ALEXIS BLEDEL (Winnie)
makes her film debut in "Tuck Everlasting," and only recently made her
television debut in the WB Network's "Gilmore Girls," but the
21-year-old Houston, Texas native has already spent years in front of the camera
as a model.
Alexis began acting
when she was 8 years old, appearing in community theater in her hometown. She
went on to perform in productions of "Our Town," "The Wizard of
Oz" and "Aladdin," and later was scouted in a local mall to
She began her modeling
career while still in high school, traveling the world to locations such as
Tokyo, Milan, New York and Los Angeles. After graduating, she attended NYU,
where she completed her first year as a film major. However, her college plans
were put on hold when she landed the coveted role of Rory Gilmore.
For her work on
"Gilmore Girls," Alexis was recently honored with the 2002 Family
Friendly Forum Award for Best Actress in a Drama. She also earned a nomination
for Best Actress Drama at the 2002 Teen Choice Awards.
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