Minka Kelly Biography

Published On Mar 08, 2016
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Date of Birth: 1980 , June-24
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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In May 2008, Minka was seen having romantic love affairs with Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter is a retired professional baseball shortstop from United States. They were together till August 2011. They called off their love life in 2012.

Minka received her formal education from Valley High School. There she also appeared in several school plays. She completed her high school graduation from there in 1998. Initially she desired to be a surgical technician; however, she was influenced in acting. During the late 1990s, she joined a modeling agency. There she was also approached by the former Playboy Playmate. She made her professional acting debut in 2003. However, she also appeared in several music videos in 2002. That year she appeared in several music videos like If You C Jordan and She Hates Me. In 2003, she appeared in the short movie Turbo-Charged Prelude. The following year she starred the role of Monica in the TV series Cracking Up. She also portrayed the role of Stacey in the TV series Drake & Josh that year. Her breakthrough role came in 2006 after she began starring the role of Lyla Garrity in the TV series Friday Night Lights. Her net worth is said to be around $5 million.

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Born in Los Angeles, California, United States

June 24 , 1980

Minka Kelly was born as Minka Dumont Kelly in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Maureen Dumont Kelly and Rick Dufay. She is an American and is of Austrian, German, French, Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch descent.

Graduated from Valley High School

1998

Minka received her formal education from Valley High School. There she also appeared in several school plays. She completed her high school graduation from there in 1998. Initially she desired to be a surgical technician; however, she was influenced in acting.

Appeared in the music video, If You C Jordan

2002

She made her professional acting debut in 2003. However, she also appeared in several music videos in 2002. That year she appeared in several music videos like If You C Jordan and She Hates Me. In 2012, she appeared in the music video One More Night.

Began her acting career

2003

During the late 1990s, she joined a modeling agency. There she was also approached by the former Playboy Playmate. She made her professional acting debut in 2003. In 2003, she appeared in the short movie Turbo-Charged Prelude.

Began dating Derek Jeter

2008

In May 2008, Minka was seen having romantic love affairs with Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter is a retired professional baseball shortstop from United States. As a baseball player, he played for New York Yankees for about two decades in Major League Baseball. 

Broke up with Derek Jeter

2012

She began dating Derek Jeter since May 2008. They were together till August 2011. They announced their separation at the end of 2011 but they reunited in early 2012.  They called off their love life in 2012.

Honored by Esquire magazine

October 11 , 2010

Besides being nominated in lots of prestigious awards, she has also been honored with several hot magazines. In 2010, she was honored by the Esquire magazine. They honored her by listing her in their lists of Sexiest Woman Alive. 

Nominated in Teen Choice Awards

2009

For starring the role of Lyla Garrity in the TV series Friday Night Lights, she got her first nomination in Teen Choice Awards in 2009. She was nominated in this award that year for Choice TV Actress: Drama.