Krasinski at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, North Hollywood, California, March 18, 2009
|Born||John Burke Krasinski
October 20, 1979
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Emily Blunt (2010–present)|
|Relatives||Stanley Tucci (brother-in-law)|
John Burke Krasinski (//; born October 20, 1979) is an American actor, film director, and writer. He is most widely known for playing Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. He has appeared in several films, including Away We Go, Leatherheads, License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It's Complicated, and Promised Land.
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.
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.
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 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".
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. 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 will also play the lead in an indie movie 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.
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.
Personal life 
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.
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.
|2000||State and Main||Judge's assistant||Uncredited|
|2002||Fighting Still Life||Tyler|
|2002||Alma Mater||Flea Club Candidate 1|
|2005||Duane Hopwood||Bob Flynn|
|2006||Doogal||Additional voices||Voice role|
|2006||For Your Consideration||Paper Badge Officer|
|2007||A New Wave||Gideon|
|2007||Shrek the Third||Sir Lancelot||Voice role|
|2007||License to Wed||Ben Murphy|
|2009||Brief Interviews with Hideous Men||Ryan/ Subject #20||Also Writer/Director
Nominated: Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
|2009||Monsters vs Aliens||Cuthbert||Voice role|
|2009||Away We Go||Burt Farlander|
|2012||Big Miracle||Adam Carlson|
|2012||Promised Land||Dustin Noble||Also screenwriter and producer|
|2013||Monsters University||"Frightening" Frank McCay|
|2003||Ed||Process Server||Episode "Good Advice"|
|2004||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jace Gleesing||Episode "Mad Hops"|
|2005||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lyle Davis||Episode "Who Shot Sherlock"|
|2005||Without a Trace||Curtis Horne||Episode "The Bogie Man"|
|2005–2013||The Office||Jim Halpert||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2006–07)
Nominated: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2008–09)
|2006||American Dad!||Gilbert||Episode "Irregarding Steve"|
|2011||Rove LA||Himself||Single episode; guest (Alongside "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Ty Burrell)|
Awards and nominations 
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won||The Office|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Sundance Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic||Nominated||Brief Interviews with Hideous Men|
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