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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 February 1983Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameAziz Ishmael Ansari
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town.

Starting out in television, he later had bit parts in the films I Love You, Man (2009), Funny People (2009), and Get Him to the Greek (2010), among others, before co-starring in the comedy 30 Minutes or Less (2011).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: pat b

Trade Mark (2)

High-pitched voice
Often plays slackers

Trivia (4)

Turned down an unknown role in Transformers (2007).
In a 2013 interview with "The A.V. Club," Ansari said that his parents' marriage had been an arranged one.
Aziz Ansari attended Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville, S.C. Bennettsville is in Marlboro County in South Carolina.
Brother Aniz Adam Ansari is a Writer, Editor, & Visual Artist based in Los Angeles, California. Also was one of the writers for Master of None.

Personal Quotes (12)

After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times and then one night it'll flop. And that's when I really take a hard look at myself and say: 'Well, that crowd is obviously wrong. That crowd has absolutely no idea what it's talking about.'
A lot of people my age think stand up sucks.
Do It Under the Influence Yourself! That's what we're shooting for! Get drunk and make your dreams come true.
I was a dishwasher at one of those Japanese places that cook on your table. Not too fun.
One of the big things I miss about New York is not my friends so much; it's Shake Shack, the burger place. I miss Shake Shack.
Every time I've done comedy in, like, traditional comedy clubs, there's always these comedians that do really well with audiences but that the other comedians hate because they're just, you know, doing kind of cheap stuff like dancing around or doing, like, very kind of base sex humor a lot, and stuff like that.
For the majority of the time, I may as well have been just a really tan white kid. You know, I may as well have just been, like, a fat kid.
I was 18 when I started. I was hanging out with some friends and they asked if I had tried stand-up before. I hadn't, but I thought: 'What the hell?' So I went to an open mic night, and I liked it.
I'm kind of obsessed with food. I like to eat.
Like with Parks and Recreation, it's so much fun because the people writing it are funny and they're open and you just go in there and have a good time. It's pretty much the easiest job I've ever had.
When I tour, it's like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places. There are a few spots in L.A. that I'm obsessed with - one of them is the Taco Zone taco truck on Alvarado. There are secret off-menu items that are amazing.
As a comedian I can talk about anything as long as I make it funny. So it's pretty cool if I can get people thinking about immigration or feminism or the food industry at my stand- up shows

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