John Krasinski
American actor
John Krasinski
John Burke Krasinski is an American actor, film director, and writer. He is most widely known for playing Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office. He appeared in several films including Away We Go, Leatherheads, License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, and It's Complicated.
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Chili's Forgives Pam Halpert From 'The Office' 11 Years After Permanent Ban
Huffington Post - 15 days
Back in 2005 on the beloved TV comedy “The Office,” Pam Halpert née Beesly was permanently banned from Chili’s after getting too drunk during The Dundies award show. Now it seems Pam has returned to the restaurant chain 11 years later in an apparent attempt to bury the hatchet, and Chili’s was ready to work things out. Jenna Fischer, the actress who played the soft-spoken but charming secretary, tweeted on Monday a selfie as she stood in front of a Chili’s restaurant with a concerned look on her face. She asked her fans, “Should I try to go in?” Should I try to go in? — Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) February 6, 2017 Fans replied to Fischer’s tweet with nostalgia for the retired show, many of them sharing their favorite Dunder Mifflin moments with a gif. @jennafischer — Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) February 6, 2017 @jennafischer — Josh Stein ( ...
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The Media Wants To Quash Casey Affleck’s Oscar Chances, But It’s Too Late
Huffington Post - 2 months
It’s no coincidence that RadarOnline waited until Casey Affleck took home a Critics’ Choice Award and was about to earn a Golden Globe nomination to rehash the details of the sexual harassment allegations filed against him in 2010. Even though the suit was settled and the “exclusive documents” Radar obtained are, in fact, the same documents that multiple outlets have been reporting for months, the website was presumably waiting for the right moment to strike. In a fairly unprecedented phenomenon, the media appears to be using awards contests as cause to audit celebrities’ morality. We’re seeing that dynamic play out with Affleck, an Oscar front-runner for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” one of the year’s indie hits. A Mashable story from September that renewed the attention surrounding Affleck’s case weighed the actor’s awards odds and questioned why “no one” was discussing his allegations. With the 2017 Oscar race heating up over the past two months, the media’s scrut ...
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John Krasinski Wishes More Parents Were Honest About How Hard It Is
Huffington Post - 3 months
John Krasinski knows you can’t totally prepare for parenthood. In an interview with Today, the actor opened up about what he’s learned raising his two daughters ― Hazel, 2, and Violet, 6 months ― with his wife Emily Blunt.  “You can read all the books you want ― I certainly thought I was prepared because I had such amazing parents growing up,” Krasinski recalled. “I just figured, I’ll just do exactly what they did. And then you realize that moment-to- moment, you don’t know what they did because there is no manual. There’s no exact way to go about things.”  He added, “You’re just trying. There’s no perfection. There’s no school. There’s no defined way to go about it. You’re just learning.” Krasinski said fatherhood has given him a newfound appreciation for his own parents and their dedication to raising him well. He said having kids has also given him a different perspective on his pre-child life.  “I think the biggest question I have is: what did I do with my life bef ...
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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski sell L.A.-area home for over the asking price
LATimes - 4 months
Actors Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have parted ways with their second home in Hollywood Hills West this year, selling the renovated single-story for $3.505 million, or $10,000 over the asking price. The fenced and gated house, built in 1965, came to market in September and was under contract...
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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Buy a Classic Mansion in Brooklyn
Fox News - 4 months
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have bought a four-story, semi-detached limestone townhouse in Brooklyn's lovely Park Slope neighborhood. The post John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Buy a Classic Mansion in Brooklyn appeared first on Real Estate News and Advice -
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Please Enjoy Watching Ben Affleck Surprise John Krasinski On 'GMA'
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Margo Martindale Steals the Show In "The Hollars"
Huffington Post - 5 months
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "The Hollars" (Sony Pictures Classics) Sometimes movies you know little about come along at just the right time. That happened to me last year with "Begin Again" and it happened this year with "The Hollars." I had heard people who attend film festivals talk about a new movie by actor John Krasinski. He was said to have directed it and also starred in it. I have long been a Krasinski fan so I kept an eye out for "The Hollars." Now "The Hollars" is in theaters and it is the right movie to transition us into fall. It has just the right blend of comedy and drama, plus it contains some high calibre performances. The movie focuses on the Hollar family. Son John is working in the city trying to write and draw a graphic novel. He has a girlfriend Rebecca (Anna Kendrick) who is pregnant with their first child. John loves Rebecca but he is not ready to commit to marriage. Rebecca comes to the office where he works and tells him she has had ...
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John Krasinski and Margo Martindale Go Way Back and It Shows
ABC News - 6 months
"The Hollars" stars appear on "Popcorn With Peter Travers."
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Fresh Air Weekend: John Krasinski; Lydia Loveless' 'Real'; The Aging Electrical Grid
NPR - 6 months
Actor John Krasinski discusses The Office and his "lottery-ticket life." Ken Tucker reviews Lydia Loveless' latest solo album. Gretchen Bakke says America's current power grid is aging and unstable.
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John Krasinski on directing: I 'stole' a trick from George Clooney
CNN - 6 months
John Krasinski directs and stars in his latest film, "The Hollars" which arrives in theaters Friday.
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John Krasinski On Playing The Iconic Jack Ryan: 'There’s Definitely Fear'
Huffington Post - 6 months
John Krasinski has played every character from our favorite goofball Jim in “The Office” to a badass soldier in “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” But his newest character might be the biggest departure from his real-life personality yet. Krasinski is the latest actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan, the CIA agent from Tom Clancy’s popular novels, in an upcoming Amazon series from “Lost” showrunner Carlton Cuse. With this role, Krasinski joins the crew of Hollywood actors who have played the part of Jack Ryan in the past, including Harrison Ford, Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Ben Affleck. function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttri ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Krasinski
  • 2016
    Age 36
    He starred in the 2016 Michael Bay film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
    More Details Hide Details Krasinski was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mary Clare (née Doyle), a nurse, and Ronald Krasinski, an internist. His father is Polish-American and his mother is Irish-American. He and his two older brothers, Kevin and Paul, were raised Roman Catholic. Krasinski made his stage debut as Daddy Warbucks in a sixth-grade school production of Annie. Afterwards, he co-starred in a satirical play written and cast by his future The Office co-star B. J. Novak when they were high school seniors.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    His co-brother-in-law is actor Stanley Tucci, who married Blunt's sister Felicity in 2012.
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    In 2012, he started narrating the show Head Games on the Discovery Channel.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in the world premiere of Dry Powder opposite Hank Azaria, Claire Danes and Sanjit De Silva, directed by Thomas Kail, at The Public Theater in New York City.
    Krasinski co-starred in and co-wrote Promised Land with Matt Damon that filmed in April 2012 and released on December 28, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Krasinski was also one of the top candidates to star in Captain America: The First Avenger. Chris Evans eventually got the part. Krasinski co-starred in Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy-drama Aloha with Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone. The film was shot in Hawaii from September to December 2013 and was released on May 29, 2015. Krasinski, along with Stephen Merchant and Allyson Seeger, are executive producers of Dream Corp, LLC, an upcoming animated series created by Daniel Stessen on Adult Swim. The series was announced as a pilot in May 2014, and a full season was approved in November 2015. Jon Gries of Lost fame will portray a principal character. Beginning in March 2006, Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for He has also narrated commercials for Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Esurance, BlackBerry Storm, My Coke Rewards, and Carnival Cruise Lines, and has appeared in print advertisements for Gap.
    Krasinski co-starred as Ethan in a film adaptation of the novel Something Borrowed. He also signed on to co-star with Drew Barrymore in Big Miracle. Krasinski also starred as Peter in the indie movie Nobody Walks that was released on September 6, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details He will appear in and also serve as executive producer with Aaron Sorkin on an HBO miniseries about the Chateau Marmont Hotel.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    He co-starred with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin in Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy It's Complicated, released in late 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Krasinski wrote and directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, based on David Foster Wallace's collection of short stories. It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Krasinski guest-starred in several television series including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Without a Trace, Ed, American Dad! and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He also co-starred in films including Kinsey, Duane Hopwood, Jarhead, The Holiday and Shrek the Third. He also appeared in For Your Consideration and Dreamgirls.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    In November 2008, Krasinski began dating English actress Emily Blunt. They became engaged in August 2009, and married on 10 July 2010 in Como, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters, Hazel (born 16 February 2014) and Violet (born 20 June 2016).
    Krasinski co-starred in Away We Go with Maya Rudolph, directed by Sam Mendes that filmed from April to June 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    He also starred as Brevin in the Gregg Araki film Smiley Face, filmed in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, he co-starred in films including License to Wed, with Mandy Moore and Robin Williams, and Leatherheads with George Clooney and Renée Zellweger.
  • 2005
    Age 25
    Krasinski rose to fame playing Jim Halpert in the NBC sitcom series The Office from 2005-2013.
    More Details Hide Details Krasinski filmed the footage of Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the show as well, including the clips shown in the opening credits. Krasinski directed an episode of The Office, titled "Sabre", the fifteenth episode of The Offices sixth season. He also directed the third episode of the show's eighth season, titled "Lotto" and the sixth episode of the show's ninth season, titled "The Boat". Krasinski starred as Gideon in A New Wave, released in 2007.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    In 2000, Krasinski was a script intern on Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
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  • 1997
    Age 17
    Krasinski and Novak both graduated from Newton South High School in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Before entering college, Krasinski taught English as a foreign language in Costa Rica. From there, he went to Brown University, studying theatre arts under Lowry Marshall and John Emigh, and graduating in 2001 as a playwright with the honors thesis "Contents Under Pressure". During his time at Brown, he was a member of the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds. In college, he also helped coach youth basketball at the Gordon School in East Providence, Rhode Island. Then he attended the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. Besides training at the National Theater Institute, he also studied at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and The Actors Center in New York City. After graduating from Brown University, Krasinski went to New York City to pursue acting, appearing in commercials and guest-starring on television shows, as well as doing readings of off-Broadway plays while working as a waiter. He starred in the play What the Eunuch Saw, which was written and directed by his former college classmates Emily O'Dell and Isaac Robert Hurwitz.
  • 1979
    Born on October 20, 1979.
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