Minka Kelly
US Actress
Minka Kelly
Minka Dumont Kelly is an American actress. She starred in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity, the 2011 film The Roommate, and the ill-fated reboot of the 1970s television series Charlie's Angels. She made several appearances in the first two seasons of Parenthood.
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Cringe-Worthy Video Shows What NOT To Do When You Match Your Colleague
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Some people can laugh it off when they show up to work wearing the same outfit as their colleague. Australian news anchor Amber Sherlock, it appears, is not one of those people. Sherlock (center) and co-anchor Julie Snook (left) appeared on air with psychologist Sandy Rea (right) for a segment for 9 News Wednesday, in which it became clear as the three appeared on camera that they were all wearing what appeared to be the color white.   A visibly annoyed Sherlock demands that Snook put on a jacket. After Snook explains that she had been busy and forgot, Sherlock laments that she told her to do it “two hours ago.”  Snook, who clarified that her dress was actually blue, even offered to sit out of the segment entirely.  Eventually the camera cuts out and Snook reappears in a black jacket, likely brought over by one of the producers. Snook and Sherlock released a joint statement following the incident, in which Sherlock said she “probably overreacted” and cr ...
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Photos: How Minka Kelly Stays Fit
abc News - almost 2 years
Stars heat up the beach and pool in their barely-there swimwear.
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Brad Goreski Shares His Oscar Dress Predictions, Red Carpet Rules
US Magazine - about 3 years
We'll admit it: All of the red carpets in the 2014 award show season have us itching to get dolled up. But since we're without a celebrity stylist to get glam, we asked Brad Goreski, who has worked with Jessica Alba, Beth Behrs, and Minka Kelly, to share his best red carpet styling advice, plus who he thinks will wear what for the Oscars red carpet on March 2. PHOTOS: Jessica Alba's chic maternity style "The most important thing I keep in mind is creating a moment that's different than anything that they've ever done on the red carpet," the It's a Brad Brad World star, 36, tells Us Weekly. His best tip for avoiding wardrobe malfunctions? Making sure the evening clutch has a clutch ingredient. "Double-stick tape usually goes in there for sure," he says, "but their clutches are typically filled with makeup so there's never any room for the stuff I want to give them." PHOTOS: Stars' most embarrassing wardrobe malfunction Otherwise, Goreski says that the best styling advice ...
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Two Mornings of Doutzen Kroes? I’ll Allow It And Other News
The Superficial - about 3 years
- A Woman’s Abs Are Something Like Magic [theCHIVE] - Brandi Glanville has a chance with Michael Fassbender. That’s how I read this. [Lainey Gossip] - Ryan Sweeting tattooted “Kaley” on his arm. That should end well. [Dlisted] - Kellan Lutz dumped Miley Cyrus after his movie came out. [Fishwrapper] - Mike Comrie probably cheated on Hilary Duff. [tooFab] - HBO: “Sharing your HBO Go password? Go nuts.” [BuzzFeed] - Hello, Shanina Shaik in a bikini… [Popoholic] - Jennifer Lawrence wanted to look like Mia Farrow. [IDLYITW] - Emmy Rossum posed for Complex, too. [Hollywood Tuna] - Minka Kelly in spandex, anyone? [Celebslam] - Maria Menounos is fit as fuck. [DrunkenStepfather: Site is NSFW] - Paris Hilton is so over Hollywood, you guys. [Amy Grindhouse] - The time Jonah Hill got cockblocked by an in-flight dump. [FilmDrunk] THE SUPERFICIAL | About • Facebook • Twitter Photos: INFphoto, Pacific Coast News
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'Almost Human' Is Almost Perfect
Huffington Post - over 3 years
At first glance, "Almost Human" has a little "Total Recall"/"Blade Runner" going on. And while that might make the new Fox show seem dated, on the contrary, the futuristic cop series works because there is absolutely nothing like it on television. Sure, the buddy cop genre has been tackled to death, as has the partners-who-clash concept, but "Almost Human" is so delightfully different because of two very important things: the impeccable writing and the two leads. Karl Urban ("Star Trek") and Michael Ealy ("Common Law," another cop dramedy that centred on feuding partners -- but didn't work) make a wonderful team as Det. John Kennex and android Dorian, respectively. There were hiccups initially, of course. In Sunday's premiere, John was apprehensive of any robot partner and we understood why, but after tossing his latest robo-partner out of the car, he was eventually paired with Dorian and they seem to be a match made in high-tech heaven (well, a 2048 heaven filled with hovercraft car ...
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Jessica Simpson, Eric Johnson Scouting Wedding Locations in Capri
US Magazine - over 3 years
Ah, amore. Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson fell in love with each other -- and the Italian island of Capri -- back in 2010, during their first getaway together. Now, as they prepare to tie the knot, they're hoping to recapture the magic they found there for their wedding. As revealed in the Nov. 4 issue of Us Weekly, the fashion mogul, 33, and her fiance, 34, recently traveled to Capri to scout locations for their summer 2014 nuptials. PHOTOS: Jessica's family album One early favorite? Augustus Gardens, a seaside spot that Simpson deemed "perfect," a pal tells Us. "She seemed very excited about it." PHOTOS: Stars' exotic destination weddings The singer -- mom to Maxwell, 18 months, and Ace, 4 months, with Johnson -- was also excited about La Fontelina, a beach club that "would be great for a party that week," a second source says. "It's the kind of spot where you can hang out in a bikini." PHOTOS: Jessica's body evolution For more on the couple's plans -- includin ...
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J.J. Abrams Goes Behind The Scenes Of 'Almost Human' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
J.J. Abrams has a lot on his plate these days with the future of both the "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" franchises in his hands, but he has set aside some time to return to TV as executive producer on the new Fox series "Almost Human." Set 30 years in the future, "Almost Human" is Abrams' latest foray into sci-fi. It depicts a future so violent that each police officer is assigned an android partner. Abrams and fellow executive producer J.H. Wyman have re-teamed after working together on "Fringe" for their latest series which gives the buddy cop formula a robotic twist when detective John Kennex (played by Karl Urban) is assigned an android partner played by Michael Ealy. Minka Kelly from "Friday Night Lights" and Lili Taylor also star. "The fun of the show is to see what's possible, the potential of what's just around the corner and the beauty of a TV series is, if you're lucky, you get to continue doing that," Abrams says in the video above. In the video above Abrams and Wyman sho ...
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11 Of This Year's Biggest Movies Almost Starred Someone Else
Business Insider - over 3 years
"Gravity" may be a huge success at the box office, but director Alfonso Cuarón didn't initially envision Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in the film's lead roles. Instead, Cuarón was hoping for Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. When Jolie passed, Natalie Portman was offered the role. We all know who ended up getting the gigs. But casting swaps in Hollywood are nothing new. In fact, many of this year's biggest movies initially had different actors attached. See who could have starred in your favorite films, according to Vulture: "Oz, the Great and Powerful": Robert Downey Jr. was initially signed on but dropped out over creative differences with director Sam Raimi. Raimi then tried to cast Johnny Depp, but he was committed to "The Lone Ranger." James Franco eventually got the role as the wizard, and the actor was able to command a $7 million paycheck for filling-in last-minute. "Man of Steel": According to director Zack Snyder, the "Superman" role came down to "T ...
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'Full Circle' review: Old play comes around again
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Neil LaBute is bringing his provocative view of human relationships to DirecTV with "Full Circle," a 10-episode drama about people you probably wouldn't want to spend 10 minutes with. The episodes, which correspond to scenes in "La Ronde," take place in a restaurant too preciously named Ellipsis, with the opening scene pairing unhappily married Bridgette (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights"), with her lover, Tim (Tom Felton, "Harry Potter"). Critics often get one or two episodes of a normally structured series, but in this case, sending four "scenes" of LaBute's "play" is equivalent to sending Act 1, Scene 1; Act 4, Scene 6; and Act 5, Scene 2 of "Hamlet." [...] in the next episode, entertainment lawyer Stanley meets his obnoxious, homophobic, misogynistic client, Jace (David Boreanaz, "Bones"), a standup comic. No one comes off as very likable in the four episodes sent to critics, but all the characters are fascinating, often as much for what we suspect about their inner nature as ...
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Minka Kelly, Father Rick Dufay Grab Lunch In West Hollywood
Popeater - over 3 years
Minka Kelly and her rock star dad grabbed lunch Thursday in West Hollywood, Calif. The 33-year-old "The Butler" actress spoke candidly about her father, former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, and her mother, who worked as a stripper, in a 2011 interview with Cosmopolitan magazine. "She was 5ft 11, legs up to her ears, gorgeous," Kelly said about her mother, Maureen, who later died of colon cancer. "She got along on that for as long as she could." Kelly also revealed that her father was not around much during her childhood, though it looks like the two have since mended ways.
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Zooey Deschanel Talks Haunted Apartment on 'Leno'!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Zooey Deschanel dons a cute little dress during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday (September 13) in Burbank, Calif. The 33-year-old actress was joined by Terry Crews on the show, where she talked about getting her first haunted apartment. Watch the video below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Zooey Deschanel Earlier in the week, Zooey dolled up while arriving at the 2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party, which was attended by Minka Kelly and Mindy Kaling. In case you forgot, Zooey‘s hit show New Girl will return for its third season on Tuesday, September 17! FYI: Zooey is wearing a Red Valentino dress and Saint Laurent shoes. Zooey Deschanel – Jay Leno Interview
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Minka Kelly Grabs A Hunk Of Man Meat During Date Night With Chris Evans!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
We don't have to wonder very hard to figure out what they did after the movie! And we're damn jealous Minka Kelly got to spend her night getting a lil' touchy-feely with Chris Evans' rock-hard chest! The two were spotted on a movie date where Minka just couldn't keep her hands off Capitan America. And can we blame her?! The man has been looking damn fine on and off the set! The only thing we're wondering now is if these two disturbed any fellow moviegoers with a makeout session in the back row! [Image via Dean/MRM/National Photo Group.]
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Beyonce Concert in L.A. Draws Pregnant Heather Morris, Kourtney Kardashian, Minka Kelly and Others
US Magazine - over 3 years
L.A.'s Staples Center was the place to be on Monday, July 1, when Beyonce took the stage for the third show on the U.S. leg of her Pepsi-sponsored Mrs. Carter World Tour. Celebs packed the house to watch Jay-Z's wife work the sold-out crowd of tens of thousands of fans, giving the already super-powered event an extra dash of Hollywood glitz and glamour. PHOTOS: Beyonce and Jay-Z's sexy romance As Us Weekly previously reported, recently single Robert Pattinson was in attendance at the show, wearing a backwards baseball cap, jeans, boots, and a vintage MTV varsity jacket. But he wasn't the only A-lister in the arena -- far from it, in fact. Glee's Kevin McHale was also in the crowd, along with pregnant costar Heather Morris, who was a backup dancer for Beyonce before she landed the role of Brittany on the FOX series. (Morris performed the iconic "Single Ladies" dance alongside Chris Colfer's character in one of the very first episodes of season one.) PHOTOS: Beyonce's stun ...
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One Day at a Time
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Congrats Kim and Kanye! On giving your baby THE DUMBEST NAME EVER. by Ann Romano MONDAY, JUNE 17 Exciting news, kiddos! As we reported last week, we couldn't give two shits whether Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby was born or not... however, we DO care very deeply about what idiotic name they'll bestow upon the unlucky little girl. And thus far? They refuse to officially release the name. But! We unofficially know and are 100 percent certain that Kim K and Kanye's doomed love child will NOT be "North West"—because Kim pooh-poohed that terrible idea on a recent interview with Jay Leno. Phew! While we hate Kim Kardashian with the blinding hot fury of a million suns, we wouldn't wish that ridiculously stupid name on anyone. So what name is currently at the top of the list? Well, in the same interview with Leno, Kim said, "I do like Easton... Easton West." OH, DEAR, GOD, NO. MEANWHILE... Speaking of terrible people doing terrible th ...
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Is This Star-Studded Drama An Oscar Front-Runner?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The cast of Lee Daniels' new film "The Butler" is so packed with big names that it almost needs two posters to adequately convey just how many of Hollywood's brightest appear onscreen. Alas, one will have to do. Set for release by The Weinstein Company on Aug. 16, the film focuses on Eugene Allen, a service worker who spent 34 years employed at the White House. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as Allen with Oprah Winfrey playing his wife. That's not all, of course: John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, James Marsden, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Lenny Kravitz, David Oleyowo, Minka Kelly, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Clarence Williams III and Mariah Carey all co-star. Check out a new poster for "The Butler" below.
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Kate Walsh Returning To TV
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The cast of DirecTV's "Full Circle" is full of TV veterans. Kate Walsh, David Boreanaz, Minka Kelly and Julian McMahon are just a few of the small screen favorites who will star in the new 10-episode drama. This is Walsh's first TV project since "Private Practice" ended in early 2013 and "Bones" fans shouldn't worry: Boreanaz will return for the Fox procedural's Season 9. The series from Neil LaBute aims to examine "the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people," whose lives are intertwined, unbeknownst to them. Each episode takes place in a restaurant and is a conversation between two characters. One of the character's storylines then will carry over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character. The "Full Circle" cast also includes "Harry Potter's" Tom Felton, Keke Palmer, Devon Gerhart, Billy Campbell, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson, and Robin Weigert. Check out DirecTV's in-depth descr ...
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GOING STRONG
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Captain America Chris Evans is still going strong with newly-blond girlfriend Minka Kelly, and the two were seen holding hands last night after attending Jessica Alba's birthday bash in Los Angeles, Calif. Rumors of the couple rekindling their romance started back in September, after dating briefly back in 2007 (it was said that Kelly hurt Evans pretty badly at the time). They were seen again in October trying to hide from the paparazzi and on Valentine's Day, again trying to go incognito. Now we know that fame hasn't taken its toll on the photogenic pair, and Evans and Kelly are still very much an item. Kelly previously dated Yankees baseball player Derek Jeter for three years before they broke up the first time in August 2011. After their second split in March of 2012, the 32-year-old actress was linked to former "That 70s show" star Wilmer Valderrama. She was also reportedly linked to actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Evans, 31, has dated Kate Bosworth, Jessica Biel, Gisele B ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Minka Kelly
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 32
    Kelly appeared in the 2013 film The Butler as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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    She appeared in the 2013 film The Butler as Jackie Kennedy and in the Fox science fiction/crime drama Almost Human.
    More Details Hide Details Kelly was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and the late Maureen Dumont Kelly. Kelly and her mother moved to various communities before settling in Chicago by the time Kelly was in junior high school. She has French and Irish ancestry. After graduating from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kelly returned to 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, 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.
  • 2012
    Age 31
    Jeter and Kelly reunited briefly in early 2012 before calling it quits for good.
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    In June 2012, Kelly was revealed to be the lead actress in the music video for Maroon 5's second single from the Overexposed album, "One More Night".
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    In February 2012, she was one of the celebrities who modeled in red dresses for The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection show, part of New York Fashion Week.
    More Details Hide Details She wore a Diane von Fürstenberg dress.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27–29, 2011, run with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara and B.
    More Details Hide Details Smith. In December 2010, ABC announced that Kelly was cast in the planned reboot of the crime drama Charlie's Angels. She played the role of street racer Eva French. The pilot was filmed in March 2011 and the series was picked up on May 13, 2011. Charlie's Angels premiered on September 22, 2011, to over 8.76 million viewers. The series received unanimously negative reviews from critics. Despite a planned thirteen episodes, ABC cancelled the series after the premiere of the fourth episode due to low ratings.
    Kelly went on to appear in nine episodes of the show before making her final appearance in the episode "Taking the Leap" which aired on March 29, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Kelly was named "Sexiest Woman Alive" in the annual Esquire magazine feature.
    She joined an eight-day, four-country United Service Organizations tour in December 2011 with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, Robert Horry, Jordin Sparks, Thomas Miles and Sergeant Major Bryan Battaglia.
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    In February 2011, Kelly starred as the protagonist on the Screen Gems thriller film The Roommate.
    More Details Hide Details The film follows a college freshman whose roommate has an obsession with her that turns violent. The film also starred Leighton Meester and went on to make over $15.6 million in its opening weekend and over $40 million worldwide. The film was universally panned and was considered a "cheap remake" of the 1992 film Single White Female. Variety announced that Kelly was cast as the lead in the mystery comedy film Searching for Sonny. The film follows two reunited friends who are suspects in a murder mystery that is similar to a play in which they appeared during high school. Production took place in May and June 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. The film won the "Best Narrative Feature" Award at the Festivus Film Festival.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    In April 2010, Kelly appeared on the NBC drama Parenthood.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of a behavioral aide to the child character Max who is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    Kelly's mother Maureen died in 2008, at age 51, from colon cancer.
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    In August 2008, Kelly was cast as the protagonist in The CW pilot Body Politic.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of Francesca "Frankie" Foster, who moves to Washington, D.C. to work for a senator and befriends a group of eager up-and-comers. Despite acclaim from critics who viewed the pilot, The CW did not pick up the series. Kelly also appeared in the pilot for the short-lived CBS ensemble comedy series Mad Love playing the role of Kate, a Midwestern girl who falls in love with Henry at the top of the Empire State Building. When the show was picked up, Kelly was replaced by Sarah Chalke.
    From May 2008 to August 2011, she dated baseball player Derek Jeter.
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  • 2007
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, she also made a cameo in the film (500) Days of Summer.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006, Kelly starred in the horror slasher film The Pumpkin Karver, and had a bit role in State's Evidence.
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    The series premiered on October 3, 2006, with Kelly receiving praise for her performance with The New York Times calling her performance "heartbreaking".
    More Details Hide Details At the end of the show's third season Kelly left the series as her character left for college.
    In April 2006, Kelly was cast as a series regular on the NBC drama Friday Night Lights.
    More Details Hide Details The show, based on the high school football movie of the same name, follows a high school football team in the fictional small town of Dillon. Kelly played the role of high school student and cheerleader Lyla Garrity. In preparation for her role as a cheerleader she trained with the Pflugerville High School cheerleading squad.
  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005, Kelly landed a three-episode recurring role on The WB sitcom What I Like About You.
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  • 2003
    Age 22
    In 2003, Kelly made her acting debut as an extra in the short film Turbo-Charged Prelude a six-minute introduction to the action film 2 Fast 2 Furious.
    More Details Hide Details This was followed by a guest appearance on Cracking Up. She has since appeared in a number of television shows such as Entourage, Drake & Josh and American Dreams.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on June 24, 1980.
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