Alexis Bledel, a private person, but a Latina public treasure

Hispanic Heritage Month, Alexis Bledel

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.


Click next to find some fun facts about Alexis Bledel just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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