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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian, writer, producer and shopper. She can translate Latin and is an avid slow jogger who covers small amounts of distance over long periods of time. Additionally, she is a New York Times best-selling author and can be seen on her primtime televsion show, The Mindy Project (Fox), in which she not only stars, but also created, writes, and executive-produces. Ms. Kaling was most recently seen on the eighth season of The Office (NBC), in which she starred as “Kelly Kapoor.” Initially hired in 2004 as a writer and performer for the American version of The Office, she has written more than 18 episodes of the series, including “Niagara,” which scored her an Emmy nod. In 2009, she debuted as a director, with the episode “Subtle Sexuality,” and she subsequently was named an executive producer on the series. Ms. Kaling was singled out when she was nominated for a 2008 Image Award in the “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series” category. Most recently, The Office was nominated for a 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.” Ms. Kaling penned her first book in 2011, entitled Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). The book was featured on the New York Times Best Sellers list as well as USA Today’s Best-Selling Books list. Ms. Kaling's film work includes The Five-Year Engagement, No Strings Attached, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Despicable Me, Unaccompanied Minors, and License to Wed. Her other television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm and guest writing on Saturday Night Live, and her stand-up comedy was featured on the CD Comedy Death-Ray. She is the co-author of the Off-Broadway stage play, Matt & Ben, which is published by Samuel French. Ms. Kaling is currently writing the screenplay for The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie with fellow The Office writer Brent Forrester. In addition to co-writing the romantic comedy, she will also star in a supporting role and executive-produce. She has been featured on Entertainment Weekly’s list of the “10 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood.” She was twice featured on Rolling Stone’s “Hot List”: once in 2007 as “Hot Hyphenate,” for writing and acting on The Office; and then again in 2009 for “Hot Network Hope.” She was most recently featured as one of Daily Variety’s “10 Screenwriters to Watch.” From Cambridge, MA, Ms. Kaling currently resides in Los Angeles.


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