Ed Weeks (born 25 October 1980 in Banbury, England) is an English actor, comedian, and writer. He plays Dr. Jeremy Reed on the Fox (now Hulu) comedy series The Mindy Project.

 

 

Life and career

Weeks was educated at Queen's College, Taunton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Footlights.[2] Upon graduating, he wrote for various TV shows, including Man Stroke Woman, Clone and Hotel Trubble (all BBC).

As an actor, he appeared in My Family (BBC), The IT Crowd (Channel 4), Not Going Out (BBC) and Phoo Action (BBC) in which he played Prince William. He was Olivia Lee's sidekick and co-prankster on her Comedy Central hidden camera show Dirty Sexy Funny.

U.S.

In 2011, Weeks moved to Los Angeles,[3] whereupon he sold an original pilot to CBS.[4][5] In 2012, he was one of the first regular roles cast in The Mindy Project, a comedy pilot from The Office's Mindy Kaling.[6][7]

The show was picked up to series by Fox in May 2012.[8] In May 2015 it was confirmed that The Mindy Project would be moving to Hulu for a fourth season of 26 episodes.[9]

In 2015 Weeks guest-starred as a pretentious method actor on the USA Network series Royal Pains.[10] The same year it was announced that he would take the lead role in the movie The Leisure Class, produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for HBO's Project Greenlight.[2]

Personal life

Weeks' mother is a native of El Salvador, although Weeks was born and raised in England.[2][2] Weeks has been in a relationship with American actress Bellamy Young since January 2016.[2][2]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2009FusedSimonShort film
2009Interviewee, TheThe IntervieweeInterviewer #3Short film
20153rd Street BlackoutNathan Blonket 
2015Leisure Class, TheThe Leisure ClassCharles DevonshireHBO's Project Greenlight 2015
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005–2007Man Stroke Woman Writer; 8 episodes
2007Comedy ShuffleVarious2 episodes; also writer
2008Phoo ActionPrince WilliamOne-off drama
2009Not Going OutRobinEpisode: "Party"
2009Transmission Impossible with Ed and OuchoChad WhackmanEpisode 8
2010–2011Dirty Sexy FunnyVarious16 episodes; also writer
2010IT Crowd, TheThe IT CrowdJohnEpisode: "Jen the Fredo"
2010My FamilyWilkinsonEpisode: "Slammertime"
2010Hotel TrubbleDarren ChiseljawEpisode: "Strictly Come Prancing"
2011Dick and Dom's Funny BusinessDexter2 episodes
2012–presentMindy Project, TheThe Mindy ProjectJeremy ReedMain cast
2015Royal PainsCole Chapman SmithGuest star
2015Project GreenlightSelf 
2016House of LiesDaniel HathawayGuest star