Alexis Bledel is known in the industry of showbiz as a successful actress and model, who is most renowned for her role as Rory Gilmore in the famous TV show, “Gilmore Girls”. She has earned tremendous appreciation for her expert roles in many TV series and movies.
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According to her biography, Alexis Bledel took birth in the city of Houston, situated in the state of Texas, on the date 16th September 1981, with the name Kimberly Alexis Bledel given to her. Her father, Martin Bledel, belonged to Argentina whereas her mother, Nanette Bledel, was raised in Mexico and she worked as a flight attendant. Both of her parents are belonging to the Hispanic background and she was brought up in a Spanish cultured family alongside her younger brother, Eric Bledel.
The actress belongs to a French, Welsh, Danish, Scottish, English and Irish descent as her grandparents had their origins from these places. She only spoke Spanish before she went to school. She completed her schooling at the Catholic school, named St. Agnes Academy. Alexis finished her graduation from the Page Parkes Center of modeling and acting and after that, she did a film major for one year at the New York University.
She has been in a few relationships with her co-stars like Milo Ventimiglia, before getting married. The actress met her husband, Vincent Kartheiser, in 2012, on the set of “Mad Men” and after dating the actor for a few months, they got engaged in 2013 and finally married in 2014. She gave birth to their first son in May 2015.
Alexis Bledel had been in the business of acting since she was a kid because her parents made her take part in local theatre’s stage plays to make her overcome her shyness. She started her modeling career at the age of 14. Her career in acting kicked start after she auditioned for the first time, for the role of Rory Gilmore in the show “Gilmore Girls” and she starred in the TV series for seven seasons after she landed the role in 2000.
She made her first big screen appearance in the movie “Tuck Everlasting”, in the year 2002. After that, she made several appearances in many big budget movies like “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Sin City”. Her movie, “The Good Guy”, was premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, in the year 2009. After that, she did many short roles for certain television dramas like “ER” and “Mad Men”.
Alexis signed a contract with the very famous modeling division of IMG, in the year 2009. She has worked with many famous actors like James McAvoy and Robin Wright in many movies. She has performed at the stage of The New York City Center, in a play titled “Regrets”, which was hosted by the Manhattan Theatre Club.
In 2016, she again played the role of Rory Gilmore for the Netflix’s revival of the “Gilmore Girls”, for four episodes. Recently in 2017, the actress won the Emmy Awards in Creative Arts Ceremony for her outstanding role in the television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Her net worth is estimated to be around 8 million US dollars.
Last Modified: Mar 6, 2020