John Krasinski

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle Miss Golden Globe 2013 Party - Arrivals

Krasinski in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: John Burke Krasinski

Place of Birth: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 20, 1979

*Polish (father)
*Irish (mother)

John Krasinski is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is known for starring on the shows The Office and, as the title character, Jack Ryan; and for his roles in the films Kinsey, Duane Hopwood, Jarhead, For Your Consideration, Dreamgirls, License to Wed, Smiley Face (2007), Leatherheads, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, which he also directed and wrote; Away We Go, It’s Complicated, Something Borrowed, Big Miracle, Nobody Walks, Promised Land (2012), which he co-wrote; Aloha, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Hollars, which he also directed; Detroit, A Quiet Place, which he also directed and co-wrote; A Quiet Place Part II, which he also directed and wrote; and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness; and, in voice-role, Shrek the Third, Monsters vs. Aliens, Monsters University, The Wind Rises, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, Born in China (as the narrator), Animal Crackers, Next Gen, and, as Superman, DC League of Super-Pets. He also directed episodes of The Office and co-created competition show Lip Sync Battle. He co-founded film and television production company Sunday Night Productions.

His father, Ronald Krasinski, an internist, is of Polish descent, and originally from Natrona, Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary Clare (Doyle), a nurse, is of Irish ancestry, and originally from Providence, Rhode Island. He was raised in Newton, Massachusetts. John is married to English actress Emily Blunt, with whom he has two children.

John’s paternal grandfather was Leo Krasinski (the son of Wladislaw “Walter” Krasinski and Mary Tomajczyk). Leo was born in Pennsylvania. Wladislaw was born in Poland, the son of John Krasinski and Theophila Lyszkowska. Mary was born in New York, to Polish parents, Franciscus Tomajczyk and Valentina GramiƄska.

John’s paternal grandmother was Regina L. Wajozynski/Wojszynski/Wojczynski/Wijszynski/Woiszynski (the daughter of Casimer/Casimir/Walter Wojszynski/Wojczynski and Laura Filip/Philips). Regina was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Casimer was born in Poland. Laura was born in Pennsylvania, to Polish parents.

John’s maternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Doyle, Jr. (the son of Edward Joseph Doyle and Bridget Aloysius Murphy). John’s grandfather Edward was born in Rhode Island. John’s great-grandfather Edward was born in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the son of Irish parents, Patrick Doyle and Catherine. Bridget was born in Rhode Island, the daughter of Michael J. Murphy, from County Kerry, Ireland, and of Margaret M. McGuann, from County Clare, Ireland.

John’s maternal grandmother was Eileen Goggin Burke (the daughter of Dennis/Denis Burke and Hannah Connors). Eileen was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. Dennis was the son of William Burke and Mary Anne/Ann Daly. Hannah was the daughter of Patrick Connors and Margaret Goggin/Goggan.

Sources: Genealogies of John Krasinski –

Marriage record of John’s paternal grandparents, Leo Krasinski and Regina L. Wajozynski –

John’s paternal grandfather, Leo Krasinski, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

John’s paternal grandmother, Regina L. Wajozynski, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Regina L. Wajozynski on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of John’s paternal grandmother, Regina L. (Wajozynski/Wojszynski/Wojczynski/Wijszynski/Woiszynski) Krasinski –

Genealogies of John’s maternal grandparents, Edward Joseph Doyle, Jr. and Eileen Goggin Burke –

John’s maternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Doyle, Jr., on the 1930 U.S. Census –

John’s maternal grandmother, Eileen Goggin Burke, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

12 Responses

  1. vitordesouza says:

    He look Ashkenazi Jew.

    • ethnic233 says:

      His father looks clearly Polish Catholic /Slavic. Further, Krasinski researched his genealogy back to several generations in Poland, and they were all Polish Catholics. If he is Jewish it must on his mother’s side. However, many times, people of Polish and Irish descent look a bit Jewish.

      • nika676767 says:

        What u mean by Polish Catholic. How he can look like Catholic. Its a religion not an ethnicity or race. And Jewish doesnt only mean religion but ethnicity too.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.