How much is Minka Kelly worth?
|Net Worth:||$5 Million
|Date of Birth:||November 25, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Minka Kelly
She wore cowboy boots when playing the innocent Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights before Leighton Meester stalked her in The Roommate. Minka Kelly is relishing her moment in the spotlight after overcoming a troubled past to launch a promising film career and fall in love with one of sports’ most coveted guys. But if she keeps going at this rate, it seems like this exquisite sex symbol’s “moment” will last much longer. To think that it all began on a Friday evening.
On the Titans episode of the DC Universe/HBO Max series, Kelly plays Dawn Granger/Dove.
It’s a family affair.
Her mother was an exotic dancer named Maureen Kelly, and her father is former Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay. Minka was born in Los Angeles, California. Minka has a long history in the entertainment industry; her grandmother Greer Garson won an Academy Award for acting, and her grandfather Richard Ney was an actor.
But the seductive girl next door didn’t grow up in a wealthy life out of a fairy tale. Steven Tyler was one of her first babysitters thanks to her father’s rock star reputation, but he also abandoned her and her mother when she was a little child, leaving them on their own. She and her mother, Maureen, moved to New Mexico when she was a teenager. Despite her mother’s unconventional job, the two formed a close friendship that lasted until her death in 2008.
Making Ready for Surgery
Minka didn’t start a contact with her father again until she was 17 years old. Around the same period, she also began a relationship with the sciences.
Minka was enrolled in school to become a surgical technician, but she also took acting classes on the side as she sutured legs for class. When Minka began to receive small roles on programs like Drake & Josh, American Dreams, and What I Like About You at the age of 19, school was put on hold. The jobs didn’t present much of a challenge for the intelligent beauty, but they did start to make casting directors aware of her.
The role that would make Minka famous was the innocent and seductive Lyla Garrity in Friday Night Lights, which she landed in 2006. Minka, a cheerleader who was far more nuanced than the stereotype, added newness to the program and to the TV environment.
Because of her excellent work in the series, Minka gained even more favor with the show’s director, who chose her for his upcoming film The Kingdom with A-listers like Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx.
Despite the movie’s lack of box office success, she expanded her Hollywood network.
A Field of Play
But as her fan following grew, so did media attention. Minka was associated to a number of celebrities between 2005 and 2008, including Donald Faison, Chris Evans, and John Mayer.
However, it appeared as though Minka had found her soul mate in 2008 when she began dating Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, one of New York’s most eligible bachelors. Since then, the two have had to contend with rumors of a covert engagement.
When Minka co-starred with Leighton Meester in the 2011 film The Roommate, she was prepared to try her luck at the box office once more.
Leighton portrays a character who develops a healthy amount of obsession with her new companion, much like many of her admirers (and any Esquire reader who has seen her lingerie picture shoot).
This brunette beauty boasts that she can stitch like a pro and has held many feet of colon in her palm. That’s fantastic, Minka, but we believe that acting for the camera is where you truly belong. As Minka transitions from football cheerleader to Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, Megan Fox had better cling on to her sex-symbol position.
“I’ve held several feet of colon in my hand. I could definitely sew up your leg. And anyway, modeling wasn’t for me. I’m too short. I’ve got a big butt. It wasn’t going to happen.”