40 Facts About Aziz Ansari


Aziz Ismail Ansari is an American actor, comedian, writer and filmmaker.

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Aziz Ansari is known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation and as creator and star of the Netflix series Master of None (2015–) for which he won several acting and writing awards, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe, which was the first award received by an Indian American and Asian American actor for acting on television.

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Aziz Ansari began performing comedy in New York City, while a student at NYU Stern in 2000.

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Aziz Ansari later co-created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, after which he had acting roles in a number of feature films.

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From 2009 to 2015, Aziz Ansari gained prominence for his role as Tom Haverford in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

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In 2015, Aziz Ansari co-created, and starred in the first two seasons of Netflix's critically acclaimed series Master of None which he served as a writer and director.

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Aziz Ansari continues to perform stand-up on tour and on Netflix.

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Aziz Ansari was included in the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2016.

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Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina to Indian immigrants from Tamil Nadu.

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Aziz Ansari's parents are Tamil Muslims, though Ansari himself is non-religious.

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Aziz Ansari has a younger brother, Aniz, who is seven years his junior.

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Aziz Ansari grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina where he attended Marlboro Academy as well as the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.

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Aziz Ansari graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business in 2004, with a Bachelor of Business degree in marketing.

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Aziz Ansari's mother, Fatima, is an obstetrician and gynecologist and his father, Shoukath, is a gastroenterologist.

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Aziz Ansari frequently performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, as well as weekly shows such as Invite Them Up.

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Around the summer of 2005, Aziz Ansari began collaborating with fellow comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, as well as director Jason Woliner to make short films.

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Aziz Ansari had been offered the role of Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, and since the members wrote everything together, they decided, as Scheer told Vulture, "it would be better if we walked away as friends instead of burn out on each other and the show.

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In June 2008, Aziz Ansari was announced as the first cast hire for NBC's comedy Parks and Recreation.

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Yang and Aziz Ansari were honored with a Peabody Award in May 2016 for the series.

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In 2018 Aziz Ansari won a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV comedy for the show; this made him the first Asian-American actor to win a Golden Globe for acting in television.

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Aziz Ansari had a recurring role in season eight of the ABC sitcom Scrubs as Ed, a new intern at the hospital.

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Aziz Ansari's character was written off the show so he could work on Parks and Recreation.

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Aziz Ansari has a recurring role on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers as Darryl.

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Aziz Ansari hosted the January 21, 2017 episode of Saturday Night Live, becoming the first person of Indian origin to do so.

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Aziz Ansari has made appearances in several films, including Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man, 30 Minutes or Less, This Is the End, and Observe and Report.

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Aziz Ansari is attached to star in another film with Danny McBride based on an idea from Aziz Ansari and 30 Rock writer Matt Hubbard.

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In July 2010, Aziz Ansari began a new tour, Dangerously Delicious, which was in theaters across the United States; stops included the Bonnaroo Music Festival and Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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In May 2019, Aziz Ansari teamed up with Dave Chappelle for three shows in Austin, Texas at the Paramount Theatre.

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In February 2022, Aziz Ansari was set to make his feature directorial debut with a dramedy film titled Being Mortal starring Bill Murray, Keke Palmer and Seth Rogen.

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Aziz Ansari was raised as a Muslim, but has described himself as "not religious" on Twitter.

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Aziz Ansari incorporated an episode about feminism titled "Ladies and Gentlemen" in Master of None.

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Aziz Ansari is a "foodie"; he and his friends Eric Wareheim and Jason Woliner have formed what they called "The Food Club", which involves them dressing up in suits and captain hats and rewarding restaurants with "Food Club" plaques.

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Aziz Ansari explained to Vanity Fair, "It's a really serious-looking plaque and all of the restaurants we've given it to have put it front and center.

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Aziz Ansari was a close friend of the comedian Harris Wittels and they frequently worked together.

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Aziz Ansari has a brother, Aniz Adam Ansari, who co-wrote an episode of Master of None.

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Aziz Ansari purchased an apartment in Tribeca, Downtown Manhattan in 2018 that had previously been owned by New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh for US$5.

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In December 2021, it was reported that Aziz Ansari had become engaged to Danish forensic data scientist Serena Skov Campbell.

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Some agreed with Aziz Ansari, who stated that the encounter "by all indications was completely consensual, " while others stated that his actions were misogynistic, lacked affirmative consent, and spoke to a larger culture of harmful male expectations.

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Aziz Ansari briefly receded from the public eye following the incident and resumed performing stand-up comedy in May 2018.

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In 2016, Aziz Ansari was the recipient of Smithsonian Magazine's American Ingenuity Award for Performing Arts.

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