Minka Kelly

Birth Day June 24th, 1980
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S
Age 44 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

About Minka Kelly

An American actress as well as model, Minka Kelly is best known for working in the TV shows "Friday Night Lights" (2006), "Parenthood" (2010), and "Charlie's Angels" (2011). In 2002, she had a chance to appear in Something Corporate's music video "If You C Jordan" which was her first music video. She had also starred as Adam Levine's girlfriend in Maroon 5's video "One More Night" in 2012. She debut on the short film "Turbo-Charged Prelude" in 2003. The film was just a 6-minute long introductory film for the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious". Similarly, in 2004, her guest appeared in an American television sitcom "Cracking Up" for her role as Monica in season 1 and episode 4 titled "Panic House". She briefly pursued a medical career, working as a surgeon's assistant and scrub tech, before her fame as a model and actress. She has starred in many films including The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious, Devil's Highway, The Pumpkin Karver, State's Evidence, and many others.

Famous For

  • Being an American actress as well as a model.
  • For working in the TV shows "Friday Night Lights" (2006), "Parenthood" (2010), and "Charlie's Angels" (2011). 

Minka Kelly, a famous actress and model

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Early life of Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly opened her eyes for the first time on 24th June 1980 in Los Angeles, California, the U.S. Her full name or real name is "Minka Dumont Dufay" and her nationality is American. Similarly, her ethnicity is American-White and her zodiac sign is Cancer. She is from Christianity religion. Her race is white. She celebrates her birthday on 24th June of every year and she had celebrated her 40th birthday as of 2020. Her father's name is Ricky Dufay, who is a former Aerosmith guitarist whereas her mother's name is Maureen Dumont Kelly, who passed away in 2008 at the age of 51 due to colon cancer. She had graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1998.

Career of Minka Kelly

  • Minka Kelly kicks off her career as a receptionist at a surgeon's office, but later she worked as a scrub technician.
  • Then she made her acting debut as an extra in the short film "The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious" in 2003. The film was just a 6-minute long introductory film for the movie "2 Fast 2 Furious"
  • This was followed by a special guest appearance on "Cracking Up".
  • Since then, she has starred in several television shows such as Entourage, Drake & Josh, and American Dreams.
  • She landed a three-episode recurring role in The WB comedy series "What I Like About You" in 2005 and was cast as a series regular on the NBC drama series "Friday Night Lights" in April 2006.
  • She trained with the "Pflugerville High School" cheerleading squad to prepare for her role as a cheerleader which was premiered on 3rd October 2006, with Kelly receiving praise for her performance with "The New York Times" calling her performance "heartbreaking." 
  • In the following year, she appeared in the horror slasher film "The Pumpkin Karver" as a role of Tammy Boyles, and had a bit role in "State's Evidence" and reunited with "Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg in the film "The Kingdom" in 2007.
  • As a potential new love interest to Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, she starred in the last scene of the film "500 Days of Summer" in 2009.
  • She was cast as the protagonist in The CW pilot series "Body Politic" in August 2008 and also starred in the pilot for the short-lived CBS comedy series "Mad Love" playing the role of Kate.
  • Similarly, she appeared on the NBC drama series "Parenthood" in April 2010 and was named "Sexiest Woman Alive" in the annual "Esquire" magazine feature in the following year.
  • She accepted a role in the Off-Broadway play "Love, Loss", and "What I Wore" for April 27-29, 2011.
  • In addition, ABC announced that she was cast in the planned reboot of the crime drama series "Charlie's Angels" in December 2010, which was premiered on 22nd September 2011, to over 8.76 million viewers.
  • She appeared in the thriller "The Roommate" as a college freshman whose roommate in 2011, the film, went on to make over $15.6 million in its opening weekend and over $40 million worldwide.
  • "Variety", which is an American media company, announced that she was cast as the lead in the mystery-comedy movie "Searching for Sonny". 
  • After that, in December 2011, she joined an eight-day, four-country United Service Organizations tour.
  • She was one of the celebrities who modeled in red dresses for "The Heart Truth" Red Dress Collection show in February 2012, where she wore a Diane von Fürstenberg dress.
  • She appeared in the music video for "One More Night" by Maroon 5 in June 2012, and then in the film "The Butler" as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 2013.
  • It was announced that she had been cast on the DC Universe series "Titans" in September 2017, which was premiered on 12th October 2018.
  • She starred in the video game "Detroit: Become Human" as North in May 2018.

Personal Life of Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly (Right) And Trevor Noah (Left) Are In A Serious Relationship

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Reflecting on Minka Kelly's personal life, she is an unmarried woman. But as recent news, she is in a relationship with Trevor Noah. The source adds that she's been living with him in New York City for a while now, and things are "getting serious." The coronavirus pandemic and mask restrictions are likely why Minka and Trevor were able to keep their romance under the radar for the past few months. In addition, she has dated actor Chris Evans in 2007, but the couple rekindled their relationship in 2012 and broke up in 2013. Then she was in a relationship with then-New York Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter from May 2008 to August 2011. Talking about Kelly's sexual orientation, she is straight.

Net Worth of Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly is an American actress who has a net worth of $5 million. She is earning a considerable amount of money from her career. She has a fine amount of salary too, which is around $50 thousand per episode. She is also a famous and successful actress in America. In addition, her major source of income is from acting and modeling career and she is satisfied with her income. She had served as the Diet Coke Heart Truth brand ambassador from where she has earned a fine amount of money.

Body Measurement of Minka Kelly

Talking about Minka's body measurement, she stands at a height of 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm and her body weight is around 56 kg or 123.5 pounds. A beautiful actress as well as model Kelly has a slim body and charming smile. She has light brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her body build type is average and body measurement is 35-24-36 in or 89-61-91.5 cm. In addition, she works out with personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. During her off days, she exercises for three days in a week. 

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