Kimberly Alexis Bledel ( blə-DEL; born September 16, 1981) is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), and Emily Malek in The Handmaid's Tale (2017–).
Bledel made her feature film debut as Winnie Foster in Tuck Everlasting (2002), and has since appeared in Sin City (2005), Post Grad (2009), and as Lena Kaligaris in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants film series.
For her work in Gilmore Girls, she received nominations for Satellite, Teen Choice and Young Artist Awards. In 2016, Bledel reprised her role on the Netflix reunion miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. For her work in the Hulu drama series The Handmaid's Tale, she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2017 and an additional nomination in the Supporting Actress category in 2018.
She is also known as Kimberly Alexis Bledel.