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Minka Kelly Career Milestones

Minka Kelly Career Milestones

Born: Minka Dumont Kelly
Birth Date: June 24, 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 5″ (1,65 m)

Minka Dumont Kelly (born June 24, 1980) is an American actress. She starred in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity from 2006 to 2009 and has also had roles in The Roommate and the reboot series Charlie’s Angels.

When she 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 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, the 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. She spent four years in that vocation while also auditioning as an actress before landing the new NBC television drama Friday Night Lights, based on the high school football movie of that name In the interim, she had small roles in movies and shows, including the film State’s Evidence, and a recurring guest role on the TV sitcom What I Like About You

Minka Kelly Career Milestones

In preparation for her role as cheerleader Lyla Garrity on Friday Night Lights, she trained with the Pflugerville High School cheerleading squad. Kelly received praise for her acting on the series, with The New York Times calling her performance “heartbreaking.

She shot a cameo for The Kingdom, alongside Jamie Foxx. Peter Berg, the creator and pilot director of Friday Night Lights, directed the film. Kelly was the lead actor on The CW’s 2009 pilot Body Politic, which did not go to series. Kelly was a member of the ensemble quartet that starred in the CBS comedy pilot Mad Love, playing Kate, a Midwestern girl who falls in love with Henry at the top of the Empire State Building, but was replaced by Sarah Chalke.

Kelly appeared with Alyson Hannigan, Jaime King, Emily Deschanel, and Katharine McPhee in a video slumber party featured on FunnyorDie.com to promote regular breast cancer screenings for the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer.

In 2010, ABC announced that Kelly would join the cast of the upcoming remake of the television series Charlie’s Angels. That same year, Kelly also was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” in the annual Esquire magazine feature. She accepted a role in the Off Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore for an April 27 through May 29, 2011 run with Conchata Ferrell, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, and B. Smith.

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Minka Kelly: Jet Skiing on Charlie’s Angels

Minka Kelly: Jet Skiing on Charlie's Angels

Minka Kelly rides a jet ski while filming Charlie’s Angels October 4 in Miami, Florida. The 31-year-old actress, who was joined on set by co-star Rachael Taylor, also performed CPR on an extra for another scene. Co-star Ramon Rodriguez recently dispelled rumors he was romantically linked to any of his cast mates, telling Extra, “No, not right now. I really do treat them as if they were my sisters.”

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Rihanna named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

Rihanna named 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

Rihanna joins Halle Berry and Jessica Biel as a recipient of Esquire magazine’s yearly honor.

Rihanna is hot — and not just when it comes to her career. In addition to Billboard’s recent announcement that she just bested Madonna to become the fastest solo artist to chart 20 songs in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 chart, the 23-year-old pop star has been named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive.

Joining the ranks of such Hollywood hotties as Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Halle Berry, and Scarlett Johansson, Rihanna reveals in the magazine that she doesn’t think of herself as sexy — even after she struts her stuff at one of her racy shows.

“At the end of a concert, I don’t feel like I’ve been this sexy thing,” Rihanna admits. “Really, I don’t even think about it.”

RiRi swears that most of the time, she’s not trying to be provocative … even during those, uh, provocative dances onstage. “Unless it’s a song that really calls for it, like ‘Skin’ or ‘S&M,’ or when I cover [Prince’s] ‘Darling Nikki.’ There’s a section that’s called ‘Sex’ in the show, which is the obvious section for sexuality.”

The “Rude Boy” songstress even opens up to the magazine about her feelings toward Chris Brown, the ex-boyfriend who physically abused her. “It’s incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?” Rihanna tells the mag. “I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan. Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I’ve put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have.”

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