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Gilmore Girls- Where Are They Now?

Updated on December 4, 2014
Cast Of Gilmore Girls
Cast Of Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls ended in 2007 after 7 seasons, leaving many fans sad and upset. But they weren't sad for long, as most of their favorite characters from the show have gone on to do other projects. So... where are they now?

Lauren Graham on the cover of a magazine.
Lauren Graham on the cover of a magazine.

Lauren Graham, who played mom, Lorelai, on Gilmore Girls, is now on the hit NBC series, Parenthood. She plays a similar character to Lorelai, a single mom raising her kids on her own and quickly becoming more and more successful. On Parenthood, she plays mom, Sarah, who has 2 teenagers, Amber and Drew. Between Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, she's also been in several movies, including Evan Almighty and It's Kind of a Funny Story. Her most recent movie was "A Merry Friggin' Christmas," where she starred alongside Joel McHale and Robin Williams.

Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel is probably best known for her role as Rory on Gilmore Girls, but she's been in several movies before and after the show. Before the show, she was in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City, Tuck Everlasting, I'm Reed Fish, among others. Since the show, she's been in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Post Grad, The Conspirator, The Kate Logan Affair, Violet & Daisy, The Brass Teapot, and Remembering Sunday, among others. She recently appeared in the movie Parts Per Billion, as well as a few episodes of Mad Men. Bledel was supposed to be in a show set to air in the spring of 2013, called Us & Them. Her love interest on the show was Jason Ritter, who was actually Lauren Graham's love interest on her show, Parenthood. However, the show fell through and was never aired. She has two movies scheduled for 2014/2015.

Scott Patterson
Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson played the diner-owner, Luke, in Gilmore Girls. Since the show he has been in 3 of the popular Saw horror movies, including Saw IV, Saw V, and Saw VI. He also played Michael Buchanan on the television show, The Event. Patterson has since appeared in the movies A Beer Tale, Love at the Christmas Table, and Meth Head. He has several movies in post or pre-production scheduled for 2014.

Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy played Sookie, the best friend of Lorelai, on Gilmore Girls. Since then, she has definitely made a name for herself. She played Dena on the show Samantha Who? and has become widely known for her roles in many movies, particularly comedy. She started in The Back-Up Plan with Jennifer Lopez, Life As We Know It, with Katherine Heigl, and then the popular film Bridesmaids. She is now in the role of Molly in the hit CBS tv series, Mike and Molly, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her most recent films were This is 40, Identity Thief, The Heat, and Tammy. She has several movies scheduled for 2014 and 2015.

Jared Padalecki
Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki played Dean, Rory's first boyfriend, on Gilmore Girls. Since the show, he has been in a few movies, including House of Wax and Friday the 13th. His most well known role, however, is that of Sam Winchester in the CW series, Supernatural, which has been going strong so far for 10 seasons.

Milo Ventimiglia
Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia played Rory's love interest, Jess, for a few seasons of Gilmore Girls. He went on to play Peter Petrelli in the show Heroes. It lasted 4 years. Between the two television shows, he was in the movies Rocky Balboa, Pathology, Gamer, and Armored. Before Gilmore Girls, Milo had been in other movies, such as Cursed, Stay Alive, and Dirty Deeds. Milo was in the movie That's My Boy, with Adam Sandler, and had a small role in Sandler's film, Grown Ups 2. He was also in the movies Static, Kiss of the Damned, and Breaking at the Edge. He recently had recurring roles in the shows Mob City and Chosen, and has several movies scheduled for 2014.

Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry played Rory's latest boyfriend, Logan, in Gilmore Girls. Before the show, he appeared in a few tv shows, such as Young Americans and Hack. He was also in a few movies, including Eight Legged Freaks and Em and Me. He is now on the CBS drama series, The Good Wife, which is currently on its 5th season.

Vanessa Marano
Vanessa Marano

Vanessa Marano played April, Luke's daughter, on Gilmore Girls. Since the show, she has had recurring roles on several tv series, including The Young and the Restless and Dexter. She now has a lead role on the ABC Family television show, Switched at Birth, where she plays Bay.


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      Leah Kennedy-Jangraw 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub, it is interesting to look at a particular cast and chart where they are now- I love that Melissa McCarthy has done so well since Gilmore Girls ended. It speaks well of Gilmore Girls that so many members of the cast have gone on to steady gigs.

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      Brandi Swieter 

      7 years ago from Holland, MI

      I researched everyone and some of the other characters, like Lorelie's parents, Rory's friends Lane and Paris, etc, haven't been on too many other things other than small projects or just one or two guest appearances on a bunch of random tv shows. The people I did in this hub are the ones that have gone on to do movies or have been a main character on another show. But Kelly Bishop was on 2 episodes of Law And Order: Special Victims Unit, a few episodes of Mercy, and is supposed to be in a couple movies in the future. Edward Herman was in the movie Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star and has had a few episodes on The Good Wife. He's also appeared once or twice in a bunch of other tv shows like Drop Dead Diva, Law And Order, and Grey's Anatomy.

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      7 years ago

      Um what about Kelly Bishop and Edward Herrmann?

    • urgurl_bri profile imageAUTHOR

      Brandi Swieter 

      7 years ago from Holland, MI

      I definitely agree with you! This was my absolute favorite show, and I've been seeing a lot of these people on tv again, so I decided to do some research and write this hub. Glad you like it and thanks for the comment. :)

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      7 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

      This is great! I loved Gilmore Girls growing up, and it's great to see that so many of the people I grew up watching are now doing other wonderful things with their lives!


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