And you've already fallen in love with her, back when she was a cheerleader. She was the high school cheerleader, kissing the quarterback in the driveway. The on-screen character and her mom had moved to numerous networks before they at last settled in Chicago when the eklly was in middle school. A white wake churns up behind the boat, and Minka's smile dissolves into the stern, jutted-chin look of a fighter waiting for a punch. The board fishtails, and before she's up, she's down.