Mindy Kaling plays the chatty and bubbly Kelly Kapoor on The Office. Kaling is also a writer/producer on the show and has written several episodes, including Hot Girl, The Dundies, Take Your Daughter to Work Day and The Injury. The Injury is the recipient of the prestigious Media Access Award presented by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Prior to working on The Office, Kaling cowrote and costarred in the hit off-Broadway play Matt & Ben, which won the New York International Fringe Festival’s Best Play prize and went on to be a featured selection at the 2003 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. The play was on Rolling Stone’s Hot List and was listed as one of Time Magazine’s top ten theatrical events of 2003.
In film, Kaling was the object of Paul Rudd’s unwanted affections in Universal’s The Forty Year-Old Virgin. She has also been the object of Larry David’s unwanted affections in the hit HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Kaling can also be seen in the upcoming feature films License to Wed and Unaccompanied Minors.
Kaling was invited to be a guest writer on Saturday Night Live and is currently penning a sorority comedy for Fox Atomic. The film is based on her experiences at Dartmouth College.
She is from Cambridge, Massachusetts and currently resides in Los Angeles.