Minka Kelly


Born: June 24, 1980 Height: 5'5"
Minka Dumonte Kelly is an American actress and model. Minka Kelly has French, Irish, and Dutch-Indonesian ancestry. Her first starring role was in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–2009) and she has also appeared on the shows Parenthood (2010–2011), Charlie's Angels (2011), and Almost Human (2013). From 2018 to 2021, Kelly portrayed Dawn Granger / Dove on the DC Universe / HBO Max series Titans.

Kelly was born in Los Angeles. She is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. She was raised by her mother, who worked various jobs. Kelly and her mother moved to various communities before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the time Kelly was in junior high school.

After graduating from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kelly returned to live in Los Angeles. While on a test shoot for a modeling agency, she was approached by a former Playboy Playmate who was interested in managing her. In April 2006, Kelly was cast as a series regular on the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. Kelly played the role of high school student and cheerleader Lyla Garrity.

In 2010, Kelly appeared on the NBC drama series Parenthood. In the same year, Kelly was named "Sexiest Woman Alive" in the annual Esquire magazine feature. In 2010, ABC announced that Kelly was cast in the planned reboot of the crime drama series Charlie's Angels. She played the role of street racer Eve French. The series received unanimously negative reviews from critics. ABC cancelled the series after the premiere of the fourth episode due to low ratings. Kelly's book entitled Tell Me Everything: A Memoir, is a tribute to her mother and all working-class single mothers "who were dealt a bad hand."

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