Mindy Kaling is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer who is best known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office. Kaling created and currently stars as Mindy Lahiri in the FOX sitcom The Mindy Project. She is also a co-executive producer, director, and writer for serveral of the show's episodes. Kaling is known for her roles in the films This Is The End, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Five-Year Engagement. She has been nominated five consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Oustanding Comedy Series as a producer of The Office, and in 2010 was nominated for Oustanding Writing in a Comedy Series. In 2013, Kaling was recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.