It’s been 22 years since the world was introduced to the fictional world of Stars Hollow and fell in love with the mother-daughter duo on screen. Despite the show going off the air in 2007, the popularity of the series is still very much alive – now what has happened to the Gilmore Girls cast?
Gilmore Girls follows the story between a single mother and her daughter as they deal with their complicated lives and romances in a small, fictional town called Stars Hollow, located in Connecticut.
As per the storyline, Lorelai Gilmore had her daughter Rory when she was a teenager herself.
Bringing on a different type of audience and generation, the Gilmore Girls even returned a decade later for an updated spin-off based on four episodes based on the different seasons in the year.
As per Cinema Blend, 2016’s Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life garnered a total of six million viewers during its first episode.
After all these years, where’s the cast of Gilmore Girls now?
Where the Gilmore Girls cast now:
Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore)
Now, we have to talk about Rory if we delve into where the cast of Gilmore Girls are years later. The bright, ambitious, and sort-of-introvert teenager also had a bright future outside of Stars Hollow. As the role of Rory Gilmore was her first major acting party, the child-star became a Hollywood favorite.
After Gilmore Girls, the now 41-year-old went on to star in major movies such as 2007’s The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and the sequel, 2009’s Postgrad, 2011’s Violet and Daisy, and 2019’s Crypto.
Alexis earned her first Emmy in 2017 for her work on Netflix’s The Handmaid’s Tale. She was awarded the gong in the category of Outstanding Guest Actress on a drama series.
Following her success in the second movie, the actress will reprise her role as Lena for the third part of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore)
Gilmore Girls became Lauren’s breakthrough role, although she had been in the industry years before becoming Lorelai Gilmore.
Her most notable role after the series became Sarah Braverman, on the NBC series Parenthood.
Outside of acting, the 55-year-old has written three books in the past years, called ‘In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It’, ‘Talking as Fast as I Can’, and ‘Someday, Someday, Maybe’.
As of now, Lauren is starring in the Disney+ original series, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester)
Once a heartthrob, always a heartthrob. Jared Padalecki’s journey on Gilmore Girls, the star landed the lead role for the CW’s Supernatural which ran for a total of 15 years until its final season in November 2020. Yes, it’s the same guy.
As his fame continued through Supernatural, Jared continued to appear in various films such as Christmas Cottage (2008), Friday the 13th (2009), and Phantom Bou (2015). He has also appeared on episodes for various series or in a guest role as himself.
In 2011, the actor became the voice of his own character for an anime version of the series titled Supernatural: The Animation in a total of 22 episodes.
The CW’s Walker is the latest and current project the actor has been working on, as he also has become its executive producer.
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie)
Since her time as Sookie, Melissa has found a lot of success in the entertainment industry. Her extrovertive character and outstanding portrayal of Sookie led her to participate in many projects and eventually become one of the most successful cast members in the series.
Even tho McCarthy made a steady career in television, the actress found much higher success on the big screen.
The comedic actress is best known for her work in movies such as Bridesmaids (2011), Identity Thief (2013), The Heat (2013), Spy (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), Life of the Party (2018), and Thunder Force (2021).
Nonetheless, the actress has aced the dramatic scene, and Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers is one of its many examples.
Most recently, Melissa appeared in 2022’s Thor: Love and Thunder, as well as Netflix’s God’s Favorite Idiot. She’s set to star in The Little Mermaid, which will be released in 2023.
Scott Patterson (Luke)
Becoming Lorelai’s love interest after many seasons of not confessing his feelings, Scott’s future outside of Stars Hollow was very promising.
Throughout his active years, the actor has taken the lead in various projects. Scott appeared on The CW’s Aliens in America and Fox’s 90210.
Scott’s latest filming projects were in 2018. In particular, voice over the role of James Cordon for Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.
In 2021, the actor started a ‘Gilmore Girls’ rewatch podcast, ‘I Am All In With Scott Patterson’.
The 64-year-old currently has three projects in pre-production without a set release date. These include The Rogue as Agent Wyatt, Liberty as Ian Jensen, and The Sons of Summer as Coach.
Yanic Truesdale (Michele Gerard)
The French concierge was a character and practically the star at Lorelai’s inn. After his days at the popular hotel, the actor went on to have a more tranquil life, though he appeared on several projects.
Yanic continued to appear in Hollywood, while he would also participate in French-speaking flicks and series. His latest works include 2020’s Christmas Catch, Love By Accident, and Les Mecs.
His latest project led to the actor reuniting with co-star Melissa McCarthy for Netflix’s God Favorite Idiot as Chamuel.
Outside of her acting career, Yanic is the owner of a spin studio, Spin Energie in Montreal, Canada.
Liza Weil (Paris Geller)
If you didn’t know, Liza Weil auditioned for the role of Rory.
Once an enemy, Paris ended up becoming best friends with Rory, in fact, the two attended the same university.
Following the end of Gilmore Girls, the 45-year-old actress guest-starred on major television shows such as NBC’s Law and Order, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy.
Her biggest role post-Gilmore Girls was interpreting Amanda Tanner on ABC’S series Scandal, as well as, Bonnie Winterbottom for How to Get Away with Murder.
Her latest works were The Black Emperor of Broadway, Women Is Losers, Fox’s The Cleaning Lady as a recurring role, and HBO’s Westworld for two episodes.