101 Facts About Mindy Kaling

1. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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2. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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3. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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4. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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5. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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6. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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7. Mindy Kaling wrote and starred in the Sundance crowd-pleaser "Late Night", directed by Nisha Ganatra.

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8. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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9. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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10. Mindy Kaling wrote and starred in the Sundance crowd-pleaser "Late Night", directed by Nisha Ganatra.

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11. Mindy Kaling debuted with 2005 comedy film The 40-Year-Old Virgin for her role as Amy.

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12. Mindy Kaling has appeared in numerous commercials including Nationwide Insurance, American Express Credit Card, Xfinity X1 Platform entertainment operating system (2013) and others.

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13. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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14. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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15. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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16. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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17. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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18. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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19. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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20. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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21. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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22. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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23. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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24. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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25. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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26. Mindy Kaling lined up independent financing and recruited Nisha Ganatra to direct, per Variety.

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27. Mindy Kaling produces, writes and stars in "Late Night", the first big hit at the Sundance Film Festival.

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28. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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29. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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30. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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31. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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32. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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33. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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34. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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35. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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36. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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37. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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38. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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39. Mindy Kaling stars as Molly, brought into Katherine's all-white, all-male writer's room as a barely veiled "diversity hire.

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40. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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41. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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42. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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43. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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44. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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45. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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46. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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47. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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48. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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49. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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50. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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51. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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52. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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53. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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54. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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55. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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56. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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57. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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58. Mindy Kaling wrote and produced the film, which Nisha Ganatra directed.

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59. Mindy Kaling wrote and stars in Late Night, directed by Nisha Ganatra.

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60. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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61. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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62. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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63. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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64. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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65. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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66. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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67. Mindy Kaling was born to Indian parents, Avu Chokalingam, an architect, and Swati Chokalingam, a Doctor.

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68. Mindy Kaling has a daughter, Katherine Mindy Kaling, born in December 2017.

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69. Mindy Kaling is an American actress and comedian who first gained recognition for her role as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office, for which she earned six Emmy Award nominations.

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70. Mindy Kaling is a huge fan of the Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri, and named her character in The Mindy Project after her.

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71. Mindy Kaling is currently the creator and star of The Mindy Kaling Project on Hulu.

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72. Mindy Kaling has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces on American television today.

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73. Mindy Kaling joined the mostly female cast of Ocean's 8, a reboot of the Ocean's Eleven franchise from the early 2000s.

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74. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor, one of the fictional office's "most ethnic co-workers.

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75. Mindy Kaling is the first Indian-American to have her own network show.

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76. Mindy Kaling admitted to getting some of her story ideas from her mother's real-world career.

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77. In 2012, Mindy Kaling left "The Office" in order to star in her own show, "The Mindy Project", on Fox.

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78. Mindy Kaling shortened her last name to Mindy Kaling early in her post-college standup comedy years in New York, mostly due to the annoying habit emcees had of joking about how hard it was to pronounce.

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79. Mindy Kaling says she once told the story to the show's star, Robin Williams, but he did not believe her.

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80. In 2012, Mindy Kaling began acting in a new show, The Mindy Project, where she plays Mindy Lahiri.

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81. In 2012, Mindy Kaling created a Hulu sitcom on the Fox named The Mindy Project which was written and produced by her.

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82. At the age of 19, Mindy Kaling began her professional career as an intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

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83. Mindy Kaling received six Emmy Award nominations as a writer and a producer of the show.

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84. Mindy Kaling had her first taste of comedic success with the play Matt and Ben.

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85. Mindy Kaling gave birth to a baby girl named Katherine in December 2017.

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86. Mindy Kaling currently stars on The Mindy Project, which used to air on FOX, but she is a fan of another popular series on the network.

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87. Mindy Kaling has no problem using her name for the title of her current series The Mindy Project, but she will change her name whenever she orders food.

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88. In 2002, Mindy Kaling decided to write a play with one of her close friends about the relationship between actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and how they developed the film Good Will Hunting.

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89. Mindy Kaling came up with the idea of Michael having a man-crush on Ryan.

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90. Mindy Kaling was part of the writing staff on The Office from the very beginning.

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91. Mindy Kaling was notably the first woman to join the writers' room on The Office, and while she was clear that the overwhelming majority of her experiences there were positive, she said she amplified lots of her own real-life moments of discrimination and disrespect in Molly's storyline in Late Night.

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92. Mindy Kaling said a well-known comedy star who shall go unnamed did the same thing.

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93. Mindy Kaling says much of Late Night's inspiration was simply her love of Thompson's body of work—and her desire to see her in more juicy, starring roles like those she landed earlier in her career.

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94. Mindy Kaling has thoughts on where her Office character, Kelly Kapoor, is that the NBC series is over.

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95. In 2012, Mindy Kaling pitched a single-camera comedy to Fox called The Mindy Project, which Kaling wrote and produced.

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96. Mindy Kaling graduated from Dartmouth in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in playwriting.

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97. Mindy Kaling is currently developing a series based on the plot.

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98. Mindy Kaling made light of the amendments that grant her birthright citizenship in her Instagram caption.

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99. Mindy Kaling posted a photo of herself sporting her "I Voted" sticker to her Instagram account.

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100. In the same year, Mindy Kaling was recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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101. In March 2017, Mindy Kaling announced that the show's sixth season, due to air starting September 2017, would be the last.

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