Who is Minka Kelly?

Minka Kelly is an American actress who has been involved in this entertainment industry since 2002 and is still actively working here to date. She was associated in this industry by a music video she did with Puddle of Mudd in the song ‘she Hates Me.’ Her notable leading role was in ‘Friday Night Lights,’ a sports drama TV series where she had the leading role of Lyla Garrity after her debutant role. Likewise, her unique film made her receive her breakthrough, ‘The Roommate,’ where she played Sara Matthews. Along with acting, she is also a famous model who has appeared in several magazines and became the brand ambassador for Diet Coke Heart Truth.

Quick Info
Full NameMinka Dumont Dufay
Birth Date24 June 1980
Birth PlaceLA, California, United States
Age43 years old
Height5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cm)
Weight56 kg
Body Measurement35-24-36 inches
EyesDark Brown
HairLight Brown
Net Worth$5 million

Minka Kelly


Minka Kelly’s real name is Minka Dumont Dufay, born on 24 June 1980 in LA, California, United States. Her family was involved in art, as her grandfather was a famous actor named Richard Ney. Her father was a renowned guitarist from the band called ‘Aerosmith,’ and his name is Rick Dufay, while her mother was an exotic dancer named Maureen Kelly. She is currently 43 years old with a Cancer sun sign.


Nationality and Physical Stats

Minka Kelly holds an American nationality, and as per her religion, she is a devoted Christian. She is of White ethnicity having Irish and French ancestry. Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cm) tall and weighs around 56 kg. Her body measurements are 35-24-36 inches, respectively. She has an hourglass body figure with dark brown colored eyes and lights brown hair color.


Early Life/Education

Minka Kelly lived with her mother as her father left the family when she was small. She has a close bond with her mother and often went to see her mother regularly. Initially, Minka had a hobby in acting, but later, this hobby became her career as Kaling took up professional acting classes. She completed her education at Valley High School in 1998.


Personal Life

Minka Kelly has dated and has also been rumored in dating many actors. She dated Chris Evans, who is also an actor in 2007. They had on an off relationship, but they officially ended their relationship in 2013. She also dated Derek Jeter, John Mayer, Sean Penn, and many other personalities. Her latest affair was with Jesse William in 2017, but they broke up in 2018. She is currently single and unmarried.



Minka Kelly has active social media accounts. Her Instagram account (@minkakelly) has 907 thousand followers, and her Twitter handle (@minkakelly) have 295.5 thousand followers. Likewise, her Facebook page has 282.3 thousand, like sand 283 thousand followers.




Minka Kelly made her first feature film in a short film called ‘The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious’ in 2003. She was then seen in another movie after three years in 2006 called ‘The Pumpkin Karver.’ The next film she was featured in was in 2007 called ‘The Kingdom’ and in 2009 called ‘500 Days of Summer.’ She received her break in a 2011 film called ‘The Roommate,’ where she played Sara and was also nominated for a role in this film. The same year, she appeared in two other films, ‘Just Go with It’ and ‘Searching for Sonny.’ In 2013 and 2014, she was starred in ‘The Butler’ and ‘The World Made Straight.’ She also had an uncredited role in the 2017 film called ‘Naked.’ Recently, she was seen in ‘Night Hunter’ in 2018 and ‘She’s in Portland’ in Sarah.

Minka Kelly


Talking about Minka Kelly’s TV career, her first role was in the 2004 series ‘Cracking Up.’ She was then seen in an episode of different series like ‘Drake & Josh,’ ‘American Dreams,’ ‘What I Like About You,’ ‘Entourage,’ and ‘Man Seeking Women.’ Her leading breaking role came in 2006, where she played as Lyla Garrity, the primary role character in a sports drama series ‘Friday Night Lights.’ This series lasted till 2009, and she also received an award for this series. She then had a leading role in the 2011 series ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Almost Human,’ which ran until 2013 to 2014.

In 2018, she played in a television film, The Beach House. The same year, she had a leading role in ‘Titans,’ where she played as Dawn Granger / Dove. Moreover, this series is still running to date. She has also portrayed the role of Dove in the 2020 series ‘Legends of Tomorrow.’ Recently, she was seen voicing over Arya Stark in an episode of ‘Robot Chicken.’




Minka Kelly has received five nominations out of which she has won one of them, and that is Gold Derby TV Award in 2009 for her work in ‘Friday Night Lights.’


Net Worth

Minka Kelly is an American actress who has already worked for 18 years in this field. It is reported that her net worth as of now is $5 million.