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Alexis Bledel Is Well-acclaimed for Her Role as Rory Gilmore on ‘Gilmore Girls:’ Where Is She Now?

Alexis Bledel, who famously played Rory Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls” has excelled in her career and personal life since the television series went off-air in 2007. In the last decade, this Hollywood icon has achieved what many could only dream of.

For seven seasons, actress Alexis Bledel won hearts with her role as Rory Gilmore on the WB comedy-drama, “Gilmore Girls,” from 2000 to 2007.

Years after stamping her name in the book of Hollywood stardom, the star remains a force to reckon with in the movie industry. Now 39, married, a mother of one, with numerous movie credits, the former teen star’s role on “Gilmore Girls” remains her most recognized to date.

"Gilmore Girls" | Image: Pinterest
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WHO IS ALEXIS BLEDEL?

Kimberly Alexis Bledel, born September 1981, is a showbiz star, with roots in the acting and modeling industries. Having grown in a Spanish-speaking household, Bledel considers herself a Latina.

Alexis Bledel began performing as a child, appearing in several local productions. The icon’s parents, Nanette and Martin Bledel encouraged her to participate in community theatre to beat her shynesss. Hence her early start. 

Alexis Bledel | Image: Pinterest
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Some of her notable works include, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Tuck Everlasting,” “Post Grad,” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” In 2016, the icon reprised her role as Rory on “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life,” the Netflix reunion miniseries.

Alexis Bledel’s role on “The handmaid’s Tale,” earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

BLEDEL ON “GILMORE GIRLS”

Alexis Bledel’s “Gilmore Girls” character was a typical high schooler and daughter to Lorelai Gilmore and Christopher Hayden. She was born and raised in the small town of Stars Hollow.

The movie centered on the lives of the mother-daughter duo, Rory and Lorelai Gilmore, who were best of friends. Rory easily proved herself the star child in Stars Hollow with her dedication to her studies and dreams of going to Harvard.

With the help of her grandparents, Richard and Emily Gilmore, she saw her way through the prestigious Chilton Academy. However, she gained acceptance into Yale, as against her long upheld Harvard dreams.

Rory’s love life, relationship with her mom, education, and her career pursuits made up the series’ storyline for seven seasons.

WHERE IS ALEXIS BLEDEL NOW?

With such questions as “How old was Alexis Bledel in season one of ‘Gilmore Girls,’” flooding the web, it seems almost impossible to imagine two decades have passed since the teenage blonde first graced the TV screens.

Bledel landed her role on the WB dramedy series in 2000, when she was just nineteen. She passionately played the younger character for seven years, before the show became a wrap.

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls" | Image: Pinterest
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Following her stint on the show, the 39-year-old went on to star in “Violet and Daisy,” “Crypto,” “Us And Them,” “I’m Reed Fish,” “The Conspirator,” “Mad Men,” and “The Kate Logan Affair,” among others. Additionally, she reprised her role as Rory on the Netflix 2016 revival ”titled, “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life.”

The former teen idol has also made her way as a model, signing a modeling contract with IMG in 2009. Today, Alexis Bledel boasts of an estimated net worth of $6 million, according to celebritynetworth.com.

IS ALEXIS BLEDEL MARRIED?

Alexis Bledel is married to actor, Vincent Kartheiser. The duo met on set while co-starring on “Mad Men,” 2022. They kicked off their romance three months after the shooting ended.

Vincent Kartheise and Alexis Bledel | Image: Pinterest
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They became engaged in 2013, tying the knot by June the next year in a secret ceremony in California. The twosome has since welcomed a son, whom they have strived to keep away from the media since his birth in 2015.

ALEXIS BLEDEL’S TOP-SECRET PREGNANCY

As far as Hollywood secrets go, every detail about Alexis Bledel’s son seems like the most preserved. Aside from being a boy, and his birth year, no other detail about this youngster is available to the public.

News of Bledel’s motherhood status only leaked in 2016, when “Gilmore Girls” Scott Patterson let it slip during an interview. Following the revelation, the couple’s rep confirmed the news in an interview, noting the baby boy arrived the previous fall.

Vincent Kartheise and Alexis Blendel
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Notably, the entertainment icons have kept the major highlights of their relationship a secret. From the onset of their romance to their engagement, marriage, and subsequent family expansion, most of these details only became public thanks to co-stars or close pals spilling the beans at some point.

Perhaps the lovebirds’ discretion counts as one of the secrets of their long-lasting relationship.

WHAT ARE THE REST OF THE “GILMORE GIRLS” CAST UP TO TODAY?

Like Bledel, most of her “Gilmore Girls” co-stars have moved on from their days on the series, taking on other remarkable projects.

Lauren Graham, who played Lorelai Gilmore, Rory’s mom achieved superstardom with her role in the series. She has since starred in “Parenthood,” “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” and “The Mighty Ducks,” among others. Additionally,  she returned for Netflix’s revival of “Gilmore Girls” in 2016. Graham has sustained a long-term relationship with her “Parenthood” co-star, Peter Krause.

Keiko Agena played Lane Kim, Rory’s best friend, and the all-time favorite rockstar. Following her seven-season run on the show, Agena landed roles in “Bravo’s Dirty John,” “Better Call Saul,” and “13 Reasons Why.”

Melissa McCarthy who portrayed Sookie St. James, Lorelai’s best friend, has proceeded to build a successful Hollywood career. She snagged major roles in movies like “Life Of The Party,” “Spy,” “Identity Theft,” “The Kitchen,” and Can You Ever Forget Me?”

Luke Danes’ roleplayer, Scott Patterson has become somewhat a Hollywood royalty since his days as Lorelai’s soulmate. Some of his movie credits include “Yellow Fever,” “Saw IV,” “Saw V “ “Saw VI,” and “Liberty” among others.

"Gilmore Girls" cast | Image: Pinterest
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Kelly Bishop played Emily Gilmore, Rory’s grandmother. Today, she is a Tony Award-Winning actress for her role on “A Chorus Line.”

Liza Weil portrayed Paris Geller, Rory’s high school rival-turned-pal who ended up as her college dorm mate. In real life, she is a successful actress, known for her appearances on “Scandal,” “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

Matt Czuchry, the Logan Huntzberger role player has starred in “The Good Wife,” and “The Resident” among others. Jared Padalecki played Rory’s first boyfriend, Dean Forester. He has since starred in “Supernatural” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.”

All these stars have taken different paths in the last two decades, most of which have played out in public eyes.

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