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Mindy Kaling
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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling stars, writes and produces the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning NBC show The Office. Additionally, Kaling has a two-year development deal with NBC Universal, making her a triple threat to reckon with in Hollywood.

Kaling is currently filming the sixth season of The Office, where she portrays the chatty, bubbly and celebrity obsessed Kelly Kapoor. Kaling has written over 12 episodes including Hot Girl, The Dundies, Take Your Daughter to Work Day and The Injury.

The Office has been nominated and won multiple awards including: Writers Guild of America Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Emmy Awards. Kaling was singled out when she was nominated for a 2008 Image Award in the Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series category for The Office episode Branch Wars.

Kaling was last seen on the big screen opposite Ben Stiller and Amy Adams in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She made her film debut as the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in the Judd Apatow directed comedy The 40-Year Old Virgin.

Kaling's other television credits include playing Richard Lewis's assistant on the critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. She was also a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and in 2007; her standup comedy was featured on the CD Comedy Death-Ray.

Kaling is no stranger to the stage, she co-wrote and co-starred in the hit off-Broadway play Matt & Ben, which won the New York International Fringe Festival's Best Play prize and went on to be a featured selection at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The play was on Rolling Stone's Hot List for Hot Play and was listed as one of Time Magazine's Top Ten Theatrical Events of 2003.

Kaling has been featured in Entertainment Weekly's list of the 10 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood, Rolling Stone's Hot List as Hot Hyphenate in 2007 for writing and acting on The Office, and in 2009 for Hot Network Hope for her deal with NBC. She was most recently featured as one of Daily Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch.

She is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Mindy Kaling Facts

Birth Name Vera Chokalingam
BirthdayJune 24, 1979 (43)
BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Mindy Kaling compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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