How The Cast Of Gilmore Girls Make Their Money Now

Gilmore Girls is one of the most iconic television shows from the early 2000s. The show ran for 7 seasons, from 2000 to 2007, and made it through the transition when the WB changed to the CW. All seasons can be streamed on Netflix, including the 2016 4-episode special which details a year in the life of the Gilmore Girls characters 10 years after the show’s ending.



The television show did wonders for the careers of its stars. It truly kickstarted Alexis Bledel’s acting career and continued Melissa McCarthy’s rise to fame. It has been 15 years since the show’s initial end, and the actors have been very busy since its conclusion. Here is what the cast of Gilmore Girls have been up to and how they now make their money.

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8 Yanic Truesdale In God’s Favorite Idiot

Yanic Truesdale played Michel Gerard in Gilmore Girls, the concierge of the Independece Inn and later the Dragonfly Inn. He works with Lorelai and Sookie, and always has something sarcastic to say about their business ventures. Truesdale’s character participated in the 2016 special, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Since the show’s end, Truesdale has kept busy with his acting career. He was recently featured in the 2020 television show The Wedding Planners and now plays Chamuel in the show God’s Favorite Idiot.

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7 Keiko Agena Stars On Netflix And Better Call Saul

Keiko Agena’s career, though she had worked in Hollywood before Gilmore Girls, took off after her role as Lane Kim. She has had many small roles over the years, guest starring on shows such as Shameless andScandal. In 2017, Agena played Pam Bradley for Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, which was a huge success for the streaming service. Agena also acted in Prodigal Son as Dr. Edrisa Tanaka.

Most recently, Agena can be seen in the hit television show Better Call Saul. The show is a prequel to Breaking Bad starring Bob Odenkirk. Agena plays Viola Goto in the show.


6 Milo Ventimiglia’s This Is Us

Milo Ventimiglia has become one of the biggest stars in television. Since his role as Jess Mariano, one of Rory’s boyfriends on Gilmore Girls, Ventimiglia starred in the shows The Bedford Diaries, Heroes, The Whispers.

Even more impressive is his leading role in This Is Us in which Ventimiglia plays Jack Pearson, the father of the three triplets. The television show has been highly successful and has been one of the biggest shows in television during its 6-season run. It has received critical acclaim and many awards. The show aired its final season earlier this year.

Related: ‘Gilmore Girls’ Star Scott Patterson Knows Who Rory Should’ve Ended Up With

5 Jared Padalecki As Walker Texas Ranger

Jared Padalecki is another actor to play a boyfriend of Rory in Gilmore Girls. Padalecki played her first boyfriend, Dean. Following his run on Gilmore Girls, Padalecki was selected to play the lead, Sam Winchester, on the hit CW show Supernatural. The show ran for an impressive 15 seasons and came to an end in 2020.

Now, Padalecki can be seen as the lead of the CW’s Walker, a reboot of Chuck Norris’s Walker Texas Ranger. The show has been a success for the network and was granted a prequel show, Walker: Independence, which will begin airing this fall.

4 Melissa McCarthy Is A Movie Star

Melissa McCarthy is a comedic mastermind. After her role as Sookie on Gilmore Girls, she and Billy Gardell starred in the sitcom Mike and Molly. McCarthy has bounced back and forth between the big screen and the small screen. She starred in movies such as Superintelligence, Life of the Party, and the female reboot Ghostbusters. In Thor: Love and Thunder, which just hit theaters, McCarthy had a brief cameo.

McCarthy also recently starred in God’s Favorite Idiot, in which she included former castmate Yanic Truesdale. She will also be in the upcoming film The Little Mermaid.


3 Scott Patterson Makes Coffee

A little known fact about Scott Patterson is that he used to be a professional athlete. He was a professional pitcher in the minor leagues from 1980 to 1986. He played Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls, Lorelai’s love interest. Since this role, Patterson has been very selective with his acting jobs. His most notable role since Gilmore Girls was his lead role as Michael Buchanan in NBC’s The Event.

Patterson has his own company now! In 2017, he founded Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee. They sell various blends of coffee grounds and support Patterson’s Gilmore Girls podcast, ‘I am All In.’

Related: Here’s How Lauren Graham Felt About Lorelai’s Love Interests On ‘Gilmore Girls’

2 Lauren Graham Wrote A Book

Lauren Graham has had some big roles since her days as Lorelai Gilmore on Gilmore Girls. From 2010 to 2015, Graham starred in Parenthood as Sarah Braverman. The show was highly successful and received critical acclaim. She also plays Joan on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a musical show in which viewers can sometimes see Graham show off her vocals. Now, Graham plays a parental role on Disney’s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers. She plays Alex Morrow, the mother of the lead boy.

Her book Have I Told You This Already is set to hit shelves November 15, 2022. She has previously written three other books. Fans are excited to read her candid essays about her life in the entertainment industry.

1 Alexis Bledel In The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel played the lead of Gilmore Girls, Rory Gilmore. Like her former castmates, she has kept busy in the entertainment industry. She has had many roles on the big screen, including films such as Post Grad andThe Kate Logan Affair. Bledel was briefly featured in the television show Mad Men for 3 episodes as Beth Dawes. It has also been announced that she will participate in the third film of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Her largest role is her character Emily Malek in The Handmaid’s Tale. She has been in 20 episodes of the Hulu show, but she will not be the show’s 5th season. The drama has received critical acclaim, receiving many Emmy Awards. Bledel was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the show and received a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award.

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