* ContractualPurity: Due to working with Disney a couple of times and doing a lot of family-friendly teen roles, she had a 'sweetheart' reputation that ''Film/SinCity'' was clearly an attempt to shake off.
* DawsonCasting: She turned twenty in 2001 but played teen roles for several years afterwards - ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', ''Film/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravellingPants'', ''Film/TuckEverlasting''.
* DyeingForYourArt: Defied. When she was a teen model, she was told to "lose two inches off those hips" and she refused.
* IronyAsSheIsCast:
** Rory Gilmore loves coffee. Alexis hates it and is actually drinking coke in the scenes where Rory has coffee.
** Rory is also only passable at Spanish, using just basic conversational phrases. Alexis however is fluent, as Spanish is her first language.
* PlayingAgainstType:
** Best known for BrainyBrunette or squeaky clean teen roles, she played prostitute and TheMole Becky in ''Film/SinCity''.
** She plays a tough cop in ''The Kate Logan Affair''.
* RomanceOnTheSet:
** She met Milo Ventimiglia on the set of the ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' where he was cast as her love interest. Their relationship lasted about as long as the onscreen one.
** Apparently, it's the same with her ''Series/MadMen'' co-star Vincent Kartheiser. She guest stars as his romantic interest in season five. The two got married in 2014.
* ThrowItIn: In ''Film/SinCity'' Robert Rodriguez found Alexis's eyes so striking that he made sure they still showed up blue against the black and white.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Alexis replaced Creator/CareyMulligan in ''Violet & Daisy'' after she dropped out to do ''{{Film/Drive}}'' instead.
** Jared Padalecki was asked to play her love interest in ''Tuck Everlasting'' but declined because he wanted to work with other people.

!!General Trivia:
* She plays soccer for a team called The Hustlers. She describes it as the best cardio exercise.
* Self-confessed [[DrivesLikeCrazy bad driver]].
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