Minka Kelly

Lyla Garrity

As a talented young actress, Minka Kelly provides powerful performances and has a natural ease on both the small and big screens.

Currently, Kelly stars as the spirited and conflicted cheerleader Lyla Garrity on NBC's critically acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights."

On the big screen, Kelly teamed with "Friday Night Lights" creator Peter Berg in the drama "The Kingdom." Directed by Berg, the film stars Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner.

Kelly's additional television credits include guest-starring roles on "Cracking Up," "American Dreams," and "Drake and Josh" as well as a recurring role on the hit series "What I Like About You," opposite Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth.

Kelly currently resides in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles.