John Krasinski, an American film and television actor, was born on October 20, 1979. He is best known for his role as sardonic nice guy Jim Halpert in NBC’s popular T.V. series “The Office” (2005), for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for ‘Outstanding Performance By an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ in 2007 and 2008. Krasinski, who is known for his debonair good looks and boyish charm, is one of today’s most popular television stars, and it’s his birthday, so we’d like to give him recognition.
John Burke Krasinski
October 20, 1979
Born on October 20, 1979, John Burke Krasinski is the youngest of three brothers and was born in Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. Mary Claire Krasinski, his mother, is a nurse, and Ronald Krasinski, his father, is an internist. His father is of Polish ethnicity, while his mother is Irish.
B.J. Novak, a classmate, wrote and cast him in a satirical high school play, which was his first theatrical experience. He was on the same Little League baseball team as Novak, who went on to become a writer and co-star on “The Office” (2005). Krasinski wanted to major in English after graduating from Newton South High School in 1997, but he deferred his first semester of college to teach English in Costa Rica. He studied playwriting at Brown University, graduating with honors in 2001, and then at the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.
He interned as a script intern on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” in the summer of 2000. (1993). Krasinski made his feature film debut in 2002 and has since appeared in some tiny roles in films such as “Kinsey” (2004) and “Duane Hopwood” (2005). He first featured as “Corporal Harrigan” in director Sam Mendes’ “Jarhead” (2005), and then as “Ben” in director Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy “The Holiday” (2006). In “Shrek the Third,” he provides the voice of “Lancelot” (2007). Krasinski co-starred in the romantic comedy “License to Wed” (2007) with Robin Williams and Mandy Moore, as well as in the football screwball comedy “Leatherheads” (2008)with George Clooney and Renée Zellweger. Krasinski made his directorial debut in 2009 with the comedy-drama film “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” a big-screen version of David Foster Wallace’s eponymous collection of short tales. Following that, he directed “The Hollars” (2016), a family drama, and “A Quiet Place” (2018), a well-received horror picture with one of the genre’s biggest opening weekends.
Krasinski started a romantic relationship with English actress Emily Blunt in November 2008. They were married on July 10, 2010, in a private official ceremony at George Clooney’s former home in Como, Italy, after getting engaged in August 2009. They live in New York City’s Brooklyn Heights area. Hazel Krasinski and Violet Krasinski are their two daughters.
Krasinski's breakthrough comes when he is cast in the NBC sitcom “The Office,” a remake of the successful British series.
Krasinski wins ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series’ for "The Office."
“Brief Interviews with Hideous Men,” a comedy-drama film, marks Krasinski's directorial debut.
Sunday Night Productions, created by John Krasinski and Allyson Seeger, is an American film and television production company.
In May, Krasinski partners with Sevenly, 5th Element, and the Starbucks Foundation to launch Some Good Merch, an online merchandise store that raises money for charity.
Why We Love John Krasinski
Krasinski is the type of man who enjoys having a good time, which includes tweeting about his appearance. In 2013, he was trying to get feedback on his beard, and instead of saying he grew it, as one might expect, he demonstrated that he is unique in Hollywood, or at least in his sense of humor, by claiming he "bought" the beard. And now he wanted to know whether or not people felt it looked decent.
His love for his wife
The best thing about Krasinski and his wife is not that they star in “A Quiet Place” together, but that they have a lovely relationship. He also proved how much they love and support each other when he took to Twitter to sing her praises ahead of her “Saturday Night Live!” performance in 2016.
He is charitable
Krasinski marked his 40th birthday by assisting in the fundraising of more than half a million dollars for a Boston-based charity close to his heart. On his birthday, he released a video on Twitter and Instagram pleading with his fans and fellow celebs to donate to "Family Reach,' a non-profit organization that helps families dealing with cancer.
5 Surprising Facts
He respects Chris Hemsworth
When Krasinski saw Hemsworth's muscles during a screen test, he knew right away that the Marvel role wasn't right for him because he wasn't as ripped as Hemsworth.
He is the tallest of his siblings
Krasinski is around 6’3; considering that the average height for a man is less than 6 feet tall, it’s pretty apparent that he’s a tall guy.
He wanted to be an English teacher
It's rare for someone to land the job they've always desired, and Krasinski is no exception.
He was fired from nine bartending jobs
Krasinski was a bartender before he became famous and was fired from nine bartending jobs.
His parents were in “License to Wed”
It might sound corny, but Krasinski’s real parents were in the movie “License to Wed.”
John Krasinski FAQs
Are John Krasinski and Chris Pratt friends?
Yes, Krasinski and Pratt are friends.
When was John Krasinski's first child born?
His first child was born on February 16, 2014.
Can John Krasinski speak Spanish?
Yes. The actor even taught night classes to people who wanted to learn Spanish when he first moved to L.A. and started to pursue an acting career.
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