Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy

Maulik Pancholy stars in the multi-camera comedy "Whitney" as Neal -- a real modern day Renaissance man, who is sensitive, cool and knows a little bit about everything. Neal is dating Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) in what seems like a perfect relationship.
Pancholy has established himself as one of Hollywood's most distinctive, versatile and impressive

This summer, Pancholy can be seen opposite Lisa Kudrow in the Showtime comedy "Web Therapy." Created by Kudrow, the comedy follows a therapist who treats patients via webcam in threeminute weekly sessions.

Pancholy is best known for his recurring role on the critically acclaimed, Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning NBC comedy "30 Rock." Pancholy stars as Jonathan, the loyal assistant to Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin). In 2009, Pancholy shared the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. He also shared the SAG Award nomination with the cast for this same category in 2008 and in 2011.

He is also known for his recurring role as Sanjay on Showtime's award-winning dramatic comedy "Weeds." The show was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2009.

Additionally, the show was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical in 2006, 2007 and 2009. In 2007, Pancholy shared a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for his work on the show.

Additionally, Pancholy currently lends his voice to the Disney Channel animated series "Phineas & Ferb." Pancholy provides the voice of Baljeet, Phineas & Ferb's friend from India, who is learning from them that there is more to life than getting good grades. The show is currently in its third season.

Pancholy's other television credits include recurring roles on "The Comeback" and "Tracey Takes On," as well as guest-starring roles on NBC's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Running Wilde" and "The Sopranos."

Pancholy has appeared in numerous films, including: "27 Dresses," "Friends with Money," "Hitch," "Raspberry Magic," "Love Ranch," "See You in September," "Tug," "Good Sharma," "Love N' Dancing," "Park," "Quarter Life Crisis" and "The Auteur Theory."

Off-Broadway, Pancholy was seen in The Culture Project's critically-acclaimed production of "Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom," as well in the New Group's production of "Aunt Dan & Lemon." He also starred in the lead role in "India Awaiting." The New York Times hailed his performance as "charismatic…sexy and funny." He also appeared as "Romeo" in the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival production of "Romeo & Juliet."

Pancholy has traveled extensively around the country delivering keynote speeches at universities. In particular he talks to college students about his own journey as an actor working in television, film and theater today and the media's constantly evolving attitude towards minorities in these mediums.

He received a B.S. in theatre and musical theatre from Northwestern University and went on to get his M.F.A. at the Yale School of Drama. He also trained with the renowned comedy improv group "The Groundlings" in Los Angeles. He spends his time between New York and Los Angeles.

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