Emerging as one of the brighter young stars on television in the mid-2000s, actress Minka Kelly parlayed strong supporting work into starring roles on screens both large and small. The daughter of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, she first made headway with guest-starring roles on shows like "What I Like About You" (The WB, 2000-06), prior to landing a regular spot on the critically-acclaimed football drama series "Friday Night Lights" (NBC/DirecTV, 2006- ). Kelly's heartfelt portrayal of high school cheerleader Lyla Garrity not only earned her kudos, but film work in such projects as director Peter Berg's action-adventure "The Kingdom" (2007). Possibly less welcome was the press coverage of the young actress' romantic liaisons with such high-profile figures as musician John Mayer and New York Yankee superstar Derek Jeter. Following a season on "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010- ) and a lead role in the collegiate thriller "The Roommate" (2011), she went on to lead the cast of the revamped action-crime series "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 2011- ). Blessed with model good looks, determination and a flair for performance, Kelly stood poised on the brink of mainstream stardom.