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A dream doesn’t turn into reality through magic, it takes hard work, sweat, and determination, this line has been very well proved by Minka Kelly who is an American actress and model. Moreover, she captured huge fame and popularity for her role as Lyla Garrity in the American sports drama television series “Friday Night Lights”.
In fact, Minka was featured on the front page in the 2010 edition of Esquire magazine and was named “Sexiest Woman Alive”. Besides this, she has won the heart of millions of people by appearing in numerous TV films and series including “The Roommate”, “500 Days of Summer”, “Parenthood”, “The World Made Straight” and “Almost Human”.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on June 24, 1980, this gorgeous diva has turned 41 years old in the year 2021. Kelly is blessed with a good height of 165 Centimetres and 5’5” in Feet & Inches. Her dark brown eyes and shiny light brown hair enhance the charm of her beauty.
She is very conscious about her physique and follows a regular diet to keep herself fit with the weight of 56 in kilograms and 123 lbs in pounds. Her figure measures 35 inches breast, 24 inches waist, and 36 inches hips. Her bra size is 34B while her shoe size is 7 (US).
Working as an actress and model, Minka earns a very decent amount of money through her professional career in the entertainment field. Having started her career in the year 2003, she has come a long way becoming one of the recognized Hollywood actresses in her 17 years long career.
The major source of her income is surely her films and series. According to the sources, Kelly’s estimated net worth is $6 million approximately.
Education / Family
Born and grew up in Los Angeles, California, United States, Minka belongs to the White Caucasian ethnicity. She is the loving and caring daughter of Rick Dufay(father) and Maureen Dumont Kelly (mother).
Her mother has worked various jobs while her father is a former guitarist who is best known for being a member of the former American rock band “Aerosmith”. Talking about her education, Kelly became graduate from Valley High School in Mexico.
Thereafter, she and her mother returned to Los Angeles where Minka earned her further studies. However, in the year 2008, her mother died due to colon cancer. Later, Kelly got graduated in June 2015 from the New School of Cooking in Culver City, California as she loved cooking and baking since her childhood.
|Nick Name||Minka Kelly|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Date of birth||June 24, 1980|
|Age||41 years old (as of 2021)|
|Height||In feet & inches: 5’5”
In centimeters: 165 cm
|Weight||In kilograms: 56 kg
In pounds: 123 lbs
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Hair color||Light Brown|
|School||Valley High School|
|Home town||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Fathers name||Ricky Dufay
|Mothers name||Maureen Dumont Kelly
Career / Fashion and Style
Moving towards her career, Minka started her career in the late 1990s as a receptionist at a surgeon’s office which she was offered by a former Playboy Playmate when she was auditioning for a modeling agency. Later, Kelly got fired from her job when she did not accept the procedure of her breast augmentation in exchange for hours worked.
After that, she worked as a scrub technician for four years. In fact, she also continued auditioning for acting roles during that period. Furthermore, Minka made her acting debut by appearing in the 6-minute short film “The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious” in the year 2003.
Thereafter, she made her guest appearance on the American television sitcom “Cracking Up” which was followed by her appearances in many TV films and series including “What I Like About You”, “American Dreams”, “Drake & Jash” and “Devil’s Highway”.
Other than this, in the year 2006, this stunning beauty got her career breakthrough after she started portraying the role of (Lyla Garrity) cheerleader on the NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights”. In fact, her performance was also reviewed by “New York Times” positively, calling her performance ‘heartbreaking’.
Besides this, Kelly also got appeared in numerous TV films and series including “State’s Evidence”, “The Pumpkin Karver”, “500 Days of Summer”, “The Kingdom”, “Just Go With It” and “Entourage”. Apart from that, Minka played the significant role of Gaby in the NBC drama series “Parenthood” from 2010-2011 for 9 episodes.
Additionally, in the year 2011, she acted in the American action crime drama television series “Charlie’s Angels” in the role of a street racer, Eve French. In the same year, Kelly made her appearance in the thriller film “The Roommate”. Although the film earned negative reviews, the film was a commercial success.
Her role in the film also earned her Teen Choice Award Nomination for Choice Movie Actress in a Drama and an MTV Movie Award Nomination for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance. Later, from 2013-2014, she got appeared in the main role of Valerie Stahi in the American science fiction drama “Almost Human”.
Besides this, Minka also acted in many other films and series like “The World Made Straight”, “The Butler”, “Searching for Sonny”, “Naked”, “Night Hunter”, “Bull”, “The Path” and “She’s in Portland”. Moreover, she appeared in the music video of Maroon 5’s One More Night in the year 2012.
In addition to this, she was also featured in the video game Detroit: Become Human as North in 2018. In fact, since 2018, Minka has been playing the role of Dawn Granger/ Dove on the DC Universe series “Titans”. Currently, she busies working on her upcoming films like “Lansky” and “Shady Friend”.
Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More
As for her relationship status, Minka is not married. However, she is in a romantic relationship with her beloved named, Trevor Noah who is a South African comedian, television host, producer, and actor. Moreover, Noah is best known as the host of the American satirical news program “The Daily Show”.
Besides this, Kelly started to date Trevor in the year 2020. The duo was also rumored to be quarantining at Trevor’s New York City apartment. In fact, this lovely couple recently moved into Trevor’s newly bought Bel Air mansion worth $27.5 million which is located in Los Angeles.
Other than this, Kelly has also dated actor, Tom Cruise and Chris Evans in the year 2007. They rekindled their relationship in 2012 but their relationship came to an end in the year 2013. She was also romantically linked with then-New York Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter from May 2008 to August 2011.
Later, Minka also dated actor Jesse Williams in the year 2017 and broke up in 2018. As of now, she is living a happy and blissful life with her boyfriend named Trevor Noah.
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Some Interesting Facts About Minka Kelly
- She is very fond of dancing.
- Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
- She is the granddaughter of the late French actor, Richard Ney.
- Minka loves to cook and bake food.
- Kelly along with her mother traveled various communities before started living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- She is also very active on Instagram has more than 964K followers.
- She has Irish, French, and Dutch-Indonesian ancestry.
- Minka is also a jewelry designer. In the year 2019, she collaborated with ABLE, an ethical fashion label, to create her line of necklaces, earrings, and rings.
- Her favorite car is Gq Patrol.