Kumail Ali Nanjiani (Sindhi: ڪميل نانجيانئي) (born February 21, 1978) is a Pakistani American stand-up comedian, actor, podcast host and writer best known for writing and starring in the romantic comedy The Big Sick (2017) and for being a main cast member on HBO's comedy series Silicon Valley (2014–2019). For writing the former with his wife Emily V. Gordon, Nanjiani was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. In 2018, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.Nanjiani has also voiced Prismo on the animated series Adventure Time and starred in the TNT series Franklin & Bash and the Adult Swim series Newsreaders. He also co-hosted the Comedy Central show The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail as well as playing various roles in the series Portlandia. In film, he has starred in the action film Stuber (2019) and will play Kingo Sunen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film The Eternals.