John Krasinski Biography
Born: October 20, 1979
John Krasinski has twice shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his colleagues from the hit NBC show The Office. The program has also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, among other honors.
The Newton, Massachusetts native graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright and later studied at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut. He adapted David Foster Wallace's book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men into the independent feature film of the same name, which Krasinski also directed. The movie stars Julianne Nicholson opposite, among other men, Dominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, Max Minghella and Lou Taylor Pucci.
Among John's other feature films as an actor are George Clooney's Leatherheads, Bill Condon's Dreamgirls and Kinsey;, Ken Kwapis' License to Wed; Nancy Meyers' The Holiday, Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration and he also provided the voice of Lancelot in Shrek the Third and the voice of Cuthbert in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). He played a slick environmentalist alongside Matt Damon and Frances McDormand in the 2013 drama Promised Land.
More recently, he starred in Aloha (2015) alongside Rachel McAdams, as well as 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), Detroit (2017) and Animal Crackers (2017).
John began dating British actress Emily Blunt in November 2008 and the two tied the knot on July 10, 2010 in the company of celebrity friends like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stanley Tucci, David Schwimmer, and Meryl Streep.
With his wife as his co-star, John not only acted, but directed, executive-produced and co-wrote the screenplay for the critically acclaimed movie A Quiet Place (2018). They teamed up again for the sequel, A Quiet Place Part II (2020) which John again wrote, directed and executive-produced, in addition to reprising his role in flashbacks.
John also has a hit on his hands with the series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, in which he plays the title role. It has so far enjoyed two successful seasons on Amazon's Prime Video streaming service.