Peter Dinklage Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Age, Children, Movies, Height, Family, Parents

May 18, 2024 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Peter Hayden Dinklage (born 11 June 1969), famously known as Peter Dinklage, is an incredibly talented American actor who has enchanted audiences with his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister on the popular HBO television series Game of Thrones

His performance in the series has earned him numerous accolades and awards. Peter Dinklage‘s acting skills and versatility have made him one of the industry’s most respected and sought-after actors today.

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Full Name: Peter Hayden Dinklage
Stage Name: Peter Dinklage
Born: 11 June 1969 (age 55 years old)
Place of Birth: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Bennington College
Height: 1.35 m
Parents: John Carl Dinklage, Diane Dinklage
Siblings: Jonathan Dinklage
Spouse: Erica Schmidt (m. 2005)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Zelig Dinklage
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $25 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Peter Dinklage, a renowned American actor, was born on June 11, 1969, in Morristown, New Jersey. He was raised by his parents, John Carl Dinklage and Diane Dinklage, alongside his younger brother, Jonathan Dinklage

From a young age, Dinklage showed a keen interest in acting, which he pursued further by studying theatre at Bennington College.


Peter Dinklage is a highly accomplished and versatile actor who began his career in theater before making his film debut in 1995 with “Living in Oblivion.” Despite challenges related to his height, Dinklage consistently refused roles that stereotyped dwarfism. 

His breakthrough came with the critically acclaimed The Station Agent (2003), followed by notable performances in Elf (2003) and Death at a Funeral (2007). However, his iconic role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones (2011) brought him international fame. His nuanced portrayal of the witty and complex character earned him four Emmy Awards, cementing his status as one of the industry’s most talented actors.

Peter Dinklage has continued to enjoy a successful film and voice acting career. He starred in popular movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017), showcasing his range. He also ventured into voice acting with the Angry Birds franchise. Recently, he starred in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (2023), further solidifying his reputation as a highly respected performer in the entertainment industry.

Awards & Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2015, 2016, 2019) for Game of Thrones

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (2012) for Game of Thrones

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) for Game of Thrones (shared with the cast) 
  • Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2013) for Game of Thrones

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@peterdinklage
  • Facebook handle: Peter Dinklage
  • Twitter handle: @Peter_Dinklage

Personal Life

Peter Dinklage, 55, best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, has been happily married to theater director Erica Schmidt since 2005. The couple has two children, a daughter, Zelig Dinklage, born in 2011, and a son born in 2017. 

In an interesting twist, Dinklage‘s face was injured in the early 1990s while he was playing in a “punk-funk-rap” band called Whizzy.

Net Worth

Peter Dinklage‘s success and talent have led to approximately $25 million net worth. His career in film and television has been met with critical acclaim, especially for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the hit series Game of Thrones. Despite some variations in estimates, it is clear that Dinklage has achieved significant financial success in his career.

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