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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari
Ansari at the 2011 Time 100 gala
Personal information
NameAziz Ansari
Birth dateFebruary 23, 1983(age 32)
Birth placeColumbia, South Carolina
MediumStand-up
Television
Film
NationalityAmerican
Years active2004 present
GenresObservational comedy, Improvisational comedy
SubjectEveryday life, race relations, racism, self-deprecation, American culture, pop culture
Notable works and rolesRandy Springs in Funny People
Various in Human Giant
Tom Haverford in Parks and Recreation
Host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards
Chet in 30 Minutes or Less

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Aziz Ansari ( ,( ; born February 23, 1983) is an American actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He currently stars as Tom Haverford on the NBC show Parks and Recreation.

Ansari began his career performing standup comedy in New York City during the summer of 2001 while attending New York University. In 2007, he created and starred in the critically acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, which ran for two seasons. This led to acting roles in feature films including Funny People, I Love You, Man, and Observe and Report. In addition to his acting work, Ansari has continued to work as a standup comedian. He released his debut CD/DVD, entitled Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, in January 2010 on Comedy Central Records, and still tours nationally between acting commitments. In June 2010, he hosted the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. In 2011, he starred in the film 30 Minutes or Less, with Jesse Eisenberg, Nick Swardson

and Danny McBride.


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