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Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model, known for portraying Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.


A former teen model, this Texan-born actress landed her star-making part on Gilmore Girls after just one year of college. As the pretty and precocious Rory, Bledel earned legions of fans. The big screen soon beckoned, and the blue-eyed beauty appeared in Tuck Everlasting and Sin City. Unlike many other young celebrities, Bledel has managed to avoid becoming a gossip magnet although she did date her Gilmore co-star Milo Ventimiglia.

Private life

She is the daughter of Martin Bledel and Nanette Dozier, and has a younger brother named Eric David Bledel. She previously dated her Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia from December 2002 - July 2006. Bledel married Vincent Kartheiser in June 2014 and they have one child[1].


  • Her first language is Spanish; she didn't learn English until she started school.
  • Her mother is Mexican; her father, Argentinian (and of Danish descent).
  • 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.
  • Attended New York University, New York, NY


  • Bledel was nominated for 16 awards and has won four awards for her work in Gilmore Girls
    • 2001 - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Leading Young Actress
    • 2002 - Family Television Award for Best Actress
    • 2005 - Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Comedy Actress
    • 2006 - Teen Choice Award - TV Choice Comedy Actress

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