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John Krasinski          

Actor; Best Known as Jim Halpert on NBC's "The Office" & Director of "A Quiet Place"

John Krasinski is an American actor, most widely known for playing Jim Halpert on NBC's “The Office.” Krasinski, the youngest of three sons, was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Krasinski graduated from Newton South High School in 1997 and finished up his academic career at Brown University, where he graduated in 2002 as a playwright with honors. He then attended the National Theater Institute in Waterford, Connecticut.

Krasinski's TV career began in 2002 as an intern on “Late Night with Conan O'Brien.” His first stage experience was starring in a satirical high school play written and cast by B.J. Novak. In addition to his role on “The Office,” Krasinski's TV credits include appearances on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Without A Trace,” “Ed,” “American Dad!” (as the voice of a squirrel), and an episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

His feature film credits include “Kinsey,” “Jarhead,” “Duane Hopwood,” and “The Holiday.” He also had cameos in “For Your Consideration” and “Dreamgirls.” He wrote and directed a film adaptation of David Foster Wallace's “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” in 2006. He had a major role in the poorly reviewed film, “License to Wed,” with Mandy Moore and Robin Williams. He starred as Gideon in “A New Wave” and Brevin in “Smiley Face” with Anna Faris. He also appeared in “Leatherheads,” a football movie set in the early 1920s, which was released on April 4, 2008.

Krasinski was featured in People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive issue of 2006.

Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for Ask.com starting in March 2006 as well as a commercial for the Apple TV in April 2007. Krasinski appears in posters and online advertisements for Gap for the holidays and has begun narrating television commercials for Best Buy.

In more recent years, he has made appearances on Bojack Horseman as "Secretariat," and on “Robot Chicken.” He also starred in Tom Clancy's “Jack Ryan” as the titular character.

Perhaps his most popular endeavor in recent years has been directing and starring in “A Quiet Place,” a groundbreaking horror movie, co-starring his wife, Emily Blunt. Krasinkski recently announced that in 2020, “A Quiet Place 2” would be released.

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John Krasinski, Emily Blunt have a new baby girl - Los Angeles Times

Feb 17, 2014 ... Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are new parents of a baby daughter! "Wanted to let the news out directly," Krasinski, 34, said early Sunday on ...

It's warrior time for John Krasinski in this 'Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'

A buff, bearded Krasinski is wielding all sorts of firearms in the new 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi trailer which dropped Tuesday. Krasinski is one of ...

Sundance: John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ Bought by Sony Classics

Sony Pictures Classics acquired all rights in the U.S. and Asia to John Krasinski’s drama “The Hollars” on Friday, the same day as its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Claire Danes, John Krasinski, and Hank Azaria Star in Dry Powder

The Public Theater has released production photos from its world-premiere of Sarah Burgess' Dry Powder. The currently running production, which is directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton), will play through on May 1.

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