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Mindy Kaling at PaleyFest 2013 (cropped)

Vera Mindy Chokalingam[1] (born June 24, 1979),[1] known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She provides the voice for Taffyta Muttonfudge (a racer in Sugar Rush)  in Wreck-It Ralph. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office. In addition to acting in it, she was a writer, executive producer, and occasional director.[2] Recognitions for her work on The Office include a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 2010.

Kaling gained wider attention for creating, writing, producing and starring in the Fox/Hulu comedy series The Mindy Project (2012–2017). In 2018, she began serving as the co-creater, writer, and producer for the sitcom Champions, in which she also has a recurring role.[3] Kaling also provided the voice for Disgust in the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out; other film credits include starring roles in the fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time and the heist-comedy Ocean's 8 (both 2018).

In addition to her work on film and television, Kaling has written two New York Times best-selling memoirs, titled Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (2011) and Why Not Me? (2015).[4]

Trivia

  • For a brief amount of time prior to the release of Wreck-It Ralph, Mindy used an icon of Taffyta Muttonfudge on her personal Twitter account. 

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Biography.com. Mindy Kaling: Television Actress, Writer (1979–). Biography.com. April 19, 2018. Archived April 19, 2018 at https://www.webcitation.org/6ynzAfSOH. Additional Archie.is archive on June 25, 2015.
  2. Sittenfeld, Curtis (September 25, 2011). A Long Day at ‘The Office’ With Mindy Kaling. The New York Times Magazine. September 23, 2011.
  3. Jenkins, Aric (May 13, 2017). Mindy Kaling Has a New Show Coming to NBC. Time. November 11, 2018.
  4. Katz, Brigit (April 7, 2016). "I am literally living the dream": Mindy Kaling on overcoming prejudice and finding success. Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW. November 11, 2018.
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