Kimberly Alexis Bledel, born September 16, 1981, is a talented American actress and model. She gained fame for her role as Rory Gilmore in the hit series “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) and as Emily Malek in “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2017-2021).
Alexis Bledel’s parents are Nanette Bledel (mother) and Martin Bledel (father). Unfortunately, her father died on July 29, 2021.
However, Bledel has also performed recurring roles in “Mad Men” (2012) and reprised her role as Rory in the “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (2016) reunion miniseries.
Her feature film debut was as Winnie Foster in the Disney adaptation of “Tuck Everlasting” (2002), and she has also appeared in “Sin City” (2005), “Post Grad” (2009), and as well as Lena Kaligaris in the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movie series.
She has been recognized for her acting talent and received numerous awards and nominations. For her role in “Gilmore Girls,” she was nominated for Satellite, Teen Choice, and Young Artist Awards.
For her character in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, and 3 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.
Who Is Nanette Bledel, The Mother Of Alexis Bledel?
Nanette Bledel, a flight attendant, is the proud mother of renowned American actress and model Alexis Bledel.
Unfortunately, not much is known about the mother of Alexis Bledel. Alexis never revealed much information about her parents in interviews. However, it seems like she’s a little bit secretive about her family.
Alexis is best known for her iconic character as Rory Gilmore in the famous series “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) and as Emily Malek in “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2017-present).
She achieved the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Nanette Bledel And Martin Bledel
The union between Nanette and Martin Bledel was long-standing, but the date of their wedding is unknown to the public.
They were the proud parents of 2 kids, a daughter named Alexis and a son named Eric David Bledel.
Alexis, their daughter, has made a name for herself as an actress, appearing in films such as “Tuck Everlasting” (2002), “Sin City” (2005), and “Post Grad” (2009).
She is famous for her roles in “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) and “The Handmaid’s Tale” (2017-present).
Her work in “Gilmore Girls” earned her nominations for various awards, and for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2013, Alexis began dating Vincent Kartheiser, her co-star in “Mad Men,” and they married in 2014.
The pair welcomed their first kid, a son, in 2015. Alexis has also been politically active, supporting Barack Obama’s re-election in 2012 and encouraging her fans to vote.
Martin Bledel, Alexis Bledel Father
Martin Bledel, born on July 29, 1949, was of Argentine nationality. Martin eventually relocated to Houston, Texas, in the United States.
He was the proud father of famous American actress and model Alexis Bledel. He worked for the renowned beverage company Coca-Cola.
Unfortunately, Martin Bledel passed away on July 29, 2021, at 72. The reason for his death hasn’t been disclosed to the public.