Minka Kelly

 

Minka Kelly

Minka Dumont Kelly was born in June 24 1980  in Los Angeles California.  She is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and late Las Vegas showgirl Maureen Kelly. When she was 19, after graduating from Valley High School in Albuquerque, Kelly returned to Los Angeles.  She spent four years in that vocation while also auditioning as an actress before landing the new NBC television drama Friday Night Lights, based on the high school football movie of that name.  In the interim, she had small roles in movies and shows, including the film State’s Evidence, and a recurring guest role on the TV sitcom What I Like About You.  Kelly appeared with Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Emily Deschanel, and Katharine McPhee in a video slumber party featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.  In 2010, ABC announced that Kelly would join the cast of the upcoming remake of the television series Charlie’s Angels.  That same year, Kelly also was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” in the annual Esquire magazine feature.  She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011 run with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.

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