Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Highest Rated: 98% Inside Out (2015)

Lowest Rated: 7% License to Wed (2007)

Birthday: Jun 24, 1979

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Mindy Kaling went from being an in-demand writer to one of the most unique comedic voices of her generation. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she began performing comedy while in college at Dartmouth. During her time at Hanover, she secured an internship on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 1993-2009). After college, she began performing stand-up and tried her hand at writing. She was hired as part of the original writing staff for "The Office" (NBC, 2005-13) and, as with many of the show's writers, was given a recurring character to play. Her on-screen part, Kelly Kapoor, would end up appearing in 161 of the show's 188 episodes. On the big screen she had small parts in the comedies "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), "License to Wed" (2007), and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" (2009). After leaving "The Office," she created and starred in the sitcom "The Mindy Project" (Fox/Hulu, 2012-17). Playing lovelorn Dr. Mindy Lahiri, she struck a strong connection with female audiences. She also garnered additional recognition as a writer with her humorous memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?. Firmly established as an actress, she joined Oprah Winfrey in "A Wrinkle in Time" (2018) and Sandra Bullock for "Oceans 8" (2018). As a producer, she created the short-lived sitcom "Champions" (NBC, 2018) and the TV adaptation of the British rom-com classic "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (Hulu, 2019- ). Drawing in part on her own television experiences, Kaling wrote and starred in "Late Night" (Netflix, 2019) with Emma Thompson. The actress played a comedy writer on a late-night talk show where most of the writing staff are white males. She joined former "The Office" costar Steve Carell when she made a guest appearance on the Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon drama "The Morning Show" (Apple TV, 2019- ). Kaling then established deals to create and produce shows for the streaming services HBO Go and Netflix.

Highest rated movies

Late Night
The Night Before
Ocean's 8
The Five-Year Engagement
No Strings Attached
Locked Down
A Wrinkle in Time
License to Wed




No Score Yet No Score Yet Legally Blonde 3 Screenwriter - 2023
42% 27% Locked Down Kate (Character) - 2021
79% 77% Late Night Molly Patel (Character),
$15.5M 2019
68% 45% Ocean's 8 Amita (Character) $139.4M 2018
42% 26% A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Who (Character) $100.5M 2018
69% 61% The Night Before Sarah (Character) $43.0M 2015
98% 89% Inside Out Disgust (Voice) $2.0M 2015
83% 71% This Is the End Self $101.5M 2013
87% 86% Wreck-It Ralph Taffyta Muttonfudge (Voice) $189.4M 2012
64% 51% The Five-Year Engagement Vaneetha (Character) $28.6M 2012
48% 51% No Strings Attached Shira (Character) $70.6M 2011
7% 53% License to Wed Shelly (Character) $43.8M 2007


93% 88% Never Have I Ever Executive Producer 2020-2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Office: Superfan Episodes Kelly Kapoor (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
97% 75% The Sex Lives of College Girls Executive Producer 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2019 2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014-2016 2018 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2015-2016 2021
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2015-2016 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
44% 81% Four Weddings and a Funeral Executive Producer,
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015 2017-2019
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
63% 67% Champions Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2018
86% 84% The Mindy Project Mindy (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013-2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2014-2016
64% 73% The Muppets Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009 2013
81% 89% The Office Kelly Kapoor (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2011
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Richard Lewis's Assistant (Guest Star) 2005