John Krasinski Biography

John Krasinski Biography
John Krasinski (born October 20, 1979 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American TV actor best known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC's The Office.

Biography

 

John Krasinski was the youngest (and, at 6 feet, 3 inches (190 cm), the shortest) of three sons; the tallest is 6 feet, 10 inches (208 cm). His father is Boston internist Dr. Ronald Krasinski and his mother is a nurse.

Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in 1997 and from Brown University in 2002 as an honors playwright. His elder brother Paul also attended Newton South High School in 1994, and Brown University in 1998.

Krasinski's first stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play written and cast by B.J. Novak, now a writer and co-star on The Office.

John later studied one semester at the Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut and currently lives in New York City.

John Krasinski's feature-film credits include Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, and Duane Hopwood starring David Schwimmer and Janeane Garofalo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. He also appeared in the film Jarhead, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Sam Mendes. Among Krasinskiís television credits are appearances in NBCís Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Ed, and a 2005 episode of CBSís CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Krasinski is represented by Suskin Management and Creative Artists Agency.

John Krasinski was recently featured in People Magazine's s--iest men alive issue. As of Spring 2006, he is rumored to be dating actress Rashida Jones, daughter of music producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton.

It was revealed that John Krasinski previously interned for the Late Night with Conan O'Brien during an interview with O'Brien that aired on November 2, 2005.

Krasinski is also the narrator for a series of commercials for Ask.com starting in March, 2006.




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