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 directing and starring in A Quiet Place, and its sequel, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and The Hollars, and for his roles on The Office and Jack Ryan, and in the films License to Wed, Leatherheads, Away We Go, Monsters vs. Aliens, It’s Complicated, Big Miracle, Nobody Walks, Promised Land, and The Wind Rises, among many others.

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. 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 Gramińska.

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 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 –

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.

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