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Name at Birth: Vera Mindy Chokalingam Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts Alma Maters: Buckingham Browne & Nichols; Dartmouth College Occupations: Actress, writer, producer, comedian, and author On her name change:
"No one's ever called me Vera. I've been Mindy since I was born. When my Mom was pregnant, my parents were living in Nigeria and wanted a cute American name, because they were moving here, and they knew Mindy from Mork & Mindy. Vera isn't just an old Russian lady's name, it's an incarnation of a Hindu goddess. But they never called me it." [via]
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