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.
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.
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.
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.
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.