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Mindy Kaling is a Actor American born on 24 june 1979 at Cambridge (USA)

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling
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Birth name Vera Mindy Chokalingam
Nationality USA
Birth 24 june 1979 (40 years) at Cambridge (USA)
Awards Writers Guild of America Award

Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and also serves as executive producer and writer for the show. She is also known for her work on the NBC sitcom The Office, where she portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor and served as executive producer, writer and director.

Biography

Kaling has said she has never been called Vera, her first name, but has been referred to as Mindy since her mother was pregnant with her while her parents were living in Nigeria. They were already planning to move to the United States and wanted, Kaling said, a "cute American name" for their daughter, and liked the name Mindy from the TV show Mork & Mindy. The name Vera is, according to Kaling, the name of the "incarnation of a Hindu goddess."

When Kaling started doing stand-up, the emcees could never pronounce her last name, Chokalingam, so they made fun of it. Eventually she changed it to Kaling. She stopped doing stand-up because it required a lot more time than she had. She toured solo as well as with Craig Robinson before he was on The Office.

Kaling has said that she never saw a family like hers on TV, which gave her a dual perspective she uses in her writing. The "everyone against me mentality" is what she thinks she learned as a child of immigrants. She loves reading books by Jhumpa Lahiri, even naming her Mindy Lahiri character after her.

Kaling is a Hindu. She lives in West Hollywood, California.

Best films

Inside Out (2015)
(Actress)

Usually with

Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen
(3 films)
Evan Goldberg
Evan Goldberg
(2 films)
Jason Segel
Jason Segel
(3 films)
Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(2 films)
Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mindy Kaling (14 films)

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Actress

Ocean's Eight
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson
Roles Amita
Rating62% 3.1094453.1094453.1094453.1094453.109445
Debbie, la sœur de Danny Ocean, veut dérober un collier très convoité, lors du Met Gala au Metropolitan Museum of Art de New York. Elle souhaite par la même occasion se venger de son ex-petit-ami. Pour cela, elle forme une équipe constituée de sept autres « collègues » voleuses.
A Wrinkle in Time
Directed by Ava DuVernay
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Time travel films, Sur une planète fictive, Witches in film, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Roles Mrs. Who
Rating42% 2.1128752.1128752.1128752.1128752.112875
Deux enfants, Meg et le benjamin mais non moins précoce Charles Wallace, vivent avec leur mère scientifique. Leur père, lui aussi scientifique, a mystérieusement disparu depuis un certain temps.
The Night Before, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Christmas films, Films about drugs, Films about religion, Buddy films
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Lorraine Toussaint
Roles Sarah
Rating63% 3.197523.197523.197523.197523.19752
Fourteen years prior, Ethan's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) parents passed away on Christmas Eve. His two best friends, Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie), have been with him in support on this night by having an annual tradition of going out on Christmas Eve. However, because Isaac is going to be a father and Chris has become famous, all three decide to have one last Christmas Eve out in New York City.
Riley's First Date?, 4minutes
Directed by Pete Docter
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Pete Docter, Phyllis Smith
Roles Disgust (voice)
Rating74% 3.7387353.7387353.7387353.7387353.738735
Riley, maintenant âgée de 12 ans, est installée avec sa famille à San Francisco et commence à être attirée par les garçons. Mais quand Jordan, un jeune homme, lui propose d'aller à la patinoire avec lui, ce ne sont pas ses propres émotions qui sont bouleversées mais celles de ses parents à l'idée qu'elle ait un petit-ami à cet âge-ci ! La mère de cette dernière essaye de communiquer avec sa fille en lui demandant s'il s'agit d'un premier rendez-vous mais s'y prend plutôt mal… Comment la famille Andersen va-t-elle s'y prendre ?
Inside Out
Inside Out (2015)
, 1h34
Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Amy Poehler, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, John Ratzenberger, Phyllis Smith
Roles Disgust (voice)
Rating81% 4.096374.096374.096374.096374.09637
A girl named Riley is born in Minnesota, and within her mind, five personifications of her core emotions—Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Fear, and Anger—come to life. The emotions live in Headquarters, Riley's conscious mind, where they influence Riley's actions and memories via a control console. Her new memories are housed in colored orbs, which are sent into storage at the end of every waking period. The most important or "core" memories are housed in a hub in Headquarters and power five "islands", each of which reflects a different aspect of Riley's personality. Joy acts as the dominant emotion to keep Riley in a happy state, but she and the others do not understand Sadness's purpose, other than making Riley cry.
This Is the End, 1h47
Directed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Disaster, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Films set in the future, Demons in film, Political films, Comedy horror films, Dystopian films, Buddy films, Disaster films
Actors James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson
Roles Herself
Rating65% 3.297813.297813.297813.297813.29781
Jay Baruchel arrives in Los Angeles to visit with old friend and fellow actor Seth Rogen, who invites him to attend a housewarming party hosted by James Franco. Jay is uncomfortable being around so many people he hardly knows, so Seth accompanies him to a convenience store for cigarettes.
The Five-Year Engagement, 2h4
Directed by Nicholas Stoller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Jacki Weaver
Roles Vaneetha
Rating61% 3.0978053.0978053.0978053.0978053.097805
Tom Solomon (Jason Segel), a sous chef at a fancy restaurant, and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), a psychology PhD graduate, are a happy couple in San Francisco who get engaged a year after they began dating. Their nuptials get interrupted when Tom's best friend Alex Eilhauer (Chris Pratt) gets Violet's sister Suzie (Alison Brie) pregnant at Tom and Violet's engagement party and the two marry before Tom and Violet. Their nuptials get further delayed when Violet gets accepted into the University of Michigan's post-doctorate in psychology program which lasts two years. Tom agrees to move with her and delay their wedding until then. However, when he tells his boss, he becomes disheartened when she states she was planning on making him head chef at a new restaurant in town.
Wreck-It Ralph, 1h48
Directed by Rich Moore
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Musical films, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Jamie Elman, Adam Carolla
Roles Taffyta Muttonfudge (voice)
Rating76% 3.8453753.8453753.8453753.8453753.845375
When Litwak's Family Fun Center & Arcade closes at night, the various video-game characters leave their normal in-game roles and are free to travel to other games. Within the game Fix-It Felix, Jr., the characters celebrate its titular hero but loathe the game's villain character, Wreck-It Ralph. At a support group for video-game antagonists, Ralph reveals his desire to stop being the bad guy. Back home, Ralph finds the other characters celebrating their game's 30th anniversary without inviting him. Felix reluctantly invites Ralph to join them, but the others ostracize him, saying he would have to earn a medal, just as Felix does in their game.
No Strings Attached, 1h55
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes, Kevin Kline, Greta Gerwig, Lake Bell
Roles Shira
Rating62% 3.13.13.13.13.1
After first meeting at a summer camp as teenagers, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) run into each other a few times as young adults but never keep in touch. Emma becomes a doctor in Los Angeles, Adam a production assistant for a musical television show. Adam's father Alvin (Kevin Kline), the well-known star of a former hit television comedy series, has begun a romance with Adam's ex-girlfriend, Vanessa (Ophelia Lovibond). Adam finds out, gets drunk and calls the women in his phone seeking a hookup. The next morning, he wakes on a sofa wearing nothing but a small towel. It turns out that he texted Emma and then came to the apartment she shares with some other residents—Patrice (Greta Gerwig), Shira (Mindy Kaling), and Guy (Guy Branum). Once there, he took off all his clothes and then passed out. Emma leads Adam to her bedroom to retrieve his missing pants and they end up having sex.
Despicable Me, 1h35
Directed by Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Animation, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Space opera, Sur la Lune
Actors Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Gad Elmaleh, Kristen Wiig
Roles Tourist mom (voice)
Rating75% 3.7955953.7955953.7955953.7955953.795595
Gru, a supervillain, has his pride injured when an unknown supervillain steals the Great Pyramid of Giza, an action that is described by his colleague Dr. Nefario as "making all other villains look lame." Gru decides to do better, with the assistance of Dr. Nefario, by shrinking and stealing the Moon, an idea based on his childhood dream of being an astronaut, which was always disparaged by his mother Marlena. The plan is expensive and Gru seeks a loan from the Bank of Evil, where the president Mr. Perkins is impressed by the plan, but will only provide the money if Gru can obtain the necessary shrink ray first.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, 1h45
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Politique, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Political films, Gangster films, White House in fiction
Actors Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Matthew McConaughey, Christopher Guest
Roles Docent
Rating60% 3.0000153.0000153.0000153.0000153.000015
Two years after the events of the previous film, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now CEO of Daley Devices, a direct response television company that sells inventions inspired by his experiences as a night security guard at the American Museum of Natural History. While wealthy and successful, he has not had the time to see his museum exhibit friends in several months.
License to Wed, 1h31
Directed by Ken Kwapis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter
Roles Shelly
Rating53% 2.652442.652442.652442.652442.65244
Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she has found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (John Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years, though after re-checking their planning book, they find that the wedding can be held in three weeks.
Unaccompanied Minors, 1h29
Directed by Paul Feig
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Transport films, Aviation films, Children's films
Actors Lewis Black, B. J. Novak, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Brett Kelly
Roles Restaurant Hostess
Rating53% 2.654522.654522.654522.654522.65452
Spencer Davenport (Dyllan Christopher) and his sister Katherine must fly from California to Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve to spend the holidays with their dad, an environmentalist. Unfortunately, during their layover at the Hoover Airport in Kansas, a massive blizzard grounds all planes and cancels all flights, and the siblings are sent to the anarchic UM (unaccompanied minors') room, where they meet Christmas-spirited, but Jewish, smarty-pants Charlie Goldfinch (Tyler James Williams), surly and tomboyish tough girl Donna Malone (Quinn Shephard), glamorous and arrogant rich girl Grace Conrad (Gia Mantegna), and mysterious Beef Wellington (Brett Kelly).
The 40 Year Old Virgin, 1h56
Directed by Judd Apatow
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Buddy films, LGBT-related films, Films about virginity, LGBT-related film
Actors Steve Carell, Kat Dennings, Catherine Keener, Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco
Roles Amy
Rating70% 3.545743.545743.545743.545743.54574
Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) is a 40-year-old virgin who is involuntarily celibate. He lives alone, collects action figures, plays video games, and his social life seems to consist of watching Survivor with his elderly neighbors. He works in the stockroom at an electronics store called SmartTech. When a friend drops out of a poker game, Andy's co-workers David (Paul Rudd), Cal (Seth Rogen), and Jay (Romany Malco) reluctantly invite Andy to join them. At the game (which he wins, due to playing online poker constantly), when conversation turns to past sexual exploits, Andy desperately makes up a story, but when he compares the feel of a woman's breast to a "bag of sand", he is forced to admit his virginity.