Alexis Bledel, born Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American fashion model and an actress. She is known mostly for her roles as Rory Gilmore from Gilmore Girls and Emily Malek from The Handmaid’s Tale, and she ended up winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the latter. Bledel kicked off her career as Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting in 2002 and has since landed many famous roles.
Alexis Bledel was born on September 16, 1981, in Houston, Texas, and is currently 39 years old. The daughter of Nanette and Martin Bledel, she is currently married to Vincent Kartheiser, with whom she shares a child.
Early Life of Alexis Bledel
Alexis’ mother was a flight attendant and gift processor. She is of Argentine and Latin American ancestry from her father’s side and of Scottish and English ancestry from her mother’s side. Bledel grew up in a Spanish-speaking household and only learned to speak English when she started school, which is one of the reasons she considers herself a Latina.
Bledel was encouraged by her mother to try community theatre to tackle her shyness when she was young. She attended St. Agnes Academy in Houston and some other Baptist institutions.
Bledel’s debut in television came with the role of Rory Gilmore in the ever so popular WB drama Gilmore Girls. She played the character for 7 years, between 2000 and 2007.
Her film debut came alongside Jonathan Jackson in the romantic drama Tuck Everlasting in 2002, which was based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt.
In 2006, she played Becky in another popular movie, Sin City. According to her description, Becky was “ a very professional prostitute who carries a gun and kicks ass.”
Since then Bledel has starred in a number of productions, including The Kate Logan Affair, The Conspirator, The Good Guy, and TV shows such as Us & Them.
Her participation was also confirmed in the 2016 revival of Gilmore Girls announced by Netflix and in 2017 she landed the role of Ofglen in The Handmaid’s Tale and went on to become a regular character in the show’s second season.
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Net Worth of Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel has without a doubt had a very successful and decorated career. As of 2020, her estimated net worth sits somewhere around $6 million. Impressive!