Birth Date: September 16, 1981 / Age: 36
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Biography: Kimberly Alexis Bledel (born September 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas, USA) is an American actress. She is best known for her role in the television series Gilmore Girls and the motion picture Tuck Everlasting. She also had an uncredited role as an extra in the film Rushmore which was shot in Houston.
Early life and career
A native of Houston, Texas, whose native language was Spanish, Bledel's Argentine father and Mexican-born mother encouraged her to try community theater at the age of eight to overcome her shyness. The aspiring actress subsequently appeared in local productions of Our Town and The Wizard of Oz before being scouted at a local mall and given work as a model.
She studied at the Page Parkes Center for Modeling and Acting, and was a film major at New York University (NYU). Bledel also studied at New York University's Tisch School of Arts for one year before getting the role of Rory Gilmore. In 2002, she was voted one of People magazine's "Hottest Stars Under 25".
Though her parents nationalities are Argentinean and Mexican, her ethnic background also include German and Spanish.
She has a younger brother, Eric David Bledel.