In the 20 years since Gilmore Girls was released first on October 5, 2000 (and was restarted with a four-part update in 2016 ), the viewers have longed for more from Lorelai and Rory Gilmore.
After seven seasons as “Cool Mom Lorelai,” Amy Sherman-Palladino played single mother Sarah Braverman in “Parenthood” from 2010 to 2015. Her movie work continued in Vampire, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, and The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers.
Playing Goody Goody Rory Gilmore was her dual role as an actress, but not her last. She played Lena in the two travel-ling Pants films, appeared in Mad Men in 2012, and appeared in the short series Between Us and Them.
She also appeared in Dirty Dancing (1986), Cafe Society (1995), and other films. Bledel married Vincent Kartheiser, whom she met on “Mad Men” in 2014, and they had their first child in the fall of 2015.
Herrmann portrays the only Gilmore man, Richard, who has occupied a special place in her world throughout her life. Bishop was married to TV personality Lee Leonard from 1981 until Leonard died in 2018.
Patterson appeared in Aliens in America (2007-2008) and The Event (2010-2011) after playing Flannel King, the diner owner of Luke, for seven years. He also starred in the films Con Man, Yellow Fever, and The Boys of Abu Ghraib.
Playing Lorelai and the BFFs for seven seasons got McCarthy’s career going. She played Flynn and Mike from 2010 to 2016 and returned for an episode of the Gilmore Girls reboot in 2016. After Lorelai’s wrap, Samantha joined her.
Agena has had a long career in television after her roles as Lane and Kim in Rory’s Rebel BFFs and All I Want to Be. Her credits include 13 Reasons Why and First Call, as well as Saul’s Prodigal Son. She most recently appeared in four episodes of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Padalecki will play the lead role, Cordell Walker, in The Walker, which premieres in 2021. Padalecki married Genevieve Cortese in 2010. The couple has three children together. In an Austin bar in October 2019, he was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors of assault.
Weil was busy after Gilmore Girls ended in 2007. She appeared in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and re-examined her role as Paris Geller in two of the four Gilmore Girls episodes: A Year in the Life.
The Columbia University graduate joined the Gilmore Girls in 2004 as Roy’s college friend Logan Huntzberger. After the series ended, Weil continued to find work in the television world. Weil was married to Paul Adelstein from 2006 to 2017.
Ventimiglia’s and Jess Mariano appeared in All-Star Hollow (2001) as Roy’s second love, Bad Boy, who likes to read. In the film, she was part of the cast of the American Dream.
After Gilmore Girls wrapped, Torres appeared on Variety shows. Torres appeared in an episode of One Day at a Time in 2019. Before playing Miss Patty in Gilmore Girls, she appeared on First Monday in 2002 and American Family in 2002.
Fans first met Roy’s father and Lorelai’s high school lover Christopher Hayden in the middle of Season 1. He popped up time and time again throughout the show and eventually married Lorelai in season 7.
He played Hollow star The Lovable Weirdo for seven years and played Vincent “Rooster” Russo on October Road. In 2020, he impersonated Stephen, the wedding planner, on the show Etienne Mecs.
Winter is set to hit Ecco in 2019. To date, Winter’s most significant role has been playing the city-famous selector Taylor Doose, who owns the lemonade shop Market on Gilmore Girls. She appeared in Days of Our Lives, Practice, and NYPD Blue and played Dose in three revival episodes.