By any measure, Veep has been a massive success for HBO since its 2012 debut. On top of the 15 Emmy awards and countless other nominations, it’s become known as one of the great comedies in TV history. As the show continues along in its final season, it’s not quite done.
Much of the success comes from the writing team and the show’s ensemble cast. If you didn’t know Tony Hale (Gary) from Arrested Development, you probably learned his name watching Veep. The work of Timothy Simons (Jonah Ryan) and Sam Richardson (Richard Splett) is right up there as well.
However, it all starts at the top with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Even in a career that included Seinfeld, her work as Selina Meyer will likely turn out to be her signature role. (Emmy voters, who awarded her one trophy per season, certainly agree.)
Along the way, Louis-Dreyfus has been one of the highest-paid actresses on TV for her work…