Based on the British series of the same name, this workplace comedy struck a chord with TV viewers and would go on to win several Emmy Awards. Audiences also became incredibly invested in the Pam and Jim story line as it evolved from friendship to relationship to marriage and parenthood over the course of the show's nine seasons.
Krasinski and Fischer became one of most popular couples in television history.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are one of the sweetest couples in Hollywood.
Krasinski opened up about the series while promoting his film The Hollars at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
"There's no two ways about it, being on The Office was the greatest thing that I could have ever imagined," he said during a panel at the time."I've never been a dramatic or comedy guy, it's just sort of, ' Where's the good story?
In the series, Krasinki played Jim Halpert, a paper salesman who has a crush on his company's receptionist, Pam (Jenna Fischer).
His character also must cope with oddball fellow salesman Dwight (Rainn Wilson) and his daffy boss, Michael Scott (Steve Carell).
At Newton South High School, he also played basketball and ran cross-country.
After high school, Krasinski attended Brown University, where he focused on playwriting.
Krasinski directed an episode of The Office, entitled Sabre, the fifteenth episode of The Office's sixth season.
Krasinski starred as Gideon in A New Wave, which was filmed before he was on The Office and released in 2007.
He also worked as an intern on In 2001, Krasinski graduated with honors from Brown and headed to New York City to purse a career in acting.
At first, the move was a struggle for him, and he worked as a waiter to make ends meet while also landing a few small roles on such television shows as .
"Obviously, The Office afforded me the opportunity to just wait a second and sort of wait to choose things that I really cared about.