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John Krasinski (Burt Farlander) has twice shared the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with his colleagues from the hit NBC show The Office. The program has also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, among other honors
The Newton, Massachusetts native graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright and later studied at the National Theater Institute in Waterford, CT.
He adapted David Foster Wallace’s book Brief Interviews with Hideous Men into the independent feature film of the same name, which Mr. Krasinski also directed. The movie stars Julianne Nicholson opposite, among other men, Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Dominic Cooper, Timothy Hutton, Christopher Meloni, Chris Messina of Away We Go, Max Minghella, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Ben Shenkman.
He previously worked with Away We Go director Sam Mendes on Jarhead. Among Mr. Krasinski’s other feature films as actor are George Clooney’s Leatherheads; Bill Condon’s Dreamgirls and Kinsey; Ken Kwapis’ License to Wed; Gregg Araki’s Smiley Face; Nancy Meyers’ The Holiday; Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration (which starred Catherine O’Hara of Away We Go); and, in voiceover as Lancelot, Chris Miller and Raman Hui’s Shrek the Third (which also featured Maya Rudolph of Away We Go).
Mr. Krasinski will next be seen starring onscreen with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin in Nancy Meyers’ untitled romantic comedy.