Mindy Kaling is an American actress, stand-up comedian, and writer who stars as Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office. Kaling is also a co-executive producer and writer of several of the Emmy Award-winning show’s episodes. She has appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and was a guest writer for one episode of Saturday Night Live. Kaling’s first film role was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, followed by Unaccompanied Minors. Kaling writes about shopping in a blog called “Things I Bought That I Love” and was featured in Entertainment Weekly’s list of the 10 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood. She graduated from Dartmouth College where she was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe “The Dog Day Players” and the a cappella group “The Rockapellas”, as well as writing for the college’s humor magazine the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern. She co-wrote the play Matt & Ben with Brenda Withers, which was named one of Time magazine’s “Top Ten Theatrical Events of The Year”.