Mindy Kaling is a sensation. Actress, comedian, Emmy-nominated writer, producer, donut enthusiast–she does it all. Her witty humor is most popularly found in the well-known show The Office along with her FOX sitcom The Mindy Project. Watching her show, all audiences can say that her comedic timing is impeccable and to think that she wrote them herself makes us respect her mind as an artist that much more.
Aside from her impressive resume, she an all-around, likeable person. The reason why people can’t get enough is because she seems so relatable and genuine. Her Twitter says it all. She’s silly and it’s impossible to scroll through her feed and not smile (a comedian who doesn’t need to speak yet can still make you smile = COOL GIRL!)
From her background, living in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and soon enough moving to Los Angeles, it’s evident how far she’s come, which is another reason why she is so relatable. Her hard work wasn’t accomplished with just a ticket to LA and one audition. Mindy started as an intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and later on, wrote plays such as the hilarious Matt & Ben, based on her love for Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and blogs of her own! Her dreams finally came true with the success of the Office and the Mindy Project along with her book, one of my favorites, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)!
(Not to mention her impressions are on point)
And of course, the main reason why she is my, and many other girls’ and teenagers’, role model is because she has dominated this industry despite being young, Indian descent, and not what the media stereotypically pictures women in the industry to be. With her indifferences, she never let that define her life and instead used that as motivation to be the best in her craft as she was the only female writer on the Office. But even so, she stays humble telling Vulture, “I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I’m able to compete in?”
Mindy Kaling, thank you for being the proof that everyone can be funny and smart–anyone can dream and anyone can conquer. You’re a woman of determination and diligence. You’re the example that younger generations need to be reminded of. Most importantly, you’re a cool girl.