Alexis Bledel (born Kimberly Alexis Bledel, 16.11.1981)
Alexis Bledel is an American actor possibly best known for her role in 'Gilmore Girls'.
Childhood: Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, Texas. Her parents are flight attendant Nanette and Argentina-born Martin Bledel. Her mother was also raised in Latin America and so Alexis was raised in a Spanish-speaking household, with English as her second language. She attended Catholic St. Agnes Academy as well as Baptist and Lutheran schools. She was very shy as a child and was encouraged to join a community theatre to overcome it. She was later scouted by a modelling agency subsequently went to Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting. She later attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Acting career: Alexis Bledel made her TV debut opposite Lauren Graham in the series 'Gilmore Girls' from 2000 to 2007. Her first film role was in the fantasy flick 'Tuck Everlasting' in 2002 which also starred Ben Kingsley, William Hurt and Sissy Spacek. In 2005, she starred in 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' (and its sequel in 2008) and played a prostitute in 'Sin City' as part of an all-star cast including Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Rutger Hauer, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and Elijah Wood. In 2006, she appeared in 'I'm Reed Fish' opposite Jay Baruchel. In 2009, she appeared alongside Jane Lynch, Michael Keaton, and Carol Burnett in 'Post Grad'. She also starred in the romcom 'The Good Guy' opposite Scott Porter and Bryan Greenberg and made a guest appearance in the series 'ER'. In 2011, she was in Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator' with James McAvoy. She has also made an appearance in a Less Than Jake music video.
Other career ventures: Alexis Bledel signed a contract with IMG modelling in 2009.
Personal life: Alexis Bledel was in a relationship with Milo Ventimiglia between 2002 and 2006. She is currently engaged to Vincent Kartheiser who she began dating in 2012.
But don't get your hopes up about a Stars Hollow reunion.
'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino may have disappointed us recently with the news that there will be no revival of the iconic series, but the screenwriter is currently working on a musical - though we're yet to find out what it will be about.
Alexis Bledel starred as Rory in 'Gilmore Girls'
Ok, so we're probably going to have to wave goodbye to Stars Hollow, but at least creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is working on new projects to obsess about. At the ATX Television Festival in Austin on Saturday (June 6th 2015), she seemed excited to reveal that she was currently working on a book for a musical. And while she refused to reveal any significant details about it save for it being 'based on a movie nobody would have seen', she did insist that it would be an 'original' piece.
Continue reading: 'Gilmore Girls' Genius Amy Sherman-Palladino Is Coming With A Musical
Alexis Bledel - A host of celebrities took to the red carpet as they attended the Opening night for Billy and Ray at the Vineyard Theatre, New York City, New York, United States - Monday 20th October 2014
The couple tied the knot in private a couple months ago.
Former Gilmore Girl Alexis Bledel is married to Vincent Kartheiser. The couple snuck the wedding past everyone and actually tied the knot back in June, but the news is just making the rounds two months later. A rep confirmed the announcement for ABC News. Kartheiser plays Pete Campbell on Mad Men and the pair met on set, when Bledel guest starred on the AMC show. It was fitting too, since Bledel’s character was having an affair with Kartheiser.
The actor proposed just a year later. At the time, his co-star Elisabeth Moss told People: “"They are such a yin and yang. I've known Vinny for 12 years and Alexis is just the sweetest. I've never seen Vincent like this. It is really cool."
Continue reading: Alexis Bledel And Mad Man Vincent Kartheiser Are Married (Since June)
The actress is reportedly having a hard time dealing with the role.
It was going rather well for the Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson and her team: after what seemed like ages they'd managed to pull off a great casting decision, choosing two actors on the cusp of big-time fame. However, they were not only hit by a 90k strong petition telling them their choice was wrong; they had to say goodbye to Charlie Hunnam, AKA Christian Grey, and learn their Anastasia Steele, Dakota Johnson, had a touch of the heebie jeebies too.
Dakota Johnson Could Be Thinking Of Leaving '50 Shades.'
Sons of Anarchy star Hunnam's exit was confirmed earlier this week due to an "immersive TV schedule" that would prevent the actor from being able to fully prepare for the role of Christian Grey. The film took a hit, author EL James sent her best, and fans began to wonder whether Hunnam had secretly been influenced by the petition launched to replace him and Johnson with Matt Bomer and Alexis Bledel.
The actor who will play Christian Grey described the "tangible chemistry" between him and co-star Dakota Johnson.
If the prospects of having to get his kit off many times on screen as well as learn how to deftly wield whips and paddles may have flustered Charlie Hunnam, the actor who'll play Fifty Shades of Grey's Christian Grey, then the news that over 75,000 furious 50 Shades readers had taken their discontentment towards him playing the lead male role to Change.org to demand a casting reshuffle, should by rights make him feel practically terrified.
Charlie Hunnam Is Confident In His Acting Ability & Interaction With Dakota.
However, it seems that the 33 year-old English actor could not be more confident in his skills, and quite probably takes all the petitioning and hate tweeting as a challenge to be the best Grey possible. Describing his experience of the hotly anticipated adaptation of EL James' erotic trilogy so far as "exciting and fun and weird and compelling," there's little sense of fear or trepidation in Hunnam's words as he talks to Hollywood Life.
Over 60K signatures asking for Matt Bomer to replace Charlie Hunnam: the 'White Collar' actor speaks out.
Actor Matt Bomer has added his voice to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie casting debate after 61,000 fans disappointed with the movie's recently announced cast have launched a petition calling for the casting of the two lead characters in the erotic trilogy adaptation to be changed. TheWhite Collar star has responded to calls that, despite casting decisions being firmed, he should play the character Christian Grey instead of Pacific Rim actor Charlie Hunnam.
Over 60,000 50 Shades Readers Want To See Bomer Play Grey.
"I'm so grateful for the fans and I'm touched," said Bomer, speaking via Entertainment Tonight. He added "I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Charlie and Dakota [Johnson]," perhaps in an attempt to calm the sea of rage that seems to be surrounding the casting of two relative unknowns in the adaptations of author EL James' erotic fiction series.
Continue reading: Matt Bomer Finally Responds To The Furious '50 Shades' Petition Furore
Matt Bomer has stated he is grateful for his fan's petition, but that he is "looking forward" to seeing Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. His statement follows the backlash by some Fifty Shades fans who have petitioned for a recasting for the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Grey.
Matt Bomer has responded to the Fifty Shades of Grey fan's petition which calls for Bomer to replace Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey in the upcoming film. Some fans of the bestselling series are in uproar about the casting of Hunnam and Dakota Johnson in the roles of Grey and his love interest Anastasia Steele.
Matt Bomer at the E! Upfront in New York.
The casting announcement was made on Monday (2nd September) by author E.L. James on Twitter. Certain fans were in uproar and chose to create a petition which called for the recasting of the Fifty Shades actors. To date the petition has raised over 57 000 signatures.
Fans of Fifty Shades of Grey are petitioning producers of the film adaptation to alter their casting decision. It was announced 2nd September, Christian Grey would be played by Charlie Hunnam and Anastasia Steele would be portrayed by Dakota Johnson. However, fans have other ideas for who should appear in the roles.
Fans of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy are in uproar following the casting announcements on Monday. Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will be playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the film adaptation of E.L. James' raunchy novels.
Charlie Hunnam has been cast as Christian Grey.
Fans may have their own ideas about who should portray the characters of E.L. James' bestselling series. However, it seems unlikely anything will change despite the outcry. The film's producer, Dana Brunetti, has defended the casting; tweeting in mock surprise of the negative comments. He went so far as to accuse those attacking the casting decision of not being "true fans".
Continue reading: Fifty Shades Of Grey Fans Petition For Casting Changes
...not the kind of backlash EL James enjoys writing about.
They once read Fifty Shades of Grey secretly on the train using Kindles, but now the readers of EL James' notorious "mommy porn" erotic trilogy have stood up and banded together in sheer outrage. With all page-to-screen adaptations, there will always be those who think "I didn't imagine that character to look like that actor," and maybe grumble about it amongst their friends or on the murky depths of a fan forum. However, 50 Shades fans have launched a petition for the male and female leads - Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson - to be changed.
For Some Reason, Many Fans Aren't Digging Dakota Johnson.
The furious petition, launched on Change.org, has now gathered 23.5K supporters who feel that White Collar's Matt Bomer and Gilmore Girls' Alexis Bledel should take the main roles of kinky billionaire Christian Grey and student-turned-sex-slave Anastasia Steele. It's perhaps true; Bomer and Bledel do perhaps fit EL James' character descriptions a little better than the (both blonde) Hunnam and Johnson so there's little wonder as to why these actors were imagined when 50 Shades fans were reading.
The people have spoken, but will anything actually change?
It’s the end of days, people. Not delighted with the choices of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson to play the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, fans of 50 Shades of Grey – or at least one with plenty of time on his-or-her hands – have started a petition to get them replaced.
Charlie Hunnam and Dakota aren't what around 18,000 fans wanted
The actors demanded by the petition are Matt Bomer and Gilmore Girls actress Alexis Bledel. "Matt Bomer is the PERFECT DESCRIPTION OF CHRISTIAN GREY AND ALEXIS BLEDEL IS THE PERFECT ACTRESS TO REPRESENT ANASTASIA STEELE and if THEY ARE NOT, NOBODY WILL BE," the organiser of the petition wrote, using capital letters to emphasize the point.
Continue reading: 50 Shades of Grey Cast Not To Fans' Taste - Petition Started
Shocker: Fifty Shades of Grey reinforces the problem of abuse against women, new research has shown. Nope, it seems EL James' novel - the fastest selling paperback of all time - cannot be regarded simply as "erotic fantasy."
Amy Bonomi, a professor at Michigan State University, and two former colleagues from Ohio State University undertook an in-depth study of the book's first eight chapters and found that "emotional abuse is present in nearly every interaction."
They found that the book, dubbed "mummy porn," included a number of examples of "intimate partner violence", including intimidation, isolation, stalking and humiliation.
Continue reading: Does 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Abuse Research Affect Hollywood Movie?
He won't be the one wielding the whips and chains.
Actor Garrett Hedlund has rejected the lead role in the adaptation of EL James' raunchy erotic novel, Fifty Shades of Grey due to being unable to commit to a trilogy. The movie, which has yet to cast a single role, is due for release in 2014 with the Nowhere Boy director, Sam Taylor Johnson, at the helm and the author herself as producer.
"Do I Really Want To Be Filmed Slapping Someone With A Paddle? Nah."
The Tron: Legacy actor had been reportedly hand-picked by the author herself to play the 27 year-old billionaire with a fetish for domination. However, the actor and boyfriend of Kirsten Dunst passed up on the opportunity to become the face of the biggest franchise since the series. A source speaking to US Magazine explained that "Doing a possible trilogy was too big a commitment, and producers wouldn't let him do just one film."
Continue reading: Garrett Hedlund Offered '50 Shades' Role By EL James, But Rejects It
The erotic novel has taken another step towards the silver screen and looks on course to actually see the light of day
50 Shades Of Grey just became the biggest movie event of summer 2014 that isn't about super heroes, with Universal announcing their plans to have the film out by August 1 2014. The film will be quite the change from Guardians of the Galaxy, the Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X Men: Days of Future Past, but with a director, script and now a release date all lined up, the much-discussed movie adaption looks like it might finally happen after all. Still no work on who will be in it though, but that's just details.
So we know when the movie should be out, and providing director Sam Taylor-Johnson can keep things on track as soon as we get our Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, then things are looking good. Taylor-Johnson was chosen to take on directing duties earlier this month and her announcement behind the camera has obviously given the producers confidence enough to push forward and commit to a date for when we'll see it on screen. Relatively inexperienced as a director, Taylor-Johnson could prove a competent pick nonetheless having achieved praise for her only work so far; the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Talylor-Johnson was Taylor-Wood before she met her husband, Arron Johnson [R], on the set of 'Nowhere Boy'
Continue reading: 50 Shades Of Grey Movies Gets A Release Date: The Story So Far
Among the biggest stars at the 2013 Fox Upfront Presentation in New York City's Woolman Rink were 'The X Factor USA' judges Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell, who seemed to be enjoying each other's company outside of work with Demi making a bunny ears sign above Si-Co's head; 'New Girl' actress Zooey Deschanel, who was positively beaming as she posed in a black sequined jacket and sticky-out skirt; and Alexis Bledel from 'Gilmore Girls' accompanied by 'Parenthood' star Jason Ritter.
Is new Fox sitcom going to be lost in translation?
We’re already grimacing at the prospect of an American remake of The Inbetweeners, but us Brits should perhaps be more worried that the US is also making what is effectively a Stateside version of one of our most British of comedies, Gavin & Stacey.
The trailer for Us And Them has been revealed and we’re really not sure about it, even though it does star Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter. Ok, so the American Office ended up being a surprise success, and we have to hand it to them for pulling it off, but an American Inbetweeners? Gavin & Stacey? They go too far. As usual it looks like the comedy is going to lose all its subtlety with everything glammed up somewhat in what in the UK was traditionally a pretty humble, sweet natured comedy even as it made stars of Matt Horne and James Corden.
Continue reading: America's Remake of Gavin And Stacey, 'Us And Them' Previews Trailer
Date of birth
16th September, 1981