Sunday 25 September 2016

The Gilmore Girls cast: Where are they now?

Amy Mulvaney

Published 25/07/2016 | 15:35

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls.
Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore in Gilmore Girls.
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Actress Lauren Graham arrives at the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "2012" at the Regal Cinemas LA live on November 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Actress Alexis Bledel attends "Regrets" Off-Broadway opening night celebration at Beacon on March 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actress Scott Patterson arrives at NBC Universal's 68th Annual Golden Globes After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Keiko Agena
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Actress Melissa McCarthy attends the 'Spy' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Jared Padalecki attends the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 21: Actor Milo Ventimiglia attends the 13th Street & Sky Presentation of the serie 'Chosen' at HEART club on January 21, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Liza Weil attends the 15th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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While we binge watch series 1-7 of Gilmore Girls until the revival is released later this year, we can’t help but wonder where the cast are today.

Lorelai, Rory and the gang have come a long way since Stars Hollow, that's for sure.

Here's what they're up to today:

Lauren Graham  (Lorelai Gilmore )

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Lauren Graham’s role as witty Lorelai Gilmore is her biggest to date, although she has gone on to appear in TV series Parenthood, Bad Santa and Evan Almighty.  She has also written a novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, which made the New York Times best seller list. Graham is in a relationship with Parenthood co-star Peter Krause and has no children.

Alexis Bledel  (Rory Gilmore)

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Similar to Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel is best known for her role as Lorelai’s daughter Rory. Bledel starred in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2. She has also appeared several TV series, including Mad Men. Bledel married Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser  in 2013 and they have one son together.

Scott Patterson (Luke Danes)

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Scott Patterson continued his career as an actor when the series ended, working on both television and film. He starred in three films from the Saw franchise,  made appearances in 90210 and NBC series The Event.

Keiko Agena (Lane Kim)

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Interestingly, Keiko Agena played Rory’s 16-year-old best friend Lane Kim when she was 27-years-old. Agena has held several roles in TV series, as well as in a few short films. She voiced Yori in Disney’s Kim Possible and appeared in Shameless as Brittany Sturgess. Agena got married in a helicopter flying over Las Vegas in 2005.

Melissa McCarthy (Sookie Saint James)

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Melissa McCarthy has gone on to have the most established acting career since playing Lorelai's best friend Sookie in the series. She's the protagonist in comedy TV series Mike and Molly, she starred in The Heat alongside Sandra Bullock and received an Oscar nomination for her role in hit movie Bridesmaids. She's married to American actor Ben Falcone, with whom she has two children.

Jared Padalecki (Dean Forrester)

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Jared Padalecki was the heart-throb of the Gilmore Girls, and has gone on to leave his role as Dean behind and become best known for  his role as Sam Winchester in Supernatural. He starred in House of Wax and Friday the 13th. He married Supernatural guest star Genevieve Cortese in 2010 and the couple have two sons together. Padalecki has also launched several fundraising campaigns for charities that support mental health following his experience with anxiety and depression. 

Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano)

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Milo Ventimiglia has certainly made a name for himself in the acting world following his role as Rory's love interest on the Gilmore Girls. He starred in TV series Heroes, Wolverine, Mob City, Gotham and Chosen, to name a few.  He and Alexis Bledel dated for four years, before splitting in 2006. Ventimiglia also launched a campaign to support American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Liza Weil (Paris Geller)

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Liza Weil has carried on her career in television, with roles in Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, ER and Grey's Anatomy. She married Paul Adelstein, who she held several roles alongside, in 2010 before filing for divorce earlier this year.

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