She’s an actress, comedian, screenwriter, producer, director, author, mom — and our style evolution feature for September! Doing it all takes talent — and as she’s often tagged by fans, a serious dose of #BrownGirlMagic. So sit back and take notes, as Mindy Kaling makes it look easy to be a trailblazer in lala-land, all while killing the fashion game.
Mindy Kaling steps out for her first film premiere in 2005
Looking super casual for the occasion, Kaling wore a silvery satin camisole and boot-cut jeans, with a mish-mash of accessories and a bold lip. Not her finest style moment, but she gets points for making less-is-more a thing when everyone else was heavy into the excessive-glam trend.
Mindy Kaling serves serious glam for the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006
Did you know: a writer-performer and sometimes-director for the hit television show, The Office from 2005 to 2013, Mindy Kaling was the first female cast member to join the program, and in season 11 was also promoted as a full-time executive producer of the show.