Monday, June 23, 2008

My Town Monday


Taking my lead again from Travis Erwin's My Town Monday post, I decided to write about a famous someone born in Houston. Despite being late to the game, I caught up earlier this year and am now wanting to re-watch the first seasons of Gilmore Girls. So...I give you, Alexis Bledel, a.k.a. Rory Gilmore.

Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born in Houston, TX in 1981 to an Argentinian father and Mexican mother. (I never would have guessed!) Her first language was Spanish, and her mother encouraged her to join community theater to overcome her shyness. Too bad my mom didn't do the same...

Bledel is the adorably witty Rory Gilmore as well as the calm and collected Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies, the next of which is scheduled to be released this August.

I couldn't pinpoint a great quote, but I understand that while on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, she indicated a fondness for Wendy's, saying that their Hi-C Fruit Punch was the 'perfect chaser' for their chicken nuggets. How can you not love her???

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Interesting! I decided to follow your lead. :)

Packsaddle said...

You mean there is actually a famous person from Houston, Texas that does not have direct ties to the oil industry?

Incredible.

Sarakastic said...

I can't even tell you how much I love this post, I thought I knew everything about Rory but I guess I don't know much about Alexis

Beck said...

She is a very appealling young actress! And I had NO IDEA that she came from Houston!

Liza said...

I had no idea that Alexis was from Houston. I loved her on Gilmore Girls(I own every season and wish there were more) and can't wait for the next Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie.

Stephanie J said...

She's fabulous! Loved her on Gilmore Girls and she was one of my favs in Sisterhood. I never would have guessed her background!

Travis Erwin said...

I'm sorry but I somehow failed t add you to the list yesterday. I added a link just now, but if you post next week I'll be sure to give you top billing to make up for my shoddy linking.

~Virginia~ said...

for years now i've been hoping to bump into her around town--i hear her parents still live here! one can only hope.

debra said...

just saw the link. welcome to MTM