Julia Louis-Dreyfus discloses her breast cancer diagnoses

Los Angeles, CA, United States Published: Sep 29, 2017, 08:34 AM(IST)

She has six consecutive best actress Emmys for "Veep" as well as three as an executive producer when it was awarded best comedy series. Photograph:( Reuters )

Emmy-winning comedic actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus disclosed on Thursday that she was battling breast cancer and highlighted the case for universal healthcare by posting a picture of a printed note to her 750,000 Twitter followers.

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The who and who of the United States quickly sent in love and support:

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Louis-Dreyfus, 56, who plays foul-mouthed fictitious former US President Selina Meyer on HBO's "Veep" also received love from her fans:

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The news comes less than two weeks after the "Veep" star won a sixth consecutive Emmy for comedy acting.

A native New Yorker of French stock, Louis-Dreyfus has been one of America's most popular and influential comedy actors since she found fame with the cult sitcom "Seinfeld" in the 1990s. 

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