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'Veep' actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(RNN) – Emmy-winning comedian, actress and producer Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO’s “Veep” and remembered as  Elaine on “Seinfeld,” revealed on social media that she has breast cancer.

She also advocated for universal healthcare, a cause she passionately endorses.

On her official Twitter account she posted an upbeat message about having a supportive and caring family and “fantastic insurance through my union.”

“Not all women are so lucky,” she wrote.

She has won 11 Emmys, eight for acting and three for producing. Winner of a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, she has starred in multiple films.

Louis-Dreyfus and and her husband Brad Hall have two children and live in Los Angeles.

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