Bledel, Alexis 1981–

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Bledel, Alexis 1981–

PERSONAL

Full name, Kimberly Alexis Bledel; born September 16, 1981, in Houston, TX; daughter of Martin and Nanette Bledel (multimedia artists). Education: Studied film at New York University; attended Page Parkes Center of Modeling and Acting, Houston, TX. Avocational Interests: Photography, reading, writing, watching movies, family activities, playing the piano.

Addresses: Agent—Megan Silverman, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; (voice work) Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Paul Brown, Flutie Entertainment, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actress. Worked as a model in the United States and abroad; appeared in advertisements.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award, best performance by a leading young actress in a television drama series, Young Artist Foundation, 2001, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice television actress, 2001, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a supporting young actress in a television drama series, 2002, Family Television Award, best actress in a drama, Family Friendly Forum, 2002, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice actress in a television drama, 2002, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a television comedy or musical series, International Press Academy, 2003, Teen Choice Award nomination, choice actress in a television comedy, 2004, Teen Choice awards, choice actress in a television comedy, 2005 and 2006, and Teen Choice Award nominations (with Matt Czuchry), choice television chemistry, 2005 and 2006, all for Gilmore Girls; named one of the hottest stars under the age of twenty-five, Teen People, 2002; Saturn Award nomination, best performance by a younger actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2003, for Tuck Everlasting; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice actress in a movie drama and (with Michael Rady) choice movie love scene, both 2005, for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2000–2006, The CW, 2006–.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, Gilmore Girls Backstage Special, ABC Family Channel, 2004.

Herself, Sin City: The Premiere, Independent Television 2 (England), 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The Teen Choice Awards 2002, Fox, 2002.

The Fourth Annual Family Television Awards, ABC, 2002.

Presenter, Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 2003.

Presenter, Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (also known as Screen Actors Guild Ninth Annual Awards), TNT, 2003.

The Teen Choice Awards 2003, Fox, 2003.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05, Nickelodeon, 2005.

The Teen Choice Awards 2005, Fox, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Hookup, 2002.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2003.

Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2005.

Herself, Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, 2005.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Some sources cite an appearance in "Torn between Two Hannahs," Hannah Montana, Disney Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore, Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2000, series later broadcast on The CW.

Film Appearances:

Winnifred "Winnie" Foster, Tuck Everlasting, Buena Vista, 2002.

Georgina "Georgie" Darcy, Bride & Prejudice (musical; also known as Bride and Prejudice: The Bollywood Musical), Miramax, 2004.

Goldilocks, DysEnchanted (short film), 2004.

Becky, Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"), Dimension Films, 2005.

Dylan, The Orphan King, Ardustry Entertainment/Cosmic Entertainment, 2005.

Lena, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Warner Bros., 2005.

Kate Peterson, I'm Reed Fish, Squared Foot Productions, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance in Rushmore, Buena Vista, 1998.

Stage Appearances:

Performed in community theatre productions, including Aladdin, Our Town, and The Wizard of Oz.

RECORDINGS

Music Videos:

Less-Than-Jake, "She's Gonna Break Soon," 2003.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Entertainment Weekly, October 25, 2002, p. 52.

Interview, October, 2002, p. 106.

People Weekly, November 4, 2002, p. 80.

Seventeen, May, 2002, pp. 144-47.

Teen People, June 1, 2002, p. 99.

Texas Monthly, March, 2001, p. 28.

Vanity Fair, July, 2003, pp. 156-57.