Mindy Kaling

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Actress • Comedian • Writer • Producer

Birth Date: June 24, 1979

Age: 44 years old

Birth Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mindy Kaling went from being an in-demand writer to one of the most unique comedic voices of her generation. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she began performing comedy while in college at Dartmouth. During her time at Hanover, she secured an internship on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009). After college, she began performing stand-up and tried her hand at writing. She was hired as part of the original writing staff for "The Office" (NBC, 2005-13) and, as with many of the show's writers, was given a recurring character to play. Her on-screen part, Kelly Kapoor, would end up appearing in 161 of the show's 188 episodes. On the big screen she had small parts in the comedies "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), "License to Wed" (2007), and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). After leaving "The Office," she created and starred in the sitcom "The Mindy Project" (Fox/Hulu, 2012-17). Playing lovelorn Dr. Mindy Lahiri, she struck a strong connection with female audiences. She also garnered additional recognition as a writer with her humorous memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Firmly established as an actor, she joined Oprah Winfrey in "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018) and Sandra Bullock for "Oceans 8" (2018). As a producer, she created the short-lived sitcom "Champions" (NBC, 2018) and the TV adaptation of the British rom-com classic "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (Hulu, 2019- ). Drawing in part on her own television experiences, Kaling wrote and starred in "Late Night" (Netflix, 2019) with Emma Thompson. The actor played a comedy writer on a late-night talk show where most of the writing staff are white males. She joined former "The Office" costar Steve Carell when she made a guest appearance on the Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon drama "The Morning Show" (Apple TV, 2019- ). Kaling then established deals to create and produce shows for the streaming services HBO Go and Netflix.

Credits

Legally Blonde 3

Screenwriter
Movie
2025

Oscars 2023: Highlights

Host
Show
2023

Velma FREE

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Velma
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2023

VelmaStream

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2023
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VelmaStream

Executive Producer
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2023
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VelmaStream

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Velma
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2023
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To Kill a Tiger

Executive Producer
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2022
100%

The Sex Lives of College GirlsStream

Executive Producer
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2021
95%

ET Canada Weekend

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2021

Monsters at WorkStream

Voice
Val Little
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2021
65%

Lifetime Presents Variety's Power of Women: The ComediansStream

Self
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2021

Locked DownStream

Actor
Kate
Movie
2021
42%

The Office: Superfan Episodes

Actor
Kelly Kapoor
Show
2020

The Office: Superfan Episodes

Guest Star
Kelly Kapoor
Show
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

Never Have I EverStream

Executive Producer
Series
2020
94%

A Little Late With Lilly Singh

Guest
Talk
2019
82%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Access Daily

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2019

Four Weddings and a FuneralStream

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Miniseries
2019
43%

Four Weddings and a FuneralStream

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Miniseries
2019
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Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Trailblazer Honors 2019

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2019

Late Night

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Molly Patel
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2019

Late Night

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Movie
2019

Late Night

Screenwriter
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2019

Busy Tonight

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Talk
2018

Kevin Hart: What the Fit

Director
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2018

Kevin Hart: What the Fit

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2018

ChampionsStream

Creator
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2018
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ChampionsStream

Executive Producer
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2018
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Ocean's 8Stream

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Amita
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2018
68%

A Wrinkle in Time

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Mrs. Who
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2018

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Talk
2017

Sunday Today With Willie Geist

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Talk
2016

The Night Before With Cast Gag Reel

Actor
Sarah
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2015

The MuppetsStream

Guest Star
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2015
64%

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

Inside OutStream

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Disgust
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2015
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The Night BeforeStream

Actor
Sarah
Movie
2015
68%

Now That's Funny! On Set With TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special

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2014

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

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2014

The Mixtape by SoulPancake

Guest
Show
2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Mindy Project: Extras

Actor
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2013

This Is the EndStream

Self
Movie
2013
83%

Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings

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2012

The Mindy ProjectStream

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Mindy
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2012
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The Mindy ProjectStream

Executive Producer
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2012
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The Mindy ProjectStream

Writer
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2012
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Katie

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

CBS This Morning

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2012

The Five-Year EngagementStream

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Vaneetha
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2012
64%

Wreck-It RalphStream

Voice
Taffyta Muttonfudge
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2012
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Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool

Actor
Show
2011

No Strings AttachedStream

Actor
Shira
Movie
2011
47%

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Lopez Tonight

Guest
Show
2009

The Project

Guest
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2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Guest
Talk
2009

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

License to Wed

Actor
Shelly
Movie
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

etalk

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2006

The Colbert Report

Guest
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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

ET Canada

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2005

The OfficeStream

Actor
Kelly Kapoor
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2005
81%

The OfficeStream

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2005
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The OfficeStream

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2005
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The OfficeStream

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Kelly Kapoor
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2005
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The OfficeStream

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2005
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The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

Guest
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2005

The Insider

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
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2003

Live With Regis and Kelly

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2001

Curb Your EnthusiasmStream

Guest Star
Richard Lewis's Assistant
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2000
92%

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
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1999

The View

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Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

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News
1996

Late Show With David Letterman

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1993

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Guest Star
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1975

Today

Guest
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1952

News aboutMindy Kaling

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The Office

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Four Weddings and A Funeral

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