Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She provides the voice for Taffyta Muttonfudge (a racer in Sugar Rush) in Wreck-It Ralph. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office. In addition to acting in it, she was a writer, executive producer, and occasional director. Recognitions for her work on The Office include a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series in 2010.
Kaling gained wider attention for creating, writing, producing and starring in the Fox/Hulu comedy series The Mindy Project (2012–2017). In 2018, she began serving as the co-creater, writer, and producer for the sitcom Champions, in which she also has a recurring role. Kaling also provided the voice for Disgust in the 2015 Pixar film Inside Out; other film credits include starring roles in the fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time and the heist-comedy Ocean's 8 (both 2018).
- For a brief amount of time prior to the release of Wreck-It Ralph, Mindy used an icon of Taffyta Muttonfudge on her personal Twitter account.
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- Katz, Brigit (April 7, 2016). "I am literally living the dream": Mindy Kaling on overcoming prejudice and finding success. Women in the World in Association with The New York Times - WITW. November 11, 2018.
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