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Mindy's Secret Life: How Can One of the Hottest Talents in Hollywood Seem, Well, Almost Boring?

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Mindy's Secret Life: How Can One of the Hottest Talents in Hollywood Seem, Well, Almost Boring?

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Just nine years after becoming the first female writer on The Office and then doing double-duty as a cast member, Mindy Kaling is one of Hollywood's hottest hyphenates. She's written a New York Times best-seller, Is Evelyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns.), and a movie (The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie, which will star Anne Hathaway) and she's the creator-director-producer-star of the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project. She also has almost 2 million Twitter followers.

But to hear her talk, she sounds downright balanced. The daughter of a doctor and architect, the Dartmouth grad prefers her drama onscreen, eats her veggies (a "disgusting green potion" she drinks every morning) and reportedly picks out a week's worth of outfits ahead of time.

"A lot of creative people can be a little mercurial. I'm not that_ way. In general I'm a pretty cheerful person," Kaling says. …

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