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{
"title": "Gilmore Girls Alumni",
"description": "A look at the cast members that gained significant fame after Gilmore Girls.",
"image": "cast.jpg",
"format": "erb",
"width": "full",
"background_color": "black",
"featured": 10,
"skips_description": true,
"uses_javascript": true,
"published_at": "2015-09-01 12:00:00 UTC",
"data_type": "Entertainment::GilmoreGirlAlum",
"data": [
{
"name": "Melissa McCarthy",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0565250/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 153,
"posters": {
"mike-and-molly.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1608180/",
"spy.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3079380/"
},
"description": "Appearing in all but one episode of the Gilmore Girls, Melissa went on to win an Emmy in 2011 for [Mike & Molly](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1608180/) and was [the third highest paid actress of 2015](http://www.etonline.com/news/170344_jennifer_lawrence_scarlett_johansson_melissa_mccarthy_top_world_highest_paid_actresses_list/)."
},
{
"name": "Jared Padalecki",
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"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 63,
"posters": {
"supernatural.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/",
"friday-the-13th.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/"
},
"description": "Rory's first boyfriend left the show to star in [Supernatural](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460681/) which is entering its 11th season as well as the lead role in 2009's [Friday the 13th](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/)."
},
{
"name": "Matt Czuchry",
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"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 59,
"posters": {
"the-good-wife.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442462/",
"i-hope-they-serve-beer-in-hell.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220628/"
},
"description": "After playing Logan Huntzberger, Matt starred in the raunchy comedy [I Hope They Server Beer in Hell](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1220628/) before landing a starring role in CBS's [The Good Wife](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442462/) which is in its 7th season."
},
{
"name": "Todd Lowe",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523067/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 42,
"posters": {
"true-blood.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/"
},
"description": "Lane's bandmate and eventual husband went south to Louisiana to play Sookie's co-worker and friend in 66 of [True Blood's](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844441/) 80 episodes."
},
{
"name": "Milo Ventimiglia",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0893257/",
"job": "actor",
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"posters": {
"heroes.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813715/",
"rocky-balboa.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479143/"
},
"description": "Luke's moody nephew went on to star in the hugely popular [Heroes](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0813715/) and Sylvester Stallone's son in [Rocky Balboa](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479143/)."
},
{
"name": "Vanessa Marano",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1404825/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 13,
"posters": {
"switched-at-birth.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758772/"
},
"description": "Luke's daughter currently stars in ABC Family's [Switched at Birth](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1758772/) appearing in all 85 episodes."
},
{
"name": "Chad Michael Murray",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614877/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 11,
"posters": {
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"a-cinderella-story.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356470/"
},
"description": "Chad abruptly left Gilmore Girls when he received the lead role in [One Tree Hill](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368530/) lasting 9 seasons."
},
{
"name": "Adam Brody",
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"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 9,
"posters": {
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"mr-and-mrs-smith.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0356910/"
},
"description": "Lane's love interest also left after receiving a starring role in another TV show: [The OC](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362359/) which aired 92 episodes."
},
{
"name": "Arielle Kebbel",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0444223/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 9,
"posters": {
"ballers.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2891574/",
"the-uninvited.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815245/"
},
"description": "Dean's rebound and eventual wife went on to star in several movies including [John Tucker Must Die](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455967/) and [The Uninvited](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0815245/) before starring as The Rock's girlfriend in HBO's [Ballers](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2891574/)."
},
{
"name": "Krysten Ritter",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1269983/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 8,
"posters": {
"breaking-bad.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/",
"dont-trust-the-b-in-apartment-23.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1819509/"
},
"description": "After leaving Yale and the Gilmore Girls, Krysten become Jesse Pinkman's girlfriend on [Breaking Bad](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903747/) before landing the starring role in ABC's [Don't Trust the B in Apt 23](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1819509/)."
},
{
"name": "Riki Lindhome",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1641251/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 5,
"posters": {
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"another-period.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3593432/"
},
"description": "Playing a classmate of Rory's at Yale, Riki went to co-create and star in IFC's [Garfunkel & Oates](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2276413/) and Comedy Central's [Another Period](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3593432/)."
},
{
"name": "Danny Pudi",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2209821/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 4,
"posters": {
"community.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/"
},
"description": "Three years after working in the newsroom at Yale with Rory, Danny was casted as Abed in NBC's [Community](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/), recently revived by Yahoo! Screen."
},
{
"name": "Billy Burke",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0121605/",
"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 3,
"posters": {
"twilight.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/",
"revolution.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2070791/"
},
"description": "Playing Lorelai's love interest, Billy later starred as Bella's dad in the [Twilight Series](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1099212/) and won the lead role in NBC's [Revolution](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2070791/) and CBS's [Zoo](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3250026/)."
},
{
"name": "Nick Offerman",
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"job": "actor",
"episodes_count": 2,
"posters": {
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"the-campaign.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790886/"
},
"description": "Four years before being cast as Ron Swanson in NBC's [Parks and Recreation](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1266020/), Nick played Sookie's lazy brother-in-law."
},
{
"name": "Jamie Babbit",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0044803/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 18,
"posters": {
"drop-dead-diva.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1280822/",
"married.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2786956/"
},
"description": "Jamie went on to direct 9 episodes of [Drop Dead Diva](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1280822/) and co-executive produce/direct FX's [Married](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2786956/)."
},
{
"name": "Lee Shallat Chemel",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0155117/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 13,
"posters": {
"the-middle.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442464/"
},
"description": "Lee has directed an amazing 52 of 144 episodes of ABC's [The Middle](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442464/), a sweet family sitcom."
},
{
"name": "Kenny Ortega",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0650905/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 12,
"posters": {
"high-school-musical.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475293/",
"high-school-musical-2.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810900/"
},
"description": "Kenny is now a Disney Channel favorite, directing [High School Musical](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475293/), [High School Musical 2](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810900/), and the recently aired [The Descendants](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3440298/)."
},
{
"name": "Daniel Palladino",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0657763/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 6,
"posters": {
"family-guy.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182576/"
},
"description": "Husband to Gilmore Girls' creator [Amy Sherman-Palladino](http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0792371/), Daniel is one of many connections to [Family Guy](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182576/) including Seth McFarland's guest appearance at Lorelei's graduation."
},
{
"name": "Lesli Linka Glatter",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0322128/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 5,
"posters": {
"the-west-wing.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200276/",
"homeland.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1796960/"
},
"description": "Directing Gilmore Girls' pilot along with several more early episodes, Lesli then directed 8 episodes of [The West Wing](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0200276/), 6 episodes of [Mad Men](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0804503/), and 12 episodes of [Homeland](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1796960/)."
},
{
"name": "Gail Mancuso",
"imdb_url": "http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0541562/",
"job": "director",
"episodes_count": 5,
"posters": {
"modern-family.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442437/",
"scrubs.jpg": "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285403/"
},
"description": "Also directing several early episodes, Gail began directing episodes of [Scrubs](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285403/) (9 episodes), [30 Rock](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496424/) (8 episodes) before winning two Emmys while directing 19 episodes of [Modern Family](http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1442437/)."
}
],
"author": {
"name": "Dan Cunning"
},
"created_at": "2015-08-28 18:51:56 -0400",
"updated_at": "2016-07-17 14:34:37 -0400"
}