Aziz Ansari is an American actor and stand-up comedian from Columbia, South Carolina. He began performing in comedy clubs while attending New York University in 2001. Ansari created and starred in the popular sketch show, Human Giant, which was televised on MTV from 2007 to 2008.
Ansari has had acting roles in several feature films, including 2011's 30 Minutes or Less. He is currently starring in the NBC hit show, "Parks and Recreation."