Peter Krause is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Nate Fisher in Six Feet Under (2001–2005). He won two Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for his role in the drama series. Krause has been in a romantic relationship with his longtime girlfriend Lauren Graham with who he co-starred on the NBC television sitcom Caroline in the City and Parenthood.
Krause was born on August 12, 1965, in Alexandria, Minnesota, the United States. Both his parents were teachers: his father was a high school English teacher while his mother taught second-grade students. Krause was raised in Roseville, Minnesota, along with two siblings, brother Michael Krause and sister Amy Krause.
Krause spent his childhood being dedicated to gymnastics. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, from where he graduated with an English literature degree in 1987. He has studied at New York University where he received a degree in Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
Peter Krause made his acting debut with a small role in Beverly Hills, 90210 in the early 1990s. From 1990 to 1991, he appeared in the sketch comedy series Carol & Company by Carol Burnett. He then appeared in numerous television shows such as Cybill and Sports Night.
In 2001, Krause was cast as series regular Nate Fisher in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. He appeared on the show until 2005 and for his performance in Six Feet Under, Kruse earned two Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.
In 2004, Krause appeared in a revival of Arthur Miller's After the Fall on Broadway. Later in December 2006, portrayed Detective Joe Miller, in the Syfy Channel mystery drama series, The Lost Room. He has since appeared in Dirty Sexy Money, Parenthood, Caroline in the City, Beastly, and The Catch.
Peter Krause has been in a relationship with beautiful American actress Lauren Graham. The two first met each other when they appeared together on season 1 of Caroline in the City in 1995. They bumped into each other again in 2002 when they attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Krause and Graham became friends in 2010 when they appeared as brother Adam Braverman and sister Sarah Braverman in the NBC television series Parenthood. In the same year, they started dating.
In March 2014, Graham had a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she told the host,
I don’t I feel like close to five years in Hollywood, it’s like, aren’t we married already really? It’s good the way it is.
Krause and his loving girlfriend Graham attended the red carpet event together at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2020.
Krause was previously in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Christine King with who he welcomed a child, son Roman Krause in 2001. The former couple dated from 1999 to 2003.
Peter Krause has amassed a pretty good amount of money throughout his acting career in film and television. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Krause has a whopping net worth of $20 million. As for his salary, the website claims that Krause charges $165 thousand per episode.
On the other side, the website has estimated the net worth of his girlfriend, Lauren Graham, to be $15 million and a salary of $175 thousand per episode.