Know About GOT Peter Dinklage; Wife, Height, Net Worth, Daughter

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Published Date: 10 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 10 Apr, 2019

Despite a short physical height, Peter Dinklage’s entertainment stardom is way beyond the extended universe. More importantly, fans know him as Tyrion Lannister of the Game of Thrones, which is the sole reason for his three Primetime Emmys triumph.

Peter Dinklage is one such actor who can give justice to any predefined character. The acting talisman ranks among the greats with his astounding performance in major TV and movie projects.

Bio & Family Life; Height

4 feet and 5 inches (1.35 m) in height, Peter Dinklage, age 49, was born on 11 June 1969. He hails from Morristown, New Jersey, U.S., with a birth name, Peter Hayden Dinklage. The movie star is the youngest son of his insurance salesman father, John Carl Dinklage, and an elementary-school music teacher mother, Diane Dinklage. His older brother, Jonathan is a violinist. 

Peter was born with achondroplasia which is a common form of dwarfism. The unusual condition made his early childhood filled with frustration; however, with the time being, he began adapting with the situation.

Peter got to play the lead role in one of his school dramas, The Velveteen Rabbit while in fifth grade. Later on, he graduated from the Delbarton School in 1987 and attended the Bennington College. Peter’s college graduation came in the year 1991.

Career Highlight: Tyrion Lannister On Game Of Thrones

The acting superstar bagged a major television break as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones in 2011. His prominent character as the brother of Cersei Lannister (portrayed by Lena Headey) and Jamie Lannister (portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) attracted massive fan praise. Immediately from the second season, his screen time increased and he was gifted the honor of top billing.

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Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (Picture: TVLine)

Coming to the seven seasons so far, Tyrion has been able to garner tremendous popularity with his smart and concise personality. With the season’s finale airing in less than a week now (premiers 14 April 2019), it will be interesting to see what Peter aka Tyrion Lannister has to offer from his bag of smartness.

Other TV And Movies

Peter Dinklage’s credited acting debut came with an independent comedy-drama flick, Living in Oblivion in 1995. He soon found his breakthrough as Finbar McBride in the 2003 comedy-drama movie The Station Agent.

Coming to this point, Peter bags major appearances in numerous movies including Penelope (2008), Death at a Funeral (2007), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). Besides, he is known for his portrayal of Eitri in MCU’s Avengers: Infinity War, where he is credited for designing Chris Hemsworth aka Thor’s new weapon.

The Game of Thrones star is set to voice in the animated movie, The Croods 2 in 2020. Besides, he is announced to portray the role of The Dwarf in the same-named drama flick.

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Net Worth & Earnings

More than a two-decades-long career in acting business profits Peter Dinklage with the net worth of $15 Million. On top of that, the charismatic actor bags splendid $1.1 Million per episode for his part in the Game of Thrones. The earnings rank him among the show’s highest-paid actors which include Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.

Peter Dinklage’s Wife, Daughter

The acting maestro is married to 43-years of age American actress wife, Erica Schmidt. Peter met his soulmate for the first time in 2002 and soon expressed his romantic feelings for her. Finally, the pair announced their engagement in 2005 and later walked down the aisle together in the same year. 

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Peter Dinklage with actress wife Erica Schmidt on 29 January 2019 (Picture: Peter’s Instagram)

Though the couple tends to maintain privacy in their family life, it is known that they welcomed their first child, a daughter in 2011. Some sources claim the name of Peter and Erica’s firstborn to be Zelig. Later in 2017, the couple was blessed with their second child, whose gender also remains confined from the media reach. 

Some Interesting Facts About Peter Dinklage

  • Peter comes with German and Irish descent.
  • Besides two Primetime Emmys, Peter bagged a Golden Globe for his role on Game of Thrones in 2011.
  • He was previously a member of the rock band named Whizzy. He left the band after meeting with an accident which left him a nasty scar that runs from his eyebrow to his neck. 
  • Peter owns a dog named Kevin.
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