In May 2008, Minka was seen having romantic love affairs with Derek Jeter. Derek Jeter is a retired professional baseball shortstop from United States. They were together till August 2011. They called off their love life in 2012.
Minka received her formal education from Valley High School. There she also appeared in several school plays. She completed her high school graduation from there in 1998. Initially she desired to be a surgical technician; however, she was influenced in acting. During the late 1990s, she joined a modeling agency. There she was also approached by the former Playboy Playmate. She made her professional acting debut in 2003. However, she also appeared in several music videos in 2002. That year she appeared in several music videos like If You C Jordan and She Hates Me. In 2003, she appeared in the short movie Turbo-Charged Prelude. The following year she starred the role of Monica in the TV series Cracking Up. She also portrayed the role of Stacey in the TV series Drake & Josh that year. Her breakthrough role came in 2006 after she began starring the role of Lyla Garrity in the TV series Friday Night Lights. Her net worth is said to be around $5 million.