Fast Facts

  • Formed his own interior-design company, Nate Berkus Associates, at age 24.
  • Made a 2001 appearance on Oprah Winfrey and then became a regular contributor to the show and O at Home magazine.
  • Named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine in 2003.
  • Survived the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka while vacationing at a beachfront cottage with partner Fernando Bengoechea, who was never found. 
  • Published the books Home Rules (2005) and The Things That Matter (2012).
  • Became a host on XM Satellite Radio's Oprah and Friends channel in 2006.
  • Has released home-decor lines for Linens-N-Things and Target.


  • Nancy Golden — Mother
  • Brian Atwood — Ex-significant Other
  • Fernando Bengoechea — Ex-significant Other
  • Marni Golden — Sister
  • Jeremiah Brent — Husband
  • Poppy Brent-Berkus — Daughter


  • Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States (BA in French and Sociology, 1994)


  • Birth Name: Nathan Jay Berkus
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Birthday: September 17, 1971, Virgo
  • Profession: Interior designer, Author
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