John Krasinski

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  • Famed Actor, Writer and Director
  • Co-Founder, Sunday Night Productions
  • Creator and Host, Some Good News


John Krasinski has established himself as one of the most exciting talents as an actor, writer and director, engaging audiences on the big and small screen. Having first rose to fame as Jim Halpert in the award-winning television sitcom The Office, Krasinski has gone on to co-write, direct and star in the Academy Award-nominated A Quiet Place, star in Sony Pictures Classics film The Hollars, direct Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and star in the current Amazon series Jack Ryan, among many other commercially and critically successful projects.  

Krasinski also produces a diverse slate of projects through his production venture, Sunday Night, which he formed with Allyson Seeger.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Krasinski created and hosts Some Good News, a Youtube web series entirely dedicated to good news. Operated from inside Krasinski's home, and featuring special guests from David Ortiz to the cast of Hamilton, the show has over 1.5 million subscribers, with multiple episodes going viral. 

In engaging, hilarious, and inspiring remarks, Krasinski shares lessons-learned over the course of his career, insights into the creative process, and how to use your platform for good. 

 

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John Krasinski has established himself as one of the most exciting talents as an actor, writer and director, engaging audiences on the big and small screen.

Krasinski co-wrote, directed and starred in the Academy Award-nominated A Quiet Place, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Sound Editing, nominated for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the PGA Awards and was named one of AFI’s Top 10 Films of the Year. The film was chosen as one of the National Board of Review’s Top Films of 2018, won Best Sci Fi / Horror Movie at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Krasinski was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay. His co-star Emily Blunt also won a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Krasinski wrote and directed A Quiet Place: Part II, which hit theaters March 20, 2020.

On the small screen, Krasinski was recently seen in season 2 of Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, inspired by the novelist’s impressive franchise.

Krasinski is producing a diverse slate of projects through his production venture, Sunday Night, which he formed with Allyson Seeger. They are developing the memoir Not Fade Away: A Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, which they will produce alongside David O’Russell and Matthew Budman. Krasinski also executive produces Lip Sync Battle on Spike TV alongside Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Merchant, based on the popular segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon which he created with Merchant and Fallon in 2013. Recently announced, Krasinski and Seeger signed a first-look TV deal with Amazon studios alongside Sunday Night development executive Alexa Ginsburg. As part of the three-year deal, Krasinski, Seeger and Ginsburg will work with the studio to develop TV series for Amazon’s streaming platform.

Krasinski directed and starred in The Hollars alongside Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Margo Martindale, and Sharlto Copley, which premiered to great acclaim at Sundance and was released by Sony Pictures Classics. The comedy/drama follows the story of a man who returns to his small hometown after discovering his mother has become ill. Krasinski also starred as a Navy SEAL in Michael Bay’s Benghazi thriller 13 Hours. He notably starred on NBC’s Emmy®-winning smash hit The Office for nine seasons, where he portrayed the charming boy-next-door Jim Halpert.

His previous film credits include the Gus Van Sant directed Promised Land, which he also wrote with Matt Damon; Disney Pixar’s Monster’s University in which he lent his voice; legendary Japanese filmmaker Hiyao Miyazaki’s animated film The Wind Rises; and Cameron Crowe’s Aloha; the uplifting family film Big Miracle; Something Borrowed; Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated; Sam Mendes’ Away We Go; the animated smash hits Monsters vs. Aliens and Shrek the Third; George Clooney's Leatherheads; Ken Kwapis' License to Wed; Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration and Bill Condon's Kinsey.

Krasinski previously adapted and directed the David Foster Wallace book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The independently financed film screened at Sundance in 2009 and was released by IFC later that year.

He won a Theatre World Award for his stage debut in DRY POWDER, which he starred in alongside Claire Danes and Hank Azaria at the Public Theater in New York.

Krasinski graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright and later studied at the National Theater Institute. Born and raised in Newton, Mass., Krasinski currently resides in New York.