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November 20, 2019

Lauren Graham and the Cast of 'Gilmore Girls' Then and Now - Meet Them All

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For seven seasons, the Gilmore family made their viewers laugh and cry while living their lives in the small town of Stars Hollow.

"Gilmore Girls" became a fan favorite after showcasing the ups and downs of the Gilmore girls, specifically the mother-daughter-duo, Rory and Lorelai.

For seven seasons, the comedy-drama aired its interesting storyline with multi-generation references and loveable characters, including the supporting cast that helped make the series a success. 

The fame of the show paved the way for a Netflix revival a few years back to pick up from where the story ended. Here's a look at the lives of the "Gilmore Girls" cast today.

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LAUREN GRAHAM

After getting pregnant at 16, Lorelai raised her daughter single-handedly and dealt with the everyday struggles of keeping up with her generation, although she was classified under a "cool mom."

The coffee-loving, junk food snacking, quick-talking mom of the year had several more roles, including another television mom show, "Parenthood" alongside Peter Krause from 2010 to 2015.

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Graham also starred in "Because I Said So," "Evan Almighty," "Bad Santa," and "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

Among her television appearances were "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Vampirina," the revival of "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," and "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," which is set to premiere in 2020.

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ALEXIS BLEDEL

"Gilmore Girls" became Alexis Bledel's television debut, projecting a quiet yet smart attitude. Just like her on-screen mom, Rory is caffeine-addicted and quick with her witty replies. 

After the show, Bledel continued her career in the industry, starring in the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" franchise.

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The actress's most acclaimed role, which won her recognition through an Emmy Award, was on Hulu's series, "The Handmaid's Tale."

She also found love while filming for "Mad Men," as she married her co-star Vincent Kartheiser. Her other films include "The Kate Logan Affair" and "Jenny's Wedding."

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SCOTT PATTERSON

Scott Patterson was already an actor even before playing the part of Lorelai's love interest, Luke Danes, a dreamy man who owned a diner -- perfect for Lorelai's coffee addiction!

Patterson found a role in the horror film "Saw," and it's fourth, fifth, and sixth franchise. He also appeared on the television show "90210" and "The Event."

His most recent roles are in "Yellow Fever" and "Batman: Gotham by Gaslight." Currently, Patterson is filming for two films, "The Rogue" and "Liberty," which are both set to premiere in the next years.

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KEIKO AGENA

Keiko Agena played the role of Lane Kim, Rory's best friend, throughout the series. Since leaving the show, she appeared in the shows "Dirty John," "13 Reasons Why," and "Better Call Saul."

Agena was a regular on the show "The First," but sadly, it only aired for one season before it was canceled. She will soon be on the Fox series, "Prodigal Son."

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KELLY BISHOP

Already a known actress, Kelly Bishop took on the role of Loreli's mother on the show, with whom she has a complicated relationship with. 

Although she was a staple on the show, Bishop gained fame for her role as Sheila in the Broadway musical "A Chorus Line," which won her a Tony Award.

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After the show, Bishop starred in the comedy-drama series "Bunheads," created by the same woman behind "Gilmore Girls," Andy Sherman-Palladino.

The actress also appeared in some episodes of "The Good Wife" and the revival of "Gilmore Girls." She will soon star in the television film, "Art of Falling in Love."

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MELISSA MCCARTHY

Among all the cast of "Gilmore Girls," Melissa McCarthy who played Lorelai's best friend Sookie St. James, had the biggest recognition.

McCarthy's career was a whirlwind of success with several Golden Globe, Oscar, and Academy Award nominations and two Emmy Award.

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Her films include "Bridesmaids," "Spy," "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" "Life of the Party," "Ghostbusters," "Mike & Molly," "Samantha Who?" and "Identity Theft." She will soon star in the crime drama "The Kitchen."

Apart from her career, McCarthy focused on her family with actor Ben Falcone and their two children. She was rumored to play Ursula in the live-action classic "Little Mermaid."

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LIZA WEIL

Liza Weil played Rory's longtime friend, Paris Geller, whom the audience had a love-hate feeling towards. She reprised her role in the show's Netflix revival before appearing in "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal."

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Weil plays Bonnie Winterbottom in the ABC series "How to Get Away With Murder" and has three films coming, "Women Is Losers," "Medicine Man," and "Gilpin."

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