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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Wishes A Happy 61st Birthday… To Herself!

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By Kristin Myers on January 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is celebrating turning 61 years old today!

The comedian has been in several notable TV series over the years, including “Saturday Night Live,” “Seinfeld,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and “Veep.” With all of her comedic appearances and award wins, she has received more Primetime Emmy Awards and more Screen Actors Guild Awards than any other performer!

She has received eleven Emmy awards: eight for acting and three for producing. She has also received nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, five American Comedy Awards, and two Critics' Choice Television Awards.

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In 2010, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2014.

If that wasn’t enough, she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2018. The award is presented by the Kennedy Center and is widely considered to be America’s highest comedy honor.

So, now that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is turning 61, how is she going to celebrate? With cake, of course!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Celebrates Turning 61 With Cake!

On Thursday afternoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted a throwback photo of herself as a young girl. In the photo, she is staring at a chocolate cake that her mother is about to place in front of her.

“If my mother hadn’t put that cake down quickly, I would have bitten her hand off,” she joked in the caption. “I still feel that way about cake. Happy birthday to me!”

The post gained almost 10,000 likes in only a few hours!

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One person commented with “Lol. There is no way people missed this!!! Lmao!!!” and included a five-minute clip of a “Seinfeld” episode.

The episode, titled “Peterman’s Cake” (season 9, episode 18), features her character Elaine sneaking into Mr. Peterman’s fridge to eat a slice of the cake. It’s not until he comes in later does he explain that the cake is actually a piece of history: a slice of wedding cake from King Henry VIII to Wallace Simpson circa 1937 that cost $29,000 dollars!

Although Mr. Peterman later shows her video surveillance of her eating the cake, he asks her if the item is still with her. She replies, “As far as I know.”

He then asks, “Do you know what happens to a butter-based frosting after six decades in a poorly ventilated English basement? Well, I have a feeling that what you’re about to go through is punishment enough. Dismissed.”

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Fans Shower The Post With Birthday Messages And Pictures Of Cake!

“I realize that was ‘several’ years ago, but…. any of it left?” one fan asked, referring to the cake in the throwback photo.

“You’re going to end up like Elaine when she ate Peterman’s antique cake,” a fan joked.

“Happy birthday to you, fellow Cap!” another fan wrote. “I thank the stars (and your parents) you were born. My birthday’s Sunday. The unicorn explosion cake has been ordered.” The fan then posted a photo of a cake decorated with white frosting to look like a unicorn. Another photo shows the cake cut open to reveal rainbow layers, along with candy and sprinkles pouring out from the inside.

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“I love this cake,” one fan wrote in response.

“Find you someone that looks at you the way JLD looks at cake,” another fan joked.

“Watching you on @SeinfeldTV right now,” another fan wrote. “Your face hasn’t changed! Happiest of birthdays to you!”

“Happy Birthday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus,” another fan commented. “I wish you for this birthday love, joy, n happiness. It is the excellent company even if it’s only fill with your own presence. Have n unforgettable day no matter what the circumstances. Enjoy n a peace that surpasses your understanding. GBY.”

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