Peter Dinklage Biography

Peter Dinklage is an American actor. Since 2011 Dinklage has played Tyrion Lannister in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. However, his breakthrough role was in The Station Agent in 2003. Since then he has appeared in many other films and theater plays.

For his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones Peter Dinklage eon an Emmy for Outstanding Support Actor in Drama Series as well as Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2011.


Peter Dinklage in “Game of Thrones”

Peter Dinklage Age

Dinklage was born on June 11, 1969. Therefore, he is 48 years old at the moment.

Peter Dinklage Family and Early Life

Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, the U.S., to John Carl Dinklage and Diane (Hayden). His mother was an elementary school teacher, while his father was an insurance salesman.

In 1991, Dinklage received a degree in drama from Bennington College. Soon after he has begun his acting career firstly in theatre productions and later in movies and television series. It didn’t take long until Dinklage presented his brilliant acting talent including intelligence, charisma and depth. His most notable roles include those in the Killing Act, Ivan Turgenev, A Month in the Country, Shakespeare’s Richard III and Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov.


Peter Dinklage

The famous actor has captivated theater, film and television audience with his dramatic blue eyes, charm and powerful presence on the stage and in front of the camera.

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As a young child, Dinklage found very hard to accept the challenge of his dwarf condition. Namely, born to an average-height parents, Peter early learned that he had achondroplasia, a genetic condition that affects the growth of the bones. A person with this form of dwarfism usually has a normal-sized head and torso, while the limbs stay short.

According to Dinklage’s ow words, as an adolescent he was bitter and angry and kind of put walls around him. However, as he was growing up, he learned to accept his condition and live with it unbothered what other people may think of his appearance.

Peter Dinklage Wife and Kids

Peter Dinklage is married to Erika Schmidt, a writer and director. The audience knows her as a director of All The Fine Boys.

The couple married in 2005 in Las Vegas. They have two children together. Their first child, a daughter was born in 2011. However, Peter Dinklage and Erika Schmidt could be one of the quietest celebrity couples in Hollywood. They are so secretive about their lives and their relationship that nobody knows the real names of their kids or their exact dates of birth.


Peter Dinklage and his wife Erica Schmidt

The couple have been spotted occasionally with their kids in public, but they managed to keep their privacy well hidden from the word. While Erica was pregnant the notoriously private couple did not even publicly confirm the pregnancy. Yup, that woman somehow managed to hide her belly under the spotlights of Hollywood!

The only time Dinklage couldn’t resist from commenting his family’s private life was in 2015, when somebody published that his first child’s name was Zelig. Back then he decided to dispel the rumors in an interview with the Guardian. He told Guardian, “Let me tell you right now: her name is not Zelig. But it’s hilarious that that’s a fact in Wikipedia”.

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Peter Dinklage Net Worth and Income

According to celebrity finance website Celebrity Net Worth, Dinklage has a net worth of astonishing 10 million US dollars. At the same time, he makes around $150,000 per episode of Game of Thrones.

Height and Weight

Due to his genetic condition of achondroplasia, that affects the growth of his bones Dinklage has a height of 1.35 m or 4’5’’. He weighs 50 kg or 110 lbs. A person with his condition, usually has a head and torso of a normal size, while the limbs stay short.

Career Highlights

Because of achondroplasia, Peter Dinklage was usually cast for the roles of dwarfs in television series and movies. His notable roles include movies such Elf (2003), The Station Agent (2003), Find me Guilty (2006), Death at a Funeral (2007) – both original English and American version, Penelope (2006), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).


Peter Dinklage in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

In television, his most prominent role is definitely that of Tyrion Lannister, a man of sharp humor and bright spirit, in Game of Thrones. However, he received praise for his other roles as well. This includes those in series Entourage (2004), Life As We Know It (2004) and Threshold (2005).

Ethnicity and Nationality

Peter Hayden Dinklage belongs to mixed English, Irish and German descent. He is of white ethnicity, while holds American nationality.

In 2016, Peter Dinklage provided the voice of The Mighty Eagle in The Angry Birds Movie.

Biography & Facts
Born: June 11 1969
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Religion: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $10 million
Salary: $150000 per episode of "Game of Thrones"
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.35 m or 4’5’’
Weight: 50 kg or 110 lbs
Married to: Erika Schmidt
Affair with: N/A
Children: 2
Birth Sign: Gemini
Education: Bennington College

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