Biography of John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He gained fame for his role as Jim Halpert in the sitcom "The Office." As a director, he's known for movies like "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men" and "A Quiet Place."
Early Life and YouthJohn Burke Krasinski was born on October 20, 1979, in Boston to Mary Clare, a nurse, and Ronald Krasinski, a physician. His father is of Polish descent, while his mother has Irish roots. John has two older brothers: Kevin, a doctor, and Paul, a strategic consultant. Interestingly, despite John's height of 191 cm, he's the shortest among his brothers, who are 199 cm and 208 cm tall.
Acting CareerAfter graduating from Brown University, Krasinski moved to New York and took on any job he could find. He appeared in commercials and TV show extras, spent much of his time working as a waiter, and participated in literary readings on small stages during weekends. During this period, Krasinski also had an internship as a writer for the popular show "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."
I love acting more than anything in the world. Everything else – writing, producing, directing... It's interesting, but it doesn't compare to the joy of acting.John's breakthrough came when he was cast as the cheerful and resourceful manager, Jim Halpert, in the sitcom "The Office," which aired from 2005 to 2013. The actor later admitted that if he hadn't landed this role, he would have given up and returned to his hometown.
During the same period, John made his directorial and screenwriting debut with the tragicomedy "Brief Interviews with Hideous Men", where he also played a role. The film received mixed reviews from audiences.
After wrapping up "The Office" in 2013, Krasinski ventured into voice work for animated films and series, including "BoJack Horseman" (he voiced Secretariat) and "The Wind Rises".
In 2013, he founded the production company Sunday Night Productions with Allyson Seeger. Under its banner, he later produced series like "Jack Ryan", the animated series "Dream Corp LLC", his YouTube project "Some Good News", the reality show "Lip Sync Battle", and other projects.
April 2018 saw the release of the horror film "A Quiet Place," with Krasinski serving as director, writer, and lead actor. Emily Blunt played his on-screen wife. The film, unique in its genre and virtually wordless, received high audience ratings. "A Quiet Place" earned Oscar nominations for "Best Sound Editing," Golden Globe nominations for "Best Original Score," and BAFTA nominations for "Best Sound." It won two Saturn Awards (for "Best Horror Film" and "Best Writing"), the "Sputnik" award for "Best Sound," and the Critics' Choice Award for "Best Sound."