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'30 Rock' Actor Maulik Pancholy Comes Out as Gay

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Maulik Pancholy, who played Jonathan on 30 Rock and Sanjay on Weeds, has spoken for the first time about his sexuality in a feature for OUT magazine's OUT100.

Said Pancholy: "I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner. It feels like a nice time to be celebrating something like that, especially on the heels of the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions."

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  1. He's so cute.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 11, 2013 2:57:58 PM


  2. Oh, like he didn't play a bitchy little lick-spittle Smithers-a-like on the show.

    Call me when it isn't an annoying stereotype.

    Posted by: Chaz | Nov 11, 2013 2:58:43 PM


  3. I didn't realize he wasn't Out before, I'm glad he's taken this public step. He's awesome. And I've been maaaadly in love with him since I first locked eyes on him when he appeared on Tracy Takes On back in the 1990s.

    SWOOOON.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 11, 2013 2:59:44 PM


  4. Chaz : Sorry, are you just trolling or simply mistaking the actor for the character?

    Anyway that brain needs a better use

    Posted by: jjose712 | Nov 11, 2013 3:02:12 PM


  5. His interactions with Tina Fay were always a delight.

    Posted by: Mikey | Nov 11, 2013 3:11:52 PM


  6. It's a great news, wishing a lifetime of happiness.

    Posted by: Shubhankar Chakravorty | Nov 11, 2013 3:14:07 PM


  7. He also played a straight guy who finally realizes he's gay on "Whitney," but once they made that transition, his character disappeared. He's talented and quite lovely to look at.

    Posted by: Larry | Nov 11, 2013 3:22:43 PM


  8. Congrats, but kinda not shocked.

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Nov 11, 2013 3:26:49 PM


  9. he's always been around NY gay bars and the scene

    Posted by: Mike C. | Nov 11, 2013 3:29:41 PM


  10. Didn't realize this was news. But happy for him regardless. And happy that his is in a loving relationship.

    Posted by: Lars | Nov 11, 2013 3:37:56 PM


  11. I grew up with him in Tampa and we acted in local theater. Haven't seen him in years but he's always been a talented and genuine person. So kudos to him.

    Posted by: Brian | Nov 11, 2013 3:41:12 PM


  12. He is cute.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Nov 11, 2013 3:54:32 PM


  13. He is A DOOR BELL~!

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 11, 2013 4:10:57 PM


  14. Good for him! Loved him on 30 Rock!

    Posted by: C.J. | Nov 11, 2013 4:14:08 PM


  15. In other news: the sky is blue.

    Good for him, though. But I can't believe he really thought he was hiding.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Nov 11, 2013 4:16:52 PM


  16. GOOD FOR HIM!!!

    Posted by: Reality | Nov 11, 2013 4:28:36 PM


  17. Well, he looks pretty good to me.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 11, 2013 4:29:29 PM


  18. He also played a character that was straight then became gay, or a character that was gay but got a woman pregnant or some such on Weeds.

    Congrats to Maulik!

    Posted by: Critifur | Nov 11, 2013 4:47:12 PM


  19. Is anyone surprised that this femme, liberal foreigner is actually gay in real life? He plays exclusively gay characters who act as a minstrel show for various, overbearing female figures (Whitney Cummings, Nancy Botwin, Liz Lemon). How about reporting some real news, Andy?

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 11, 2013 4:48:16 PM


  20. Well, if that aint the real Rick it sounds/reads like him.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Nov 11, 2013 4:52:22 PM


  21. Girl pls. You can't be at Phoenix EVERY WEEK for 2 years and then come out

    Posted by: David in NYC | Nov 11, 2013 4:56:59 PM


  22. I'm a closeted grown man so I get upset when other people come out.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 11, 2013 4:58:37 PM


  23. yay baljeet!

    Posted by: andrew | Nov 11, 2013 5:24:53 PM


  24. Not surprised really but good for him.

    Posted by: Sam | Nov 11, 2013 6:01:54 PM


  25. Excellent. Not that it should make a difference but he is very good looking and very funny.

    Posted by: Christopher Williams | Nov 11, 2013 7:21:58 PM


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