Birth name: Kimberly Alexis Bledel
Birthday: September 16, 1981
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Bledel was born on September 16 1981 in Houston Texas to Nanette and Martin Bledel. Her mother, Nanette, is Mexican and her
father, Martin, is Argentinian, so Alexis grew up speaking Spanish and learned English in school.
As a child, Alexis was always very shy. Her mother and father tried to get her to perform in plays such as the Wizard
of Oz, Aladdin and Our Town. One day, while her and her mother were out shopping, a modeling agent
named Page Parkes saw Alexis and wanted her to be a model. During her middle/high school years, Alexis's traveled from Japan,
to L.A.- and everywhere in between. After high school, she applied to NYU as a film major-and still continued modeling. During
this time, she met her manager (Michael Flutie of Flutie Entertainment) and soon thereafter, she graduated from Page Parkes
Center of Modeling and Acting. But Alexis decided she had had enough of modeling, and decided to change her path. She heard
that they were holding auditions for the part of Rory on the new T.V show Gilmore Girls. She got the part automatically
and had to move to L.A. After Gilmore Girls aired in 2000, Disney decided to bring the novel Tuck Everlasting
into a movie. Alexis played one of the major roles (Winnie) in 2002. Currently Alexis is still working on Gilmore Girls,
and two new movies: The Orphan King and Dys Enchanted.
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