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Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Life as We Know It (2010) and Stuber (2019). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007.
Interesting Facts about Kumail Nanjiani
- Graduated from Grinnell College with a double major in Computer Science and Philosophy.
- Merited a place in TIME magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People” (Pioneers) with an homage penned by Judd Apatow [April 2018].
- He moved to the U.S. when he was 18, attending and graduating from Grinnell College in Iowa.
- Is a huge fan of Hugh Grant. He decided to start a stand-up career after being impressed by Grant’s performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994).
Personal Quotes by Kumail Nanjiani
The worst job I ever had was an office job that I had for six years, and that’s nothing against the people who I was surrounded by, because they were wonderful people.- Kumail Nanjiani
Most people don’t really do too many things because they’re afraid they’ll fail. There are people failing all the time, all around you. And nobody is going to notice your failure. Your failure is not going to be so spectacular that people write news stories about it. Your failure will be boring.- Kumail Nanjiani
Stand-up is successful if they laugh. It’s unsuccessful if they don’t laugh.- Kumail Nanjiani
I think, you know, a lot of the business of comedy is taking your personal experiences and making them relatable to other people.- Kumail Nanjiani
I remember my jaw would hurt because I wasn’t used to speaking English all the time. Like how, even if you exercise, you’ll play kickball one day, and then you’re like, ‘Wait, I run, but new places are hurting because I don’t use my muscles this way.’ My mouth was not used to making these sounds.- Kumail Nanjiani