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Minka Kelly

Minka Dumont Kelly (born Minka Dumont Dufay; June 24, 1980) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles in Charlie's Angels, Friday Night Lights, and The Roommate. Kelly was born in Los Angeles. She is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay and Maureen Dumont Kelly, an exotic dancer and single mother. Her paternal grandfather was actor and investment advisor Richard Ney. Kelly and her mother often moved to different communities, before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico by the time Kelly was in junior high school. She has French and Irish ancestry. When Kelly was 19, after graduating from Valley High School in Albuquerque, 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. However, 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 tech.

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Minka vs. Eva: Who'd You Rather?

Minka vs. Eva
Who'd You Rather?

Gorgeous Minka Kelly and the ravishing Eva Mendes both heated up the same fashion event in NYC the other day.Question is ... READ MORE >

Lindsay Lohan Joins Jimmy Kimmel's HoBo Club

Lindsay Lohan
Joins Jimmy Kimmel's HoBo Club

If you've ever wanted to see Hollywood's hottest women hump a workout ball, then Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar sketch mocking exercise infomercials is the video for you!Make sure you watch the whole… READ MORE >

- 1271 days ago
Lindsay Lohan -- Stealing the Show on Oscar Night

Lindsay Lohan
Stealing the Show on Oscar Night

Lindsay Lohan is only two steps removed from the Oscars -- and by "steps" we mean "time slots" -- because TMZ has learned she'll be a part of Jimmy Kimmel's big post-Oscar special. Sources close… READ MORE >

- 1272 days ago
Derek Jeter Silenced by Minka Kelly

Derek Jeter
Silenced by Minka Kelly

If Derek Jeter is captain of the New York Yankees ... his girlfriend Minka Kelly must be the major -- 'cause she cracked the whip pretty hard when DJ started yapping with our camera guy. Check out… READ MORE >

- 1284 days ago
Sofia vs. Minka: Who'd You Rather?

Sofia vs. Minka
Who'd You Rather?

"Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet did the world a favor ... when he snapped this pic of Sofia Vergara and Minka Kelly and posted it to his Twitter page last night. Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1300 days ago
Minka vs. Leighton: Who'd You Rather?

Minka vs. Leighton
Who'd You Rather?

"The Roommate" beauties Minka Kelly and Leighton Meester got friendly at the film's premiere in L.A. on Sunday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1305 days ago
Leighton Meester Is Jeter's Girlfriend?

Leighton Meester
Is Jeter's Girlfriend?

Here's "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester in Nashville recently (left) -- and Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive Minka Kelly back in September (right).So far, only one is dating Derek Jeter.We're just… READ MORE >

- 1364 days ago
Maria Vs Minka: Who'd You Rather?

Maria vs. Minka
Who'd You Rather?

Maria Menounos, 32, Minka Kelly, 30, both showed up to the same event in L.A. yesterday. Question is ...   READ MORE >

- 1429 days ago
Minka Kelly: I Didn't Freak Out on Delta

Minka Kelly:
I Didn't Freak Out on Delta

Minka Kelly claims she didn't freak out on an airplane earlier today ... and never called boyfriend Derek Jeter ... this according to her lawyer.There's a report circulating that Minka had an epic… READ MORE >

- 1444 days ago
Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly -- On the Down Low

Derek Jeter & Minka Kelly
On the Down Low

Camera shy lovebirds Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly left a hotel in the Bahamas smirking and with their heads down this weekend.Unlike his Yankee teammates A-Rod and Mariano Rivera, Jeter didn't go… READ MORE >

- 1670 days ago

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