Ever since she burst on the TV scene as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office," we've been laughing at Mindy Kaling. The star of "The Mindy Project" is like the friend you'd choose to grab a latte and mani-pedi with: She's witty, smart and has a wicked way with a one-liner. In honor of the funny lady's 35th birthday on June 24, we're counting down the 10 reasons why we love her.
10. She's hilarious -- obviously!
Mindy Kaling has a knack for playing flighty characters with an edge, like Kelly Kapoor on "The Office," for which she earned six Emmy noms as a writer and producer. As Dr. Mindy Lahiri on "The Mindy Project" (a sitcom she created, writes and produces), Kaling is the queen of the whip-smart comeback. Her laugh-out-loud 2011 memoir "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" was a New York Times bestseller, and we can't wait for her upcoming collection of personal essays, to be titled "Why Not Me?"