Peter Krause is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Krause is best known for his work on HBO's acclaimed drama "Six Feet Under," starring as Nate Fisher.
Krause began to act in high school, and although he started college as a pre-med student at Gustavus Aldophus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. He then decided to pursue acting and received an Master of Fine Arts from New York University, where he starred in productions of "Macbeth," "Uncle Vanya," and "Arms and the Man."
Two months after graduation, Krause made his television debut as a regular on Carol Burnett's hit variety show "Carol and Company," followed by a stint on the hit series "Cybill." He first gained attention for his role as Casey McCall on the critically acclaimed "Sports Night."
Krause has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two SAG Awards for his performance on "Six Feet Under." He has also received two SAG Awards as part of the "Six Feet Under" ensemble.
In 2004, Krause made his Broadway debut starring in Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" for director Michael Mayer. He then starred opposite Naomi Watts and Mark Ruffalo in "We Don't Live Here Anymore."
Krause recently starred in the series "Dirty Sexy Money"; the Syfy miniseries "The Lost Room"; and the independent feature "Civic Duty."
Krause currently resides in Los Angeles.