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Mindy Kaling

  • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Birthday: June 24

Mindy Kaling is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in FOX’s series The Mindy Project, which she also writes and executive produces. The show centers on Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a successful OB/GYN whose love of romantic comedies is wreaking havoc on her personal life. In their freshman season, The Mindy Project was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series.

Mindy Kaling is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in FOX’s series The Mindy Project, which she also writes and executive produces. The show centers on Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a successful OB/GYN whose love of romantic comedies is wreaking havoc on her personal life. In their freshman season, The Mindy Project was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series.

Before The Mindy Project, Kaling was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show The Office. In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed pop culture guru Kelly Kapoor, Kaling wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy nominated episode Niagra.

Kaling made her film debut as the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in Judd Apatow’s The 40 Year Old Virgin. She was seen on the big screen alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher in No Strings Attached and Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in The Five Year Engagement. She also lent her voice to the Blockbuster animated comedy Despicable Me and Wreck-It Ralph. She can also be seen in This Is The End alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen.

In addition to her work on The Mindy Project, Kaling is developing a new romantic comedy, The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, which is set to star Anne Hathaway. She is co-writing the script with Brent Forrester and will serve as executive producer of the film, in addition to having an on-screen role.

Aside from her work in film and television, Kaling is the author of the comedic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), which was featured on New York Time’s and USA Today’s best-seller lists.


 

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

6 Nominations No Emmys

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2011

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Co-Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Co-Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - 2010

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Writer
  • The Office
  • "Niagara"
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Co-Executive Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Outstanding Comedy Series - 2007

  • Nominee
  • Mindy Kaling, Producer
  • The Office
  • NBC
  • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

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March 10, 2016

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