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31 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About Alexis Bledel

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Alexis Bledel, the enchanting American actress, has done a great job in capturing the hearts of millions of fans with her striking blue eyes, low baby voice, and awkwardly shy personality. Despite being in the limelight for years, she has successfully managed to keep her personal life separate from work, and out of the internet and press. Here are some little known facts about the award winning actress:

  1. Her character of Rory in the “Gilmore Girls” loves coffee, but in reality she hates coffee. Whenever her character is seen drinking coffee, it’s actually Coca-Cola and not coffee that’s in the cup.
  2. In preparation for her role as Lena in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” she underwent a “summer camp” training in an effort to learn how to ride a Vespa and a mule, scuba dive, and even took drawing lessons.
  3. She landed the role of Rory in the “Gilmore Girls” in her first ever audition. She just turned 19 when she got the role.
  4. She was featured as Dr. Emily Malek Ph.D., in the Hulu drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
  5. She was born on September 16, 1981 to Martín Bledel and Nanette. She, along with her parents and her younger brother Eric lived in Houston, Texas. Her mother worked as a gift processor and flight attendant.
  6. Her paternal grandfather Enrique Einar Bledel Huus, was the Vice President of Coca-Cola Latin America and the Coca-Cola Inter-American Corporation. In her maternal side, her great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Hall Morgan, was the Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee from 1837 to 1838.
  7. She considers herself to be hispanic, having grown up in a Spanish speaking house-hold. She only learned English when she was in school.
  8. Due to her shy personality, her mother encouraged her to try Community Theater. She appeared in local productions of Our Town and The Wizard of Oz.
  9. At the age of 14, she was discovered at a local shopping mall and began working as a fashion model. However, her modeling career came to an end when she had cold water splashed in her face by a photographer in winter.
  10. She was initially a high school student at an exclusive private academy while in Connecticut. She later attended Yale University, where she also served as the editor of the Yale Daily News.
  11. Alexis Bledel is said to have successfully graduated from the Page Parkes Center of modeling and acting. She was enrolled at the New York University’s Tisch School of Arts as a film major for a year.
  12. She has a lot of hobbies like photography, reading, writing and also enjoys watching movies while hanging out with her family.
  13. Unlike her fellow actresses, she claimed on “Late Show with David Letterman” that she is a terrible driver and dislikes living in Los Angeles, as she has to drive everywhere.
  14. Her feature film debut was in the 2002 fantasy romantic drama “Tuck Everlasting,” opposite Jonathan Jackson, based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Babbitt.
  15. However, even before her debut, she appeared as an un-credited extra in the 1998 comedy-drama “Rushmore,” and could be seen sitting in the front row in the scene in which Max speaks in front of his class at Grover Cleveland.
  16. In December 2002, she began dating her co-star Milo Ventimiglia from “Gilmore Girls,” whom she met at the sets of the series. However, the relationship ended after 4 years in June 2006.
  17. She has been featured on the cover of several fashion magazines such as the Vanity Fair, Glamour, Elle Girl, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Parade, Cosmo Girl, and Nylon.
  18. Alexis Bledel was featured at #87 on the “Hot 100 of 2005” list by Maxim magazine. The magazine US Weekly ranked her among the “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers” in the year 2010.
  19. ATX Television Festival and Entertainment hosted a Gilmore Girls Reunion on June 6, 2015 in Austin, TX that brought together a majority of the cast.
  20. During the festival the moderator reportedly asked Alexis Bledel and her co-stars Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop, if there is a line which they get quoted back most. All the three stars were speechless.
  21. It was reported that the fans helped them out by shouting famous quotes, though Bledel and her co-stars had a hard time remembering even saying those lines back then.
  22. In the year 2019, she and her husband Vincent Kartheiser starred together with Beau Knapp, Luke Hemsworth, and Jill Hennessy in the crime thriller movie “Crypto,” directed by John Stalberg Jr.
  23. It was reported that during the shooting of “Gilmore Girls,” Alexis Bledel would head to her trailer in between scenes and practice with a keyboard.
  24. In the year 2012, she began a relationship with her Vincent Kartheiser from “Mad Men.” She met him while guest starring as Beth Dawes in the show.
  25. The duo was engaged the following year, and tied the knot in California another year after that in June 2014. Bledel and Kartheiser welcomed their first child, a son, in the fall of 2015. She was 34 years old at the time of delivery.
  26. Bledel was also part of the print advertisements for Bonne Bell lip balm and Naturistics lip gloss in the year 2002.
  27. In the same year she was listed as one among the Teen People’s “25 Hottest Stars under 25.” She was also listed as one of the world’s most beautiful women by several other magazines.
  28. It was reported that she nearly lost her famous character of Violet to Carey Mulligan, as the latter was the original choice. However, when Mulligan dropped out of the project, Alexis fit in perfectly.
  29. She was featured in the titular role in the Canadian drama “The Kate Logan Affair” in the year 2010, which was presented at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
  30. It was revealed that she would reprise her role as Lena in the third installment of the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” franchise, during her appearance in “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
  31. Alexis Bledel Net Worth: $9 Million
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