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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameMinka Dumont Kelly
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Minka Kelly was born in Los Angeles, California and she is the only child of former Aerosmith guitarist, Rick Dufay, and Maureen Kelly, an exotic dancer and single mother, who often moved with her daughter to different communities before settling in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by the time Minka was in junior high school.

Her paternal grandfather was actor Richard Ney. Minka's ancestry includes Austrian, German, French, Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Hannah Russell

Family (2)

Parents Rick Dufay
Maureen Kelly
Relatives Richard Ney (grandparent)

Trivia (11)

Ranked #42 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Her grandfather is actor Richard Ney, co-star and ex-husband of Academy Award-winning actress Greer Garson.
Ranked #54 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
After graduating from high school, she returned from New Mexico to Los Angeles with her father to pursue acting as a hobby while she went to school to become a surgical technician. However, after her first acting class, she got hooked and began pursuing acting as a career.
Her secret engagement to Derek Jeter, which became public in January 2010, ended in August 2011.
Named the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine [October 11, 2010].
Grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She has Austrian, German, Irish, English, French, Scottish, Dutch, and likely 1/32 Indonesian, ancestry.
Daughter of Rick Dufay and Maureen Kelly.
Graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1998.
She is the first actress to play the DC Comics character Dawn Granger/Dove in a live-action adaptation.

Personal Quotes (16)

And anyway, modeling wasn't for me. I'm too short. I've got a big butt. It wasn't going to happen.
I think brutal honesty is extremely important. Don't be afraid of being up-front about your feelings and your life.
I learned how to scuba dive, which is something that I've always wanted to do.
In any solid, good relationship, it takes a while to trust someone.
I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn't need approval or validation.
I moved to California not to pursue acting but to get out of Albuquerque.
I didn't go to theater school. I didn't go to Julliard. But I've lived a lot. I've seen a lot. I feel like that makes up for a little bit.
I think Miami is such a beautiful, sexy, gorgeous place. I love the people there.
I like to go wakeboarding. It's my new favorite sport. It's like skiing but on a snowboard that has little shoes on it.
I love making characters real and believable, through my own experience and choices.
I'm confident - confident in my skin, and I'm cool with my flaws and all that stuff.
In L.A. everyone is an actor. In Texas, everyone's a musician.
It blows my mind that anyone could be unkind to anyone.
I was a tomboy, not a girlie girl.
No matter what you're doing, live it. Make an experience. Have fun. Relate to someone. Take them in. Learn.
I learned how to horseback ride in English style, which is very hard, by the way. I had no idea how challenging it was. I've always ridden horses, but Western is like riding a horse in a rocking chair, as opposed to English, where you have to balance and hold on with your legs.

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