Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling stars as the voice of Val Little in season two of Disney Branded Television’s “Monsters at Work,” inspired by the world of Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Monsters, Inc.”

Emmy®-nominated writer, producer, New York Times bestselling author, director, actor and Tony Award® winner, Kaling has been named one of the brightest voices of her generation.

In 2023, the White House honored Kaling with the National Medal of Arts, the highest civilian honor given to artists by the United States government. In February, Kaling received the Producers Guild of America’s prestigious Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. In 2022, Kaling International was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential Companies. In 2012, Kaling was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World List.

At 24, Kaling joined the eight-person writing staff at NBC’s “The Office.” During her eight seasons at the show, she wrote 23 episodes (far more than any other writer) and was nominated for an Emmy — the first for a woman of color in any writing category.

Kaling is the creator, star and executive producer of “The Mindy Project.” Kaling wrote 24 episodes of the 117 episodes created for the six-season series.

In 2020, Kaling released the critically acclaimed series “Never Have I Ever” for Netflix. Season one reached 40 million homes in its first four weeks of release. The fourth and final season premiered last year.

Kaling is also the co-creator and executive producer of “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” which in 2021 had the biggest premiere of any comedy on HBOMax. It was renewed for a third season in December 2022 after the success of season two.

In between all her ventures, Kaling has released two New York Times bestselling comedic memoirs: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)” and “Why Not Me?,” in addition to a collection of essays titled “Nothing Like I Imagined.” Most recently, Kaling launched her imprint, Mindy’s Book Studio, for Amazon Publishing with the mission of publishing titles from new and emerging diverse voices.