Kimberly Alexis Bledel, better known as Alexis Bledel, is Huston born actress and model. This hazel eyed beauty is better known as her portrayal of Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls which went on screen in 2000. Her work in this television series brought her name as well as fame as she won nomination for many awards.
Alexis was born on September 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas. Her mother Nanette was a gift processor and flight attendant, and father was Martin Bledel. She has a younger brother, Eric. They both rose in Spanish-speaking household and considered themselves Latina. She attendant Catholic St. Agnes Academy, situated in Houston alongside with Baptist and Lutheran schools. It was her mother’s motivation to enter in community theater which sowed the seeds of passion for entertainment industry in her.
As a child, she described herself shy and introvert. While in childhood, she made an appearance in local productions of Our Town and The Wizard of Oz. to polish herself in the arena of modeling; she attended Pages Parkes Centre for Modeling and Acting alongside with New York Universitiy’s Tisch School of the Arts for one year.
While working in Gilmore Girls, cupid struck Alexis as she dated her co-star Milo Ventimiglia in 2002. The relationship lasted for four year and ended in 2006. Later, in 2012, she began dating Vincent Kartheiser, her Mad Men’s co-star, and they got engaged in 2013. The couple tied the knot in June 2014. They got blessed with their first child, a son, in 2015. On political level, she is a supporter and fan of Barack Obama.
Alexis made her first appearance in the world of entertainment with The WB comedy-drama Gilmore Girls in 2000. This show was a major which made her a household name in America. The show ruled over the television entertainment industry for seven long and successful years and ended in 2007. Her role of Rory Gilmore swayed the heart of many. Before that, she worked as an extra in a comedy-drama series Rushmore (1998).
But her contribution in it went unnoticed. Furthermore, she made her feature film debut in 202 with Tuck Everlasting. It was a fantasy romantic drama, and she caste opposite Jonathan Jackson. In 2005, she again made a pleasant appearance with The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Later, in same year she starred in Sin City.
Meanwhile she acted in many movies including “The Sisterhood of Travelling Pants 2” in 2008, “Post Grad” in 2009, a romantic comedy “The Good Guy” in 2009, “The Conspirator”, a historical drama, in 2011, and “The Kate Logan Affair” in 2010. Apart from movie and television, she signed a modeling contract with IMG in 2009.
On January 29, 2016, Netflix decided to bring back the magic of Gilmore Girls for today’s generation. Needless to say, Bledel was all set to rock the world once again as Rory Gilmore. Recently in 2017, she appeared in The Handmaid’s Tale. Her role in this series grabbed the nomination for 2017 Creative Arts ceremony Awards.
Alexis’s passion and dedication towards her work earned her many awards and nominations including “Young Artist Awards” in 2001 and 2002(won in 2001), Teen Choice Awards in 2001 and 2005, Family Television Awards won in 2002, Saturn Awards in 2003, Satellite Awards in 2003, Alma Awards in 2006, and Prime Time Emmy Awards in 2017.
Apart from this, she was voted as one of “25 hottest Stars under 25” in Teen People’s Magazine. She grabbed a place of 87 in the list of Hot 100 women by Maxim. Owing to her style and appeal, she was named in the list “25 Most Stylish New Yorker”.
How much is Alexis Bledel Net Worth in 2017
As of 2017, this 35 years old eternal beauty is proud owner of net worth of $10 millions US dollars. A major chunk of her net worth comes from her work in the entertainment industry.
Alexis Bledel is a perfect blend of beauty and talent. Her dedication and passion for her work has earned her a huge fan following.