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Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

Danes, Cryer to be Emmy presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Emily VanCamp, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes and Jon Cryer have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.
Stars line up to be Emmys presenters

Stars line up to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Louis C.K., Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler and Ricky Gervais are to be presenters at this month's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Franco, Rihanna shoot film in New Orleans

Franco, Rihanna shoot film in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, June 1 (UPI) -- Rihanna, James Franco and Emma Watson shot a scene for Seth Rogen's directorial debut, "The End of the World," in New Orleans this week, E! said.
NBC renews 'Parks & Rec,' 'Office'

NBC renews 'Parks & Rec,' 'Office'

LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- NBC has renewed its U.S. sitcoms "The Office," "Parks & Recreation" and "Up All Night," EW.com reported Friday.
Fischer: Everyone wants to come back to 'Office'

Fischer: Everyone wants to come back to 'Office'

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Jenna Fischer says she and he co-stars on the American version of "The Office" all want to return for a ninth season of the sitcom.
Handsome doctor ends 'Office' romance

Handsome doctor ends 'Office' romance

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Actor-writer-producer B.J. Novak says a handsome doctor played by Sendhil Ramamurthy will come between Ryan and Kelly on the U.S. sitcom "The Office."
'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was named Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Kaling: Dwight should take over 'Office'

Kaling: Dwight should take over 'Office'

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling of "The Office" says she thinks Rainn Wilson's character should take over as boss when Steve Carell leaves the U.S. sitcom after next season.
Kaling under fire for Vegas complaints

Kaling under fire for Vegas complaints

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling has come under fire from those who object to her calling their Las Vegas neighborhood "sketchy" on television.
Kaling to officiate 'Office' games in Pa.

Kaling to officiate 'Office' games in Pa.

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Mindy Kaling, one of the stars of the U.S. version of "The Office," is planning to preside over "The Office Games" in Scranton, Pa., organizers said.

Some 'Office' stars affected by WGA strike

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Several stars of "The Office," who also write for the U.S. comedy series, will be affected by the Writers Guild of America strike, Variety.com reported.

'Office' convention planned in Scranton

SCRANTON, Pa., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Fanatical fans of Pam, Michael, Dwight and Jim are expected to descend on Scranton, Pa., this month for "The Office Convention."

Stage punch lands actress in the hospital

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A staged punch that was a little too realistic landed an Off Off Broadway actress in the emergency room with a broken nose.
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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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