'The Mindy Project' Guest Star Allison Tolman Swings By For "Caramel Princess Time"
It looks like Peter is finally moving on from perpetually flip-flopping Lauren on The Mindy Project. A preview for Tuesday's Mindy Project episode "Caramel Princess Time" shows Peter meeting one of Tamra's pals, Abby, for a blind date. According to TVLine, Allison Tolman will portray romance novelist Abby for a two-episode arc on this season of The Mindy Project, giving Peter one more shot at love. And while Peter may not have recognized his blind date immediately — he incorrectly assumed that Tamra's pal was a "caramel princess" and not, well, white — viewers at home just might recognize Tolman.
If crime dramas are your thing, you may already know exactly where Tolman is from. Tolman starred as Deputy Molly Solverson on the FX drama Fargo opposite Colin Hanks and Billy Bob Thornton and earned herself a Critic's Choice Award and an Emmy nomination for her role. The series, which concluded its first season back in June, is similar to FX series American Horror Story or HBO's True Detective in the sense that each season is its own separate storyline. The first season featured Tolman and Hanks as the sleuths tracking down the perpetrator of a series of murders in 2006. The second season of the show, slated to air its 10-episode run in 2015, will feature an entirely different cast of characters, but will connect Tolman's character Molly to the main plot — the series will feature Molly's mother in a main role.
The actress is a relative newcomer to the screen, but she's actually studied acting for quite some time. She graduated from Baylor University with a BFA in theatrical performance before moving onto the Second City Training Academy, where she studied comedy. She's using the skills she's honed during her years with Second City on The Mindy Project and her upcoming comedy Fresno, slated for release in 2015.
But Tolman doesn't just entertain onscreen — she also does so in 140 characters or less. Tolman's Twitter is a plethora of pop culture jokes, general mockery of the human condition, and, of course, lots and lots of TV commentary. Check out some of her best tweets below: