Aziz Ansari is an actor and comedian who currently stars on NBC's Parks and Recreation. He plays government employee Tom Haverford.
Ansari gained mainstream exposure when he hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010. Viewers were impressed with his witty personality and comedic abilities, especially since he was not an A or B-List actor yet. Since this hosting gig Aziz has made other guest appearances on the network.
He has also made appearances in several memorable comedy films, including 2010's Get Him to the Greek as well as I Love You, Man (2009) and Observe and Report (2010).
Ansari is next up in the action comedy film 30 Minutes or Less, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride.