Alexis Bledel, born on September 16, 1981, is an actress, producer, and model. She shot to prominence as Rory Gilmore in the famous television series “Gilmore Girls.” Her incredible talent and charismatic personality has won the hearts of millions across the globe, earning her roles in various coming-of-age movies and TV series. Bledel has also appeared in several other key films, such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “Tuck Everlasting,” and “Sin City,” among others, playing important roles in each of them. So, let the celebrations of her birthday begin right away!
Alexis was born Kimberly Alexis Bledel in Houston, Texas. Her parents are Martin and Nanette Bledel. The actor also has a sibling, Eric, who is her younger brother. The family is primarily from Argentina and not of American origin, with Bledel having English, Dutch, Latin, and Scottish ancestry. Moreover, she considers herself half Latina as she was raised in a Spanish household and only learned English after attending school.
Growing up, she completed her early education at St. Agnes Academy, located in Houston, as well as other Lutheran and Baptist schools. As she was always a shy kid, her mom suggested that she takes up classes in theater. Soon, Bledel developed a liking for the craft and began appearing in a number of local productions, such as “The Wizard of Oz” and “Our Town.” Moreover, she pursued an education at the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for a year.
Bledel was approached by an agent at a shopping mall, who offered her work as a fashion model. After a successful gig, she attended the Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting. She began her career in 1998 with an uncredited role in the film “Rushmore” and rose to fame as Rory Gilmore in the 2000 television show “Gilmore Girls.” After starring in “DysEnchanted” and “Bride and Prejudice” in 2004, Bledel first earned critical acclaim in 2005 for her performance as Becky in “Sin City.” She also joined the cast of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” that same year, and her fame grew in leaps and bounds.
Alexis Bledel Movies and TV Shows
|The Handmaid’s Tale
|The Coldest Case (podcast)
|Emily & Tim
|Us & Them
|Parts Per Billion
|The Brass Teapot
|Violet & Daisy
|Girl Walks Into A Bar
|The Kate Logan Affair
|The Good Guy
|Dr. Julia Wise
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
|I’m Reed Fish
|The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
|Bride & Prejudice
|Georgina ‘Georgie’ Darcy
Bledel stars in the popular comedy-drama “Gilmore Girls.”
She makes a credited appearance in the fantasy romantic drama film titled “Tuck Everlasting.”
Her film “The Good Guy” premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Bledel earns an Emmy award for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series for her performance in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Why We Love Alexis Bledel
A diverse repertoire
The actor rose to prominence for her roles in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Gilmore Girls.” However, Bledel has taken up quite a number of diverse and challenging roles outside of these two popular shows. In her most recent gig, she portrayed Ofglen in the famous series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
She is one of those actors who enjoy the craft but do not wish to be the center of attention. As a result, she keeps her personal life under wraps, from her intimate wedding to the birth of her son — and we love and respect her desire to keep her life away from the limelight.
Her relationship with co-stars
Although incidents of tension between co-stars are not uncommon in Hollywood, all her co-stars speak very highly of her. Scott Patterson, who played Luke in the “Gilmore Girls” describes Bledel as an intelligent, adorable, and likable human being. Another co-star Lauren Graham said in an interview that she has always been amazed by the actress’s natural abilities.
5 Surprising Facts
She didn’t want to be an actress
Bledel took acting classes to overcome shyness and wanted to become an architect instead.
Her first acting job
In her first gig, she played an uncredited extra in Wes Anderson’s film “Rushmore.”
She is a godmother
Bledel is one of the godmothers of her co-star and friend Blake Lively’s first daughter.
Her audition for “Gilmore Girls”
The actor bagged the role despite being sick with the flu during her audition.
She hates coffee
To the disappointment of her coffeeholic fans, Bledel dislikes the beverage and her coffee mug is generally filled with soda.
Alexis Bledel FAQs
Did Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham get along?
The two have worked together for several years and are the closest of friends.
How old was Alexis Bledel when she played Rory?
The actress was 19 years old when she began portraying the character.
Does Alexis Bledel have a kid?
Yes, she has a son.
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