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Peter Krause

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peter 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 out college as a Pre Med student at Gustavus Aldophus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, he graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. He then decided to pursue acting and received an M.F.A. 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 was previously best known for his role of 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 he 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 was last seen starring in the Sci Fi miniseries The Lost Room and in the independent feature Civic Duty.


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Peter Krause Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 12, 1965 (52)
SignLeo
BirthplaceAlexandria, Minnesota, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Peter Krause compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Truman Show
Beastly
Lovelife
Parenthood: The Complete Series
The Catch: Season 1
Sports Night
Six Feet Under
Pilot
Parenthood: Season 6
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