Minka Kelly is an American actress and model. She is most known for her roles in the television shows Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Charlie’s Angels and Almost Human. Kelly currently stars as Dawn Granger, Dove in Titans.

Birth Name

Minka Dumont Dufay




Actress, Model



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Minka Kelly was born on the 24th of June 1980, in Los Angeles, California, United States.


She is currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign




She has French and Irish ancestry.




Minka had graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1998.

Family Details

  • Father  Rick Dufay (Aerosmith Guitarist)
  • Mother  Maureen Dumont Kelly (Exotic Dancer)
  • Siblings  None
  • Relatives – Richard Ney (Paternal Grandfather) (Actor and Investment Advisor)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Minka Kelly has dated –

  • Brian White (2003-2004) – Brian and Minka were linked up together nearing 2004.
  • Donald Faison (2004-2005) – Donald and Minka dated for a year from 2004 to 2005.
  • John Mayer (2007-2008) – The duo were in a relationship started from September 2007, which lasted until January 2008.
  • Derek Jeter (2008-2012) – American baseball player, Derek Jeter had dated Minka Kelly in the past. He commenced dating in May 2008. It was also believed that she engaged Jeter, which was revealed in January 2010. They had separated in 2011. But, they reconciled and dating until February 2012.

  • Chris Evans (2012-2013) – Chris was spotted with Minka leaving Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood, California nearing August 2012. They dated for that time until October 2013.
  • Sean Penn (2015) – In June 2015, actors Sean Penn and Minka were believed to be an item.
  • Josh Radnor (2016-2017) – In 2016, Minka started dating actor Josh Radnor. Their relationship went until early March 2017.
  • Jesse Williams (2017-2018) – In 2017, actors Jesse Williams and Minka met while working on a video game. They soon started dating. After being an item for numerous months, they called it quits in early 2018.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m


  • In Kilograms – 56 kg
  • In Pounds – 124 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-24-36
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working in the TV shows Friday Night Lights (2006), Parenthood (2010) and Charlie’s Angels (2011).

Film Debut

In 2003, Kelly worked as an extra short film Turbo-Charged Prelude. The film was just a 6-minute long introductory film for the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious.

Music Video Debut

In 2002, Minka had a chance to appear in Something Corporate‘s music video If You C Jordan. She had also appeared as Adam Levine‘s girlfriend in Maroon 5’s video One More Night.

Television Debut

In 2004, Kelly guest appeared in an American television sitcom Cracking Up for her role as Monica in season 1 and episode 4 titled “Panic House”.

Brand Endorsements

Minka had served as the Diet Coke Heart Truth brand ambassador.

Minka Kelly Net Worth

Minka Kelly has a estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Minka Kelly

  • She was raised by her mother as her parents separated when she was young.
  • She has traveled to various places including Mexico, where she finally settled.
  • In 2006, Kelly starred in the horror slasher film The Pumpkin Karver, and had a bit role in State’s Evidence.
  • In 2007, she reunited with Friday Night Lights creator Peter Berg in the film The Kingdom in a cameo role as Ms. Ross alongside Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner.
  • In 2009, she also made a cameo in the film, 500 Days of Summer.
  • Kelly can be many times on the Hot 100 list of Maxim – #42 in 2007, and #54 in 2008.
  • In 2010, she became the Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.
  • In December 2010, ABC announced that Kelly was cast in the planned reboot of the crime drama series Charlie’s Angels.
  • In February 2011, she starred as the protagonist on the Screen Gems thriller film The Roommate.
  • In September 2017, Kelly had been cast in the DC Universe live-action web television series Titans, as Dawn Granger / Dove.


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