Aziz Ansari is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is known for his role as Tom Haver ford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015), and as creator and star of the Netflix series Master of None, for which he won several acting and writing awards.
Ansari began his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City in mid-2000 while attending New York University. In 2007, he created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, which ran for two seasons. This led to acting roles in feature films, including Funny People; I Love You, Man; Observe and Report; and 30 Minutes or Less.