Full Name: Minka Dumont Dufay
Birth Date: June 24, 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education: Valley High School
Occupation: Film Actress, Model
Boyfriend(s): Wilmer Valderrama
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Minka Kelly is a popular American actress who predominately appears in the Hollywood movies and American television series. She is best known around the United States for her cheerleading role in the television series ‘Friday Night Lights’. Actually, the actress comes to the timeline when she appeared in the movie ‘The Kingdom’. Kelly draws the huge media attention when news spread out on refusing Harvey Weinstein’s request to meet him in a hotel room.
Minka Kelly Early Life:
Born Minka Dumont Dufay born on June 24, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. to Rick Dufay and Maureen Dumont Kelly. Her father Rick Dufay is former Aerosmith guitarist and mother is former Las Vegas showgirl. She comes from media loving family being a granddaughter of actor Richard Ney. Minka Kelly has Irish, French and Dutch-Indonesian ancestry. Before settling in Chicago, she moved to different cities with the mother when she was junior school.
Kelly studied at Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her school days, she reconciled with her estranged father in Los Angeles where she briefly attended school to become a surgical technician. But she was more passionate about acting and took the acting class, subsequently finding her track.
Minka Kelly Career:
Minka Kelly kicked off the career journey in the showbiz industry landing several small roles in the television series like ‘Cracking Up’ and ‘Drake & Josh’. She made her acting debut in the movie industry with the film ‘The Fast and the Furious’ in 2003. In 2006, Kelly made a career breakthrough performance in the TV shows ‘Friday Night Lights’ where she played a role as a school cheerleader, which conveys huge acclamation from people and critics for her.
Being impressed by her wonderful acting performance, Peter Berg, offered Kelly for his upcoming movie ‘The Kingdom’ in 2007 alongside Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. Then she starred in the romantic movie ‘500 Days of Summer’ for a small role. Two years later, in 2011, she made a wonderful acting performance in the psychological thriller movie ‘The Roommate’ alongside Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet.
In the same year, she landed her acting role in the movie ‘Just Go with It’ with co-actress Jennifer Aniston. Then she acted in the movie ‘The Butler’ with Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in 2013. In 2015, Kelly acted in the movie ‘Papa: Hemingway in Cuba’ with co-actress Joely Richardson.
She was named in the list of ‘Hot 100’ by the Maxim magazine in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In 2010, Kelly became the ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ by Esquire Magazine.
Minka Kelly began dating actor Donald Faison in 2005. Two years later in 2007, she briefly dated actor Chris Evans. In the later 2007, Kelly dated musician John Mayer but they called over in 2008. Following the breakup, she went to New York to date Derek Jeter in late 2008 but the couple split August 2011. Then she began dating actor Wilmer Valderrama.
Minka Kelly Height, Weight and Body Measurement:
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 56 kg
Bra Size: 32C
Waist Size: 24 inches
Hip Size: 36 inches
Body Measurement: 35-24-36 inches
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Body Shape: Hourglass
Shoe Size: 8 US