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John Krasinski
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Krasinski at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, March 18, 2009
Born(1979-10-20) October 20, 1979 (age 34)


Newton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma materBrown University
OccupationActor, director, screenwriter
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Emily Blunt (m. 2010)
RelativesStanley Tucci (brother-in-law)
John Burke Krasinski (/krəˈzɪnski/; born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, film director, and writer. He is known for playing Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. He has appeared in many films, including Away We Go, Leatherheads, License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It's Complicated, and Promised Land.

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    Early life

    Krasinski was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the son of a Polish-American father, internist Dr. Ronald Krasinski, and an Irish-American mother, Mary Clare (née Doyle). He has two older brothers, Kevin and Paul, and was raised Roman Catholic.

    Krasinski's first stage experience was starring as Daddy Warbucks in a 6th-grade school production of Annie. His next role was in a satirical play written and cast by his Office co-star B.J. Novak when they were high school seniors. The two graduated from Newton South High School in 1997.

    Before entering college, Krasinski taught English in Costa Rica. From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts under Lowry Marshall and John Emigh, and graduating in 2001 as a playwright with an honors thesis entitled "Contents Under Pressure". During his time at Brown, he was a member of the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds. In college, he also helped coach youth basketball at The Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island. He then attended the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.

    Career

    Television and feature films

    Besides training at the National Theater Institute, he also studied at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and The Actors Center in New York City. After graduating from Brown University, Krasinski went to New York City to pursue acting, appearing in commercials and guest spots on television shows, as well as doing readings of off-Broadway plays while working as a waiter. He starred in the play What the Eunuch Saw, which was written and directed by former college classmates Emily O'Dell and Isaac Robert Hurwitz. In 2000, Krasinski was a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.



    Krasinski at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 21, 2008
    Krasinski filmed the footage of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for The Office, including the clips shown in the opening credits. Krasinski directed an episode of The Office, titled "Sabre", the fifteenth episode of The Office's sixth season. He also directed the third episode of the show's eighth season, titled "Lotto" and the sixth episode of the show's ninth season, titled "The Boat." Krasinski starred as Gideon in A New Wave, released in 2007. He also starred as Brevin in the Gregg Araki film Smiley Face, filmed in 2006. More recently, he had major roles in the films License to Wed, with Mandy Moore and Robin Williams, and Leatherheads with George Clooney and Renée Zellweger. From April to June 2008 he filmed Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes and co-starring Maya Rudolph. He appeared with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in the Nancy Meyers romantic comedy It's Complicated, released in late 2009.

    In 2006, Krasinski wrote and directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, an adaptation of David Foster Wallace's collection of short stories. It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Krasinski's other television credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without A Trace, Ed, American Dad!, and an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. His feature film credits include Kinsey, Duane Hopwood, Jarhead, The Holiday and Shrek the Third. He also had minor roles in For Your Consideration and Dreamgirls.

    Krasinski played the role of Ethan in a film adaptation of the novel Something Borrowed. He also signed on to star with Drew Barrymore in Big Miracle. Krasinski also played the lead, Peter, in an indie movie, released September 6, 2012, called Nobody Walks. He will appear in and also serve as executive producer alongside Aaron Sorkin on an HBO miniseries about the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Krasinski co-wrote Promised Land with Matt Damon and also appeared in it, filmed in April 2012 and released on December 28, 2012. Krasinski was also one of the top candidates to play the lead role in Captain America: The First Avenger. Chris Evans eventually got the part.

    Other work

    Beginning in March 2006, Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for Ask.com. He has also narrated commercials for Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Esurance, BlackBerry Storm, My Coke Rewards, and Carnival Cruise Lines, and has appeared in print advertisements for Gap.

    In April 2011, he starred in a New Era/Major League Baseball ad campaign with Alec Baldwin, playing off the rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. In 2012, he started narrating the show Head Games on the Discovery Channel.

    Personal life

    In November 2008, Krasinski began dating British actress Emily Blunt. They became engaged in August 2009, and married on July 10, 2010 in Como, Italy.

    On May 21, 2012, he, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon hosted a Democratic Party fundraiser in Santa Monica, California for Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren.

    On September 11, 2013, a representative for Blunt confirmed that the couple were expecting their first child.

    Filmography



    Film
    YearTitleRoleNotes
    2000State and MainJudge's assistantUncredited
    2002Fighting Still LifeTylerShort film
    2002Alma MaterFlea club candidate 1
    2004KinseyBen
    2004TaxiMessenger #3
    2005Duane HopwoodBob Flynn
    2005JarheadCorporal Harrigan
    2006DoogalAdditional voices
    2006New Wave, AA New WaveGideon
    2006For Your ConsiderationPaper Badge Officer
    2006Holiday, TheThe HolidayBen
    2006DreamgirlsSam Walsh
    2007Smiley FaceBrevin
    2007Shrek the ThirdSir LancelotVoice only
    2007License to WedBen Murphy
    2008LeatherheadsCarter Rutherford
    2009Brief Interviews with Hideous MenRyan/Subject #20Also screenwriter, director, and producer


    Nominated – Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
    2009Monsters vs. AliensCuthbertVoice only
    2009Away We GoBurt Farlander
    2009It's ComplicatedHarley
    2011Something BorrowedEthan
    2011Muppets, TheThe MuppetsHimselfCameo appearance
    2012Nobody WalksPeter
    2012Big MiracleAdam Carlson
    2012Promised LandDustin NobleAlso screenwriter and producer
    2013Monsters University"Frightening" Frank McCayVoice only
    2014Prophet, TheThe ProphetHalimVoice only


    Filming


    Television
    YearTitleRoleNotes
    2003EdProcess serverEpisode: "Good Advice"
    2004Law & Order: Criminal IntentJace GleesingEpisode: "Mad Hops"
    2005CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLyle DavisEpisode: "Who Shot Sherlock"
    2005–2013Office, TheThe OfficeJim HalpertMain cast; 187 episodes
    2005Without a TraceCurtis HorneEpisode: "The Bogie Man"
    2006American Dad!Gilbert (voice)Episode: "Irregarding Steve"
    2013Arrested DevelopmentSpyder FoodeEpisode: "The B. Team"

    Awards and nominations

    YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
    2006Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeWon
    2007Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeWon
    2008Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
    2009Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesThe OfficeNominated
    2009Sundance Film FestivalGrand Jury Prize: DramaticBrief Interviews with Hideous MenNominated
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