Mindy Kaling is the stage name of Vera Mindy Chokaling, an Indian-American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. Mindy shot to fame with her cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck in a play she co-wrote, entitled Matt & Ben. Mindy then went on to write for the US version of The Office, before going on to portray Kelly Kapoor in the TV series. She has had cameos in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and recently appeared in The Five-Year Engagement with Jason Segel. She currently stars in, and is the creator of, The Mindy Project.