Lorelai "Rory" Leigh Gilmore is the only daughter of Lorelai Gilmore and the first-born child of Christopher Hayden.  For her sophomore year and on, Rory attends the Chilton Academy.

Before leaving Stars Hollow for Chilton, Rory met Dean Forester who became her boyfriend for two and a half seasons.  They break it off for Rory to date bad boy Jess Mariano, the nephew of Luke Danes.

After graduating Chilton, Rory goes on to attend Yale where she studies English.  After briefly rekindling her relationship with Dean while at college, she starts dating Logan Huntzberger, an heir to a major publishing company.

Lory briefly leaves Yale, but Jess convinces her o return and she does.  Aftert graduation from Yale, Jess proposes to her and she declines. 

At the end of the series, Rory accepts a job as a journalist to cover Barack Obama's presidential run.

Rory Gilmore Quotes

Rory: Okay, that's a good idea. But, if we went with that, we'd actually have to build a robot.
Madeline: Yes we would.
Rory: And who knows how to do that?
Madeline: I don't know. (points to Brad) He looks like he should know!
Brad: I've never built a robot!
Louise: (leans over toward him) But you've tried haven't you?
Brad: Yes I have.

Rory: Maybe something's wrong. Maybe something happened to him.
Lorelai: Maybe he's just late Miss German train.

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Gilmore Girls Quotes

Lorelai: Hey, was Rachel pretty?
Sookie: What?
Lorelai: I'm just curious, was she pretty?
Sookie: She was pretty.
Lorelai: Like, what kind of pretty?
Sookie What do you mean "what kind of pretty"?
Lorelai: I mean, like, was she a Catherine Zeta-Jones kind of pretty or a Michelle Pfeiffer-y pretty or...
Sookie: She was an Elle MacPherson kind of pretty.
Lorelai: Really.
Sookie Yup.
Lorelai: That's an intense kind of pretty.
Sookie: You're not kidding.
Lorelai: I never pictured Luke with an Elle MacPherson kind of pretty.
Sookie: No? Pictured him more with a Lorelai Gilmore kind of pretty?
Lorelai: Oh, the air up here must be very thin because you're delirious.
Sookie: And you're jealous.
Lorelai: What?
Sookie: You're jealous of Rachel.
Lorelai: You're accusing me of being jealous of a woman who dumped a man I'm not even interested in five years ago?
Sookie: Yes.
Lorelai: And you don't think that's crazy?
Sookie: Oh I do think that's crazy.
Lorelai: Right, I'm not jealous.
Sookie: Yeah you are.

Luke: (getting her coffee) Do you want to know what this stuff does to your central nervous system?
Lorelai: Ooh, do you have a chart? 'Cause I love charts.
Luke: Forget it, kill yourself.