Minka Kelly Biography
Minka Dumont Kelly was born Minka Dumont Dufay on June 24, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, the main offspring of previous Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and previous Las Vegas showgirl Maureen Kelly. Kelly brags family establishes in acting, including granddad Richard Ney, who showed up in movies, for example, The Fan (1949) and The Lovable Cheat (1949), and grandma Greer Garson, who won an Academy Award for her execution in the 1942 film Mrs. Miniver (in which Ney, her spouse, additionally showed up).
Kelly’s mom made up her one of a kind name, however children utilized it as grain for teasing, calling her “Minka Smelly.” Her mom raised only her after Kelly’s dad deserted the gang.
Kelly went to Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and amid this time, she accommodated with her alienated father. She tailed him to Los Angeles a few years after the fact, at age 19. While there, she quickly went to class to turn into a surgical specialist and took an acting class, in this manner discovering her calling.
‘Friday Night Lights’
Minka Kelly started landing little parts on TV shows when she was in her mid 20s, including Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh (2004), NBC’s American Dreams (2005) and The WB’s What I Like About You (2005).
At that point, in 2006, Kelly handled her breakout part as a secondary school team promoter on the acclaimed football show Friday Night Lights (2006-09), which brought her perceivability up in the eye of general society and the acting group. Inspired with her execution, the inventor of the arrangement, Peter Berg, offered Kelly a part in his component film, The Kingdom (2007), close by Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper and Jennifer Garner. After two years, in 2009, she assumed a little part in the sentimental film 500 Days of Summer, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.
Kept Acting Success
Meanwhile, Minka Kelly’s model looks have not gone unnoticed by men’s magazines. She was named on Maxim magazine’s yearly “Hot 100” rundown in both 2007 and 2008, and was Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive” in 2010.
After her part on Friday Night Lights finished, Kelly showed up on the NBC arrangement Parenthood (2010-11), on an adjusted adaptation of the ABC demonstrate Charlie’s Angels (2011) and in the film thriller The Roommate (2011). The on-screen character later earned a section in the 2013 film The Butler close by Terrence Howard, James Marsden, Melissa Leo, Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, among a few different stars of the extra large screen. Kelly has plainly discovered her way to achievement.
Minka Kelly dated performing artist Donald Faison in 2005, then quickly dated on-screen character Chris Evans in 2007. She started dating artist John Mayer in the fall of 2007, however the couple split in January 2008, apparently in light of the fact that Mayer declined to confer.
Kelly went ahead to date New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in late 2008, however their relationship finished in August 2011. She started dating performing artist Wilmer Valderrama in mid 2012.
Minka Kelly Profile
Born Name ; Minka Dumont Dufay
Nick Name ; Minka
Born Date ; June 24, 1980
Age ; 35
Sun Sign ; Cancer
Born Place ; Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality ; America
Occupation ; Actress