Kelly Jo Minter


“You and your brother are landlords of over 50 buildings in this city, all of which you've allowed to deteriorate into rat infested hellholes while you guys get rich charging ridiculous rents. Then, you evict anyone the minute they can't pay rent so you can tear down their homes and build some more office buildings, isn't that about right?”

– Ruby Williams in “The People Under the Stairs”

Actress who played Lorrie in the drama Mask with Cher. She also appeared in the 1989 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child.

Kelly Jo Minter (born July 14, 1966) is an American former actress. Minter made her acting debut as “The Pilot” in an after school short movie with the same name, in 1984.

Early Life

Minter was the youngest of nine children in a middle-class, Catholic household. Due to her mother, a pharmaceutical supplies salesperson traveling for work, Minter left home at age 14 to live her own, before ending up juvenile hall and girls homes.

Kelly Jo Minter


Minter began her career in entertainment behind the scenes as a Grip on mainstream and pornographic films. It led her to getting onscreen acting roles in film and television.

In 1982, Minter portrayed Angela in an episode of the third season of Fame called “Break Dance”. In 1984, she portrayed Carla in the television short The Pilot. In 1985, Minter made her film acting debut as the prostitute Lorrie in the drama film Mask.

She starred alongside Cher, Sam Elliott, and Eric Stoltz. The film earned positive reviews and was a financial success. The same year, she portrayed Kelly on an episode of the television series T.J. Hooker called “Street Bait” and Rachel Torres in the television film Badge of the Assassin.

In 1986, Minter portrayed Toni in the television film Charley Hannah and Vicky in an episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color called “The Deacon Street Deer”. In 1987, Minter portrayed Kathy in an episode of Hill Street Blues called “It Ain't Over Till It's Over” and Denise Green in the comedy film Summer School.

The same year, Minter portrayed Maria in Joel Schumacher's cult horror comedy film The Lost Boys. She subsequently portrayed Treena Lester in The Principal. The following year, she portrayed Charlotta in Steve De Jarnatt's apocalyptic thriller Miracle Mile and Charisse in two episodes of the television series A Different World.

In 1989, Minter portrayed Yvonne Miller in Stephen Hopkins’ fantasy horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. She starred alongside Lisa Wilcox as Alice Johnson and Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger. The same year, she portrayed Loret in the film Cat Chaser. The following year, Minter was cast as LaDonna in Reginald Hudlin's comedy film House Party.

In 1991, she portrayed a recovering drug addict in New Jack City, Cheryl in Popcorn, Mulready in Doc Hollywood, and Ruby Williams in Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs. The same year, she had guest appearances on a variety of television series such as Father Dowling Mysteries, WIOU, and Sibs.

Kelly Jo Minter

In 1992, Minter portrayed Sharonda in the television film Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story. The following year, she portrayed Joanna in the film Sunset Grill and Rhodesia in an episode of Martin. In 1994, she was cast in the television film Cosmic Slop. In 1996, she portrayed a hooker in The Rich Man's Wife, a crack mom in an episode of ER, and Rita in the television film A Face to Die For. The following year, she portrayed Chrissie Brooks in Dead Men Can't Dance.

In 2001, Minter starred in the television film Stranger Inside and had a guest appearance in the televisions series Providence. The following year, she portrayed Vielle Montoya in an episode of Strong Medicine.

In 2003, she portrayed Angie in the film Tapped Out. In 2008, she portrayed Karen in an episode of Zoey 101. In 2010, Minter appeared as herself in the documentary Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. In 2012, she appeared as herself in the documentary After the Violence.

Personal Life

Minter has been married once and has four sons. Minter has been married to singer-songwriter Georgio Allentini since 1992. Together they have three son, Georgio Allentini Jr., Joseph and Christian Allentini.

Quick Facts

Birth Date:
July 14, 1966

  • Kelly is also a handbag designer. Her handbag collection is called KJO Los Angeles. She started designing handbags around 2004 as a hobby. Her line took off in Los Angeles and has been growing ever since.
  • Kelly worked at Bell & Howell Video Duplication House in El Segundo, California. She got started in video in Redondo Beach, California, at an adult education training program called the “CETA” program.
  • In 1985, this diva made her debut to the movie from Mask, where she was playing a prostitute. The film was box office hit and even garnered positive response from critics as well as the public.
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Last Updated

April 2020

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