"The success of the show is overwhelming. It's like being Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party because you never know what's going to happen next."
Alexis Bledel is an American actress and model of Mexican and Argentinian descent. Alexis engaged in community theater when she was 8 years old, at the behest of her mother Nanette as a way to get over her natural shyness. She first started modeling at the tender age of 14 after being scouted in a local mall. At 18 she was asked if she'd like to audition for some acting parts and landed the role of Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore in the show Gilmore Girls in her very first audition, probably had something to do with her big blue sparkling eyes. Her portrayal of the character earned her several honors from teen-centric media. After the end of Gilmore Girls, she has concentrated on her film work and restarted her modeling career.
Her works that have pages on this very wiki include:
- Gilmore Girls
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
- Tuck Everlasting
- Sin City
- ER (as one of the incoming interns in that show's Grand Finale)
- Mad Men In the season five episode "Lady Lazarus", she plays an unhappy housewife Pete Campbell has a one night stand with.
This actress/model provides examples of:
- Adorkable: Seems endearingly awkward during live interviews.
- Bilingual Bonus: Her first language is Spanish, she learned English in school. Which confuses people and leads them to think strange things. In an interview for Latina magazine with her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star America Ferrera, the latter was shocked to find out, for the first time, that Alexis does indeed speak fluent Spanish. Apparently, Alexis keeps her first language to herself.
- Dawson Casting: Mostly averted as she is a year or two older than the characters she plays.
- Played straight in the forthcoming movie Violet and Daisy as she was 28 playing 16.
- Drives Like Crazy: In an interview on Letterman she stated she is an impatient driver who forgets the rules of the road and elicits road rage in traffic police. A cop actually got in her face screaming because she cut him off at an intersection.
- Fake Nationality: Averted. Miss Bledel was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is an American national. Some people believe that her heritage makes her a foreigner.
- Named After Somebody Famous: 80's supermodel Kim Alexis is her probable namesake.
- Shrinking Violet
- The Danza: In the web comedy 'Girl Walks Into a Bar', she portrays a character called Kim. Her full name is Kimberly Alexis Bledel, and Kim is what her friends and family call her.
- What Beautiful Eyes!: To the point where the only part of her that was colorized in her role in Sin City were her intense blue irises.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: She quit modeling and went into acting after a photoshoot in New York in February included her being splashed with icy water next to an open window.
"Before I got "Gilmore Girls", I was modeling. I went in for a call and was told, "Sweetie, you need to lose two inches off those hips". I was 14. So I just replied, "I have more jobs than I can do. I'm in high school. I can't go to all the trouble of losing the two inches, so I'll pass". Someone might tell you to lose weight, but you can say no."