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John Krasinski, known for his debonair good looks and boyish charm, is one of the most popular television stars of today. Best known for his role as ‘Jim Halpert’ in the American sitcom ‘The Office’, Krasinski has also appeared in several films and has received numerous awards and nominations for his work. In addition to his acting career, he has also directed episodes of ‘The Office’ and has written and directed his own film.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: John Burke Krasinski
  • Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males
  • Spouse/Ex-: Emily Blunt (m. 2010)
  • Father: Ronald Krasinski
  • Mother: Mary Claire Krasinski
  • Siblings: Kevin Krasinski, Paul Krasinski
  • Children: Hazel Krasinski, Violet Krasinski
  • Born Country: United States
  • Height: 6’3″ (190 cm), 6’3″ Males
  • Political ideology: Democratic Party
  • Ancestry: Polish American, Irish American
  • City: Boston
  • U.S. State: Massachusetts
  • Education: Brown University

Childhood & Early Life

John Burke Krasinski was born on October 20, 1979, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Dr. Ronald Krasinski and Mary Clare. He has two older brothers: Kevin and Paul. He was raised as a Roman Catholic.

He enrolled at Brown University, where he studied theater arts. While attending college, he also assisted in coaching the basketball team at The Gordon School, Rhode Island. After graduating from college as a playwright with an honors thesis entitled ‘Contents Under Pressure’, he went to attain training at the National Theater Institute, in Waterford, Connecticut. Meanwhile, he even attended The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England and The Actors Center in New York City. It was in New York that his tryst with acting began as he bagged a few commercials and guest-spots on television shows. He also appeared in off-Broadway plays, while simultaneously working as a waiter to earn additional money. He was appointed as a script intern on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ in 2000.

Career

He made a cameo appearance in the film, ‘State and Main’, where he played the role of the judge’s assistant. Two years later, he starred in two movies; ‘Fighting Still Life’ and ‘Alma Mater’. He debuted on television on an episode of ‘Ed’, in 2003. He then went on to appear in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ as Jace Gleesing. The following year proved to be a busy one for Krasinski as he starred in the film, ‘Kinsey’ and made a cameo appearance in ‘Taxi’. In 2005, he starred in two unconventional films, ‘Duane Hopwood’ and ‘Jarhead’. He was also cast in the popular American television series, ‘The Office’ as ‘Jim Halpert’, for which he received a number of awards and nominations.

In 2006, he starred in the television series, ‘American Dad!’. He was also seen in films such as ‘Doogal’, ‘For Your Consideration’, ‘Dreamgirls’ and ‘The Holiday’. The same year, he began narrating a series of commercials for Ask.com, Apple TV, and Verizon Wireless. He even appeared in a number of print advertisements for the brand, Gap. In 2006, he debuted as a writer and director with ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’, which was a film adaptation based on the short-story collection by David Foster Wallace. In 2007, he appeared in films like ‘A New Wave’, ‘Smiley Face’, ‘License to Wed’ and provided a voice role for ‘Shrek the Third’. The following year, he was cast as Carter Rutherford in the movie, ‘Leatherheads’. From 2009 to 2011, he made a number of big screen appearances with films like “Away we Go’, ‘The Muppets’ and ‘It’s Complicated’. He was also seen in the television show, ‘Rove LA’, where he was cast as himself in a single episode. The 2012 released film ‘Promised Land’ saw him don the hat of a producer, in addition to being one of the screenwriters and actors for the film. The following year, he starred as Frank McCay in ‘Monster’s University’ and also appeared in an episode of ‘Arrested Development’.

Major Works

In 2005, he played the character of Jim Halpert for the hit American comedy series, ‘The Office’, which depicts the everyday life in an office. All the seasons of ‘The Office’ received widespread critical acclaim and have won several awards. Till date, it is the highest-rated scripted series on NBC and became one of the first shows that were available for download online from the iTunes Store.

Awards & Achievements

He won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ for ‘The Office’ in 2006 and 2007, consecutively. His film, ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’ was showcased at the famous Sundance Film Festival in 2009.

Family & Personal Life

He married Emily Blunt on July 10, 2010, in Como, Italy. The grand wedding was attended by superstars such as George Clooney, David Schwimmer, Meryl Streep, and Matt Damon. Krasinski and Blunt have two daughters: Hazel, born in February 2014; and Violet, born in July 2016. Krasinski is a fan of the Boston Red Sox team of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Trivia

This popular American actor from ‘The Office’ fame hosted a fundraiser for Democratic Senate nominee, Elizabeth Warren, along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.

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