Minka Kelly Net Worth | Children | Marriage | Career | Bio

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Who is Minka Kelly?

She is an American actress and model. Her first starring role was in the NBC drama series “Friday Night Lights” (2006–2009). She has also appeared on the shows “Parenthood” (2010–2011), “Charlie’s Angels” (2011), and “Almost Human” (2013). 

Quick Facts

 Real NameMinka Dumont Dufay
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Date of Birth24th June 1980.
Source of IncomeActing and modelling.
Age41 Years as of 2021.
Father’s nameRick Dufay.
Mother’s nameMaureen Dumont Kelly.
Star signCancer.
SchoolNew School of Cooking in Culver City, California.
Educational qualificationGraduated in  June 2015.
Height5 feet 5 inches /165 Cm.
Weight56 Kg / 123.5 Lbs.
Hair ColorNatural blond.
Eye ColorDark Brown.
Sexual OrientationStraight.
EthnicityFrench, Irish and Dutch-Indonesian ancestry.
Body Measurement37-25-36 ( Inches).
Marital StatusUnmarried.
RelationshipDerek Jeter (2008-2011). 

Chris Evans (2012-2013).

Jesse Williams (2017-2018)

(Source as per Wikipedia)
ProfessionActress and model.
Become Professional2002.
HobbyCooking and baking.
TwitterTwitter /Minka Kelly
InstagramInstagram / Minka Kelly
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Net Worth$ 5 million (Rs 37.41 Cr).
Last UpdatedNovember 2021.
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Early Life

She was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of her father guitarist Rick Dufay and her late mother  Maureen Dumont Kelly. She was raised by her mother, who worked various jobs.

She along with her mother moved to various communities before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico during her junior high school. Her mother Maureen died in 2008, at age 51, from colon cancer.

What is Minka Kelly’s Net Worth?

She is an actress and model who has a net worth of $ 5 million (Rs 37.41 Cr). 

Career Beginnings

She was born as Minka Dumont Dufay in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. They ultimately settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she went to Valley High School. After graduating, she went back to Los Angeles to pursue a modelling career.

During a test shoot for an agency, she was approached by a former Playboy Playmate who wanted to manage her. The Playmate placed her as a receptionist at a surgeon’s office that would give her breast augmentation in exchange for working hours. 

During the period when she was working as a scrub technician, She started auditioning for many film and television roles. Her acting debut came in 2003 when she appeared in the short film “The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious.” The next year, she was in episodes of the television sitcoms “Cracking Up” and “Drake & Josh.”

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Television Career

In 2005, She also  appeared in an episode of the NBC drama series “American Dreams,” and had a three-episode  role on The WB sitcom “What I Like About You.” She had her acting breakthrough the next year when she was cast as a series regular on the NBC drama “Friday Night Lights,” about a high school football team in the small town of Dillon. 

For preparing her role as cheerleader Lyla Garrity, she spent time training with the Pflugerville High School cheerleading squad. After this, she played the protagonist in The CW pilot “Body Politic,” which was ultimately not picked up by the network.

Later, in 2010, she started a recurring role on the NBC drama “Parenthood.” For nine episodes, she played the character of Gaby, a behavioural aide to Max, a child with Asperger syndrome.

In 2011, she started appearing as street racer Eve French on the ABC reboot of “Charlie’s Angels.” However, due to low ratings and poor reviews, the series was cancelled after the fourth episode. After this, she had another short-lived starring role on the Fox science-fiction series “Almost Human,” which ran for 13 episodes between 2013 and 2014.

The actress followed this with several guest-starring roles, appearing on shows such as “Man Seeking Woman,” “The Path,” “Jane the Virgin,” and “Bull.” In 2018, she started playing the dual roles of Dawn Granger and Dove on the superhero series “Titans,” based on the DC Comics team of Teen Titans.

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Film Career

She had her first major film role in “The Pumpkin Karver,” a horror movie from 2006. The same year, she had a small part in “State’s Evidence.” Next, in 2007, she made a cameo appearance in the action thriller “The Kingdom,” directed by “Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg. 

In 2011, she had one of her biggest film roles yet in the psychological thriller “The Roommate.” In the film, she performed the character of a college freshman whose roommate, portrayed by Leighton Meester, harbours a violent obsession with her. She received “Teen Choice” and “MTV Movie Award” nominations for her performance. 

The same year, she appeared in the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston rom-com “Just Go with It,” and played the female lead in the mystery-comedy “Searching for Sonny.” After that, she appeared in the Lee Daniels historical drama “The Butler”; the literary adaptation “The World Made Straight”.

The biographical film “Papa: Hemingway in Cuba”; and the psychological thriller “Night Hunter,” performed along with Ben Kingsley, Henry Cavill, and Alexandria Daddario. Her other credits are the 2020 dramedy “She’s in Portland” and the 2021 gangster drama “Lansky,” starring Harvey Keitel in the titular role.

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Personal Life

She dated actor Chris Evans in 2007. After splitting the next year, she was romantically involved with New York Yankees player Derek Jeter. After the ended of their relationship, she reunited with Evans in 2012, before finally breaking up with him in 2013. Later, from 2017 to 2018, she dated actor Jesse Williams.

An avid baker, she studied the New School of Cooking in Culver City, California, from she becomes a graduate in 2015.

Social Media Portfolio

The “Charlie’s Angels” actress has 286.6K Followers on Twitter,967k followers on her Instagram & 496K followers following her Facebook page as of November 2021.


She along with Trevor Noah live in a $27.5 million (Rs 2,05.84 Cr) Bel Air house. It comes with a spa, massage room, gym, library, office, home theatre, and an impressive master bedroom with two bathrooms and a large window that opens up to mountain views.

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Charity Work

She has helped charities such as Habitat For Humanity, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer and The Heart Truth. 

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Here are some of the best highlights of her career:

  • 500 Days of Summer (Movie, 2009) 
  • The Roommate (Movie, 2011)
  • Away and Back (Movie, 2015) 
  • Night Hunter (Movie, 2018) 

Favourite Quotes

Minka Kelly with The Virgin with their ALMA last night.
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“I learned how to horseback ride in the English style, which is very hard, by the way. I had no idea how challenging it was. I’ve always ridden horses, but Western is like riding a horse in a rocking chair, as opposed to English, where you have to balance and hold on with your legs.”

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“I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his skin. I like someone who doesn’t need approval or validation.”

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Minka Kelly with The Virgin with their ALMA last night.
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“Yeah. We stayed true to a lot of that, too. In episode 10 are Dawn and Hank. It’s their origin stories. It’s before they’re Hawk and Dove, and you get to see them when they meet. And true to the books, there’s a little resistance from Hank to her becoming Dove because it was her brother.”

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Q.What ethnicity is Minka Kelly?

Ans:- She has French, Irish and Dutch-Indonesian ancestry.

Q.How did Maureen Dumont Kelly die?

Ans:- Colon cancer.

Q.Is Minka Kelly married?

Ans:- No, she has been in a relationship but never married as of now.

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