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Alexis Bledel

Date of birth : 1981-09-16
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-02-11

Alexis Bledel is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her roles as Rory Gilmore in the television series Gilmore Girls and Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

Born on September 16, 1982, Texas native Alexis 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. For her work on Girlmore Girls, Bledel was honored with the 2002 Family Friendly Forum Award for Best Actress in a Drama, She was also nominated as Best Actress in a Drama by the Teen Choice Awards in 2002. She made her feature film debut as Winnie Foster in "Tuck Everlasting," co-starring William Hurt and Sissy Spacek. When she's not working, Bledel enjoys writing, reading, shooting photography, going to the movies and spending time with her family.

She has recently been cast in a new movie entitled The Letters, which is anticipated to be released in 2011. The Letters is a drama / thriller film by director Todd Fjelsted and is currently in pre-production.

It has also been announced that Bledel will be joining the cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, a hit Off Broadway show written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. She is scheduled to perform in early 2011.

Alexis' Films:

1998 Rushmore
2000–2007 Gilmore Girls
2002 Tuck Everlasting
2004 DysEnchanted ; Bride and Prejudice
2005 Orphan King, The Orphan King ; Sin City ; Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
2006 I'm Reed Fish ; Life Is Short
2008 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
2009 ER ; Good Guy,
2009 Post Grad
2009 Ballad of G.I. Joe
2010 Conspirator
2010 Kate Logan Affair
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar
2011 Violet & Daisy
2011 Letters
2011 Sleepaway Camp Reunion
2012 Nightmare on Elm Street 2


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