- 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
- Fernando Bengoechea — Ex-significant Other
- Jeremiah Brent — Husband
- Poppy Brent-Berkus — Daughter
- Brian Atwood — Ex-significant Other
- Marni Golden — Sister
- Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, United States (BA in French and Sociology, 1994)