Peter Dinklage Biography

Updated On Jul 15, 2018 Published On Jan 01, 2016
Facts of Peter Dinklage
Date of Birth: 1969 , June-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 4 Feet 5 inch
Name Peter Dinklage
Birth Name Peter Hayden Dinklage i
Father John Carl Dinklage
Mother Diane Dinklage
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Morristown, New Jersey
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $150 thousand
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Light-Brown
Weight in KG 50 kg
Married Yes
Married to Erica Schmidt
Education Bennington College
Awards Primetime Emmy Award
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Peter Dinklage is an American actor and film producer. Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in numerous films and theatre plays out of which his role as Tyrion Lannister in The Game of Thrones set his remarkable step in Hollywood.

Peter Dinklage was born as Peter Hayden Dinklage in Morristown, New Jersey, the United States of America to John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage. He was born with achondroplasia, a similar form of dwarfism. He is an American and is of German, English, and Irish descent.

Dinklage made his film debut in the low-budget independent comedy-drama Living in Oblivion (1995) where he performed alongside Steve Buscemi. The following year he appeared in the crime drama Bullet starring rapper Tupac Shakur.

He further appeared in the 2007 British comedy film Death at a Funeral, reprising the role in the 2010 American remake. He played Trumpkin in the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. The movie was a box office disappointment.

He portrayed Tyrion Lannister in HBO's fantasy drama Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels in 2011. The series proved to be a commercial success; it has been renewed for multiple seasons and will conclude with its eighth season in 2019.

As Tyrion, Dinklage twice won the category outright, taking home an Emmy in 2011, and again in 2015. He is the most-nominated actor ever in the Emmys’ best-supporting-actor category. As of 2018, Dinklage has won eleven awards from 58 nominations.

On 16th of April 2005, Peter got married to Erica Schmidt. Erica Schmidt is an actress who is famous for her role in Miles from Nowhere. She is also a theatre director. As a loving spouse, they welcomed their first child at the end of 2011. The couple welcomed a second child in 2017 and is living happily together.

As of 2018, the American actor Peter Dinklage has an estimated net worth of $15 million including all of his properties and earnings. As of his recent contract with the series Game of Thrones, he will receive 1.1 million per Episode of the series. 

 

 

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Born in Morristown, New Jersey

June 11 , 1969

Peter Dinklage was born as Peter Hayden Dinklage in Morristown, New Jersey, United States of America to John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage. He is an American and is of German, English, and Irish descent. He is four feet and five inch tall. 

Graduated from Bennington College

1991

He received his formal education from Delbarton School. This school was a Catholic prep school for boys and he graduated from there in 1987. He then joined Bennington College and he also graduated from there in 1991.

Made his acting debut

1995

Peter made his first acting appearance in The Velveteen Rabbit. For this role, he was well acclaimed by the audience’s. He also appeared in several theater shows and productions when he was in Bennington College. He made his professional acting debut in 1995 and that was from the movie Living in Oblivion.

Appeared in The Station Agent

2003

He made his acting debut in 1995 by starring the role of Tito in the movie, Living in Oblivion. He then appeared in several movies and television series. In 2003, he starred the role of Finbar McBride in the movie The Station Agent and this role was his breakout role in acting.

Appeared in Game of Thrones

2011

Peter Dinklage is one of the popular actors in the world and he is renowned in the world for starring the role of Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones. He has been earning the salary of $300,000 an episode for his role in this series. 

Married to Erica Schmidt

April 16 , 2005

On 16th of April 2005, Peter got married to Erica Schmidt. Erica Schmidt is an actress who is famous for her role in Miles from Nowhere. She is also a theatre director. As a loving spouse they welcomed their first child at the end of 2011. 

First child, Zelig Dinklage

2011

Peter Dinklage is a married man. He is also the father of sweet little baby girl. He became father for the first time in his life at the end of 2011. He and his sweet wife, Erica Schmidt welcomed their first child a daughter together in December of 2011 and they named her Zelig Dinklage. 

Won Golden Globes, USA

2012

Golden Globes, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. He has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2012 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series.

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2011

In 2011, he got nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for the first time in his life. He was nominated in this award for his role in the HBO series Game of Thrones. That year, he was honored with this award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Won Online Film & Television Association

2004

Till now, he has been nominated in Online Film & Television Association for six different times in his life and put of these six nominations he has been honored thrice. He has been honored with this award for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male.

Won Satellite Awards

2004

In 2004, he got nominated in Satellite Awards and he was honored with this award that year for Outstanding Talent. In 2011, he also got his second nomination in this award and he won this for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture.