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Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins top actress in comedy

Sunday - 9/22/2013, 11:20pm  ET

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, wearing Monique Lhuiller, arrives at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won her second straight Emmy as best comedy actress for her role as vice president of the United States in the HBO series "Veep."

Her victory Sunday honored her for a portrayal of the cynical Selina Meyer in the send-up of modern-day Washington.

Louis-Dreyfus has now won more Emmys for "Veep" than she did in two roles that reached a wider audience. She won best actress in a comedy in 2006 for the CBS series "The New Adventures of Old Christine." She won a supporting actress award in 1996 for playing Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld."

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