John Krasinski

  • Birth Name: John Burke Krasinski
  • Birth Place: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

Sweet, sexy and boyishly goofy, this tall everyman unwittingly began laying the groundwork for an entertainment career while still in high school, when he appeared in a play penned by his classmate B.J. Novak. About a decade later, Krasinski got his big break playing a lovesick worker on another Novak project, the Emmy-winning sitcom The Office. Krasinski initially pursued writing, graduating from college as an honors playwright and working as a script intern for Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In the '00s, he added a number of small, blink-and-you-missed-them roles to his résumé before going to work at The Office. Krasinski parlayed his small-screen success into a number of big-screen roles, like Shrek the Third, Away We Go and It's Complicated. He also wrote and directed his first film, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Fast Facts

  • Attended high school with The Office costar and writer B.J. Novak, who plays former intern Ryan Howard.
  • First meaningful stage experience was starring in a high-school play written by Novak.
  • Took time off before starting college to teach English in Costa Rica.
  • Graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright.
  • Served as a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
  • His real-life parents appear in License to Wed (2007), as the parents of his character Ben.
  • Directed, wrote and produced the 2009 film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.

Awards

  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Outstanding Producer of Competition Television: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2018, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Structured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2019, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2018, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee

Relationships

  • Paul Krasinski — Brother
  • Mary Clare Krasinski — Mother
  • Emily Blunt — Wife
  • Ronald Krasinski — Father
  • Kevin Krasinski — Brother
  • Hazel — Daughter
  • Violet — Daughter

College

  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States; attended the National Theater Institute, Waterford, Connecticut, United States
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS
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