Minka Kelly

Actress, Model
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/24/1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba 2016 (Movie)

Debbie Hunt (Actor)

iHeartCountry Festival 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

Away & Back 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Man Seeking Woman 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The World Made Straight 2015 (Movie)

Dena (Actor)

Almost Human 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Searching for Sonny 2014 (Movie)

Eden Mercer (Actor)

Full Circle 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lee Daniels' The Butler 2013 (Movie)

Jacqueline Kennedy (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

La La's Full Court Life 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Go With It 2011 (Movie)

Joanna Damon (Actor)

Parenthood 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Roommate 2011 (Movie)

Sara Matthews (Actor)

Entourage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

Girl at Interview (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kingdom 2007 (Movie)

Ms. Ross (Actor)

American Dreams 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Derek Jeter 3K (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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, 2006-11). 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, 2010-15) 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.

Relationships

Rick Dufay Composer

Father
Born Feb. 19, 1952; former Aerosmith guitarist; played on Aerosmith's 1982 Rock in a Hard Place album Abandoned daughter as a child, but they have since reconciled

Chris Evans Actor

Companion
Briefly dated 2007 No longer together Photographed kissing in Studio City, CA Oct. 1, 2012

Donald Faison Actor

Companion
Dated in 2005 No longer together

Derek Jeter Actor

Companion
Began dating in late 2008 Rumored to be engaged as of summer 2009 Confirmed split in August 2011

Maureen Kelly

Mother
Former Vegas Showgirl Raised Minka alone after her father Rick Dufay abandoned the family

John Mayer Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in the fall of 2007 No longer together

Wilmer Valderrama Actor

Companion
Began dating in early 2012

Milestones

2016

Was the star of the biographical drama "Papa Hemingway in Cuba"

2016

Appeared in four episodes of the Hulu series "The Path"

2015

Appeared in the Ernest Hemingway-inspired biographical drama "Papa"

2015

Appeared in the drama "The World Made Straight"

2013

Played the recurring role of Detective Valerie Stahl on "Almost Human"

2011

Cast in a supporting role opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "Just Go with It"

2011

Co-starred with Annie Ilonzeh and Rachael Taylor on the small-screen reboot of "Charlie's Angels" (ABC); played Eve French, the newest Angel in Charlie's crimefighting trio

2011

Co-starred with Leighton Meester in the drama thriller "The Roommate"

2010

Joined the cast of NBC's "Parenthood" in a recurring role

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama

2009

Co-starred in the romantic comedy "500 Days of Summer"

2007

Landed a small role in "The Kingdom"; directed by "Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg

2006

Cast as former cheerleader Lyla Garrity on the NBC drama series "Friday Night Lights"

2005

Had a recurring role on The WB series "What I Like About You"

2005

Appeared in first feature film "Devil's Highway"

2004

Made TV debut in an episode of the short-lived Fox sitcom "Cracking Up"

Bonus Trivia

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Worked as a receptionist at a surgeon's office in exchange for breast augmentation surgery, in a deal brokered by her manager. She ultimately decided against the procedure and was fired.

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Dated baseball star Derek Jeter from 2008 to 2011.

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Father, Rick Dufay, was the guitarist for Aerosmith form 1980 to 1984.

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