Minka Kelly is an American actress who has starred in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity from 2006 to 2009. In 2010, Kelly was named “Sexiest Woman Alive” in the annual Esquire magazine feature.
Minka Kelly landed a role in the CBS comedy pilot True Love as Kate, a Midwestern girl who falls in love with Henry – part of the quartet in the ensemble show — at the top of the Empire State Building, but was replaced by Sarah Chalke.
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 The CW’s 2009 pilot Body Politic which did not go to series.