34 Facts About Alexis Bledel


Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model.


Alexis Bledel is known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls, and Emily Malek in The Handmaid's Tale.


Alexis Bledel made her feature film debut as Winnie Foster in the Disney live action adaptation of Tuck Everlasting, and went on to appear in Sin City, Post Grad, and as Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel.


Alexis Bledel has received various awards and nominations for her work.


Alexis Bledel has received three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.


Alexis Bledel was born on September 16,1981 in Houston, Texas, to Nanette, who worked as a gift processor and flight attendant, and Martin Alexis Bledel.


Alexis Bledel's mother, Nanette, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and her family moved back to Mexico, at the age of eight.


Alexis Bledel's paternal grandfather, Enrique Einar Bledel Huus, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was of Danish and German descent; Enrique was Vice President of Coca-Cola Latin America and the Coca-Cola Inter-American Corporation.


Alexis Bledel identifies herself as, and is sometimes mentioned, as Latina.


Alexis Bledel attended Baptist and Lutheran schools, and graduated from the Catholic St Agnes Academy in Houston in 1999.


Alexis Bledel's mother encouraged her to try community theater to overcome her shyness.


Alexis Bledel was scouted at a local shopping mall and given work as a fashion model.


Alexis Bledel attended NYU before dropping out after being cast in Gilmore Girls at the age of 18.


Alexis Bledel made her television debut in 2000 opposite Lauren Graham in The WB comedy-drama Gilmore Girls, which ran for seven seasons from October 5,2000, to May 15,2007.


Alexis Bledel played Rory Gilmore, the daughter of Lorelai Gilmore, a single mother.


Alexis Bledel made her feature film debut opposite Jonathan Jackson in the fantasy romantic drama Tuck Everlasting, based on Natalie Babbitt's novel of the same name.


Alexis Bledel played Lena Kaligaris, an aspiring artist on a journey with her three best friends, linked over the summer by a pair of "magical" jeans.


In 2005, Alexis Bledel co-starred in the anthology neo-noir crime thriller Sin City where she played Becky, a prostitute.


In 2006, Alexis Bledel co-starred opposite Jay Baruchel in the romantic comedy I'm Reed Fish as the fiancee of Baruchel's title character.


Alexis Bledel co-starred opposite Scott Porter and Bryan Greenberg in the romantic comedy The Good Guy, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival April 26,2009.


In May 2009, Alexis Bledel signed a contract with the modeling division of IMG.


Alexis Bledel co-starred opposite James McAvoy and Robin Wright in the historical drama The Conspirator, directed by Robert Redford.


Alexis Bledel played the girlfriend of McAvoy's character Frederick Aiken, the lawyer who defended Mary Surratt, the first woman to be hanged by the federal government of the United States, played by Wright.


Also in 2010, Alexis Bledel starred as the title role in the Canadian drama The Kate Logan Affair.


Alexis Bledel performed in the theatre production Regrets by the Manhattan Theatre Club, staged at the New York City Center.


On January 29,2016, Netflix announced a revival of Gilmore Girls with a series of four 90-minute films set around the four seasons, and Alexis Bledel's participation was confirmed.


Alexis Bledel's critically acclaimed performance earned Bledel her first Emmy Award nomination and win in the 2017 Creative Arts ceremony in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.


Alexis Bledel has appeared on the cover of numerous fashion magazines, including Teen Vogue, Glamour, CosmoGirl, Vanity Fair, Lucky, Elle Girl, Parade, Nylon, and Seventeen.


Alexis Bledel has been included in magazine lists of the world's most beautiful women.


Alexis Bledel was ranked at number 87 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 of 2005" list.


Alexis Bledel was named one of Us Weekly "25 Most Stylish New Yorkers" in 2010.


In 2012, Alexis Bledel began dating Vincent Kartheiser, whose character, Pete Campbell, shared scenes with her character Beth Dawes, during her guest-starring run on Mad Men.


Alexis Bledel gave birth to their first child, a son, in the fall of 2015.


Alexis Bledel supported the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama and urged her fans to vote.