Minka Kelly’s career includes a variety of respected works across film and television. She most recently booked the series regular role of Dove in the DC Comics television series “Titans.” In film she will next be seen alongside Henry Cavill and Alexandra Daddario in Nomis written and directed by David Raymond. Last fall, Kelly appeared in the Jason Katims Universal Television/Hulu Original Series “The Path,” alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan.
Kelly’s credits include The Butler directed by Lee Daniels as the American icon, Jacqueline Kennedy, Neil LaButte’s “Full Circle” for Direct TV, The Kingdom directed by Peter Berg, 500 Days of Summer directed by Marc Webb and many others.
Kelly won the hearts of audiences as Lyla Garrity on NBC’s hit show, “Friday Night Lights.” Her success in television continued with a significant recurring role as a behavioral therapist to children with Asperger’s Syndrome in another NBC hit, “Parenthood.” Her other television work includes “Man Seeking Woman,” “Almost Human,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Path.”
Kelly is also a philanthropist. After a trip to Ethiopia in 2009, she was inspired to help the countless women she met who are unable to provide for themselves and their families. She is a partner with ABLE, an organization which creates employment opportunities for women in Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru, Mexico and Nashville, Tennessee through the production and sales of clothing and accessories.
In her new role as International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ambassador, Kelly is focused on raising awareness of big cat issues such as cub handling and pseudo-sanctuaries, and advocating for federal legislation banning private ownership of big cats in the United States.