This is a list of characters for the comedy-drama television series Gilmore Girls.
Lorelai Victoria Gilmore is a fictional character in the WB/CW television series Gilmore Girls. She was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, and is portrayed by Lauren Graham. She is the main protagonist for the length of the series's seven-year run from October, 2000, until May, 2007. Lorelai is a single mother of a teenage daughter, Rory. The problems of single parenthood and the tension between Lorelai and her wealthy parents, especially her controlling mother, Emily, form the main theme of the series story line. Subplots involve various financial difficulties, love interests and other domestic entanglements for both Lorelai and her daughter Rory.
Besides an on-again, off-again relationship with Christopher Hayden, Lorelai's had a few romantic relationships that included Max Medina (Scott Cohen), a teacher at Chilton to whom she was engaged; Alex Lesman (Billy Burke), an outdoorsy coffee house entrepreneur; Jason Stiles (Chris Eigeman), a childhood friend, and Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), the owner of Luke's Diner in Stars Hollow, with whom she always had a strong connection. Over the years, as she frequented Luke's Diner, they became close friends and eventually fell in love. Although Luke and Lorelai were engaged for close to a year, different complications caused them to split up temporarily. Lorelai is often included on lists of top "TV moms". Graham has received several nominations for her performance on the show, winning two Teen Choice Awards. She was also nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2000 and 2001 and for a Golden Globe Award in 2002.
This is the second episode of the WB hit series Gilmore Girls. It is written by Amy Sherman-Palladino and directed by Arlene Sanford
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB to widespread critical acclaim and remained a tent-pole to the WB until it was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW. The entire series has been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes.
The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter, also named Lorelai but who prefers to be called Rory (Bledel), living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. This is a town filled with colorful characters,which is located approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut. Ambition, education, and work constitute part of the series' central concerns, telling Lorelai's story from pregnant teen runaway and high school dropout to co-owner and manager of the Dragonfly Inn. Rory's transition from public school to the prestigious Chilton is similarly followed, exploring her ambition to study at an Ivy League college and to become a foreign correspondent. The show's social commentary manifests most clearly in Lorelai's difficult relationship with her wealthy, appearance-obsessed parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, and in the interactions between the students at Chilton, and later, Yale University.