Julia Louis-Dreyfus turns 55 Wednesday, and with two iconic roles in award-winning TV shows under her belt, it's safe to say she's accomplished quite a bit. Dreyfus first made us cry of laughter as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld and now elicits the same effect as Selina Meyer, the first female president, on the HBO comedy series Veep.
Dreyfus may not play the most eloquent, well-intentioned president, but she hilariously mocks what some imagine goes on behind closed doors in a White House full of narcissistic politicians. She keeps her staff in check with poetic analogies like "that's like using a croissant as a dildo — it doesn't do the job and makes a fucking mess."
Here are 12 classic President Meyer moments that prove she'd make a no-bullshit president IRL: