The American actor John Krasinski is also known as a producer, director, and screenwriter for his role as Jim Halpert in the NBC hit comedy “The Office”. His performance in this role was applauded, critically acclaimed, and led to several awards for the actor. His role in The Office took him from an unknown actor to a sought-after star and producer. One thing many people don’t know about the actor is that he was a strong candidate for the role of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While working on The Office, the actor also worked as a producer for the series; he also directed several episodes of the series, broadening his interests.
The actor has appeared not only on television shows, but also in several films, including Something Borrowed, Leatherheads, License to Wed, It’s Complicated, Away We Go, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Aloha, The Promised Land, The Hollars, and The Great Miracle.
John Krasinski Bio
John Burke Krasinski was born on 20 October 1979 in Boston at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. While his mother is Irish-American and a nurse, his father is Polish-American and a medical doctor known as an internist.
He has two older brothers – Paul and Kevin – and together they grew up as Roman Catholics. Although he was born in the Boston suburb of Brighton, he grew up in Newton, a suburb of the city.
His interest in acting began when he was cast by Annie as Daddy Warbucks in his primary school play. Later he met B. J. Novak (an acting colleague at The Office) when they were in high school together, Newton South High School. John then played the lead in a satirical play written by Novak. They both graduated from high school in 1997.
John Krasinski later attended Brown University, where he studied theater arts and graduated with honors in 2001. Before joining Brown, he traveled to Costa Rica where he taught English as a foreign language.
While at Brown, he joined the sketch comedy group Out of Bounds to indulge his passion for acting.
Net Worth & Career
John Krasinski has a total net worth of $16 million, which is to be expected as the star has not yet reached full A-list status. However, this amount is not to be sneezed at but should be seen for what it is – a testimony to his hard work and a long successful career.
His career fully began after he graduated from Brown University and moved to New York City to pursue a full-time career. During his stay in New York, he appeared in commercials, off-Broadway plays, and small roles on television shows. In 2000, he received an internship as a writer on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show. Five years later he was cast in his iconic role as Jim Halpert in The Office.
He was later cast in the 2006 film A New Wave, which also featured Lacey Chabert and Andrew Keegan, and in 2007 he appeared in Smiley Face, which also starred Danny Masterson and Anna Faris. From then on he starred in several comedies, including License To Wed, Leatherheads, It’s Complicated and Away We Go.
In 2006, he wrote and directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, one of the early chapters in his career, which developed from actor to writer and director.
He also took on several television roles on shows such as American Dad!, Without A Trace, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. With his consistent acting roles in movies and television shows, it is completely understandable that he has a net worth of $16 million.
Over the last ten years, his career has grown steadily and has made him one of the most sought-after actors in the industry.
Relationship With Emily Blunt Wife, Kids, Family
John’s relationship with Emily Blunt goes back more than a decade. The two met by chance in 2008, shortly after Emily moved to the United States. At that time, Emily was only interested in settling down in her new city and her new life, and she was not looking for a relationship. However, John took her to a shooting range for her first date, and from then on their mutual attraction grew. In 2009 the two got engaged and on 10 July 2010, they got married in Como, Italy. The event took place at the estate of their good friend George Clooney.
The two now have two daughters in common – Hazel, born on 16 February 2014, and Violet, born in June 2016.
Before marrying Emily Blunt, John was in a relationship with Rashida Jones, with whom he was from 2005 to 2006. There were also rumors that he dated the award-winning actress Renée Zellweger in 2007, but this was never confirmed.
John Krasinski Height, Weight, And Other Facts
- Full Name: John Burke Krasinski
- Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
- Height: 6 ft 3 in or 190.5 cm
- Weight: 92 kg or 203 lbs
- Race: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Date of Birth: October 20, 1979
- Place of Birth: Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Education: Brown University
- Marital Status: Married
- Astrological Sign: Libra
- Net Worth: $16 million