Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Selina Meyer in the HBO show "Veep," marking the actress' second win for the role and fourth individual Emmy honor since her time on "Seinfeld."
The 52-year-old beat Lena Dunham of "Girls", Edie Falco of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," Amy Poehler of NBC's "Parks and Recreation," Tina Fey of "30 Rock" and Laura Dern of "Enlightened."
"Thank you so much," Louis-Dreyfus said on stage. "This is so much good forutne. It's almost too much to bear. I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It's a joyful way to make a living."
In "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who becomes vice president. The show also stars Anna Chlumsky of "My Girl" fame and Tony Hale of "Arrested Development." The third season of "Veep" is expected to premiere in 2014.
Louis-Dreyfus won the same Emmy award for her role on "Veep" last year. She has been nominated for 14 individual Emmys. In 1996, she won her first, for playing Elaine on "Seinfeld," and took home her second Emmy in 2006 for her title role on the sitcom "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
The 2013 Emmy Awards ceremony was held at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22 and was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.