Daughter of Aerosmith guitarist Rick Dufay, actress Minka Kelly was raised in New Mexico and started her acting career with roles in projects like the movie State's Evidence and with a recurring role on the show What I Like About You. In 2006, she was cast as head cheerleader Lyla Garrity on the series Friday Night Lights, a show based on the movie of the same name, about a small town in Texas where high-school football is among the most important things in life. In 2007, she took a role in the Jamie Foxx political thriller The Kingdom. She appeared in the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, and in 2011 had parts in The Roommate and the Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It.
In 2008 she struck up a very high-profile romance with Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter.
~ Cammila Collar, Rovi