Peter Krause

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Peter Krause
Krause in 2018
Peter William Krause

(1965-08-12) August 12, 1965 (age 58)
Years active1987–present
PartnerLauren Graham (2010–2021)

Peter William Krause (born August 12, 1965) is an American actor. He is known for his leading roles in multiple television series including Sports Night (1998–2000), Six Feet Under (2001–2005), Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009), Parenthood (2010–2015), The Catch (2016–2017), and 9-1-1 (2018–present).

Early life[change | change source]

Krause was born in Alexandria, Minnesota. His parents, Wanda Marie Krause (née Johnson) and William Popham "Bill" Krause, were both teachers in Minnesota.[1][2][3] He was raised in Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul, and has two siblings, Amy and Michael.[4]

He graduated from Alexander Ramsey High School in 1983 and was a pre-medical student at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter until he discovered acting in his junior year and changed his final major to English Literature.[5][6] After graduating from college in 1987, Krause moved to New York City and completed a Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 1990.

Shortly after graduation, Krause moved to Los Angeles after landing a regular role on Carol Burnett's sketch comedy series Carol & Company.

Personal life[change | change source]

Krause and his former girlfriend Christine King have a son, Roman, who was born in 2001. From 2010 to 2021, Krause was in a relationship with actress Lauren Graham. They first met in 1995 when they both appeared in the sitcom Caroline in the City, then became a couple while co-starring on Parenthood.[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brady, James (November 2, 2008). "In Step With Peter Krause". Parade. Advance Publications. Archived from the original on March 29, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2010.
  2. "Wanda M. (Johnson) Krause". October 1, 2017.
  3. "William Popham "Bill" Krause Obituary". Star Tribune. February 26, 2012.
  4. Wood, Drew (November 6, 2019). "You've Seen Peter Krause on TV". Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.
  5. Lee, Luaine (February 3, 2010). "It's all about family for 'Parenthood' star Peter Krause". Knox News. Retrieved February 3, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. "Alumnus Peter Krause to Star in New NBC Drama". Gustavus Adolphus College. February 26, 2010. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  7. Vulpo, Mike (March 16, 2017). "How Lauren Graham and Peter Krause's Romantic Relationship Continues to Surprise Hollywood". E! News. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. "Gilmore Girls Star Lauren Graham on Finally Finding Love in Hollywood". People. November 17, 2016. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  9. "Lauren Graham and Peter Krause Break Up After More Than a Decade Together". People. June 17, 2022. Retrieved June 17, 2022.

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