Historical records matching Mindy Kaling
About Mindy Kaling
- Born Vera Mindy Chokalingam on June 24, 1979
- Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Nationality American
- Education Buckingham Browne & Nichols
- Alma mater Dartmouth College
- Occupation Actress, comedian, writer, producer, director
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer widely known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office and creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project. She is also a co-executive producer, director, and writer of several of the show's episodes. Kaling also wrote, was executive producer for and directed various episodes of The Office.
Kaling's notable films include This Is the End, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Five-Year Engagement. Kaling was nominated five consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer of The Office. In 2010, she received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series with Greg Daniels for the episode, "Niagara". The next year, she published a humorous memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). In 2013, Entertainment Weekly identified Kaling as one of the "50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers" in Hollywood. In the same year, Kaling was recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.