Mindy Kaling


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Vera Mindy Chokalingam is an Indian-American actress, comedienne, producer, writer and director from Cambridge, Massachusetts known for playing Kelly Kapoor from The Office, Disgust from Inside Out and creating The Mindy Project. She also acted in Wreck-It Ralph, Despicable Me, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Ocean's 8 and Monsters at Work. She had two ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Office Kelly Kapoor
(2005-2013)
Inside Out Disgust
(2015)
Late Night Molly Patel
(2019)
Wreck-It Ralph Taffyta Muttonfudge
(2012)

Filmography

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 2019-2021 The Morning Show (TV Series)
Audra
- Ghosts (2021) ... Audra
- Open Waters (2019) ... Audra
- A Seat at the Table (2019) ... Audra
 2021 Monsters at Work (TV Series)
Val
- It's Laughter They're After (2021) ... Val (voice)
- Bad Hair Day (2021) ... Val (voice)
- Little Monsters (2021) ... Val (voice)
- Adorable Returns (2021) ... Val (voice)
- The Vending Machine (2021) ... Val (voice)
 2021/I Locked Down
Kate
 2019 Threat Level Midnight: The Movie (TV Short)
Hostage #3
 2019 Late Night
Molly Patel
 2018 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Cindy
 2018 Ocean's Eight
Amita
 2018 Champions (TV Series)
Priya Patel
- Opening Night (2018) ... Priya Patel
- Matt Bomer Poster (2018) ... Priya Patel
- My Fair Uncle (2018) ... Priya Patel
- I Think I'm Gonna Tolerate It Here (2018) ... Priya Patel
- Pilot (2018) ... Priya Patel
 2018 A Wrinkle in Time
Mrs. Who
 2017 Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (Music Video short)
Mindy
 2012-2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Mindy Lahiri
- It Had to Be You (2017) ... Mindy Lahiri
- Danny in Real Life (2017) ... Mindy Lahiri
- Doctors Without Boundaries (2017) ... Mindy Lahiri
- Girl Gone Wild (2017) ... Mindy Lahiri
- The Midwife's Tale (2017) ... Mindy Lahiri
 2017 Animals. (TV Series)
Sandy
- Squirrels (2017) ... Sandy (voice)
 2015 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Mindy Kaling
- Single All the Way (2015) ... Mindy Kaling
 2015/II The Night Before
Sarah
 2015 Riley's First Date? (Video short)
Disgust (voice)
 2015 HitRECord on TV (TV Series)
Bella Obscura
- Re: The Dark (2015) ... Bella Obscura
 2015/I Inside Out
Disgust (voice)
 2013 This Is the End
Mindy Kaling
 2005-2013 The Office (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- Finale (2013) ... Kelly Kapoor
- New Guys (2012) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Free Family Portrait Studio (2012) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Angry Andy (2012) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Get the Girl (2012) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2013 The Mindy Project: The Morgan Project (Short)
Mindy Lahiri
 2012 Wreck-It Ralph
Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
 2012 The Five-Year Engagement
Vaneetha
 2011 The Office: The Girl Next Door (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- The Story of Subtle Sexuality (2011) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Girl Next Door (2011) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2011 The Office: The Podcast (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- The First Entry (2011) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Debut (2011) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Gabe's Podcast (2011) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2011/I No Strings Attached
Shira
 2010 The Office: The 3rd Floor (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- Moving On (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Final Product (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Lights, Camera, Action! (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2010 Despicable Me
Tourist Mom (voice)
 2010 The Office: The Mentor (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- Reimbursements (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Lunchtime (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
- BFFs? (2010) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2009 The Office: Subtle Sexuality (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- The Replacement (2009) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Music Video (2009) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Creative Differences (2009) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2009 The Office: Blackmail (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- Kelly (2009) ... Kelly Kapoor
- Andy (2009) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2008 The Office: The Outburst (TV Series)
Kelly Kapoor
- The Explanation (2008) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Search (2008) ... Kelly Kapoor
- The Call (2008) ... Kelly Kapoor
 2008 House Poor (TV Series)
Mindy
 2008 Global Warming (TV Series)
Madhar
 2007 License to Wed
Shelly
 2006 Unaccompanied Minors
Restaurant Hostess
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Richard Lewis's Assistant
- Lewis Needs a Kidney (2005) ... Richard Lewis's Assistant
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Other Works:

TV commercial: the American Express credit card. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Children:

Kaling, Katherine Swati

Parents:

Raisircar, Swati | Chokalingam, Avu

Relatives:

Vijay Chokalingam (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

[from Twitter] My heart wants white jeans but my head says no. Kidney says go for it, spleen is ambivalent. Ovaries say no comment, rather rudely actually. See more »

Trivia:

Her middle name, Mindy, was taken from the TV show, Mork & Mindy (1978) (TV). Her mother was pregnant with her in Nigeria and that was the only American show they got there. When she met Robin Williams and told him the story, he didn't believe her. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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