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Alexis Bledel

 

Birthdate: 16 September 1982, Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 5' 7"

Biography

Houston, Texas native Alexis Bledel made her television debut in '"Gilmore Girls" (2000)' , after spending years in front of the camera as a model. Bledel's parents encouraged her to try community theater in Houston when she was 8 years old, hoping it would help their daughter overcome her shyness. She went on to perform in productions of Our Town, The Wizard of Oz and Aladdin, and later was scouted in a local mall to model. She began her modeling career while still in high school, traveling all over to locations like Tokyo, Milan, New York and Los Angeles. After graduating, she enrolled at NYU as a film major. In the Spring of 2000, Bledel landed a manager through her modeling agency and headed to Los Angeles for her first pilot season, where she quickly landed the coveted role of Rory. When she's not working, Bledel enjoys writing, reading, shooting photography, going to the movies and spending time with her family.
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Filmography

Tuck Everlasting (2002) [Winnie Foster] <5>
"Gilmore Girls" (2000) [Lorelai 'Rory' Leigh Gilmore] <2>

Trivia

  • Former model
  • Is a graduate of the Page Parkes Center of modeling and acting.
  • Didn't grow up speaking English, she learned it in school.
  • Her first language is Spanish. Her mom is from Mexico and her Dad is from Argentina.

    Quotes

  • [On getting recognized by fans] "It always happens in places where you'd rather not be recognized. Like one time, I was just getting ready to go to bed, but I had this craving for a glass of milk. So I go to the supermarket, and I have like no makeup on, and this couple comes up to me and they're like 'Thursday night!'. They sort of yelled it across the vegetable bin, and I'm like, 'Okay, don't look at me, I look awful. I'm going over here by the celery now.'"

    Interview(s)

  • "YM" (USA), March 2002, pg. 94-97, by: Martine Bury, "It's a (Gilmore Girl's World)"

    Cover photo(s)

  • "YM" (USA), March 2002

    Other work(s)

  • Magazine Ad for Bonnie Bell Chapstick (2000)