First becoming famous with Friday Night Lights, Minka Kelly has been under the spotlight for more than a decade now. The beautiful actress now stars as Dawn/Dove in DC Universe’s Titans. But how well do we know about her ? Read on to find out all about Minka Kelly, including her love life, net worth, TV and movie career as well as to check out her amazing pics and wallpapers.
Minka Kelly – Family and Early Life
Minka Kelly, born Minka Dumont Dufay, was born on June 24, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. She was raised by her mother after her parents’ separation.
Kelly and her mother moved places a lot before settling in Chicago when Kelly was already in junior high school. Kelly’s mother died in 2008 because of colon cancer.
Minka Kelly – Career Summary
After she graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she moved to Los Angeles. She was spotted by a former Playboy Playmate who took an interest in managing her. The said Playmate placed her at a cosmetic surgeon’s office, where she was offered to have breast augmentation in exchange for hours she’ll work as a receptionist. She eventually dismissed the offer and left the job.
Because of the experience, she decided to attend school for a year to become a surgeon’s assistant. She then worked as a scrub assistant. While working as one, she didn’t stop auditioning for roles.
In 2003, Minka had her acting debut in The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious. Then, she had a guest appearance on the sitcom Cracking Up (2004). Since then, she has appeared on various TV shows, including Entourage, Drake & Josh, and American Dreams.
In April 2006, she got cast for a regular role in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. In 2009, she appeared in the last scene of 500 Days of Summer as the potential new love interest of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character.
In December 2010, she got a role in the reboot of Charlie’s Angels. In 2011, she appeared in the thriller movie The Roommate, alongside Leighton Meester.
In 2017, she got a recurring role in the DC Universe series Titans. She went back with her role as Dawn Granger/Dove for the season 2, which aired in September 2019.
For the complete filmography of Minka Kelly, see below.
Minka Kelly’s Net Worth in 2019
American actress Minka Kelly’s estimated net worth in 2019 is $5 million. She is reported to make $50,000 per episode on TV.
Minka Kelly – Dating Life and Boyfriends
Thirty-nine yeard old American actress Minka Kelly has been romantically linked with several actors and personalities, some of which she was confirmed to have dated while others were just part of rumors.
From 2003 to 2004, Minka was linked to Brian White. From 2004 to 2005, Minka dated Donald Faison.
In 2007, Minka was rumored to have dated her Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch. From September 2007 to January 2008, Minka dated singer John Mayer.
From 2008 to 2012, Minka dated American baseball player Derek Jeter. The two have actually dated before, but they rekindled their romance in May 2008. In January 2010, it was reported that they were engaged, but they split in 2011. They reconciled, but eventually broke up in February 2012.
From 2011 to 2012, Minka was rumored to have dated Ramon Rodriguez, Wilmer Valderama, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
From 2012 to 2013, Minka Kelly dated American actor Chris Evans.
In 2015, rumors that Sean Penn and Minka Kelly were an item made rounds, although they were never confirmed.
In late 2016, Minka dated Josh Radnor, until March 2017. From 2017 to 2018, Minka got in a relationship with actor Jesse Williams. Their relationship put Minka in the hot seat, as some thought she was a third-party and the cause of Jesse Williams’ divorce with his wife.
Minka Kelly – Filmography
The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious – 2003
Devil’s Highway – 2005
The Pumpkin Karver – 2006
State’s Evidence – 2006
The Kingdom – 2007
500 Days of Summer – 2009
The Roommate – 2011
Just Go with It – 2011
Searching for Sonny – 2011
The Butler – 2013
The World Made Straight – 2014
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba – 2015
Away and Back – 2015
Naked – 2017
Night Hunter – 2018
She’s in Portland – 2019
Shady Friend – 2019
Cracking Up – 2004
Drake & Josh – 2004
American Dreams – 2005
What I Like About You – 2005
Friday Night Lights – 2006–2009
Body Politic – 2009
Parenthood – 2010–2011
Entourage – 2010
Charlie’s Angels – 2011
Almost Human – 2013–2014
Man Seeking Woman – 2015
The Path – 2016
Jane the Virgin – 2017
Bull – 2017
The Beach House – 2018
Titans – 2018–present
Drunk History – 2019
Minka Kelly’s Age, Weight, Height, Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 5 inches
Weight – Approximately 56 Kg or 123.5 lbs
Body measurements – 35-24-36
Age – 39 years
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Nationality – American
Religion – Christianity
Shoe size – 8 US (38-39 EU)
Dress size – 4 US (34 EU)
Hair color – Light brown
Eye color – Dark brown
F.A.Q. About Minka Kelly
Is Minka Kelly married?
As of 2019, American actress Minka Kelly is not yet married. In fact, nothing much is known about her present dating life, although she has been linked to several actors and personalities before.
How old was Minka Kelly on Friday Night Lights?
Minka Kelly was 26 when she played the role of Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights. She is a year older than Taylor Kitsch who portrayed Tim Riggins and was 25 at the time.
When did Minka Kelly become Sexiest Woman Alive?
American actress and model Minka Kelly was named the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine in 2010.