Aziz Ansari

American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and director

Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC television program Parks and Recreation. He is also a movie actor, appearing in Funny People (2009), I Love You, Man (2009), Observe and Report (2009), and 30 Minutes or Less (2011).

Aziz Ansari
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Ansari at the 2012 Time 100 gala.
Born (1983-02-23) February 23, 1983 (age 39)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2004–present

Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the son of an Indian Tamil Muslim family. He started acting after graduating from the New York University in 2004. He lives in Los Angeles, California and is an atheist.[1]


  1. Itzkoff, David (June 3, 2010). "Comedian Aziz Ansari Will Host MTV Movie Awards". The New York Times. Retrieved February 8, 2014.

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