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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
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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Mashable--From left to right (according to this source) : Jay-Z, Rashida Jones and Kanye West, -Aziz Ansari-, Justin Bieber, Kid Cudi and sitting in front of them is Tyler, the Creator. It is unclear where this picture was taken. A rumor says they may be - Date : Sat, 24 Dec 2011 19:08:29 GMT
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CNN (blog)--[TVLine] This photo of Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rashida Jones, -Aziz Ansari- and their pals reminds us more of a high school yearbook shot than a backstage photo from the Watch the Throne tour - but in the best way possible. [PopDust] Seth Rogen&apo - Date : Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:01:10 GMT
First Look: Aziz Ansari and Jesse Eisenberg in '30 Minutes or Less' - First Showing Tweet this news
First Showing--Jesse Eisenberg and -Aziz Ansari- lead the story about of a junior high history teacher (Ansari) and a pizza-delivery man (Eisenberg) who are forced to rob a bank when one of them is strapped to a bomb vest. We'll be posting a report f - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:08:35 GMT+00:00
Aziz Abdicates Fashion Status - New York Observer Tweet this news
New York Observer---Aziz Ansari- was an unlikely celebrity at this past February's Fall 2011 Fashion Week. The comedian of Parks and Recreation fame was seen everywhere from hot-ticket front rows to the GQ men's fashion fete, where he was seen s - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 17:40:49 GMT+00:00
Aziz Ansari & Chris Zylka: Sean Parker Party! - Just Jared Tweet this news
Just Jared--Parks and Recreation actor -Aziz Ansari- and upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man villain Chris Zylka pick up some goodies at the LACOSTE L!VE/HTC desert pool party on Sunday (April 17) in Thermal, Calif. After watching a few of the acts during Coa - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 02:26:08 GMT+00:00
Aziz Ansari Talks Eavesdropping On 50 Cent On Letterman (VIDEO) - Huffington Post (satire) Tweet this news
Huffington Post (satire)--On Wednesday night's "Late Show," one of our favorite "Parks & Rec" cast members came by to talk to David Letterman: -Aziz Ansari-. But the funniest topic of the interview had noth - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 15:11:25 GMT+00:00
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Eater PDX (blog)--The hip, new, Adam Rapoport-edited issue of Bon Appetit features a Back-of-the-Napkin interview with comedian -Aziz Ansari-, who would like to advocate for a Bunk Sandwiches food truck, pretty please: "It'd be awesome if so - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 19:51:19 GMT+00:00
Watch: LCD Soundsystem Says Goodbye With Fans In The Street - New York Press Tweet this news
New York Press--We have everything from superfans dressed in panda suits as an homage to the "Drunk Girls" video to -Aziz Ansari- pestering bystanders for some list spots. When shown at the concert, the clip was barely audible due to hig - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:44:11 GMT+00:00
Adam Rapoport on the Bon Appétit Relaunch and Future Plans - Eater National Tweet this news
Eater National--The magazine offers a lot to look forward to: a new column from Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, an essay from Gabrielle Hamilton, a backpage from comedian -Aziz Ansari-, and a primer on pasta-making from Oliver Strand. ... - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 13:51:12 GMT+00:00
Adam Rapoport on the Bon Appétit Relaunch - Eater National Tweet this news
Eater National--What to expect in the new issue: something from Gabrielle Hamilton, a first look at David Chang's new iPad app, comedian -Aziz Ansari-, and "a piece about cooking at home" with the family behind the fashion label Mis - Date : Wed, 06 Apr 2011 14:28:02 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Andy Samberg
MTV Movie Awards host
Succeeded by
Jason Sudeikis

Stand-up comedy :
Year Title Role Other notes
2006 School for Scoundrels Classmate
2008 The Rocker Aziz
2009 Funny People Randy Springs
Observe and Report Saddamn
I Love You, Man Eugene
Cameo Music Video
2010 Get Him to the Greek Matty Briggs
2011 30 Minutes or Less Chet
What's Your Number? Voice
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Walter Voice
2013 Let's Do This

Stand-up comedy :
Year Title Role Other notes
2007 Flight of the Conchords Sinjay Episode "Drive By"
Human Giant Cast Member Writer, Co-Creator (2007 2008)
2008 Worst Week Morgue Employee
2009 Reno 911 Insurance Representative (3 episodes)
Scrubs Ed Dhandapani (4 episodes)
Parks and Recreation Tom Haverford Main cast (2009-present)

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