Actress and writer 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, and Ocean’s 8; while lending her voice to animated films like Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out.