‘The Mindy Project’ is a romantic comedy sitcom created by Mindy Kaling. It premiered on Fox in 2012. After the network cancelled the series after the third season, it was given another chance by Hulu. The streaming service bought its rights and allowed it to run the story for three more seasons. Kaling serves as the executive producer of the show along Howard Klein, Jack Burditt, Matt Warburton, Charlie Grandy, Michael Spiller, Tracy Wigfield and Tucker Cawley.
The series is about Mindy Lahiri, an obstetrician/gynecologist living in New York City, who struggles to create a balance between her professional and personal life. Mindy has her small practice which she shares with a few other doctors, who don’t make life any more comfortable for her. During one of the earliest pitches for the show, Mindy said, “I fell in love with the format where the main character was very flawed. It was something you had seen countless times on sitcoms with men, but you hadn’t seen with women. And I was so excited to play that part in a bigger capacity than I had”.
The Mindy Project Cast: Who is in it?
‘The Mindy Project’ revolves around the clumsy, skillful and flawed protagonist, Mindy Lahiri. She is played by Emmy nominated actress, Mindy Kaling. One of the better known roles of Kaling is Kelly Kapur in the popular office comedy, ‘The Office‘. She has voiced characters in ‘Despicable Me‘, ‘Wreck It Ralph’ and ‘Inside Out‘. She has also been a part of ‘Ocean’s 8’, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘The Night Before’.
Another primary role in the show is of Morgan Tookers, a nurse at Mindy’s practice, played by Ike Barinhotlz. He is known for his roles in ‘Friends from College‘, ‘The Awesomes’, ‘Eastbound and Down’ and ‘MADtv’. He has also worked in movies like ‘Meet the Spartans’, ‘Disaster Movie’, ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Blockers’. He is set to star alongside Emma Roberts and Justin Hartley in Blumhouse Productions‘ upcoming horror movie, ‘The Hunt’.
Jeremy Reed, played by Ed Weeks, too shares the practice with Mindy. Quite the ladies’ man, he is said to be the walking definition of bad news. He has played the role of Colin in Fox’s comedy, ‘LA to Vegas’. He played various characters in ‘Dirty Sexy Funny’ and also served as the writer. His other acting credits include ‘House of Lies’, ‘Royal Pains’, ‘The IT Crowd’ and ‘Dick and Dom’s Funny Business’. Chris Messina plays the role of Mindy’s on and off love interest, Danny Castellano. Some of Messina’s best known roles include ‘Julie and Julia’, ‘Argo‘, ‘Damages’, ‘The Newsroom’ and ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’. He stars alongside Amy Adams in HBO’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s psychological murder mystery, ‘Sharp Objects‘. For his role in ‘The Mindy Project’, he has received two nominations for Critics’ Choice Television Award.