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Mindy Kaling shows off 'summer bob' in Instagram photo

Mindy Kaling shows off 'summer bob' in Instagram photo

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) --Mindy Kaling showed off her new "summer bob" on Instagram Monday, writing that she was "obsessed with it."
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Mindy Kaling to Harvard Law grads: 'You are the nerds who are going to make serious bank'

Mindy Kaling to Harvard Law grads: 'You are the nerds who are going to make serious bank'

BOSTON, May 29 (UPI) --Watch Mindy Kaling's address Harvard Law grads in a hilarious Class Day speech.
Kate Stanton
Kate Middleton stole Mindy Kaling's look

Kate Middleton stole Mindy Kaling's look

BRISBANE, Australia, April 20 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling wore the same L.K. Bennett dress on a recent episode of "The Mindy Project."
Kate Stanton
Mindy Kaling tells Vogue: 'I don't want to be skinny'

Mindy Kaling tells Vogue: 'I don't want to be skinny'

March 27 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling talks fashion and speaks out about her weight in her interview for Vogue's April issue.
Annie Martin
Mindy Kaling stuns in custom gown for CDGA Awards

Mindy Kaling stuns in custom gown for CDGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling joined her friend, costume designer Salvador Perez, at the CDGA awards, wearing a custom gown made by the CDGA president himself.
Gabrielle Levy
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Mindy Kaling responds to Elle cover cropping controversy: 'Ya pervs!'

Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Some fans are wondering why Elle magazine chose to crop Mindy Kaling's body out of her cover photo.
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Fox's Tuesday night lineup changes; 'Mindy Project' goes on hiatus

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Fox announced it is putting "The Mindy Project" on a two-month hiatus at the end of January and moving "Glee" to Tuesday nights.
Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night with a segment showing him attempting to binge-view an entire TV season.
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Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

Fallon, Hamm, Hannigan to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Alyson Hannigan and LL Cool J are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS said.
Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

Kaling, Novak to return for super-sized 'Office' finale

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- NBC says the series finale of its Pennsylvania-set sitcom "The Office" has been extended to 75 minutes.
Fox renews 'Mindy,' 'Following' for sophomore seasons

Fox renews 'Mindy,' 'Following' for sophomore seasons

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. television network Fox has ordered second seasons of its sitcom "The Mindy Project" and cult-themed thriller "The Following," TVGuide.com reported.
Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak plan 'Office' return

Mindy Kaling, B.J. Novak plan 'Office' return

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, who played on-and-off lovers Kelly and Ryan for eight seasons on "The Office," are to return for the U.S. sitcom's finale.
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Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Stars line up for 11:35 p.m. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling and Bruno Mars will help Jimmy Kimmel celebrate his Los Angeles talk show's move to 11:35 p.m., ABC said.
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Mindy Kaling arrives arrives on the red carpet at the NBC/Universal Pictures and Focus Features 67th annual Golden Globes After-Party in Beverly Hills, California on January 17, 2010. (UPI/David Silpa)
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Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), better known as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress and writer who stars as Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office. Kaling is also a co-executive producer and writer of several of the Emmy Award-winning show's episodes.

Kaling was born Vera Mindy Chokalingam in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Tamil Hindu parents from India. She graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge in 1997. The following year, she began attending Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe "The Dog Day Players" and the a cappella group "The Rockapellas", the creator of the comic strip "Badly Drawn Girl" in The Dartmouth (the college's mainstream newspaper), as well as writing for the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern (the college's humor magazine) . She graduated in 2001. In 2003, she portrayed Ben Affleck in a play entitled "Matt & Ben", which she also co-wrote. The play was named one of Time magazine's "Top Ten Theatrical Events of The Year".

In early 2004, she was hired as a writer and performer for the American version of The Office. To date, she has written 18 episodes for the series. Originally, executive producer Greg Daniels wasn't sure where to use her onscreen in the series, until the point in the episode "Diversity Day" where Steve Carell's insensitive character Michael Scott needed to be slapped by a minority character. In a 2007 interview with The A.V. Club, Kaling stated that the Kelly character is "an exaggerated version of what I think the upper-level writers believe my personality is." After the "Diwali" episode, Kaling appeared with Daniels on NPR's Fresh Air. Kaling played Richard Lewis's assistant in a 2005 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and in April 2006 she was a guest writer for one episode of Saturday Night Live. Kaling's first film role was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which starred Steve Carell. She also made an appearance in the film Unaccompanied Minors as a waitress.

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