Alexis Bledel on Being Latina: "Most People Think I'm Irish"

The Mad Men actress, who turns 31-years-old today, will be showing a bit more of her humanitarian spirit.

She is joining forces with America Ferrera for The Social Good Summit, a three-day conference starting on September 22 to help discuss how social media can help end poverty worldwide.

The Argentinean and Mexican star posed with The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-star back in 2005 for Latina Magazine, and spoke about her family and identity. “Most people think I’m Irish,” she says.

When it comes to identity, she continues, “It’s the only culture my mom knows from life, and my father as well, and they made the decision to raise their children within the context they had been raised in, so we speak Spanish in my parents’ house, and my mom cooks amazing Mexican food.”

Now that's something to celebrate!