Biography

When he emerged as an on-camera presence during the mid-'90s, character actor Shelley Malil divided his time equally between venues. He began with guest-star contributions to dozens of TV series including Seinfeld, Reba, ER, and The West Wing, then branched out into feature roles that typically cast him in ethnic parts to both comedic and earnest effect. Memorable outings included the Arnold Schwarzenegger action yarn Collateral Damage and the Judd Apatow-directed, Steve Carell-headlined sex comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi