Mindy Kaling went from college improv star to indie darling playwright (Matt & Ben) to The Office writer/producer/cast member to best-selling author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Self-Deprecating Autobiographical Role: Kelly Kapoor on The Office
Hollywood Fairy Godmother: Paul Feig
Awkward Trademark: She's a total gigglepuss.
Upcoming: Fox just ordered Kaling’s Bridget Jones-ian half-hour sitcom, which she will produce, write, and star in as a young OB/GYN.
Extra Credit: Power tweeter!
The Takeaway: You can have an Ivy League degree and still heart The Real Housewives and throw pillows from Anthropologie.
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