt. From 1996-1999 she won lead actress in a comedy for “Mad About You.”

Not only did Louis-Dreyfus beat out “Mum” actress Allison Janney, who has two lead actress Emmys of her own, but she also edged out “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Fonda (Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie”).

This is the 56-year-old actress’ 10th Emmy win overall. Louis-Dreyfus was already the actress with the most wins ever at the Primetime Emmys.

Previously, Louis-Dreyfus has taken home awards for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”

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