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Alexis Bledel Biography

Birth Name:
Kimberly Alexis Bledel
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • Her first language is Spanish; she didn't learn English until she started school
  • Her mother is Mexican; her father, Argentinian
  • Took acting classes when she was 8 as a way to overcome her shyness
  • Began modeling at age 14, traveling to Milan and Tokyo for shows
  • Her profile rose with her role as Rory Gilmore in the Gilmore Girls series (2000-07) and her movie portrayal of Lena in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
  • In an Entertainment Weekly article about the end of Gilmore Girls, she admitted the show's famous fast-paced dialogue often had her "exhausted" and that "It burns you out
  • " Appeared in the 2009 series finale of ER
  • Made a return to modeling by signing with IMG in 2009


  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated