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John Burke Krasinski

Current Location:: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Brighton, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Son of Private User and Private
Husband of Emily Blunt
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Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Pamela Rae Vander Ploeg
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About John Krasinski

John Krasinski is an American actor, film director, and writer. He is best known for his portrayal of Jim Halpert on the American version of the television mockumentary The Office. He has also appeared on stage, in films, and as a commercial narrator. His film career has included Away We Go, Leatherheads, License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, and It's Complicated.

Family Life

Krasinski was raised 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.

Before entering college, Krasinski taught English in Costa Rica. From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts with 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.

In November 2008, Krasinski began dating British actress Emily Blunt; despite reports to the contrary, they were not set up by Emily's friend Anne Hathaway. The couple married on July 10, 2010, in Italy with celebrity friends George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stanley Tucci, David Schwimmer, and Meryl Streep in attendance.


In addition to his above-listed credits, 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.

Krasinski's other television credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, Ed, American Dad!, and an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Additional 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 has also kept up with his writing background. In college, he was a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. 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. He has also directed the Office episodes "Sabre" and "Lotto."

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John Krasinski's Timeline

October 20, 1979
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
- 2001
Brown University
- 1997
Newton, Massachusetts, United States