John Krasinski Biography

Birthday: 1979-10-20
Place of Birth: Newton, Massachusetts USA
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Wiki Biography: 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 to a family of Polish-American heritage, he is the youngest of three brothers. His father, Ronald, is an internist and his mother, Mary Claire, is a nurse. 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.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Office Jim Halpert 2005 - 2006 Comedy
Remembrance Week Himself - Narrator 2010 Family
Monsters vs. Aliens Cuthbert 2013 - 2014 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Duane Hopwood 2005
The Office Jim Halpert 2005 Drama, Romance
The Holiday 2006 Biography
Doogal Additional Voices 2006 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Shrek the Third Lancelot 2007 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
License to Wed Ben Murphy 2007 Comedy, Romance
A New Wave Gideon 2007 Action, Crime
Brief Interviews With Hideous Men Subject #20 2008
It's Complicated Harley 2008
Smiley Face 2008 Adventure, Comedy
Leatherheads Carter Rutherford 2008 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Monsters vs. Aliens Cuthbert 2009 Animation, Action, Adventure
Away We Go Burt Farlander 2009 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Something Borrowed Ethan 2011 0, Biography
Something Borrowed Ethan 2011 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Big Miracle Adam Carlson 2012 0, Biography
Nobody Walks Peter 2012
Khalil Gibran's The Prophet Halim 2014 Animation
The Hollars John Hollar 2016 0, 0
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Jack 2016 Action, Drama, Thriller
Holiday 2018 0