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30 Rock actor Maulik Pancholy comes out publicly as a gay man

30 Rock actor Maulik Pancholy comes out publicly as a gay man

Maulik Pancholy, best known for his recurring roles on the TV series 30 Rock and Weeds, is now publicly gay.

The 39-year-old actor had previously not discussed his sexuality but finally does so with Out Magazine as part of its annual Out 100 issue.

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

With both 30 Rock and Weeds having ended their long runs, Pancholy is currently playing the title character in Nickelodeon’s animated series Sanjay and Craig.

He says in his Out interview that he’s always had a flair for the dramatic and describes what happened when as a kid, he cut his hand with a small switchblade knife.

‘Instead of going for help and saying, "Hey, I cut my thumb, can I get a Band-Aid?" I did a death scene in the bathroom. It was my big moment!’