John Krasinski’s biographyJohn Krasinski is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. John became popular through the role of Jim Halpert in the sitcom The Office. In his line of the director, he is known for the films Short Interviews with Hideous Men and A Quiet Place. Net worth: $80 million.
Childhood and youthJohn Burke Krasinski was born on October 20, 1979, in Boston, in the family of the nurse Mary Clare and the internist Ronald Krasinski. The actor’s father is an American of Polish descent, and his mother has Irish roots. John has two elder brothers, Kevin (a doctor) and Paul (a strategic consultant). It is noteworthy that, having a height of 191 cm, John is the shortest of three brothers, whose height is 199 cm and 208 cm.
In the sixth grade, Krasinski debuted on stage in the school musical Annie as the rich man Daddy Warbucks. In high school, John played in a satirical staging written by B.J. Novak, his future colleague on the series The Office.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 1997, John graduated from school, and before entering college he taught English to residents of Costa Rica. According to John, if he had not become an actor, he would have worked further as a teacher.
John got higher education at Brown University, one of the most prestigious private universities in the United States, located in Rhode Island. As a student, Krasinski participated in comedy productions, and also worked as an assistant coach of a school basketball team at a nearby school. At university, John studied dramatic art and received a dramatist diploma, defending his graduate work with honor in 2001.
Then Krasinski graduated from the National Theater Institute in Waterford (Connecticut), and also gained valuable work experience at the Royal Shakespeare Company in England and at The Actors Center in New York.
Acting careerAfter graduating from Brown University, Krasinski moved to New York and began to agree on any work: starred in advertising and crowd scenes, most of the time he worked as a waiter, and at the weekend participated in literary readings on small stages. During this period, Krasinski managed to practice as a screenwriter for the popular show Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
But the guy did not lose hope of becoming an actor.
I love acting more than anything else. Everything else ‒ scripts, producing, directing ... They are interesting but cannot be compared with the pleasure of acting.A breakthrough in John’s acting career happened after he was approved for the role of a cheerful and resourceful manager Jim Halpert from the sitcom The Office, which aired from 2005 to 2013. Later, the actor admitted that if he had not received that role, he would have given up and left for his small homeland.
This role became the visiting-card of the actor and brought him five prestigious awards. In addition, Krasinski acted as the director of two episodes of the show. In 2006, the name Krasinski appeared on People magazine’s list of the Sexiest Men Alive.
In the same year, John starred with Andrew Keegan and Lacey Chabert in the comedy action movie A New Wave directed by Jason Carvey. This was followed by the lead roles in the adventure comedy Smiley Face with Anna Faris and Adam Brody and the sports comedy Leatherheads with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. In the comedy License to Wed (2007), Krasinski’s real parents played as the parents of John’s character named Ben.
In 2008-2009 the actor was shot in the dramatic comedy Away We Go with Maya Rudolph and the romantic story It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
In the same period of time, John made his debut as a director and screenwriter in the tragicomedy Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, in which he played one of the parts. The film received restrained appraisals from viewers.
From 2010 to 2012, Krasinski appeared in the comedy Something Borrowed (dir. Luke Greenfield), the drama Nobody Walks (dir. Ry Russo-Young), the romantic film Big Miracle and the film Promised Land, for which John wrote the script.
In 2012, the actor claimed the role of superhero Captain America in the film Captain America: The First Avenger (dir. by Joe Johnston), but as a result, the role went to Chris Evans.
Having finished being shot in The Office in 2013, Krasinski began dubbing animated films and animated series (BoJack Horseman, The Wind Rises), and also appeared in the drama Aloha with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper. The film tells about the life of an experienced weapon consultant, whom the work brings to Hawaii, and confronts the past.
In 2016, Krasinski’s most impressive work was the role in the military film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi directed by Michael Bay, and dedicated to the attack on the American consulate in Libya.
In addition, John along with Matt Damon produced the harshly criticized drama Manchester by the Sea starring Casey Affleck and filmed the comedy The Hollars, playing one of the leading roles in it.
In August 2017, Cathryn Bigelow’s crime movie Detroit was released on the big screens starring Krasinski, John Boyega, Will Poulter, and Jason Mitchell.
In April 2018, the premiere of the horror film A Quiet Place took place, and Krasinski became its director, scriptwriter, and lead actor. Emily Blunt played as his screen wife. The film received rather high appraisals for the horror film.
In August 2018, the premiere of the new series Jack Ryan is planned, which is based on a series of novels by Tom Clancy, took place. Krasinski was the fifth actor to play the role of CIA analyst Jack Ryan after Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.
John Krasinski’s personal lifeIn November 2008, Krasinski began dating an English actress Emily Blunt.
One of the cutest Hollywood couples met in a restaurant through a mutual friend ‒ Justin Theroux. Future spouses started a polite talk, and the topic of conversation was how good it was to be alone: Emily had just experienced a painful break with singer Michael Buble, and John was not looking for a serious relationship in principle. But the same evening his opinion changed ‒ he realized that he had fallen in love.
In the summer of 2009, the lovers got engaged and they got married in the Italian city of Como in July 2010. As a result of marriage, they had two daughters ‒ Hazel (born 2014) and Violet (born 2016).
John has got a Labrador named Finn. The spouses got it after the engagement.
The actor has been friends with David Schwimmer since the time of filming the tragicomedy, Duane Hopwood. He is also a non-blood relative of the actor Stanley Tucci (the latter is married to his wife’s sister, Felicity Blunt).
John Krasinski nowIn 2020, the actor was busy filming the second part of "A Quiet Place" - John will again play the role of Lee Abbott in tandem with Emily Blunt.
The actor is an active user of social networks. John Krasinski very often shoots videos for subscribers on TikTok and puts out a news mini-show for an audience on Instagram.
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