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Mindy Kaling Biography

Birth Name:
Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Birth Place:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Created, wrote and illustrated the comic strip Badly Drawn Girl for her college newspaper
  • Performed in an improvisational comedy troupe called the Dog Day Players
  • Created, co-wrote and starred in the off-Broadway show Matt & Ben, a satirical take on how Ben Affleck and Matt Damon wrote the Oscar-winning script for Good Will Hunting
  • Wrote scripts for The Office, including the episodes "The Dundies" and "Take Your Daughter to Work Day
  • " Wrote her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), released in 2011

Awards

  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner

Relationships

  • Vijay -- Brother
  • Katherine -- Daughter
  • Avu Chokalingam -- Father
  • Swati Chokalingam -- Mother