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Minka Kelly (born 24.6.1980) Minka Kelly is an American actress, well known for her role as Lyla Garrity in the NBC series Friday Night Lights, between 2006-9.

Childhood: Minka Kelly was born in Bishop, California, to Rick Dufay (Aerosmith's guitarist) and Maureen Kelly, an exotic dancer. Her mother often moved her around to different communities whilst she was a young girl; eventually settling in Albuquerque, in New Mexico. Despite resenting her father for abandoning her and her mother, Minka attempted a reconciliation with him at the age of 17.

Career: At the age of 19, Minka Kelly returned to Los Angeles, after graduating from high school. While she was on a test shoot for a modelling agency, she was approached by a former Playboy playmate who was interested in managing her. He found her work in a surgeon's office, with the agreement that the surgeon would perform a breast enhancement on her, in return for hours worked as a receptionist. Following that, she attended school for a year and worked as a scrub tech for four years.

During this time, Minka auditioned for a number of acting roles before landing the role in Friday Night Lights. The series also starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. She also had small roles in the film State's Evidence and a recurring role on What I Like About You, with Jenny Garth and Amanda Bynes.

Kelly then performed a cameo for the film The Kingdom, which starred Jamie Foxx, as the film's director was also the creator of Friday Night Lights.

Minka Kelly was the lead actress on the pilot of Body Politic, which did not go to series. She also played the role of Kate in the CBS pilot of True Love but was eventually replaced by Sarah Chalke.

On the comedy website funnyordie.com, Minka Kelly joined Jaime King, Emily Deschanel, Katharine McPhee and Alyson Hannigan in a video slumber party, in order to promote regular breast screenings for Stand Up 2 Cancer.

Minka Kelly stars in the TV series version of Parenthood, playing the role of Gaby.

In 2009, Minka appeared in the film 500 Days of Summer, alongside Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Personal Life:  Minka Kelly dated the musician John Meyer and after that relationship ended, she started dating Derek Jeter, a New York Yankees shortstop.



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Minka Kelly - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Minka Kelly - Minka Kelly spotted leaving the gym in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 7th April 2016

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Minka Kelly - Minka Kelly goes shopping for homeware products at a store in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Minka Kelly - Actress Minka Kelly heading to the gym in Hollywood - California, United States - Tuesday 1st March 2016

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Miley Cyrus And Drew Barrymore At The Daily Front Row's Inaugural Fashion Los Angeles Awards


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Fashion lovers and Hollywood fans were desperately checking in to the Sunset Tower Hotel to watch The Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards on 22nd January 2015. For those of you that have never heard of the Fashion Los Angeles Awards, don't worry; you aren't at fault as Thursday night's award show was the first of what is hoped to be annual event. An event which, apparently, honours the finest contributions to the style of Hollywood from the world of fashion.

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Miley Cyrus with a t-shirt reading "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress" (Credit Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images)

For the inaugural event, a host of celebrities flocked to the Sunset Tower to present awards, or just watch the action unfold before them. Drew Barrymore and Ciara were called upon to present some of the prestigious awards, with stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Kanye West taking up the front row of seats for the show. Miley Cyrus also presented an award. Whilst wearing an oversized t-shirt emblazoned with the statement "I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress", Cyrus presented the awards for 'Womenswear Designer of the Year' to Jeremy Scott.

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John Mayer Suing Over Fake Vintage Rolex Watches Sold By Charlie Sheen's Friend


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John Mayer is taking legal action after it emerged that what he thought were vintage Rolex watches were fakes in a scam that has affected celebrities all over Hollywood. The singer-songwriter is reportedly suing jewellery dealer Robert Maron, a friend to actor Charlie Sheen, who allegedly supplied the phony timepieces.

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John Mayer Is Suing A Fake Watch Dealer After Being Hoodwinked.

Since his first purchase in 2007, Mayer is said to have spent $5 million buying watches for himself and others before he realised the hoax. In 2010, the Grammy-winning star discovered that one of the watches was fake when he sent it to be repaired, but received credit to buy another when he reported his discovery.

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'Almost Human' Is Almost Worth Getting Exciting About


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Almost Human is the latest series from Fringe creator JH Wyman, working under Jj Abrams' Bad Robot banner and airing on Fox last night (17 Nov.). Set 35 years in the future, in a world where police officers are partnered with human-like androids, the show stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as they combat a crime-filled Los Angeles in a show that has already shown some early promise, a handful of critics agree.

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Karl Urban stars alongside Michael Ealy on Almost Human

Urban and Ealy, starring as Detective John Kennex and the DRN model android Dorian respectively, are the show's odd couple and central characters and despite their differences, by the end of the series premiere alone it becomes pretty clear that they make a formidable pair. They are just two parts of a pretty wicked ensemble cast that also includes Joe Smith, Mackenzie Crook, Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly, but in spite of all the big names, Almost Human is still struggling to win everyone over with its first episode.

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The Butler Review


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This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and The Paperboy) bristled with unexpected life. By contrast, this star-packed drama uses a true story to trace the Civil Rights struggle from the 1950s to the present day. But it's been so fictionalised that it feels kind of like a variation on Forrest Gump.

Cecil Gaines (Whitaker) grew up on a Georgia cotton plantation, where the cruel master's kindly mother (Redgrave) taught him to be a house servant. Years later, he marries Gloria (Winfrey) and moves to Washington DC, where he gets a job in the White House as a butler to presidents from Eisenhower (Williams) to Reagan (Rickman). His job description is simple: "You hear nothing, you see nothing, you only serve." And yet as the nation grapples with its racist culture, he has a quiet influence on each leader who moves through the house.

Whitaker narrates the film in drawling flashbacks, while the story flickers between Cecil and his eldest son Louis (Oyelowo), an activist who is involved in every key moment in the Civil Rights movement. And their younger son (Kelley) is sent to Vietnam. So it's like a condensed version of late 20th century American history, made notable by the lively cast of cameo players including Marsden (as JFK), Schreiber (LBJ), Ellis (MLK) and Cusack (Nixon), plus Fonda as a lively Nancy Reagan.

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Video - Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrives At The Premiere For 'The Butler' In New York - Part 3


'Men Of Honour' star Cuba Gooding Jr. with his wife Sara Kapfer and editor-in-chief of American Vogue Anna Wintour were among the star arrivals at the New York premiere for 'The Butler'.

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Oprah And Forest Hit 'The Butler' NY Premiere, While Mariah Carey Makes A Fashion Statement Out Of An Arm Injury [Photos]


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'The Butler' looks set to be one of the most memorable movies of the year with an all-star cast that glittered on the red carpet at the New York premiere  last night (August 5th 2013).

Sparkling the brightest was Oprah Winfrey in a pretty pink sequined gown with her hair in full afro form, alongside her onscreen husband Forest Whitaker who plays the title role, and her real partner Stedman Graham. Nursing a dislocated shoulder in a funky studded sling was Mariah Carey, who has not been letting her injury get in the way of anything she does at the moment as this wasn't the first time she has stepped out in a quirky bling sling. Some of the presidents from the movie also showed up, including Liev Schreiber who played Lyndon B. Johnson and James Marsden who was John F. Kennedy, as well as First Ladies Minka Kelly as Jackie Kennedy and Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.

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Forest Whitaker plays the title character in 'The Butler'

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Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to make for himself a respectable career despite his underprivileged upbringing and cotton farm roots. Starting out as a regular kitchen worker, Cecil soon proves himself to be extremely proficient and works his way up to be the head butler for eight different US presidents. Some of them prove to be discriminatory, treating Cecil with little respect and holding massively differing views to him, but he always remains polite and does everything within his power to care for his employers while keeping any top secret information that he might hear firmly to himself. Meanwhile, he struggles at home with his son; a Black Panther with aggressive views on racial equality who is less than grateful to have a father working for the people that he believes are causing racial oppression. 

This story of loyalty and unconditional dedication is based on the true story of Eugene Allen; a butler who similarly lived through years of racial inequality before finally seeing, in his retirement, the election of the first black President, Barack Obama. His story was documented in the article 'A Butler Well Served by This Election' written by Wil Haygood. 'The Butler' has been directed by Lee Daniels ('The Paperboy', 'Precious', 'Shadowboxer') and co-written by Danny Strong ('Game Change', 'Recount') and will be released in the US on August 16th 2013.

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Cecil Gains is a devoted White House butler who grew up on a simple cotton farm where he and other black workers were not treated with any respect by their white counterparts. From a simple kitchen worker, he rises to be top butler to eight different presidents over the course of more than 30 years. Sworn to secrecy over the goings on at the White House, he serves the likes of Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Lyndon B. Johnson with all the care that he has in spite of their differing policies and the suppression of his race across the country. He rejects his freedom fighter son's distaste at Cecil's job and never once wavers in his respect for his government. He merely stands back, silver platter in hand and watches the progression of racial equality until the day the country's first black president is finally inaugurated.  

This is a story about loyalty and commitment based on the article by Wil Haygood, 'A Butler Well Served by This Election', about Eugene Allen; a real butler who showed his devotion to his job over the course of three decades while he and his fellow black civilians went from being the underdogs to top dog as he lives to see the election of President Barack Obama. It has been directed by Lee Daniels ('The Paperboy', 'Precious', 'Shadowboxer') and co-written by Danny Strong ('Game Change', 'Recount'), and has an incredible all-star ensemble cast. 'The Butler' is set to his theatres in the US on August 16th 2013.

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Video - Minka Kelly Leaves Hair Salon In West Hollywood


'The Roommate' actress Minka Kelly is snapped leaving the Andy Lecompte hair salon in West Hollywood, ignoring the paparazzi and getting straight into her white Audi.

Kelly has recently been selected by director Lee Daniel for the role of Jackie Kennedy in his new film 'The Butler' over Golden Globe nominated actress Mila Kunis ('Black Swan'). Kelly will join a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman ('Moulin Rouge'), Liam Neeson ('Unknown'), Matthew McConaughey ('A Time to Kill'), Oprah Winfrey, Alan Rickman ('Harry Potter'), John Cusack ('Being John Malkovich') and Jane Fonda ('Monster in Law').

Video - Minka Kelly And Gloria Estefan Raise Heart Disease Awareness With Heart Truth Red Dress Collection


The Heart Truth Red Dress Fall Collection 2012 premiered in New York recently, featuring a number of prominent celebrities and models. Actress Minka Kelly (Just Go With It; Charlie's Angels) attended the event and later modelled a red dress by Diane Von Furstenberg. Gloria Estefan was also seen on the red carpet and on the catwalk, also modelling a red dress by Narciso Rodriguez.

Model Christie Brinkley naturally took part in the event but as she set off down the catwalk - to ex-husband Billy Joel's Uptown Girl - she stumbled slightly; however, she regained her balance and laughed it off
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Minka Kelly

Date of birth

24th June, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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The Butler Movie Review

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