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* FakeNationality: She has always played Anglo characters so far, never Latinas, which is likely due to the LatinoIsBrown stereotype given her blue eyes and fair skin.


** Carey Mulligan dropped out of ''Film/VioletAndDaisy'' to do ''{{Film/Drive}}'' instead, so Alexis replaced her.

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** Carey Mulligan dropped out of ''Film/VioletAndDaisy'' to do ''{{Film/Drive}}'' ''Film/Drive2011'' instead, so Alexis replaced her.


** There was a petition with over 20,000 signatures to get her cast as Anastasia Steele in ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', complete with a fan-made trailer featuring her. She was also rumored for the role of Leila in the second film that went to Bella Heathcote.


She is married to fellow actor Vincent Kartheiser, and they have a son.

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She is married to fellow actor Vincent Kartheiser, Creator/VincentKartheiser, and they have a son.


* [[LatinoIsBrown Latina Is Brown]]: Averted completely. You'd likely never guess that she's half-Mexican, half-Argentinian just by looking at her. English is even her second language, as she grew up Spanish-speaking.


* OlderThanTheyLook: She can easily pass for a young woman in her early twenties... even though she's in her late 30s.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a young woman in her early twenties... even though she's in her late 30s.pushing 40.



* WeightWoe: Defied. She was told that she had to lose an extra two inches off her hips when she was modelling. Her response?

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* WeightWoe: Defied. She was told that she had to lose an extra two inches off her hips when she was modelling.modeling. Her response?



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Her luminous blue eyes have served her well in her various roles. Her eyes are one of the few things in colour in ''Sin City'' because the director liked them and insisted.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Her luminous blue eyes have served her well in her various roles. Her eyes are one of the few things in colour color in ''Sin City'' because the director liked them and insisted.



** There was a petition with over 20,000 signatures to get her cast as Anastasia Steele in ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', complete with a fanmade trailer featuring her. She was also rumored for the role of Leila in the second film that went to Bella Heathcote.

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** There was a petition with over 20,000 signatures to get her cast as Anastasia Steele in ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', complete with a fanmade fan-made trailer featuring her. She was also rumored for the role of Leila in the second film that went to Bella Heathcote.

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She is married to fellow actor Vincent Kartheiser, and they have a son.


Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model of Mexican and Argentinian descent. Alexis engaged in community theater when she was 8 years old, at the behest of her mother Nanette as a way to get over her [[ShrinkingViolet natural shyness]].

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Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) 1981 in Houston, Texas) is an American actress and model of Mexican and Argentinian descent. Alexis engaged in community theater when she was 8 years old, at the behest of her mother Nanette as a way to get over her [[ShrinkingViolet natural shyness]].

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* AscendedExtra:
** She can be glimpsed as a student in the Wes Anderson film ''Rushmore''. Immediately after that she got her big break on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Initially supposed to be a guest star on ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'', she impressed enough in her performance to make her a regular.
* ContractualPurity:[[invoked]] The role of a prostitute in ''Film/SinCity'' was clearly an attempt to break from her squeaky clean Rory Gilmore image.
* DawsonCasting:[[invoked]]
** ''Film/TuckEverlasting'''s Winnie Foster is fifteen (though she was twelve in the original book). Alexis was twenty.
** Her character Georgie in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice'' is implied to be younger than she was (22 at the time of filming). She's treated like a teenager at least.
** Generally she tends to play younger than she actually is.
* IronyAsSheIsCast:[[invoked]] Rory Gilmore has limited Spanish and only knows a few conversational phrases. Alexis is fluent in Spanish. Rory likewise loves coffee; Alexis hates it and coke had to substitute for it in scenes.


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* PlayingAgainstType:[[invoked]]
** At the time she was most likely to be seen as wholesome good girls, she played a cowardly prostitute in ''Film/SinCity'' (albeit a more modest one than the others).
** She commented herself on how different it was for her to play a psychologically damaged policewoman in ''Film/TheKateLoganAffair''.
* RomanceOnTheSet:[[invoked]]
** She and Milo Ventimiglia dated for four years. They had starred together on ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.
** Briefly dated Jared Padalecki as well.
** When she guest starred on ''Series/MadMen'' she dated and eventually married Vincent Kartheiser.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: People are shocked that her first language is actually Spanish, because she speaks English so well. She actually learned English in school as opposed to growing up speaking it.
* WeightWoe: Defied. She was told that she had to lose an extra two inches off her hips when she was modelling. Her response?
--> "I have more jobs than I can do. I'm in high school. I can't go to all the trouble of losing the two inches, so I'll pass"


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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:[[invoked]]
** Carey Mulligan dropped out of ''Film/VioletAndDaisy'' to do ''{{Film/Drive}}'' instead, so Alexis replaced her.
** She was slated to return for ''Film/SinCity A Dame to Kill For'' but did not appear when it finally surfaced.
** There was a petition with over 20,000 signatures to get her cast as Anastasia Steele in ''Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey'', complete with a fanmade trailer featuring her. She was also rumored for the role of Leila in the second film that went to Bella Heathcote.


* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... even though she's now in her late 30s.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Her luminous blue eyes have served her well in her various roles.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... young woman in her early twenties... even though she's now in her late 30s.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Her luminous blue eyes have served her well in her various roles.
roles. Her eyes are one of the few things in colour in ''Sin City'' because the director liked them and insisted.



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* WhatBeautifulEyes: Her luminous blue eyes have served her well in her various roles.


* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... even though she's now in her late-30s.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... even though she's now in her late-30s.
late 30s.


She first started modeling at the tender age of 14 after being scouted in a local mall. At 18 she was asked if she'd like to audition for some acting parts and landed the role of Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore in the show ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in her very first audition, probably had something to do with her big blue sparkling eyes. Her portrayal of the character earned her several honors from teen-centric media. After the end of ''Gilmore Girls'', she has concentrated on her film work and restarted her modeling career.

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She first started modeling at the tender age of 14 after being scouted in a local mall. At 18 she was asked if she'd like to audition for some acting parts and landed the role of Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore in the show ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in her very first audition, audition; probably had something to do with her big blue sparkling eyes. Her portrayal of the character earned her several honors from teen-centric media. After the end of ''Gilmore Girls'', she has concentrated on her film work and restarted her modeling career.



* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life'' (2000-2007,2016)

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life'' (2000-2007,2016)(2000-2007, 2016)


* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'' as Ofglen (2017-Present)

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'' as Ofglen Emily (2017-Present)


Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model of Mexican and Argentinian descent. Alexis engaged in community theater when she was 8 years old, at the behest of her mother Nanette as a way to get over her [[ShrinkingViolet natural shyness]]. She first started modeling at the tender age of 14 after being scouted in a local mall. At 18 she was asked if she'd like to audition for some acting parts and landed the role of Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore in the show ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in her very first audition, probably had something to do with her big blue sparkling eyes. Her portrayal of the character earned her several honors from teen-centric media. After the end of ''Gilmore Girls'', she has concentrated on her film work and restarted her modeling career.

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Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model of Mexican and Argentinian descent. Alexis engaged in community theater when she was 8 years old, at the behest of her mother Nanette as a way to get over her [[ShrinkingViolet natural shyness]]. shyness]].

She first started modeling at the tender age of 14 after being scouted in a local mall. At 18 she was asked if she'd like to audition for some acting parts and landed the role of Lorelai Leigh "Rory" Gilmore in the show ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' in her very first audition, probably had something to do with her big blue sparkling eyes. Her portrayal of the character earned her several honors from teen-centric media. After the end of ''Gilmore Girls'', she has concentrated on her film work and restarted her modeling career.



* ''Film/TuckEverlasting'': [[AndStarring Film debut]] (2002)



* ''Film/TuckEverlasting'' (2002)



* ''Series/{{ER}}'' (as one of the incoming interns in that show's GrandFinale)
* ''Series/MadMen'': In the season five episode "Lady Lazarus", she plays an unhappy housewife Pete Campbell has a one night stand with. In real-life this turned into RomanceOnTheSet, as Bledel married Vincent Kartheiser in 2014.



* ''Series/{{ER}}'' (as one of the incoming interns in that show's GrandFinale, 2009)
* ''Series/MadMen'': In the season five episode "Lady Lazarus" (2012), she plays an unhappy housewife Pete Campbell has a one night stand with.[[note]]In real-life this turned into RomanceOnTheSet, as Bledel married Vincent Kartheiser in 2014.[[/note]]



* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... even though she's now in her mid-30s.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: She can still easily pass for a teenage girl... even though she's now in her mid-30s.
late-30s.

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