Quick Facts of Peter Dinklage

  • Full Name Peter Dinklage
  • Net Worth$13 Million
  • Date of Birth11 June, 1969
  • Nickname Peter
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceNew Jersey, USA
  • Ethnicity German, Irish, English
  • ProfessionActor
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Green
  • Hair colour Light Brown
  • Spouse Erica Schmidt
  • Height4 feet 5 inches (1.35m)
  • Weight50 Kg
  • EducationBennington College
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children2
  • Horoscope Gemini
Peter Dinklage

If you have ever watched the famous HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones, then you must be familiar with the role of Tyrion Lannister portrayed by Peter Dinklage. From his role in the sereis, the actor has won 3 time Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, 2015, and 2018. Also, he has played roles in several movies such as Avengers: Infinity War, Elf The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and many more.

Likewise, Dinklage is an American actor and producer. Most of his fans are curious to know about his personal life, is he married or not? Does the couple share any children? How much net worth did he manage to collect from his career? To know the answer as well his bio, height, weight movies and TV shows, read the article below.

Peter Dinklage Bio, Wiki

Peter Dinklage was born on June 11, 1969, in Morristown, New Jersey. He is the son of father John Carl Dinklage and mother Diane Dinklage. His father was an insurance salesman whereas his mother was an elementary school music teacher. Though he is born on Morristown, New Jersey perter was raised at Mendham Township, New Jersey, the US along with his older brother Jonathan with parents.

Similarly, he belongs to American nationality and holds mixed ethnicity of German, Irish, and English. As a child, Peter and his brother performed puppet musicals for people in their neighborhood. The actor described his brother as being the real performer of the family. He also stated that the passion of his brother for the violin was the only thing that kept him from pursuing acting.

Taking about his educational background, Peter attended Delbarton School, a Catholic preparatory school for boys. There, Dinklage was delighted by the audience’s response to the show. During his early days, the actor was inspired by a production of the play True West, written by American playwright Sam Shepard to pursue a career in acting.

The actor attended Bennington College. There he studied for a drama degree and also appeared in numerous productions before graduation in 1991. After graduation, Peter moved to New York City with his friend Ian Bell to worked in a theater company.

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Is Peter Dinklage Married? Who is Peter Dinklage’s Wife?

Yes, Peter Dinklage is a married man. He got married to Erica Schmidt. His wife is a theater director. She is known for directing Lorenzo Pisoni’s one-man show Humor Abuse for which she won the 2009 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo ShowThe couple first met in 2002 and after several meetings, the couple eventually fell in love. So, the duo decided to take their relationship to the next step so on April 16, 2005, they got married in front of their family and friends.


After 6 years of their marriage, the couple got blessed with their first baby as a daughter. Further, the couple has not disclosed the name of their daughter. However, there is a rumor that couple named their baby girl, Zelig which Dinklage denied at an interview but refused to correct them as well. Later in 2017 Peter and his wife’s happiness doubled when Erica gave birth to their second child. But again, the details of the second baby isn’t disclosed as well.


Moreover, the husband and wife are enjoying each others’ company. The couple also appears in rotations, premies and the public together. The Games of Thornes star is personally proud of Erica and mentions her anywhere possible.

Till the date, Peter and his spouse are living a happy life along with their two children without any signs of their divorce. We wish the couple a blissful life.

Peter Dinklage is a Vegetarian

The actor describer himself as a lapsed Catholic in 2008. When he was 16, Dinklage became vegetarian. He is the promoter for animal rights and also supports Farm Sanctuary. He also served as the spokesperson for the organization’s Walk for Farm Animals. Dinklage also narrated the video Face your Food, a film on behalf of PETA advocating a vegan diet on ethical grounds. 

Peter Dinklage’s Career

Peter Dinklage has a successful career as he has played in several movies and TV show. The actor made his debut in the acting during his childhood. Some of his movies and Tv series are; Living in Oblivion, Bullet, 13 Moons. In 2003, Peter got his breakthrough role in the film The Station Agent.

Later the actor appeared in the film Tiptoes (2003) along with Gary Oldman and Matthew McConaughey. The same year he also appeared in several Off-Broadway productions, such as Richard III, Elf. In addition, his other TV show and films credits are Thresholds, The Baxter, Lassie, Find Me Guilty, Nip/Tuck, Entourage, 30 Rock and many others.

Game of Thrones

In 2011, Peter has starred in HBO’s fantasy drama Games of Thrones as Tyrion Lannister. For his role in the sereis Dinklage won three Primetime Emmy awards for his Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2015 and 2018).


In 2012, the actor also won for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. In the sereis, he played along with Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Aidan Gillen, Rory McCann, Kit Harington, and many others.

Avengers: Infinity War

In 2018, Dinklage played in the Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War as the character Eitri. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. In the film, Peter appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and many others.

Peter Dinklage Net Worth

Peter Dinklage net worth is $13 million as of 2019. He collected a huge amount of net worth from his professional acting career as he has played in the several movies and TV series the actor is able to collect the huge amount of money. As a well known the actor has played in the hit movies he Station Agent, Elf, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Likewise, he also played in the HBO’s series Games of Thrones. The main cast of the series earns $5,00,000.

Some of his movies box office collection with their budget are listed below;
SN Movies Budget Box Office
1 Pixels $88–129 million $244.9 Million
2 The Angry Birds Movie $73 Million $352.3 Million
3 Warcraft $160 Million $433.7 Million
4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $12-15 Million $159.2 Million
5 Death at a Funeral $9 Million $46.8 Million
6 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian $225 Million $419.7 Million
7 Ice Age: Continental Drift $95 Million $877 Million
8 Elf $33 Million $220.9 Million
9 Avengers: Infinity War $316-400 Million $2.048 Billion

Peter Dinklage’s Body Measurements

It is already quite obvious that the actor is not quite on the tall side. But he proved that height is not exactly part of the recipe for excitement and success. The actor stands at the height of 4 feet 5 inches tall whereas his wife stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) tall.
Once, he stated that his actual height in BBC interview. He said there are a lot of people in a lot worse shape than me. I’m 4 feet 5 inches and it’s part of who I am, just not the whole part. Further, Peter weighs 51 kilograms and it’s just written in the stars that he makes every kilogram look good. In addition, Dinklage has green eyes and has light brown hair.