An American comedian, actor and a writer, Aziz Ansari is best known for his portrayal as Tom Haverford on the NBC's series, 'Parks and Recreation.' He is popular for his notable roles in the series and movies. He has a very good sense of humor so people loved him as a comedian rather than an actor. He is currently single after his first break up with his longtime girlfriend.
Early Life and Education of Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born on 23rd February 1983 in Columbia, South California. His birth sign is Pisces. He is the son parents Fatima and Shoukath. He has a brother named Aniz. He is American who belongs to Asian ethnicity. His parents were from Tamil Nadu, India.
Ansari's father was a medical officer and his mother was a gastroenterologist. He attended Marlboro Academy in Bennettsville, South and the South Caroline Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. He graduated from the New York University Stern School of Business earning a major degree in marketing.
Aziz Ansari' Stand-up Comedy Career
At the initial phase of Ansari’s career, he used to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. He also performed in the weekly show, Invite Them Up. He began to appear as a stand-up comedian and an actor which helped him to be listed in Hot List and Hot Standup by an American magazine, Rolling Stone.
In 2005, Ansari collaborated along with his fellow comedians Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel and Jason Woliner (director) to make a short comedy film. The group created the series including Shutterbugs and Illusionators.
Ansari also appeared on the HBO's series, the Flight of the Conchords and the Comedians of Comedy. A year later, he began his own comedy tour, the Glow in the Dark Tour, later on, aired his comedy album, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening with a CD/LP and DVD.
Later on, in 2010, he began a new comedy tour called, Dangerously Delicious and Buried Alive in 2012. Some years later, he promoted his show, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden on Netflix in 2015.
Along with comedy, Ansari is also included in acting where he played a comic role in various series and movies. He debuted from the series, Uncle Morty’s Dub Shack in 2004 along with the stars Jimbo Matison, Trevor Moore, John Chou, and others.
In 2006, Ansari debuted the movie, School for Scoundrels by Todd Phillips. He was hired as the first cast for the popular NBC's series, The Office in June 2008. He was cast alongside Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Ed Helms in the series.
Ansari portrayed Dev Shah in an American comedy-drama, Master of None in 2015. He was cast alongside Neal Wells, Lena Waithe, Alessandra Mastronardi in the series. His other work includes Parks and Recreation, starring Amy Poehler, Paul Schneider, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt).
Ansari was nominated for several awards for his amazing work. He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Peabody Award, People Choice Award, and TCA Award. He won many awards including Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy Series, Peabody Award, and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Aziz Ansari's Personal Life
The young comedian, Ansari is currently single after break up with his ex-girlfriend, Courtney McBroom, a professional chef. The couple disclosed about their dating life only nine months after starting their relationship. They began to date after meeting for the first time at the Momofuku Milk Bar in Manhattan and eventually got together.
They dated for almost two years, and in the period between that, they gave us some serious relationship goals. Their break up was unexpected for all of their fans as they were in deep love with each other.
As per the report, the couple was even spotted for couples of time together even after their break up on dinner dates and hanging out in various places. Besides these, he was even rumored to be dating along with actress, Jennifer Lawrence with whom he met with the help of a mutual friend, Chris Patt but later on they confirmed that it was nothing but just a baseless buzz.
Aziz Ansari; Net Worth
Ansari has the average height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m). He has a net worth of $18 million and has an annual salary of $9 million.
Ansari's income source include his shows, series, and movies. His movie, Ice Age: Continental Drift collected $877 million at the box office. His other movies also had a good collection at the box office.
The movies include I Love You Man ($91.6 million), This is the End ($126 million), Epic ($268.4 million), 30 Minutes or Less ($40.5 million).
Apart from these, Ansari also earned from hosting programs including the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. He has written a book, Modern Romance. The book was released on June 15, 2015. He received $3.5 million in advance for writing work. The book became one of the bestselling books in the country.
Ansari owned a beautiful house in Los Feliz Estates in Los Angeles worth $2.6 million. The house looks amazing and beautiful with an eye-catching interior designing. Also, he has a collection of luxury cars including Audi A8L (worth $83000).
Besides, Ansari is also active in charity works. He portrayed a talking goat in an animated video for Oxfam America to encourage donation.
Ansari performed a benefit for the victims at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. All tickets were benefited to The One Fund & The Officer Richard Donohue Fund.
Aziz Ansari Affairs
First Affair with Courtney McBroom
Aziz Ansari was in a relationship with a professional chef, Courtney McBroom in 2013. They were giving the world serious relationship goals but they eventually broke up in 2016 unexpectedly for some unknown reasons.