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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 October 1979Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameJohn Burke Krasinski
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, Massachussetts, 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.

His first stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play, written and cast by B.J. Novak. Also good at sports, he played on the same Little League baseball team as B.J. Novak, now a writer and co-star on The Office (2005). After graduating from Newton South High School in 1997, Krasinski planned to be an English major and deferred his first semester of college to teach English in Costa Rica. He attended Brown University, graduating in 2001, as a playwright with honors, then studied at the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.

During the summer of 2000, he worked as a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993). Krasinski made his big screen debut in 2002, then played several small roles like "Ben" in Kinsey (2004), and "Bob Flynn" in Duane Hopwood (2005). He appeared as "Corporal Harrigan" in Jarhead (2005), by director Sam Mendes, then played a supporting role as "Ben" in The Holiday (2006), a romantic comedy by director Nancy Meyers. He is billed as the voice of "Lancelot" in Shrek the Third (2007). Krasinski co-starred opposite Robin Williams and Mandy Moore in the romantic comedy License to Wed (2007), as well as with George Clooney and Renée Zellweger in the football screwball comedy, Leatherheads (2008). He is also director and writer of Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), a big screen adaptation of the eponymous collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace.

Krasinski was featured in People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive issue of 2006. He claims Los Angeles as his current home but travels to New York City and his hometown of Newton, MA, frequently.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Emily Blunt (10 July 2010 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

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Trivia (23)

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", very tall by regular standards, 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.
Is the godfather of his brother Paul's first son.
Announced his engagement to actress Emily Blunt on August 28, 2009. They have been together since November 2008.
Was considered to play Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
Has a dog named Finn.
Stanley Tucci is his wife's brother-in-law after he married her sister Felicity Blunt in August 2012.
Is a staunch liberal Democrat.
Is the spokesman for Esurance Online Car Insurance.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 34 when his wife Emily Blunt gave birth to their daughter Hazel Krasinski on February 16, 2014.
His paternal grandparents, Leo Krasinski and Regina L. Wajozynski, were of Polish descent. His maternal grandparents, Edward Joseph Doyle and Eileen Goggin Burke, were of Irish ancestry.
Brother-in-law of Felicity Blunt.
On January 26th 2016 he and wife Emily Blunt announced that she is expecting their second child later this year.
First ever screen kiss occurred with co-star Jenna Fischer in The Office: Casino Night (2006).

Personal Quotes (9)

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.
[on first seeing the production still of himself shirtless in 13 Hours] When they showed me that picture, I said, "That's not real, who is that? And why is he in the movie doing my part.?"
[on how he knew he was in shape] My trainer said, "Throw away your scales because to know you are in shape, there is no harsher judge than you yourself. And when you walk out of the shower that one day and see yourself in the mirror you will know." And he was absolutely right! I knew when I saw myself. I got out of the shower one day and thought, 'Hello stranger. Who the hell is this handsome guy and why is he trying to rob us? And why isn't he wearing clothes?'
[on the reactions to his transformation] The best compliment I have got is that people are in shock. That's a more interesting reaction to get instead of 'Oh you look great.' I loved it when my friends came up to me and said, 'What?', 'What, oh my god, what?' And there is just this shock and disbelief and I like that, I like putting people in disbelief, with my arms!
[on getting abs for the first time in his life] When abs show and you can actually count them and there's more than two? - That's a pretty big day. And when you get those lower abs that go into your jeans, you're like, I don't even know what those are, but I'm glad they're here. My body fat was 25% when I started. By the time I did the movie my body fat was 9%.

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