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JOHN KRASINSKI (Ben Murphy) currently plays paper product pusher Jim Halpert on NBC's hit comedy "The Office.” The show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2006 and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2007, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 2007.

On film, Krasinski recently provided the voice of Sir Lancelot in "Shrek the Third,” with Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. He can also be seen in the upcoming indie comedy "Smiley Face,” directed by Gregg Araki and starring Anna Farris, Adam Brody, John Cho, Danny Masterson and Jane Lynch. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and is scheduled for release this summer.

Krasinski is currently filming the 1920s-era romantic comedy "Leatherheads,” opposite George Clooney and Renée Zellweger, under the direction of Clooney. Krasinski will play Carter Rutherford, a straight-laced college football sensation, who is hired by team owner and confirmed bachelor Jimmy "Dodge” Connelly, played by Clooney. When the sport becomes commercialized, "Dodge” finds himself falling for Rutherford's reluctant fiancée, Lexi, played by Zellweger. The film is currently scheduled for release this December.

Krasinski's other feature film credits include Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration”; Nancy Meyers' "The Holiday”; Bill Condon's "Dreamgirls” and "Kinsey”; Sam Mendes' "Jarhead”; "Duane Hopwood”; and the animated family adventure "Doogal.”

Behind the camera, Krasinski recently wrote and directed the film adaptation of David Foster Wallace's novel Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The film stars Julianne Nicholson as a graduate student who is coping with a recent breakup by conducting probing and revealing interviews with various men.

Krasinski graduated from Brown University as an honors playwright, and later studied at the National Theater Institute.

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