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]
Wednesday, June 19
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.