Emmy-nominated writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, director, and actor Mindy Kaling is one of the brightest voices of her generation. At 24, Kaling joined the eight person writing staff of NBC’s “The Office.” In her eight seasons at the show, she wrote twenty-six episodes, more than any other writer, and was nominated for an Emmy; Kaling was the first woman of color to be nominated in any writing category.
After “The Office,” Kaling created the “The Mindy Project” for Universal Television, a show that she executive produced and starred in from 2012 to 2017. Kaling wrote 25 episodes of the 117 episodes created for the six-season series.
In 2012, Kaling was named to the Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world. She was honored with the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Award and most recently was a 2019 ELLE Women in Hollywood honoree.
Kaling’s latest release is the critically acclaimed series “Never Have I Ever” on Netflix. Season 1 reached 40 million households in its first four weeks of release and the show has been picked up for a second season. Recently, it was announced that Kaling will write, produce, and star in an untitled comedy for Universal opposite Priyanka Chopra, co-written with Dan Goor. The duo are also currently penning “Legally Blonde 3,” which will star Reese Witherspoon. Kaling is also currently working on her HBO Max series, “The Sex Lives of College Girls.”
In addition to her other ventures, Kaling has released two New York Times bestselling comedic memoirs, titled “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” and “Why Not Me?” In October 2020, she released a collection of essays in partnership with Amazon, called “Nothing Like I Imagined.”