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Star & Executive Producer, Hulu's "The Mindy Project"

Mindy Kaling: Biography at a Glance

  • Starred in the Hulu original comedy series The Mindy Project, which she also wrote and executive produced
  • The Mindy Project was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, Television Critics Association Award and NAACP Image Award
  • Previously best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show The Office
  • Credits include The 40 Year Old Virgin, No Strings Attached, Five Year Engagement, Despicable Me, Wreck-it Ralph and Inside Out
  • Author of the New York Times bestsellers Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns and Why Not Me?


Star & Executive Producer, Hulu's "The Mindy Project"

Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian, writer, director, and producer who currently stars in her own Hulu comedy series "The Mindy Project," which she also writes and produces. The show has been nominated for awards by the WGA, Television Critics Association, and NAACP.

Before "The Mindy Project," Mindy was best known for her work on the hit sitcom "The Office." Mindy most recently starred in 2018 fantasy adventure epic "A Wrinkle in Time," directed by Ava DuVernay, along side Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine.

Mindy first came to prominence through her role as quirky, celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor on NBC's Emmy Award-winning sitcom "The Office." In addition to producing and directing many of the show's later episodes, Mindy also wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy-nominated episode, “Niagra.”

Following "The Office," Mindy forged out on her own to create "The Mindy Project," in which she stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a successful OB/GYN whose love of romantic comedies is wreaking havoc on her personal life. In 2013, "The Mindy Project" was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series. In 2014, Mindy and the show earned nominations from the Television Critics Association for Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding Achievement in Comedy respectively. Mindy also earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance on the show in 2014.

Mindy is the co-creator, writer, and producer of NBC’s new show "Champions," in which she will have a recurring guest role. The show premiered in March 2018.

In 2005, Mindy made her film debut as the object of Paul Rudd's unwanted affections in Judd Apatow’s "The 40 Year Old Virgin." She has been featured 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 has additionally lent her voice to the blockbuster animated comedies "Despicable Me" and "Wreck-It Ralph." In 2013, Mindy was seen in "This is the End" alongside James Franco and Seth Rogen. Mindy lent her voice to the character Disgust in the Pixar animated film "Inside Out" alongside Amy Poehler and Bill Hader. 

Aside from her work in film and television, Mindy is the author of the comedic memoir "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)," which continues to be featured on New York Times’ and USA Today’s bestseller lists. Mindy’s second memoir "Why Not Me?" was released in September 2015 and is currently featured on the New York Times’ bestseller list.

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