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Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an American actor and director who is famous for his notable roles in movies like Avengers: Infinity War, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. He also appeared as Tyrion Lannister on the popular television series Game of Thrones.

Peter Dinklage was born as Peter Hayden Dinklage on 11 June 1969, in Morristown, New Jersey, the United States. As of 2019, he is 50 years old and his star sign is Gemini. His father John Carl Dinklage was a salesman and his mother Diane Dinklage was an elementary school teacher. He grew up alongside his brother Jonathan Dinklage. Peter’s brother is a professional actor and musician.

Graduated in 1991

Regarding his nationality, Peter has American citizenship and he belongs to mixed ethnicity of German, Irish, and English ethnicity. He attended the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, the United States. In 1987, he graduated from there.

After that, he attended ‘Bennington College’ & graduated in the year 1991. Peter has got a decent height of 4 feet and 5 inches while his body weighs around 50kg. He has light brown hair and green colored eyes.

Born With Achondroplasia

The Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage was born with achondroplasia which is a form of dwarfism that affects bone growth. During his teenage days, he found it difficult to accept his condition growing up like that. By the time he reached his adulthood, he learned to accept that he was different from the rest and became more tolerant of his condition.

Is Peter Dinklage Married? Who Is His Wife?

Peter Dinklage is married to actress and director Erica Schmidt. He met his wife in the year 2002 and they eventually started to date each other. After dating for some years, the couple got engaged in November 2004 and got married on 16 April 2005.

Peter Dinklage with his wife
Caption: Peter Dinklage with his wife (Photo: Eonline )

Peter and his wife are blessed with two children. Their first child as a daughter was born in the year 2011. There was a rumor that Peter’s daughter’s name was Zelig all over the internet and it was even found in Wikipedia. However, Peter denied the rumor in an interview with The Guardian in the year 2015.

“Let me tell you right now: her name is not Zelig. But it’s hilarious that that’s a fact in Wikipedia,” he told the outlet. When asked if he’d like the correction to be made he responded, “I don’t care.” He didn’t give any further details about his daughter in that interview.

They welcomed their second child in the year 2017. The same year in the month of March,  Peter’s wife Erica was spotted with a baby bump by the Us Weekly at the premiere of The New Group’s All the Fine Boys. Peter is living a happy married life with his wife and kids in their home in New Paltz, New York.

What is the Net Worth and Salary Of Peter Dinklage?

The Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage has an estimated net worth of $25 million as of 2019 according to the celebrity network. Peter Dinklage was paid $1.1 million per episode as his salary from the makers of the Game of Thrones for his work in the last two seasons of the seasons.

Overall he received around $14.3 million by the end of those two seasons. Before he was receiving $500,000 per episode as his salary for the 5th and 6th seasons. He earned $10 million in total for his shot. In total, the actor has earned over $30 million from the series i.e Game of Thrones.

Peter worked in the 2003 movie Elf which earned around $173.3 million in the box office. His other movie 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past has earned more than $230 million. In 2018, he appeared in the Avengers: Infinity War portraying the character of a dwarf named Eitri. The movie made a collection of over $678.9 million in the box office.

Acting Career

Peter Dinklage started his career at an early age by participating in his school dramas. When he was in his fifth grade, he got the opportunity to play a lead role in his school drama titled The Velveteen Rabbit. After graduating from there in 1987, he decided to pursue his career in acting.

In 1995, Peter Dinklage got his first film titled ‘Living in Oblivion’. He portrayed the character of an actor being frustrated about getting only cliched roles due to his short height as he is a dwarf. Later in 2003, he landed a role in another film ‘The Station Agent’.

Peter Dinklage from the movie Station Agent
Caption: Peter Dinklage from the movie Station Agent (Photo: IMDB )

After appearing in this film, he got a lot of recognition and fame as an actor. He also received a number of awards for his performance in the film including the ‘Online Award for Breakthrough Performance’ at the ‘New York Film Critics’ Awards’ and  ‘Best Actor’ at the ‘Ourense Independent Film Festival.’

In 2007, he was cast in the British film titled ‘Death at a funeral’ which was a huge hit in the box office. The movie was later made in the American version in the year 2010 where Peter had a reprised role in it.

In the following year in  2008, he appeared in the film ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’ where he portrayed the character of a dwarf named Trumpkin. In 2014, he appeared in a comedy horror movie named ‘Knights of Baddassdom’.

Peter Dinklage in the Avengers InfinityWar
Caption: Peter Dinklage in the Avengers Infinity War (Photo: Heroic Hollywood )

Throughout his career, he worked in numerous films including Underdog (2007), Penelope (2008), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008),  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and many more. In 2015, he appeared in two other movies as Boliver Trask in another movie ‘X-Men – Days of future past’ and as Eddie Plantin ‘Pixels.’

Recently in 2018, Peter got the opportunity to work in one of Marvel’s successful franchise  titled ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ He portrayed the role of Eitri, a dwarf king.

Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones

In the year 2011, Peter landed a role in one of the most successful television series titled Game of Thrones. The series is based on fantasy novel series titled ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by George R.R. Martin. In the series, he portrayed the character of a dwarf named Tyrion Lannister. The season had 8 seasons started from 2011 to 2019.

The audience loved his character and he got a lot of fame and appreciation which earned him many prestigious awards for his performance. He won the ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’ under the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ for his character in the series in 2011.

The Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage
Caption: The Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage (Photo: irishmirror )

Peter won several awards for his character in the Game of Thrones including the ‘Satellite Awards’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film’, ‘Scream Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’ Again in 2012, he received the ‘Golden Globe Award’ under the category ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.’

In the year 2015, the ‘Empire Magazine’ honored him with the ‘Empire Hero Award’. The same year, he received the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ under the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ and won the same award again in 2018.

Facts of Peter Dinklage

Full NamePeter Dinklage
Net Worth$25 million
Date Of Birth11 June 1969
Age51 years 8 months
Place Of Birthin Morristown, New Jersey, the United States
Height4 feet 5 inches
Weight50 kg
EducationDelbarton School
SpouseErica Schmidt
ParentsJohn Carl Dinklage , Diane Dinklage
SiblingsJonathan Dinklage
Star SignGemini


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