American actor John Krasinski is also a producer, director and screenwriter known for his role as Jim Halpert on the NBC hit comedy – The Office. His performance in the role was applauded, critically acclaimed and led to several awards for the actor. His role on The Office took him from an unknown actor to a sought-after star and producer. One thing many people do not know about the actor is that he was a strong contender for the role of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
While working on The Office, the actor also served as a producer for the show; he also directed several episodes of the show, broadening his interests.
The actor has not only appeared on television shows but in several movies as well, some of which include Something Borrowed, Leatherheads, License to Wed, It’s Complicated, Away We Go, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Aloha, Promised Land, The Hollars and Big Miracle.
John Krasinski Bio
John Burke Krasinski was born on October 20, 1979, in Boston at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. While his mother is Irish-American and a nurse, his father is Polish-American and a medical professional known as an internist.
He has two older brothers – Paul and Kevin – and together, they were raised as Roman Catholics. Though he was born in the Brighton neighbourhood of Boston, he grew up in Newton, suburbs in the city.
His interest in acting began when he was cast as Daddy Warbucks in his elementary school production of Annie. He later met B. J. Novak (fellow actor on The Office) when they were in high school together, Newton South High School. John then starred in a satirical play which was written by Novak. The two graduated from high school in 1997.
John Krasinski later attended Brown University, where he studied theatre arts and graduated in 2001 with honours. Prior to joining Brown, he travelled to Costa Rica where he taught English as a foreign language.
While at Brown, he joined a sketch comedy group, Out of Bounds in order to indulge his passion for acting.
Relationship With Emily Blunt Wife, Kids, Family
John’s relationship with Emily Blunt has lasted for over a decade. The two met in 2008 by complete chance just after Emily relocated to the United States. Emily, at the time, was only concerned about settling into her new city and new life and she was not on the lookout for a relationship. However, John took her to a gun range for their first date and their attraction to each other grew from then on. In 2009, the two got engaged and on the 10th of July 2010, they had their wedding in Como, Italy. The event was held at their good friend, George Clooney’s estate.
The two now have two daughters together – Hazel who was born on the 16th of February, 2014 and Violet who was born in June 2016.
Prior to marrying Emily Blunt, John was in a relationship with Rashida Jones, who he dated from 2005 till 2006. He was also rumoured to have dated the award-winning actress, Renée Zellweger, in 2007, although this was never confirmed.
Net Worth & Career
John Krasinski has a total net worth of $16 Million Dollars which is to be expected since the star has not yet reached full ‘A-List’ status. However, this amount is not to be scoffed at but should be viewed as what it is – a testament to his hard work and many years of a successful career.
His career began fully after he graduated from Brown University and relocated to New York City to take on acting as a full-time career option. While in New York, he appeared in commercials, off-Broadway plays and bit parts in television shows. In 2000, he got an internship position 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 movie, 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 appeared in a couple of comedies including License To Wed, Leatherheads, It’s Complicated and Away We Go.
In 2006, he wrote and directed Brief Interviews with Hideous Men; this was one of the beginning chapters in his career diversification from actor to writer and director as well.
He also took on a few television roles in shows like 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 $16million.
In the past decade, his career has grown steadily and has made him one of the most sought-after actors in the industry.
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
Date of Birth: October 20, 1979
Place of Birth: Brighton neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Education: Brown University
Marital Status: Married
Astrological Sign: Libra
Net Worth: $16 million