Alexis Bledel

*Alexis Bledel
(35 years old)

16 September 1981
Houston, Texas, USA
5' 5" (1.65 m)

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 on Las chicas Gilmore(2000). When she's not working, Bledel enjoys writing, reading, shooting photography, going to the movies and spending time with her family.

Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and Martin Bledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born in Arizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina), and Alexis's ancestry is Danish, German, English, Scottish, and French. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Vincent Kartheiser (June 2014 - present)

Trade Mark*
Her awkward and shy personality

Low baby voice

Striking blue eyes

Often plays young teenagers (as an adult)

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.

One of Teen People Magazine's "25 Hottest Stars under 25"

She graduated from Saint Agnes Academy in Houston, Texas.

She has 1 younger brother, Eric David Bledel (born 1986)

Attended New York University's Tisch School of Arts as a film major for a year.

Alexis's father, Martin Bledel, is Argentinian. Alexis's paternal grandfather, Enrique Einar Bledel Huus, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, of mostly Danish, and distant German, descent. Enrique was an executive for Coca-Cola Latin America. Alexis's paternal grandmother, Jean Campbell, was born in Troy, New York, and had Scottish and English ancestry. Alexis's mother, Nanette (Dozier), was born in Phoenix, Arizona, was raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, from the age of eight, and considers herself Hispanic.

Moved to L.A. when she joined the Las chicas Gilmore (2000) cast.

Started modeling at 14.

She hates coffee and, while her character "Rory" on Las chicas Gilmore (2000) consumes it daily, she drinks coca-cola out of the supposed coffee mugs.

Named #87 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.

Her audition for Las chicas Gilmore (2000) was her first ever.

She is friends with Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera her co-stars from Uno para todas(2005) and its sequel, Uno para todas 2 (2008).

She has a brief role in the movie Academia Rushmore (1998). In the scene where Max speaks in front of his class at Grover Cleveland, she can be seen sitting in the front row.

Admitted on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) that she dislikes living in L.A. because she has to drive everywhere and says she is a terrible driver.

Adopted a Maltese-chihuahua mix dog named Sophie

In between scenes on the Las chicas Gilmore (2000), she heads to her trailer and practices on a keyboard.

Her modeling career ended when she was in winter and the photographer splashed cold water in her face.

Attended St Mark's Lutheran Middle School.

Enjoys photography, writing, reading, watching movies, and hanging with her family.

Aquellos maravillosos 70 (1998) and Ed (2000) are some of her favorite shows.

Plays on a women's soccer team called The Hustlers.

Girlfriend of Las chicas Gilmore (2000) co-star Milo Ventimiglia from 2002 to 2006.

Enjoys watching the World Equestrian Games, especially the freestyle/dancing competitions.

Replaced Carey Mulligan as Violet in Violet & Daisy (2011) after Mulligan opted to do Drive (2011) instead.

Is a year older than her former Gilmore Girls co-star Jared Padalecki.

Starting to film Season 7 of the Las chicas Gilmore (2000) (Rory Gilmore). [July 2006]

Married her boyfriend of 2 years Vincent Kartheiser in a hush-hush ceremony in California following a 15-month-long engagement. [June 2014]

Alexis is Greek origin and it means "defending".

She is of Teutonic, Celtic, Germanic ancestry.

Personal 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.'"

[About her Las chicas Gilmore (2000) audition] "It was very unexpected. I was nervous and didn't know what I was doing. It just happened to work out".

You hear all these great stories about kids starting their own businesses and getting involved in their communities and politics and foundations - all kinds of things. And it's so much easier for kids to get motivated and do that. - on her belief that teens are motivated to affect change.

Last year, I was driving to work at 5.30 in the morning, and I ended up right next to a bus that had a huge picture of me on the side of it. They were all over L.A. but it was the first time I'd seen one. I don't know if it was because it was so early or what, but that freaked me out.

[on talking about her relationship with Milo Ventimiglia]: "It's your stuff, and if you share things that are too personal with a magazine or with your public, it's sort of like it's not really yours anymore, it's shared information and it's not special to you anymore. I don't like that. I think people with personalities who like to talk about what's going on in their lives, they'll talk without really knowing how it's going to come back and bite them, and generally, it does. And luckily, I have the kind of personality where I am extremely private. I don't really like to tell everyone my business. I'd much rather people wonder or not know".

"Well, I remember it was 5 in the morning. I'm leaving my house to go to the set of Las chicas Gilmore (2000). I'm really tired and just when I walk outside, a bus slowly goes down the street with my face on the side of it as Rory Gilmore. I thought, "Ewwww". It's so early. I just can't stand seeing me".

"Before I got Las chicas Gilmore (2000), I was modeling. I went in for a call and was told, "Sweetie, you need to lose two inches off those hips". I was 14. So I just replied, "I have more jobs than I can do. I'm in high school. I can't go to all the trouble of losing the two inches, so I'll pass". Someone might tell you to lose weight, but you can say no".

Sometimes I feel like I am an old person trapped in a young person's body. I'm boring. I go to movies. I read. That's about it.

The success of the show is overwhelming. It's like being Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party because you never know what's going to happen next.

I was at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for a year and I loved it. There are a lot of really creative people, there is a constant exchange of an ideas. We talk about what's been done [in film] and all the rules for filmmaking and then we talk about how to break them.

For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite the fact that they are jerks.

When I was modeling as a teenager... I just ignored it when people said to lose two inches off my hips. I had more jobs than I could take. So why would I even want more?

[on her character in The Kate Logan Affair (2010)] I had never played someone who had to be as tough as her, to be a cop and think the way she does. She comes from such a competitive place, trying to prove herself. And she has this underlying anger from her family life ... She's sensitive - maybe too sensitive. To make up for it, she has to act tough.

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