Julia Louis-Dreyfus marked an Emmys milestone Sunday, winning her ninth overall Emmy award and her fifth in a row for best actress in a comedy for Veep, an award she tearfully dedicated to her father, who died two days earlier.
On Veep, Louis-Dreyfus plays a somewhat bumbling vice president who later becomes the acting president, despite her hapless staff making political blunders along the way.
She has also won two consecutive Emmys for best comedy series for Veep as an executive producer.
Louis-Dreyfus won in the past for her roles on Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
The 55-year-old actress tearfully dedicated her Emmy to her father, who died on Friday.
"I am so glad that he liked Veep," she said, her voice breaking down as she accepted the award. "Because his opinion was the one that really mattered," she added.
She also joked that her widely-acclaimed show had started as a comedy but was increasingly resembling a documentary - a slap at the chaotic US presidential campaign.
"So, I certainly do promise to rebuild that wall and make Mexico pay for it," she said, referring to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's vow to build a wall to prevent Mexicans from entering the United States.
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