VIDEO: Mindy Kaling Gives Harvard Law School Commencement Address
Kaling is best known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office and creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the FOX sitcom The Mindy Project. She is also a co-executive producer, director, and writer of several of the show's episodes. Mindy also wrote, was executive producer for and directed various episodes of The Office.
Kaling's notable films include This Is the End, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Five-Year Engagement. Kaling was nominated five consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer of The Office. In 2010, she received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series with Greg Daniels for the episode, "Niagara".
The next year, she published a humorous memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). In 2013, Entertainment Weekly identified Kaling as one of the "50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers" in Hollywood