|Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Engagement|
April 2009 â€“ July 2011
|Born||Kalpen Suresh Modi
April 23, 1977
Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Actor, film producer, civil servant|
My folks are in Jersey. And I have a lot of friends and other family there. So, I try to visit as much as possible.
Cable news is more titillating to talk about who's up and who's down and all that nonsense as opposed to what's actually done.
I think the media loves taking the most absurd clips for a sport that has become congressional politics.
What I love about L.A. and Washington, D.C. is that they're almost the opposite of each other. L.A. is a very creative space while D.C. is a very cerebral space. So, they're the ying and the yang in my world. I like them both for their own reasons.
To the folks walking around the District of Columbia, I would say this: 'Be careful.'
I'm also politically independent so I'm not a fan of either the Democrats in Congress or the Republicans in Congress.
The water cooler conversation in every job I've had is sports, it's what did you do this weekend, it's 'How are your parents doing?'
The point of serving your country is not to do your own thing or to go rogue, but to work as part of the process.
In many ways, I feel like having the opportunity to play Gogol in 'The Namesake' really was my dream role in many ways.