Alexis Bledel is a versatile performer, but a very private person
Alexis Bledel first came into our homes and hearts as Rory Gilmore in The Gilmore Girls, then made us love her, even more when she co-starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, made us feel sorry for her in her guest star turn in Mad Men and now kinda scares the hell out of us as Emily on The Handmaid's Tale.
Alexis Bledel, whose real first name is Kimberly, was born in Houston, Texas. Her dad is from Argentina and her mom was born in Arizona but grew up in Mexico.
Since her debut in Tuck Everlasting in 2002, she has worked steadily in TV and film. In 2017, she guest-starred in the Hulu hit The Handmaid's Tale as Ofglen/Emily, for which she earned the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and an additional nomination in the Supporting Actress category.
Alexis Bledel is notoriously private about her personal life, but she secretly married her Mad Men costar Vincent Kartheiser in June 2014. And in the fall of 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, a son, but not much has ever been said about the child and no public photos exist of him. In fact, her rep did not confirm there was a child until 2016. It is impressive that she is able to keep the line between work and personal life so firm.
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