Mindy Kaling has officially signed on to co-write ‘Legally Blonde 3.’ Here’s a look at how the actress, comedian, and writer built her career in Hollywood over 2 decades.

Mindy Kaling

Beloved actress and comedian Mindy Kaling just signed on to co-write the long-awaited Legally Blonde 3 starring Reese Witherspoon.
Since “The Office,” Kaling has been busy acting, producing, and writing for television shows like “The Mindy Project” and Netflix’s new “Never Have I Ever.”
She’s released two autobiographical books — “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” in 2011 and “Why Not Me?” in 2015 — and has a third in the works with Amazon Publishing.
In 2017 alone, she pulled in $13 million through acting, writing, and producing projects, according to Forbes.
In her personal time, she maintains a close friendship with Oprah and owns a part of a Premier League soccer team. She also bought Frank Sinatra’s former Malibu beach house in March.
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Beloved comedian, actress, writer, and producer Mindy Kaling just signed on to co-write Legally Blonde 3, the long-awaited movie starring Reese Witherspoon. It’s just the latest development in Kaling’s career.

Source: E News

Kaling, the daughter of Indian immigrants, grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and attended Dartmouth College. While in college, Kaling interned on Conan O’Brien’s talk show.

Source: New York Times, Variety

She wrote a comedic play that debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2002. The play’s success landed Kaling her staff writing gig on the first season of “The Office.” She was 24 at the time.

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“I was the youngest and I had no TV experience … I was very demure,” Kaling has said of the first season of writing on the show. She went on to direct and produce episodes of the hit show until 2013.

Source: Vulture, Off Camera

She has previously spoken about facing adversity as the only woman of color on the creative team. After the show was nominated for an Emmy, Kaling said the Academy tried to cut her from the list of producers and asked for her to share her direct contributions.

Source: Elle, Los Angeles Times

Kaling and the other producers fought to make sure she remained credited. The Academy said she was not singled out but later changed the policy of asking for proof of contribution.

Source: Elle, Los Angeles Times

Following her departure from “The Office,” Kaling went on …read more

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