Alexis Bledel is a famous American model, actress, and producer who shot to fame with the hit television series ‘Gilmore Girls.’
Date of birth
Alexis Bledel was born Kimberly Alexis Bledel on 16 September 1981, in Houston, Texas, USA.
She was born to Nanette and Martin Bledel. She has a younger brother named Eric. Her family is not of American origin and is primarily from Argentina. Alexis is of Scottish, English, Dutch, and Latin American ancestry.
Early life & Education
She grew up in a Spanish household and learnt English only after attending school. Bledel considers herself a Latina. She studied at ‘St. Agnes Academy’ in Houston and in other Baptist and Lutheran schools. She was a very shy girl. In order to overcome her shyness and nervousness, her mother asked her to take up theater classes.
Bledel soon began appearing in a number of school and local productions, including ‘Our Town’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ She was spotted at a local mall and was given an opportunity to work as a fashion model. She soon rose to fame and went to ‘Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting.’ She also studied at ‘Tisch School of the Arts’ at the ‘New York University’ for a year.
In 1998, she appeared in an uncredited role as a student in the film ‘Rushmore.’
Bledel dated Milo Ventimiglia, her ‘Gilmore Girls’ co-star, from 2002 to 2006. She secretly married her ‘Mad Men’ co-star Vincent Kartheiser in June 2014. The couple was blessed with a baby boy in the fall of 2015.
Not yet established.
She made her television debut as ‘Rory Gilmore,’ the lead protagonist, in the hit American series ‘Gilmore Girls’ in 2000. Two years later, she was cast as ‘Winnie Foster’ in the film ‘Tuck Everlasting.’
In 2004, she starred in ‘DysEnchanted,’ a short film. The same year, she also played ‘Georgina Darcy’ in ‘Bride and Prejudice.’ She earned critical acclaim for her role as ‘Becky’ in ‘Sin City’ in 2005. The same year, she also played ‘Lena Kaligaris’ in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’
She co-starred with Jay Baruchel in ‘I’m Reed Fish,’ which released in theatres on June 1, 2007. 2007 also marked the ending of her seven year spell with the popular series ‘Gilmore Girls’ where she had starred as ‘Rory Gilmore.’
In 2008, she reprised her role as ‘Lena Kaligaris’ in the sequel of ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,’ ‘The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2.’ She acted in three movies the following year: ‘The Good Guy,’ ‘Post Grad,’ and ‘The Ballad of G.I. Joe.’
In 2009, she signed a contract with the modeling department of ‘IMG.’ She also appeared as ‘Dr. Julia Wise’ in an episode of the television series ‘ER.’
In 2010, she starred in ‘The Conspirator’ as ‘Sarah Weston.’ The movie was critically acclaimed and was showcased at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’ The movie was released for theatrical viewing on April 15 the following year.
In 2010, she was also seen in the film ‘The Kate Logan Affair.’ The following year, she appeared in ‘Girl Walks into a Bar,’ which was premiered on YouTube.
In 2011, she was cast as ‘Violet’ in ‘Violet & Daisy.’ She also appeared in the theatre production of ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore.’ The next year, she acted in the film ‘The Brass Teapot.’
She was seen as ‘Beth Dawes’ in three important episodes of the hit American television series ‘Mad Men’ in 2012. The same year, she was cast as ‘Chrissie Myers’ in the theater production of ‘Regrets.’
In 2013, she appeared in ‘Remember Sunday,’ a telefilm. She also appeared in the television show ‘Us & Them’ where she played the lead role. In 2014, she played ‘Sarah’ in Brian Horiuchi's romantic drama film ‘Parts per Billion.’
In 2015, she made a guest appearance in the TV series ‘Motive.’ She also appeared in the movie ‘Jenny’s Wedding.’ The following year, she was part of ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,’ a sequel to the TV series ‘Gilmore Girls.’
In 2017, she joined the ‘Hulu’ dystopian web drama series ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ where she portrayed the character of a bisexual woman named ‘Emily Malek.’
In 2019, she was seen alongside Beau Knapp and Luke Hemsworth in the crime drama ‘Crypto.’
Alexis is expected to reprise her role as ‘Lena Kaligaris’ in the third installment of the movie series ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.’
|Born||16th September, 1981|
|Home City||Houston, Texas, United States|