Who is Peter Lanfer?

Peter Lanfer was born on 29 September 1976, in the United States of America and is a lecturer, best known for being the husband of actress Sarah Drew. His wife is best known for her role in the medical series “Grey’s Anatomy” in which she portrayed Dr. April Kepter from 2009 to 2018.

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The Net Worth of Peter Lanfer

Peter Lanfer has a net worth estimated to be over $300,000, earned through success in his work in the academe. He also probably benefits from the success of his wife, as Drew has a net worth of over $3 million thanks to her big acting projects.

Peter Lanfer and Sarah Drew attend the 7th Annual March of Dimes Celebration of Babies

Posted by I Pensieri di Meredith – Grey's Anatomy on Monday, December 10, 2012

Early Life, Education, and Career

At a young age, Peter was always close to his spirituality and beliefs. He was raised a Christian and developed a strong passion for learning more, and to teach others. After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at Dartmouth College to complete a degree in Religion. The university is a part of the Ivy League and is the ninth-oldest institution in the US, initially created to help teach Christian theology to Native Americans. It is one of the highest-ranking universities in the world.

Following the completion of his degree, he enrolled at Yale Divinity School to take a master’s degree in Religious Studies. The school is also part of another Ivy League member, Yale University, which also has deep roots in theology since its foundation. He continued on with his education, enrolling at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to complete a Ph.D. in Hebrew, which he was awarded in 2010. The campus is the fourth oldest in the 10-campus University of California system. He then transitioned to a career in teaching, becoming a lecturer in Jewish Studies at UCLA; he holds the same position at Dartmouth College.

Sarah Drew and Peter Lanfer

Wife – Sarah Drew

Sarah was born in 1980 in Stony Brook, New York and grew up there – her father is the senior pastor of New York City’s Emmanuel Presbyterian Church while her mother works as a biology teacher. Her family was very active in their faith and their local churches. She was educated at The Stony Brook School, and at a young age discovered a passion for performing. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Virginia, graduating with a degree in drama.

She got her first professional acting experience much earlier, doing voice work for the animated series “Daria”, which led to several television movies based on the character. In 2001, she made her stage debut in “Romeo and Juliet” playing the titular Juliet, which led to her debut on Broadway, performing in “Vincent in Brixton”. More opportunities started coming her way, and soon she transitioned to television work.

In 2004, she was cast in the drama series “Everwood”, in which she had a starring role as Hannah Rogers.

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It’s difficult to describe how extraordinary it was to experience the Wiener Philharmoniker at the Musikverein last night. The concert was simply tremendous. Beethoven’s piano concerto #5 received about an 8 or 9 minute round of applause for Rudolf Buchbinder whose piano playing was truly exquisite. I found myself laughing in delight to the second piece by Stravinsky (der kuss der Fee). Without knowing the title or that it is translated “the kiss of the fairy” the music painted this incredibly playful narrative of wood sprites and forest animals laughing and playing together. I found myself laughing in delight as the flutes seemed to speak to the strings. The final piece by Respighi (pini di Roma) caught all of us off-guard with how emotional and triumphant it was. The final movement included Roman processional trumpets responding to the orchestra from the back balcony which made for an all encompassing crescendo of energy and sound that brought me to tears. I felt like I was experiencing something heavenly… something beyond the sum of its parts. I’ve never experienced music in this way before. I am so profoundly grateful to Peter’s friends, The Wilhelms for giving us the gift of this extraordinary experience. #vienna

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The show follows the story of a doctor who after the death of his wife, leads his family to move to the small fictional town of Everwood.

Other Acting Projects and Grey’s Anatomy – Sarah Drew

After “Everwood” ended, she had guest roles in several popular series, including “Glee”, “Cold Case”, “Castle”, and “Supernatural”. She also did work for the Hallmark Channel on the film “Front of the Class”. In 2008, she was cast in a recurring role in the drama series “Mad Men” – set in the 1960s, it follows the story of a fictional advertising agency in New York City.

After her one-season role as Kitty Romano in “Mad Men”, she then had her most notable role, in the series “Grey’s Anatomy” in which she portrayed Dr. April Kepner. Her character was introduced during the sixth season as one of the residents from Mercy West Hospital brought in after a merger. She only had a minor role until she was promoted to a series regular during the seventh season. The series is a medical drama following the lives of medical employees in a fictional hospital. Her character stayed with the show for nine seasons, and the storylines involving her often involved struggles with faith.

She was written out of the show in 2018, as a creative decision by the writers.

Personal Life

Lanfer met Drew while they were working at a camp together as counselors. She admired his old-fashioned style, sending her hand-written letters for the next eight months. They started a romance and after those eight months, he took her to a play about a professor sending gifts before his proposal. Drew caught the fact that he was trying to propose, but it didn’t ruin the moment.

They dated, and married in 2002, before she started taking acting seriously, and she mentions that she is thankful for that, as she never really got into the drama of relationships in Hollywood. The couple now has a son born in 2012, and a daughter in 2014; the family lives in Los Angeles.

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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