Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born on September 16, 1981, in Houston, Texas, the daughter of Argentine Martin Bledel and Mexican Nanette Blake. She learned English when she started school. Alexis, who started playing in the city theater at the age of 8 with the encouragement of her mother to overcome her shyness, took roles in productions such as Our Town, The Wizard of Oz and Aladdin.
Houston’s St. Before starting Agnes Academy, Alexis modeled for a time at a local store at the age of 14 and continued her modeling career while attending high school. He also traveled to centers like Tokyo, Milan, New York, and Los Angeles. After studying at Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting, she attended New York University Tish School of the Arts for 1 year.
After auditioning in Los Angeles in the spring of 2000, she was selected to star in the TV series Gilmore Girls, and her television career began. Playing the character of Lorelai Leigh ‘Rory’ Gilmore, the daughter of single mother Lorelai Victoria Gilmore, Alexis Bledel won many TV awards for this role. In the first season of the series, Alexis, who got tired of it over time due to her character drinking excessive coffee, started to drink tea or cola when Rory drank coffee in the series and said the following about her role:
During her time on the Gillmore Girls, Tuck Everlasting (2002-as Winniere ‘Winnie’ Foster), DysEnchanted (2004-as Goldilocks), Bride & Prejudice (2004-as Georgina “Georgie” Darcy), The Orphan King (2005) -as Dylan) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005-as Lena).
Again in 2005, Bruce Willis played the character of Becky in the Robert Rodrigez movie Sin City, starring Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba and Brittany Murphy. In the movie, which is mostly black and white, but some areas are colored, Rodrigez found Alexis’ eyes very impressive, so Becky kept her blue eyes.
Alexis, who also played in the clip of the song She’s Gonna Break Soon from the 2003 album Anthem of the American ska punk band Less Than Jake, played the character of Kate Peterson in the 2006 movie I’m Reed Fish.
Bledel, which was included in the Teen People’s magazine ‘Hottest Stars Under 25’ list in 2002, was ranked 87th on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Alexis, who lived with her Gilmore Girls co-star Milo Ventimiglia for 3.5 years before they broke up in the spring of 2006, has a Maltese Chihuahua dog named Sophie. Alexis continues to star in Gilmore Girls, currently in season 7, and lives in Los Angeles.