9 Things You Didn’t Know About Alexis Bledel

  
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Alexis Bledel is one of those celebrities who has been famous for over almost half of her life, but she is still somehow able to carry an air of mystery about her. That’s because she purposely keeps her private life really private, which keeps us constantly guessing. She’s going to be turning 36 soon, so we have 9 things you didn’t know about the former Gilmore Girls star:

9. Upbringing

Kimberly Alexis Bledel was born on September 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas, to Nanette, a gift processor and flight attendant, and Martín. She has one younger brother named Eric. She grew up in a Latin American household speaking Spanish. Her paternal grandfather was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was of Danish and distant German descent while her mother was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, when she was eight. Alexis didn’t actually learn to speak English until she started school.

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8. Overcoming Her Shyness

The Gilmore Girls actress is known for her shyness. When she was eight years old, her parents got her involved in community theatre to overcome it. She appeared in local productions of Our Town and The Wizard of Oz. While this has helped to take her out of her comfort zone, she’s still a shy person. “I’m still a shy person. I’ve learned to put that aside on certain occasions. I have to. It’s part of my job,” she said.

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