John Krasinski

John Krasinski


Life Story

Tall, handsome American film and television star John Krasinski is probably best known for his role as sardonic nice guy "Jim Halpert" on NBC's popular TV series, The Office (2005), for which he won a 2007 and 2008 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Born John Burke Krasinski on October 20, 1979, in Newton, Massachusetts, USA, he is the youngest of three brothers. His mother, Mary Claire (Doyle), is a nurse, and his father, Ronald Krasinski, is an internist. His father is of Polish descent and his mother is of Irish ancestry.


Emily Blunt (10 July 2010 - present) (2 children)


Studied at the National Theater Institute
Graduated from Brown University in 2001 as an honors playwright with a B.A. in English literature.
Graduated from Newton South High School (1997)
His father, Ron Krasinski, is a doctor and his mother, Mary Ann Krasinski, is a nurse. He has two older brothers, Kevin Krasinski and Paul Krasinski.
First stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play written and cast by B.J. Novak, now a writer and co-star on The Office (2005).
Was once a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
Is friends with David Schwimmer, with whom he worked in Duane Hopwood (2005).
Interned at Hill Holliday advertising agency, where he worked on Dunkin' Donuts commercials.
At 6' 3", he is the shortest among his siblings, with his brothers being 6' 6" and 6' 10", respectively.
Brother Kevin, the eldest, is a doctor, and brother Paul, the middle, is strategic consultant.
In License to Wed (2007), the characters of Ben's parents are played by John's real life parents.

Personal Quotes 

I'm really not feeling one way or the other with comedy or drama, I'm just sort of doing projects that I've been finding really fun to be a part of.
"For a while, we were all thinking about applying to a restaurant close to the studio, so that at a moment's notice we could go work over there. I remember thinking, We get a DVD of this, right? At least I can prove to my mom that it happened. Now people actually care about it" - on The Office (2005).
It was a bold interpretation, I didn't shave my head. - on his first acting role, which was Daddy Warbucks in a 5th grade production of 'Annie'.
I really prefer acting over everything else. It is what I did from the beginning. All these other avenues [writer, director, producer] have been fascinating roads to go down but, for sure, acting is the most fun.
[on maintaining his 13 Hours form] I am going to keep it going. I have always tried to be somewhat in shape, but somewhat in shape and looking "like that" is hard. To get in that kind of shape is insane. When you get in the best shape of your life at age 35, you don't want to lose it all of a sudden. You work too hard for it and I am going to try to maintain it and respect it from now on wards.


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