Mindy Kaling


Comedy writer


June 24, 1979


Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge, MA


42 years old


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A little about Mindy

Before The Office

Before she was on The Office, she toured solo as well as with Craig Robinson (who played Darryl).

My name is...

Her real name is Vera, although she has said that no one has ever really called her by that. Even when her mother was pregnant with her, she was referred to as Mindy.

Young blogger

In the early 2000s, she wrote a blog called Things I've Bought That I Love under the pseudonym Mindy Ephron. She chose the name "because she was amused by the idea of her 20-something Indian-American self as a long-lost Ephron sister."

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Worst date

Worst date

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Worst date

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The worst date I've ever been on was with a guy who I was super excited about, really attracted to, and then on the date it became apparent that it WASNT a date. He was just a straight dude who was psyched to have dinner with me in a platonic way. He talked about an actress he really wanted to date and we split the check. Thus is dating in Los Angeles.


Chris Farley as Matt Foley, inspirational speaker.
My teens and twenties were really challenging. TV and film wasnt like it is now, where you could turn on the TV and there's a reasonable expectation that you could see people that bore resemblance to me. So I had to dream in a vacuum. I was never, ever, ever skinny, and therefore never considered "pretty", even though I loved clothes and makeup and dressing up. That was really hard in middle school and high school. I was always comforted by this strange little fire inside of me that when I got older things would not be like that. Some comfort, huh? It should be noted that I was a very focused, odd kid. I hope this was helpful! And I hope you get everything you want.
This line, probably my most quoted lines ever, is 100% Paul Lieberstein.
The Christmas episode where Michael asked Kevin to sit on his lap, and Steve had to pretend to be crushed under his weight. I think I'm laughing on camera.