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Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly

Full Name: Minka Kelly

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Biography:

Before playing the role of cheerleader Lyla Garrity in the NBC drama Friday Night Lights, Minka Kelly got her start with recurring guest roles on shows including What I Like About You and Parenthood.

Born on June 24, 1980, in Los Angeles, Kelly has also seen some success on the silver screen in films such as  2007's The Kingdom. She had a guest starring role in NBC's Parenthood in 2010 and 2011. 

She has been romantically linked to Donald Faison, Chris Evans and John Mayer. From 2008 to 2011, Kelly dated former baseball player Derek Jeter.