Mindy Kaling Biography
Mindy Kaling born Vera Mindy Chokalingam, is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director. She was born on June 24, 1979, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kaling has a brother, Vijay Jojo Chokalingam, an educational consultant.
Kaling graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols in 1997. She entered Dartmouth College in 1998 and graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in playwriting.
She currently stars in the Hulu original comedy series “The Mindy Project,” which she also writes and executive produces.
Before “The Mindy Project,” Mindy was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show “The Office.” In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor, Mindy wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy nominated episode “Niagra.”
In 2011, Mindy penned 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 best-seller lists. Mindy’s second memoir Why Not Me? was released in September 2015 and launched at #1 on the New York Times’ best-seller list.
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. Most recently, Mindy lent her voice to the character Disgust in the Oscar-winning Pixar animated film INSIDE OUT alongside Amy Poehler and Bill Hader and was seen in THE NIGHT BEFORE alongside Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She will next begin production on OCEAN’S 8 alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
Mindy was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012. In 2014, she was named one of Glamour’s women of the year.
Mindy Kaling Parents | Mindy Kaling Mother
Her parents are Avu Chokalingam, an architect, and Swati Chokalingam, an obstetrician/gynecologist. Kaling’s parents are from India and met while working at the same hospital in Nigeria. Her father, of Tamil heritage, was overseeing the building of a wing of the hospital, and her mother, a Bengali, was working as an OB/GYN. The family emigrated to the United States in 1979, the same year Kaling was born. Kaling’s mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2012.
Mindy Kaling Age
She was born on June 24, 1979.
Mindy Kaling Boyfriend | Mindy Kaling Dating
Kaling has a close friendship with B.J. Novak, whom she met through writing for The Office. The two dated on and off while writing and acting on the show.
Mindy Kaling Husband | Mindy Kaling Married
Kaling is pregnant with her first child and has yet to reveal the identity of her baby-to-be’s father. She announced to be pregnant on August 15, 2017.Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling Movies and TV Shows
Mindy Kaling Movies
The 40-Year-Old Virgin – (2005)
Unaccompanied Minors – (2006)
License to Wed – (2007)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – (2009)
Despicable Me – (2010)
No Strings Attached – (2011)
The Five-Year Engagement – (2012)
Wreck-It Ralph – (2012)
This Is the End – (2013)
Inside Out – (2015)
Riley’s First Date? – (2015)
The Night Before – (2015)
A Wrinkle in Time – (2018)
Ocean’s Eight – (2018)
2005–2013 – The Office
2005 – Curb Your Enthusiasm
2012–2017 – The Mindy Project
2014 – Sesame Street
2015 – The Muppets
2018 – Champions
Mindy Kaling Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $18 million.