Minka Kelly is an American actress mostly known for her roles on Friday Night Lights, Charlie’s Angels and Almost Human. She was born on the 24th of June, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, to Rick Dufay – a musician and the late Maureen Kelly.
After graduating from Valley High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Minka got a job as a receptionist at a surgeon’s office. She later decided to attend school for a year in order to become a surgeon’s assistant, after which she got a job as a scrub technician. Even with the job, she still kept on auditioning for film and television roles.
She eventually shot through obscurity and made her first appearance in the short film, Turbo Charged: Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious in 2003. She then appeared in several television shows like Entourage, Drake and Josh and American Dreams.
In 2006, Minka Kelly got cast on the NBC Drama series Friday Night Lights where she played a high school student and cheerleader. She was highly praised for her performance on the show. In 2008, she appeared in the comedy series Mad Love and later landed the role of a street racer in the Charlie’s Angels reboot of 2010. In 2017, the actress became a part of the DC Universe live-action web television series Titans.
Relationship History: Who Has She Dated In The Past?
Minka Kelly has had a busy relationship history but her first relationship of note was with Brian J. White, best known for his role in Stomp The Yard. The two were together from 2003-2004.
The American actress went on to have a relationship with Donald Faison, also an American actor. The duo dated after Donald’s first marriage to Lisa Askey ended in 2005. They dated for about a year before they eventually broke up.
There were later rumours that Minka Kelly was dating her Friday Night Lights co-star Taylor Kitsch, but this was never confirmed or denied.
Shortly afterwards, superhero heartthrob – Chris Evans came into the picture. The American actor is best known for playing the beloved Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Though the actors never discussed their relationship publicly, the two were on and off for years from 2007 till 2012.
Stepping away from actors, Minka dated American singer-songwriter and producer, John Mayer. The couple was seen dining at various restaurants in Austin, Texas and going for a Knicks game. They had a short relationship which started in the fall of 2007 and ended in January 2008. Even though they are separated, they said they will remain friends.
Minka also famously dated Derek Jeter, a professional baseball player, further along the line. As usual, the relationship was kept on the down low. There were no rumours of infidelity or any controversies, just the two lovebirds having the time of their lives. That is until they both came out and issued a breakup statement, saying it was a mutual decision and they would still remain friends.
After the breakup with Derek Jeter, Minka Kelly was rumoured to have been in a relationship with Ramon Rodriguez, a co-star on the ABC show Charlie’s Angels in September 2011. The actress was later reported to have had a brief romance with Demi Lovato’s Ex, Wilmer Valderrama in 2012.
Her next relationship was with Jake Gyllenhaal, though it was reported the relationship was never serious and it only lasted a month.
With a photograph of Minka and Sean Penn surfacing, rumours followed that the two were dating. They were seen together at Parker’s Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy where the picture was taken. This was another of Minka’s relationships that did not last long.
Shortly after, the actress entered a relationship with How I Met Your Mother leading man, Josh Radnor. They were together for a few months before calling it quits.
Is Minka Kelly Dating Anyone At The Moment?
Most recently, Grey’s Anatomy actor, Jesse Williams was also involved with Minka Kelly. They were said to have met each other while working on a video game. Williams, who is separated from his wife, ended their relationship after months of dating. Some believed that there was the issue of infidelity but Minka made sure to clear the air, saying there were no such issues.
Since her breakup with Jesse, Minka Kelly has chosen to remain single and is not dating anyone for now.