Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

TV Actress

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

Full Name
Kimberly Alexis Bledel
Sep 16, 1981
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Alexis Bledel was born on September 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Martin and Nanette Bledel, who are both originally from Latin America. Her father was a Mexican-American while her mother is Argentinian. She has an older brother named Eric. Growing up, Bledel developed a love for acting and began appearing in local productions at a young age. 

At the age of 16, she won a modeling competition that allowed her to move to New York City and pursue her career as an actress and model. She began attending NYU’s Tisch School of Arts as a film major in 2000 but left after two years to focus on her acting career full time.

In 2001, Bledel appeared in several television shows and movies including “Gilmore Girls”, “The West Wing”, “Sin City” and “Tuck Everlasting”. She also received critical acclaim for her role as Lena Kaligaris in the 2005 movie adaptation of Ann Brashares' popular novel “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”. In 2006 she reprised her role in the sequel “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” and starred alongside Blake Lively in the 2008 drama “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”. 

Bledel's most recent roles include appearances on HBO's hit series "Girls" as well as Netflix's "The Handmaid's Tale". In addition to acting, Bledel is also an accomplished producer with credits on projects such as "Remember Sunday" (2013) and "Violet & Daisy" (2012).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Alexis Bledel is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 16, 1981, Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from High School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alexis graduates from St. Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts on Gilmore Girls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alexis debuts as Rory Gilmore on the hit show Gilmore Girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for a Teen Choice Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alexis is nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role on Gilmore Girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Critic's Choice Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alexis receives a Critic's Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Stars in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bledel stars in the sequel to the popular film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Revived Role in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alexis reprises her role as Rory Gilmore in the revival series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Strong Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alexis Bledel is a strong role model for young women. She has portrayed characters that are independent and resilient, demonstrating strength in the face of adversity. Her roles also demonstrate the importance of having ambition and following one’s dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Versatile Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alexis Bledel is an incredibly versatile actress, able to portray a wide range of characters and emotions. From her breakthrough role as Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls to more recent roles in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Bledel has demonstrated her ability to bring complex characters to life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Supports Women’s Rights</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alexis Bledel is an outspoken supporter of women’s rights. In addition to her roles highlighting female empowerment, she has also used her platform to speak out about issues such as equal pay and reproductive rights. As a result, she has become an inspiring role model for many young women.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Latina To Win an Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alexis Bledel is the first Latina actor to win a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in The Handmaid's Tale.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Graduated from NYU</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alexis Bledel graduated from New York University with a degree in Film and Television Studies.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Appeared in Gilmore Girls at Age 18</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the young age of 18, Alexis Bledel appeared as the lead character Rory Gilmore in the hit TV show Gilmore Girls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voices a Character in The Simpsons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alexis Bledel has voiced a character in The Simpsons - she played the role of "Jessica Lovejoy" in the episode "The Daughter Also Rises".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Married to Vincent Kartheiser</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alexis Bledel was married to her co-star from Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser, from 2014 - 2017.</p></div>


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