Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Mindy Kaling

Actress, Writer, & Comedian

Actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling first rose to fame on the workplace sitcom “The Office” in 2005, where she was both an actress and writer. Her work earned her six Emmy Award nominations. Bolstered by its success, Kaling went on to develop her own series, “The Mindy Project,” which debuted in the fall of 2012, making it the first sitcom in TV history to star an Indian American. In addition to writing, producing, and starring in her own show, Kaling has made multiple appearances in several hit films. She’s appeared in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Unaccompanied Minors,” “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” “A Wrinkle In Time,” “Ocean’s 8,” and the upcoming “Late Night” (which she also wrote, produced, and sold to Amazon for $13 million); while lending her voice to animated films like “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Inside Out.” In addition to her work in film and television, Kaling has written two New York Times best-selling memoirs, titled “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” (2011) and “Why Not Me?” (2015).