Alexis Bledel
American actress
Alexis Bledel
Kimberly Alexis Bledel is an American actress. She is 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.
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Welcome To An All-Too Real Dystopia In First 'The Handmaid's Tale' Trailer
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Things might look pretty bleak in America currently, but at least we aren’t living in a totalitarian regime... yet. The first trailer for Hulu’s television adaptation of the celebrated Margaret Atwood novel The Handmaid’s Tale arrived on Saturday and we’re already prepared to declare the upcoming 10-episode series as our new favorite TV show.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” follows a group of women living under an oppressive theocracy that only values them for procreation. In the 30-second clip, we meet Offred (Elisabeth Moss), who is forced contend with this new dystopian reality after being separated from her husband and daughter.   “I had another name, but it’s forbidden now,” she says. “So many things are forbidden now.” We have an endless amount of questions after watching the teaser, but all we can think about is where are they taking Alexis Bledel?! Ugh, this would never happen in Stars Hollow.  “The Handmaid’s Tale” premieres Wednesday, April 26 on Hu ...
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Weird, There's An Alexis Bledel In This ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Adaptation
Huffington Post - about 2 months
What’s an Alexis Bledel for? The actress made famous for her portrayal of Rory Gilmore tends to be typecast in roles defined by youthful naivety: Winnie Foster in “Tuck Everlasting,” Lena in “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” In a “Mad Men” appearance, she’s involved in an affair with Pete Campbell, who seems to like that her spontaneity foils his wife’s orderliness. Thursday, Vulture wrote that she’s been cast in a part that strays from her norm. She’ll play Ofglen, opposite Elisabeth Moss, whose starring as Offred, in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. The story follows Offred as she navigates an oppressive society, where women are forced to adhere to a chaste dress code and mate with the men to whom they’re assigned. Offred is separated from her husband and daughter, and she confides in Ofglen about the memories of her past. Ofglen’s character is no shrinking violet. She finds her subservient role in the Republic of Gilead suffocating, and acts out accordingly ...
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"Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" Has That Graham Girl and That Is Enough For Me
Huffington Post - 2 months
TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" (Netflix) For years I have avoided watching "Gilmore Girls". All through its original run I dismissed it as something I wouldn't enjoy and something I had no interest in whatsoever. But then along came "Parenthood" and I became fascinated by Lauren Graham. I found her to be an enchanting actress and a bright personality in real life. She was the main reason I watched every episode of that show during its too short run. So when I heard she was doing an "update" of "Gilmore Girls" my interest was piqued. Here was a chance to see Graham again. I hesitated for a few weeks but then I plunged into it and bingewatched all four ninety minute episodes of the revival of "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life". It wasn't bad, and Graham was very, very good. For those of you who are in my boat and didn't know anything about these characters before this show, Graham plays Lorelai Gilmore, mother of Rory ...
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Cheeky rare bird moves traffic cones around, tricking dumb humans
Yahoo News - 3 months
What was thought to be bewitched traffic cones has been revealed to be nature at its cheekiest.  Much like the final act in a episode of Scooby Doo , the mystery of the moving neon road guides was actually the work of a mischievous little bird. Road workers at New Zealand's Milford Sound, a popular destination for sightseers, became increasingly puzzled when traffic cones at the entrance of a one-way tunnel kept moving about when no one was looking. One sneaky CCTV operation later and the mystery was solved. In the cutest possible way.  The orange guides were being moved about by native kea birds when no one was looking.  The New Zealand Traffic Agency speculated that the notoriously social birds were playing on the road to get the attention of humans, in the hopes of being fed. On the original YouTube post, Kevin Thompson, manager for the Milford Alliance said "We think the keas listen for the cars in the tunnel and move the road cones between the streams of traffic." For now the cons ...
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Alexis Bledel talks 'Gilmore Girls' reboot and lists her favorite characters
Fox News - 3 months
The actress dished on which Stars Hollow residents she likes the most, and proves she knows how to properly hold a coffee mug.
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The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Is Best When It Talks About Grief
Huffington Post - 3 months
There’s a moment in the opening chapter of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” after the first “la las” and Gwyneth Paltrow dig, when the long-awaited Netflix revival finally takes a second to breathe. Fueled by a late-night batch of coffee, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (Alexis Bledel) convene in their rarely used kitchen to do the thing they do better than anyone else on television: talk. “I’m just stressed out and kind of feeling my mortality lately,” Lorelai says after confessing that she willingly flipped through a brochure for an all-expenses-paid cruise, much to their shared horror. The line is especially significant given that the series, much like its caffeine-infused hero, is also contending with its mortality. Nine years after it was cancelled by the CW on the heels of a rudderless final season, “Gilmore Girls” has become the latest in a long line of early 2000s series to get the revival treatment. But instead of abandoning what made the show so beloved, “A Year ...
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Tart And Honest, 'The Edge of Seventeen' Is An Increasingly Rare Must-See Teen Movie
Huffington Post - 3 months
Several years ago, Hollywood gave up on teenagers. Well, it gave up on movies that chronicle everyday teens, the ones who aren’t boy wizards or maze runners or heroes in a televised death match. The trials of high school ― once the purview of films like “Sixteen Candles” and “She’s All That” ― have been transposed to the vampires and werewolves of “Twilight.” Even “Juno” and “Easy A” feel like relics.  Not anymore. Meet Nadine Byrd, the fiery-tongued protagonist of “The Edge of Seventeen,” a coming-of-age comedy that opens this weekend. Nadine (a career-best Hailee Steinfeld) has a Julia Stiles in “10 Things I Hate About You” quality, with a bit of Thora Birch in “Ghost World” for good measure. In other words, the world hates her, can’t understand her ― or so she’s convinced. But “The Edge of Seventeen” pushes past the brooding-girl-finds-peace trope: Like many teenagers, Nadine hates herself most of all, even if she projects that strife onto her snotty classmates. Every ill-worde ...
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Lauren Graham And Alexis Bledel Are Looking Friday Night Dinner Ready
Huffington Post - 3 months
Lorelai and Rory Gilmore ― or, as you may also know them, Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel ― were not necessarily revered for their keen sense of style over the seven-season run of “Gilmore Girls.”  Teasers from the Netflix reboot, slated to debut on Nov. 25, show some sartorial improvement, but we’re pleased to report the duo is looking especially chic for their red carpet appearances beyond Stars Hollow.  Graham and Bledel appeared together at a fan event in Berlin, Germany on Thursday. Graham looked ready as ever for a Friday night dinner in a low-cut, long-sleeved mini dress with gold pumps. Bledel also looked lovely in a black cut-out top, a silver pleated skirt and black Schutz heels. The two also carried twinsy black clutches. Swoon.  They look gorgeous, but we can’t help hoping they kicked off those matching shoes at the end of the night and dug into some of their namesake ice cream straight from the pint. Old habits die hard, right? type=type=RelatedArticlesbl ...
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Lauren Graham Explains Why No One Hates The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival
Huffington Post - 6 months
Since Netflix announced it’d be reviving “Gilmore Girls” with nearly all the original cast, something odd happened on the internet: The only sounds from the haters’ section were crickets. Lauren Graham, aka Lorelai Gilmore, acknowledged the peculiar lack of backlash over “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It doesn’t feel like a money grab,” she said of the “sneakily feminist” show’s revival, which comprises four episodes set to debut on Netflix Nov. 25. “There were perfectly reasonable artistic reasons to return: Our creator didn’t finish it. This is an auteur’s project; it’s not just something that someone else can easily take over,” Graham added. “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show after its sixth season; it ran for a seventh, but fans were none too happy with that, and the series ended thereafter. The Netflix revival, however, is Sherman-Palladino’s work. Alexis Bledel, aka Rory Gilmore, chimed in, ad ...
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Hailee Steinfeld Needs Woody Harrelson To Solve Her Teen Angst In 'The Edge Of Seventeen'
Huffington Post - 6 months
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John Oliver Confirms His Attraction To Lorelai Gilmore, Because Obviously
Huffington Post - 7 months
Netflix released a teaser trailer for the first of their four-part “Gilmore Girls” revival series on Wednesday, in which Lorelai (Lauren Graham) asks Rory (Alexis Bledel) a very important question: Of course, we all knew the answer, but Oliver confirmed it himself during his appearance on “The Late Show” later that day.  “Lorelai, the answer is yes, I do find you hot. And I’ll tell you why. I’m a red-blooded male with a in-built heat detector and my heat detector registers you as en fuego,” he said. The feeling seems to be mutual for Graham, who returned the compliment in a tweet directed at Oliver early on Thursday morning.  And I you, Sir@iamjohnoliver! -LG https://t.co/6ayGqlNQng — Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) July 28, 2016 The teaser trailer also had Graham’s character pondering whether Amy Schumer would like her, which of course, was also quickly confirmed by the star herself.  Something tells us this is goi ...
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Instagram was buzzing about Hiddleswift, the Olympics and Jupiter this week
Yahoo News - 8 months
After the tragic acts of violence that took place over the course of the week, Instagram served as an outlet for people to celebrate the power of togetherness. In addition to moving tributes for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the victims of the Dallas Police shooting, a bunch of our favorite celebrities had reunions and spread the love.  Friends like Taylor Swift and her squad and teammates like Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps reconnected, a former Bachelor star welcomed a new addition to the family and President Obama shared a touching tribute to an inspirational survivor who recently passed away.  SEE ALSO: Instagram’s new video channels will help you geek out over your obsessions Here are eleven Instagram highlights from the past week that really resonated with us: 1. Dallas Police Shooting Five police officers were killed and seven others were injured after a shooting took place during a protest of police violence in Dallas, Texas late Thursday. The act of violence followed th ...
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Watch Rory Gilmore Geek Out With Michelle Obama In 'Gilmore Girls' Teaser
Huffington Post - 8 months
Where the Obamas lead, Rory Gilmore will follow. When "Gilmore Girls" aired what was originally intended to be its series finale in 2007, Rory bid Stars Hollow adieu to follow Barack Obama on the campaign trail as a political reporter.  Nine years later, Obama is seated comfortably in the Oval Office, "Gilmore Girls" has been resurrected by Netflix for a four-part revival series and Rory is getting some face time with none other than First Lady Michelle Obama.  Ahead of the fall premiere date for "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," Alexis Bledel in character as Rory paid a visit to the White House to counsel the first lady on some light *cough* reading. Lending a hand to Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative, which aims to ensure the educational success of girls around the world, Rory goes full-tilt Chilton-style overachiever.  “I wasn’t sure about what mood you’d be in, so I brought all of Shakespeare ‘cause you can’t go wrong with the Bar ...
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Rory Gilmore is Back at the White House! Alexis Bledel Takes Over Michelle Obama's Snapchat
Yahoo News - 8 months
Rory Gilmore saw Barack Obama into the White House – is she planning on seeing him out too? On Wednesday, Snapchat newcomer, Michelle Obama, shared a few videos on the app featuring a special White House guest – Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel. "I'm back at the White House," Bledel yells into the FLOTUS' camera. The 34-year-old, who secretly welcomed her first child – a baby boy – last fall, looked stunning in light pink blouse and a long blue printed skirt. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Alexis Bledel
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    In May 2016, Bledel's representative confirmed she gave birth to their first child, a son, in fall 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Bledel supported the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama and urged her fans to vote.
    On January 29, 2016, Netflix announced a revival of Gilmore Girls with a series of four 90-minute films set around the four seasons, and Bledel's participation was confirmed.
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  • 2013
    Age 31
    Bledel and Kartheiser announced their engagement in March 2013. They were married in California in June 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    In 2012, Bledel began dating her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 28
    Also in 2010, Bledel starred as the title role in the Canadian drama The Kate Logan Affair.
    More Details Hide Details The film was presented at Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2010. Bledel performed in the theatre production Regrets by the Manhattan Theatre Club, staged at the New York City Center. It was confirmed in early-March 2013 that Bledel would co-star opposite Jason Ritter in the Fox pilot Friends & Family, an adaptation of the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey as Stacey with Ritter as Gavin. The pilot was picked up for a series and was retitled Us & Them. However, Fox eventually decided not to air the series.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    The following year, Bledel starred in the comedy Post Grad, which was released on August 21, 2009.
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    In May 2009, Bledel signed a contract with the modeling division of IMG.
    More Details Hide Details Bledel co-starred opposite James McAvoy and Robin Wright in the historical drama The Conspirator directed by Robert Redford. She played the girlfriend of McAvoy's character Frederick Aiken, the lawyer who defended Mary Surratt, the first woman to be hanged in the United States, played by Wright. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in the United States on April 15, 2011.
    In April 2009, Bledel guest-starred in the NBC medical drama ER in the two-hour series finale titled "And in the End" as Dr. Julia Wise, a new intern to the hospital.
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    Bledel co-starred opposite Scott Porter and Bryan Greenberg in the romantic comedy The Good Guy, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival April 26, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The film centered around Porter's character Tommy, a Wall Street investment broker whose life falls apart when he helps out Greenberg's character Daniel, a new broker. Bledel played Beth, Tommy's girlfriend.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    After the end of Gilmore Girls, she reprised her role of Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, released in August 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006, Bledel co-starred opposite Jay Baruchel in the romantic comedy I'm Reed Fish as the fiancée of Baruchel's title character.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005, Bledel co-starred in the anthology neo-noir crime thriller Sin City where she played Becky, a prostitute. "She's a very professional prostitute.
    More Details Hide Details She carries a gun and she kicks ass," said Bledel of her character.
    In 2005, she co-starred in the drama The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, opposite Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, and Blake Lively, and based on Ann Brashares' novel of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details She played Lena Kaligaris, an aspiring artist on a journey with her three best friends, linked over the summer by a pair of "magical" jeans.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    Bledel previously dated Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia from 2002 to 2006 and British model John Paul from 2010 to 2011.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 18
    Bledel made her television debut opposite Lauren Graham in The WB comedy-drama Gilmore Girls, which ran for seven seasons from October 5, 2000 to May 15, 2007.
    More Details Hide Details She played Rory Gilmore, the daughter of Lorelai Gilmore (Graham), a single mother. Initially, Rory was a high school student at an exclusive private academy, living with her mother in a small town in Connecticut, but later moved on to college at Yale University, where she, among other things, worked as the editor of the Yale Daily News. Bledel made her feature film debut opposite Jonathan Jackson in the fantasy romantic drama Tuck Everlasting (2002), based on Natalie Babbitt's novel of the same name (1975).
  • 1998
    Age 16
    Before her work in that film, Bledel was an uncredited extra in the 1998 comedy-drama Rushmore.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on September 16, 1981.
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