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John Krasinski-Bio, Family, Career, Net Worth

                  

Who is John Krasinski?

John Krasinski is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is famous for playing Jim Halpert in The Office, a popular TV series. He is the youngest son of Mary Clare and Ronald Krasinski. Although he most famously starred in The Office as the smart and kind-hearted guy, John has also appeared in various other films, including 13 Hours and The Hollars.

John was born on October 20, 1979, in Newton, Massachusetts, USA.

He has received many awards and nominations for his outstanding performances in various movies. Some include the Critics’ Choice Award, Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, etc.

John Krasinski Biography
John Krasinski Biography

Krasinski proves his worth not only as an actor but as a director and producer as well. He directed the movie A Quiet Place, which is enough to show his caliber as an outstanding director. John Krasinski is the perfect example of multi-talented.

John was nominated as the 100 most influential person in the world. He truly deserves the title, for his success story starting as a waiter is indeed influential and inspiring. Yes, you read it right! John Krasinski worked as a waiter at the beginning of his career.

John is married to the famous British actress Emily Blunt. The stunning pair has made a significant impression in the Hollywood industry. John’s extraordinary ability as a director combined with Emily’s realistic acting skills have given Hollywood industry masterpieces like A Quiet Place along with its sequel.

Quick Facts

Full NameJohn Burke Krasinski
Nick NameKras
BirthdateOctober 20, 1979
Age42 years old
Sun SignLibra
TraitsLibra male traits

Positive: Creative, Enthusiastic, and Lively

Negative: Unreliable, Indecisive, and Lazy
BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, USA
Currently residingBrooklyn, New York, USA
NationalityAmerican
EducationBachelor’s degree with a concentration in English
ParentsRonald Krasinski (Father),
Mary Claire Krasinski (Mother)
GrandparentsLeo Krasinski (Grandfather),
Regina L. Wajozynski (Grandmother)
SiblingsPaul Krasinski,
Kevin Krasinski
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameEmily Blunt
ChildrenHazel Krasinski,
Violet Krasinski
ProfessionActor, director, and producer
Net WorthUSD 80 million
Social mediaTwitter
Instagram
Facebook

Interesting Facts

1. John Krasinski worked as a waiter

John Krasinski waited tables before he got his breakthrough role in The Office. Like many struggling actors trying their luck in the Hollywood industry, John worked as a waiter to make ends meet. He later described his job experience as “the worst.”

2. John had a deal with his mother to start teaching English if he couldn’t live off acting.

Yes, it indeed is true! John was almost ready to give up on his dream of becoming an actor. However, his mother asked him to hold on a little longer. As a mother, she didn’t want her son to give up. Will you believe John got the role in The Office just three weeks after that? So, if it weren’t for his mother, the talented actor would never be where he is today. Mothers are mothers, after all. They know what is best for you, always!

3. He went to high school with the writer and executive producer of The Office, B.J Novak

John Krasinski and B.J Novak worked together even before The Office. The duo went to Newton South High School together. Not only did they study together, but they also began their acting career together! In fact, John acted in a satirical play written by B.J Novak during their senior years. So, John feels it was Novak’s influence that encouraged him to follow an acting career. As he put in an interview, “The way I tell it, I feel like I owe him a percentage of everything I’ve done since.”

4. John Krasinski taught English at a high school.

John Krasinski worked as a high school English teacher at a local high school in Costa Rica. It was soon after he passed out of high school and hadn’t even joined college.

5. He lost significant weight for one of his movies

Can you believe that John lost 17% of his body fat for his role in the film 13 Hours. Talk about dedication; he dropped his body fat from 25 to 17%

6. John almost became Captain America.

We don’t know if John regrets this. But, what we know is he had auditioned for the role of Captain America. He even reached the custom rehearsal round. Then what went wrong? Just that John saw Chris Hemsworth in the screen test. Then, he decided he stood no chance! Who knew if he could’ve been Captain America. Not that we don’t love Chris Evans, though!

Early Life and Childhood

Childhood picture of John Krasinski
Childhood picture of John Krasinski

On October 20, 1979, John Krasinski was born at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Born to a Polish father and an Irish mother, he was raised as a Roman Catholic. However, his interest in acting grew at a very early age. This was because he made his stage debut as Daddy Warbucks in a sixth-grade school production Annie.

He completed his high school education at Newton South High School in 1997. During his high school days, he co-starred in a satirical play written by his friend B.J Novak. Novak later became the writer and producer of the famous TV show The Office, where John Krasinski gained wide popularity for his role.

After completing his school education, John taught the English language in Costa Rica for few months. While he worked as a teacher there, he became a real-life hero. He saved a girl who studied at the school from drowning by quickly springing into action and saving her.

John Krasinski then went to Brown University, a prestigious Ivy League research university, to study English. He graduated in 2001 as a playwright with an honors thesis in “Contents under Pressure.” He had decided that he would become an English professor, but fate had other plans for him.

During his time in the university, he helped coach youth basketball players at the Gordon School in Rhode Island. It was because not only was he tall and athletic, but he was also good at basketball. He was also a member of the sketch comedy group called Out of Bounds.

During that time, he also interned with Canon O’Brien as a scriptwriter on Late Night with Brien. He later came to the show as Canon’s guest. He indeed achieved great heights!

John Krasinski Parents

Ronald Krasinski (Father)

Ronald Krasinski was born in 1945. He grew up in Natrona Heights, Harrison. There, Ronald lived with his mother, Regina Krasinski. He completed his high school at St. Joseph’s High School. He then graduated from Catholic University. He chose internal medicine as his specialization and fulfilled his dream of becoming a doctor.

One would expect, as a doctor, Ronald would’ve wanted his son to follow his steps. However, this was not the case. Instead, he gave his full support to John.

Mary Krasinski (Mother)

Mary Krasinski was born in 1949. She, too, is in the medical profession. She worked as a nurse in Newton, Massachusetts.

Born of Irish descent, Mary Claire worked as a nurse at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston.

It was Mary Claire who encouraged her son John to follow his passion. When John was on the verge of giving up on his dream, his mother urged him to try a little longer. Needless to say, heeding his mother’s advice helped him reach where he is now.

John Krasinski Siblings

John Krasinski has the youngest of the three brothers. He has two elder brothers Kevin and Paul Krasinski.

Kevin Krasinski

Kevin Krasinski brother of John Krasinski
Kevin Krasinski, elder brother of John Krasinski

Kevin Krasinski is John’s older brother. He has followed in his father’s footsteps. Yes, he is also a doctor. A Tufts University School of Medicine graduate, he is a skilled orthopedic surgeon.

He specializes in surgery and treatment of injuries for professional athletes.

Paul Krasinski

John with his brother Paul Krasinski
John with his brother Paul Krasinski

Paul is the second child of the family. He has accomplished great success in the business field. Paul graduated from the prestigious Columbia Business School. Now, he has his own company named Epicenter Experience LLC.

Relationships

Emily Blunt (Wife)

John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt
John Krasinski with his wife, Emily

Emily Blunt is a British –American actress. She is known as a versatile actress able to portray any character perfectly. Born on February 23, 1983, she is widely recognized for her appreciable role in The Devil Wears Prada. Emily has also given other unforgettable and critically acclaimed movies like My Summer of Love, Edge of Tomorrow, and Sicario.

John and Emily’s relation is indeed couple goals. Not only do they make an insanely beautiful couple, but the bond they share too is extraordinary. They talk adoringly about each other in various shows. They are happily married for more than a decade, and they still are deeply in love with each other.

Related: Read about Emily Blunt

How John Krasinski and Emily Blunt meet?

As both of them agree, it was love at first sight for both of them. They first met at a restaurant through a mutual friend. John describes the meeting as something that made him nervous. In one of his interviews about his first meeting with Emily, he said,

“I was so nervous. I was like, ‘Oh god, I think I’m going to fall in love with her.’ As I shook her hand I went, ‘I like you.’” 

 Krasinski and Emily Blunt started dating each other in 2008. The stunning couple was engaged in August 2008. On July 10, 2010, they officially tied their knot in a private ceremony in Como, Italy.

The couple worked together in the movie A Quiet Place. John was the director, and Emily starred in the movie. The horror thriller was a huge success and gained much applause. John Krasinski has two adorable daughters, Hazel and Violet Krasinski.

Emily and John Kids

Hazel Krasinski

Hazel is the elder daughter of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. She was born on February 14. 2014. She is an adorable child. She has also done a cameo role in her parents’ movie A Quiet Place.

Related: Learn about Hazel Krasinski

Violet Krasinski

Violet is the younger daughter of John and Emily. She was born on May 21, 2016. Her father loves her infinitely. He even honored his daughters by wearing a shirt with their name initials stitched to it in his show. How lucky the girls are to get such a loving father!

Related: Learn about John’s youngest daughter Violet Krasinski

Career

John Krasinski had his first breakthrough after getting the role in the hit TV series The Office. Krasinski’s and Jenna Fischer’s characters served as the major interest in the entire series. Their chemistry made the series even more enjoyable.

After the hit TV series, Krasinski got major roles in several films and TV series. Many appreciate his roles in the films like 13 Hours, Leatherheads, License To Wed, and others. He also worked as a screenwriter, director, and producer. He even worked as a voice-over artist for various animations and documentaries.

Awards

John Krasinki has received several awards. John has won the Critics’ Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Theatre Awards, Saturn Awards, etc. Similarly, he has also been nominated for Emmy Awards, Producers Guild of American Awards. John Krasinski was also listed as the 100 most influential person by Forbes magazine in 2018.

List of films

Following is the detailed list of all the films in which John Krasinski was involved.

YearCategoryTitleRoleAward
2000MovieState and MainJudge’s assistant 
2002Short movieFighting Still lifeTyler 
2002MovieAlma MaterFlea club candidate 1 
2003TV SeriesEdProcess Server 
2004TV SeriesLaw & Order: Criminal IntentJace Gleesing 
2004MovieKinseyBen 
2004MovieTaxiMessanger # 3 
2004TV SeriesCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLyle Davis 
2005MovieDuane HopwoodBob Flynn 
2005TV SeriesWithout A TraceCurtis Horne 
2005MovieJarheadCorporal Harrigan 
2006MovieDoogalAdditional Voices 
2006MovieA New WaveGideon 
2006MovieFor Your ConsiderationPaper Badge Officer 
2006MovieThe HolidayBen 
2006MovieDreamgirlsSam Walsh 
2006TV SeriesAmerican Dad!Gilbert 
2007MovieSmiley FaceBrevin 
2007MovieShrek The ThirdLancelot(Voice) 
2007MovieLicense To WedBen Murphy 
2008MovieLeatherheadsCarter Rutherford 
2009MovieBrief Interviews With Hideous MenRyan/Subject #20 
2009MovieMonsters vs AliensCuthbert (Voice) 
2009MovieAway We GoBurt 
2009MovieIt’s ComplicatedHarley 
2011MovieSomething BorrowedEthanTeen Choice Awards– Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy (Nominee)
2011MovieThe MuppetsJohn Krasinski 
2012MovieNobody WalksPeter 
2012MovieBig MiracleAdam Carlson 
2012MoviePromised LandDustin Noble 
2005-2013TV SeriesThe OfficeJim HalpertEmmy Awards– Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs (Nominee)

Screen Actors Guild Awards– Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2007 and 2008)

Screen Actors Guild Awards– Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Nominee) (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013)

Teen Choice Awards– Choice TV Actor: Comedy (Nominee)
2013TV SeriesArrested DevelopmentJerry Bruckheimer’s Assistant 
2013MovieMonster’s UniversityFrank McCay (Voice) 
2013MovieThe Wind RisesHonjo (Voice) 
2014MovieKahlil Gibran’s The ProphetHalim (Voice) 
2015TV SeriesJimmy Kimmel Live!Donald O’Donald McDonald 
2015MovieAlohaJohn ‘Woody’ Woodside 
2014-2015TV SeriesBoJack HorsemanSecretariat (Voice) 
2016Movie13 HoursJack Silva 
2016MovieThe HollarsJohn Hollar 
2016TV Series(Short)Robot ChickenCommercial Director/Dr. Emmett Brown (Voice) 
2016Short MoviePast ForwardMan #1 
2017MovieAnimal CrackersOwen (Voice)Critics’ Choice Award– Best Voice Actor in an Animated Movie (Nominee)
2017MovieDetroitAttorney AuerbachAfrican American Film Critics Association– Best Ensemble

2018MovieA Quiet PlaceLee AbbottCritics’ Choice Award– Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Critics’ Choice Award– Best Original Screenplay (Nominee)

Writers Guild of America Awards– Best Original Screenplay (Nominee)

Hugo Award– Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

Nebula Award-Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation

Bram Stroker Award– Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

AACTA International Awards-Best Screenplay (Nominee)

IGN Awards– IGN Award for Best Director (Nominee)

IGN Awards– IGN People’s Choice Award for Best Director

People’s Choice Awards– Drama Movie Star (Nominee)
2018MovieNext GenProject 77 (Voice) 
2019Short TVThreat Level Midnight: The MovieGoldenface 
2020MovieA Quiet Place Part IILee Abbott 
2021MovieFree GuySilhouetted Gamer (Voice) 
2018-2021TV SeriesTom Clancy’s Jack RyanJack Ryan 
2022Movie (Filming)DC League Of Super-PetsVoice 

Controversies

John Krasinski had started a YouTube channel show, Some Good News, during the Coronavirus pandemic. In the time of global crisis, this inspirational show had come as a relief for many.

However, the news that John sold his show to Viacom CBS was criticized by many. This controversial decision made many of his fans quite unhappy.

John Krasinski later clarified his decision. He said he had other prior commitments he couldn’t leave. So, the only option he had was to hand over the show. But, he also stated, “My time on the Some Good News was the most emotionally fulfilled I’ve ever felt in my entire life.”

Social Media

John Krasinski is on Instagram. He has 4.8 million followers and 84 following. He also can be found on Twitter, where he has 2.6 million followers. Similarly, his official Facebook account shows 2.5 million followers.

John Krasinski Net Worth

John Krasinski’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 80 million. Most of his income comes from his successful acting career. Besides that, he is also an equally capable filmmaker.

John, along with his successful wife Emily, lives a very luxurious life. They have a beautiful condo in Brooklyn, New York, worth USD 15 million. Similarly, John also owns Audi Q5 and Mercedes Benz ML B50. These luxurious cars are worth around USD 32,600.

FAQS

How tall is John Krasinki?

John Krasinski is fairly tall. He is 6.3”. That means he is 191cm.

How old is John Krasinki?

John Krasinski is 42 years old

Who is John married to?

John Krasinski is married to the famous British-American actress Emily Blunt.

How did Emily Blunt and John Krasinski meet?

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski met through a mutual friend. They met at a restaurant in Los Angelos where Emily was with her friend. There John ran into them. Then, they were introduced there, and the rest is history.

What religion is John Krasinski?

John Krasinski was raised as a Roman Catholic.

How old was John Krasinski at the start of The Office?

John Krasinski was 26 years old when he got the role in the TV series The Office.

Is John Krasinski still married to Emily Blunt? Are John and Emily Blunt happy?

Yes, John and Emily are still married. They are delighted with each other and are still madly in love.

How tall are John Krasinski’s brothers?

John Krasinski has two brothers Kevin and Paul. Both the brothers are taller than John. One of the brothers is 6’10” while the other is 6’6” tall.

Why did John Krasinski leave The Office?

The Office had completed its nine seasons. Finally, John Krasinski suggested that they had to wrap up the show. The reason he had didn’t contract deals. Instead, he felt that they had to end the show before the network did it for them. This way, they could end the show on the highest note possible.

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