Minka Kelly is slowly learning how the industry works. You basically have to show all interested parties, from directors to producers to actors, what you have to offer in return for career advancement opportunities.
In analyzing her upcoming projects on IMDb, we can see that, besides NBC’s Friday Night Lights, Minka doesn’t have much going for at this time, but look for her to be in at least one blockbuster in the next 6 to 8 months.
And the Wiki says…
Minka Kelly (born June 24, 1980) is an American actress. She currently stars in the NBC series Friday Night Lights as Lyla Garrity.
She recently finished shooting Universal’s The Kingdom, in a small cameo role alongside Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper. Peter Berg, who was also the director of Friday Night Lights, directed the film. [Wiki]