Alexis Bledel

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Real name is Kimberly Alexis Bledel
Was born at 16 September 1981 (now is 37 years old) in Houston, Texas, USA

Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas, to Nanette (Dozier) and MartinBledel. Her parents are both Spanish-speakers (her mother was born inArizona and raised in Mexico, and her father was born in Argentina),and Alexis's ancestry is Danish, German, English, Scottish, and French. Alexis made her television debut in "Gilmore Girls" (2000) , afterspending years in front of the camera as a model. Bledel's parentsencouraged her to try community theater in Houston when she was 8 yearsold, hoping it would help their daughter overcome her shyness.

She wenton 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 modelingcareer while still in high school, traveling all over to locations likeTokyo, Milan, New York and Los Angeles. After graduating, she enrolledat NYU as a film major. In the Spring of 2000, Bledel landed a managerthrough her modeling agency and headed to Los Angeles for her firstpilot season, where she quickly landed the coveted role of Rory on "Gilmore Girls" (2000) . When she's not working, Bledel enjoyswriting, reading, shooting photography, going to the movies andspending time with her family.


There is some small facts about Alexis Bledel:
  • 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.
  • (2002) 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 "Gilmore Girls" (2000) cast.
  • Started modeling at 14.
  • She hates coffee and, while her character "Rory" on "Gilmore Girls" (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 "Gilmore Girls" (2000) was her first ever.
  • She is friends with 'Amber Tamblyn' and 'America Ferrera' her co-stars from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and its sequel, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) .
  • She has a brief role in the movie 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 "Gilmore Girls" (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.
  • "That '70s Show" (1998) and "Ed" (2000) are some of her favorite shows.
  • Plays on a women's soccer team called The Hustlers.
  • Girlfriend of "Gilmore Girls" (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/I) instead.
  • Is a year older than her former 'Gilmore Girls' co-star 'Jared Padalecki' .
  • (July 2006) Starting to film Season 7 of the "Gilmore Girls" (2000) (Rory Gilmore).
  • (June 2014) Married her boyfriend of 2 years 'Vincent Kartheiser' in a hush-hush ceremony in California following a 15-month-long engagement.
  • Alexis is Greek origin and it means "defending".
  • She is of Teutonic, Celtic, Germanic ancestry.
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There is the list of movies, where Alexis Bledel was taked part:
1 Gilmore Girls Backstage Special movie Gilmore Girls Backstage Special 2004 as Herself
2 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 as Lena Kaligaris
3 ¿Cuanto cuesta la admisión? movie ¿Cuanto cuesta la admisión? 2004 as Monique
4 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Herself
5 Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition movie Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2006 as Herself
6 2006 ALMA Awards movie 2006 ALMA Awards 2006 as Herself
7 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 as Herself
8 Bride & Prejudice movie Bride & Prejudice 2004 as Georgina 'Georgie' Darcy
9 DysEnchanted movie DysEnchanted 2004 as Goldilocks
10 Girl Walks Into a Bar movie Girl Walks Into a Bar 2011 as Kim
11 Im Reed Fish movie Im Reed Fish 2006 as Kate
12 Jennys Wedding movie Jennys Wedding 2015 as Kitty
13 Life Is Short movie Life Is Short 2006 as Charlotte
14 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 03 movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 03 2003 as Herself
15 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 05 movie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 05 2005 as Herself
16 One Day movie One Day 2009 as Ryden Malby
17 Outliving Emily movie Outliving Emily 2015 as Emily (Segment 2)
18 Parts Per Billion movie Parts Per Billion 2014 as Sarah
19 Post Grad movie Post Grad 2009 as Ryden Malby
20 Remember Sunday movie Remember Sunday 2013 as Molly
21 Rushmore movie Rushmore 1998 as Student
22 Sin City movie Sin City 2005 as Becky
23 Sin City: The Premiere movie Sin City: The Premiere 2005 as Herself
24 Starz on the Set: Sin City movie Starz on the Set: Sin City 2005 as Herself
25 The 4th Annual Family Television Awards movie The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 as Herself
26 The Ballad of G.I. Joe movie The Ballad of G.I. Joe 2009 as Lady Jaye
27 The Brass Teapot movie The Brass Teapot 2012 as Payton
28 The Conspirator movie The Conspirator 2010 as Sarah Weston
29 The Good Guy movie The Good Guy 2009 as Beth Vest
30 The Kate Logan Affair movie The Kate Logan Affair 2010 as Kate Logan
31 The Orphan King movie The Orphan King 2005 as Dylan
32 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 as Lena
33 The Teen Choice Awards 2002 movie The Teen Choice Awards 2002 2002 as Herself - Presenter
34 The Teen Choice Awards 2003 movie The Teen Choice Awards 2003 2003 as Herself
35 The Teen Choice Awards 2005 movie The Teen Choice Awards 2005 2005 as Herself - Attendee
36 The Teen Choice Awards 2009 movie The Teen Choice Awards 2009 2009 as Herself
37 Tuck Everlasting movie Tuck Everlasting 2002 as Winnie Foster
38 Violet & Daisy movie Violet & Daisy 2011 as Violet
39 Zoom movie Zoom 2006 as Ace
40 Cartaz Cultural movie Cartaz Cultural 2003 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Alexis Bledel:
  • "YM" (USA), March 2002, pg. 94-97, by: Martine Bury, "It's a (Gilmore Girl's World)"
There is the list of some articles of Alexis Bledel:
  • "Contra Costa Times" (USA), 6 August 2008, by: Ron Dicker, "Alexis Bledel Goes Back to 'Traveling Pants'"
  • "Parade" (USA), 3 August 2008, pg. 18, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Alexis Bledel"
  • "Vanity Fair" (USA), July 2003, Iss. 515, pg. 156-157, by: James Woolcott, "Teen Engines: Riding with the Kid Culture"
  • "Yes" (Netherlands), 2 November 2002, Iss. 44, pg. 58+59, "What about...Alexis Bledel?"
  • "Seventeen" (USA), May 2002, pg. 144-147, by: Dina Sansing, "Gilmore Girl Power"
  • "YM Stars" (Canada), 2001, pg. 66-71, by: Sophie Schulte-Hillen, "Now For Our Feature Presentation"
There is the list of some printed articles of Kimberly Alexis Bledel:
  • "Vanity Fair" (USA), July 2003, Iss. 515, pg. 107, by: Mark Seliger, "Teen Engines: Riding with the Kid Culture"
  • "Seventeen" (USA), November 2001, pg. 136-141, by: Kate Powers, "Scene Stealer"
The image of Kimberly Alexis Bledel was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "WWD" (USA), September 2009
  • "Girl's Life" (USA), August 2008
  • "Lucky Magazine" (USA), October 2006
  • "Elle Girl" (USA), November 2005
  • "Seventeen" (USA), July 2005
  • "Latina" (USA), June 2005
  • "Girl's Life" (USA), June 2005
  • "Latina" (USA), May 2005
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 10 April 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 15
  • "Nylon" (USA), April 2005
  • "The Plain Dealer TV Week" (USA), 6 February 2005
  • "Teen Vogue" (USA), September 2004
  • "Latina" (USA), May 2004
  • "Vanity Fair" (USA), July 2003, Iss. 515
  • "ICG Magazine" (USA), October 2002, Vol. 73, Iss. 10
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 22 June 2002, Vol. 50, Iss. 25
  • "Seventeen" (USA), May 2002
  • "YM" (USA), March 2002
  • "Tv Guide" (Canada), 7 April 2001
  • "Tv Guide" (USA), 17 February 2001
There is the list of some quotes of Alexis Bledel:
  • [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 "Gilmore Girls" (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 "Gilmore Girls" (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 "Gilmore Girls" (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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