John Burke Krasinski is an American actor and filmmaker. Krasinski was born in Newton, Massachusetts, to Mary Clare (née Doyle), a nurse, and Ronald Krasinski, an internist. His father is Polish-American and his mother is Irish-American. He and his two older brothers, Kevin and Paul, were raised Roman Catholic. He is best known for his role as Jim Halpert on NBC’s remake of the British hit comedy sitcom The Office. His film credits include Away We Go, Leatherheads,License to Wed, Big Miracle, Something Borrowed, It’s Complicated, Promised Land and Aloha. He starred in the 2016 Michael Bay film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
He starred in the play What the Eunuch Saw, which was written and directed by his former college classmates Emily O’Dell and Isaac Robert Hurwitz. In 2000, Krasinski was a script intern on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Beginning in March 2006, Krasinski narrated a series of commercials for Ask.com. He has also narrated commercials for Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Esurance, BlackBerry Storm, My Coke Rewards, and Carnival Cruise Lines, and has appeared in print advertisements for Gap.
In November 2008, Krasinski began dating English actress Emily Blunt. They became engaged in August 2009, and married on July 10, 2010 in Como, Italy. They have two daughters, Hazel (born February 16, 2014) and Violet (born June 20, 2016).