Minka Kelly (born Minka Dumont Dufay; June 24, 1980) is an American actress and model. 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). Since 2018, Kelly portrays Dawn Granger / Dove in the DC Universe series Titans.
Kelly was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child to former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and the late Maureen Dumont Kelly. She was raised by her mother, who worked various jobs.
While on a test shoot for a modeling agency, she was approached by a former Playboy Playmate who was interested in managing her, and who placed Kelly as a receptionist at a surgeon's office who would provide Kelly breast augmentation in exchange for hours worked. She ultimately decided against the procedure, leading to her being fired. That exposure to the medical field prompted her to attend school for a year to become a surgeon's assistant; afterward, she worked as a scrub technician. During the four years she spent in that vocation she continued auditioning for film and television roles.
From May 2008 to August 2011, she was in a relationship with then-New York Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter.The early part of my childhood was spent in Culver City, but I had no clue there was a New School of cooking there.
Kelly enjoys cooking and baking. She graduated from the New School of Cooking in Culver City, California in June 2015.
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