I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce a funny actress Mindy Kaling! You might know her from the office.
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), better known as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer who plays Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office.
You might not know that Kaling is also a co-executive producer and writer of several of the show's episodes!
The Office Kaling first joined The Office as a writer at age 24 as the only woman on a staff of eight, and then took on the role of character Kelly Kapoor. She has written at least 22 episodes, including "Niagara", for which she was co-nominated for an Emmy with Greg Daniels. Kaling also wrote and directed the webisodes "Subtle Sexuality" in 2009. 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. Most recently, Kaling directed The Office webisodes The 3rd Floor. She also directed the season 6 episode titled "Body Language", which marked her television directorial debut. Kaling's contract was set to expire at the end of Season 7. On September 15, 2011, she signed a new contract to stay with the show for Season 8 and was promoted to full Executive Producer status. Her NBC contract includes a development deal for a new show for which she will both write and act.