Who is Peter Dinklage? Bio: Career, (movies), Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

September 29, 2018Who is Peter Dinklage? Bio: Career, (movies), Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts

Peter Dinklage is an American actor who has gained critically acclaimed for his work in the film called 'The Station Gent (2003)'. After appearing on the hit television series 'Game of Thrones' he received three Primetime Emmys from seven consecutive nominations. Along with it, he is also a film producer.

How was the Early life of Peter Dinklage?

Peter Dinklage in his schooling

He was born as Peter Hayden Dinklage on 11 June 1969, in Morristown, New Jersey, the United States to father John Carl Dinklage and mother Diana Dinklage. His father works as an insurance salesman while his mother serves as an elementary school music teacher. He was grown up as the only dwarf in his family. He has an elder brother named Jonathan. During his childhood, he used to play puppet musicals with his brother for the people in their neighborhood. He developed his acting while studying in Delbarton School which is a Catholic preparatory school for boys. He decided to pursue an acting career in 1984, being inspired by a production of the play 'True West', written by American playwright Sam Sephard. In 1991, pursuing a drama degree he graduated from Bennington College where he also appeared in
numerous production while studying.

How did Peter Dinklage start his Career?

Peter Dinklage in Living in Oblivion

He started his acting career in 1995 with a minor role through the independent film world 'Living in Oblivion'. The same year, he appeared in off-Broadway play 'The Killing Act' which was written by Tom McCarthy. In the show, he played an "Over-the-top". After that, in 2003, he reunited with McCarthy for the hit independent drama called 'The Station Agent'. That film was brought by Miramax, where it received a warm welcome at the Sundance Film Festival. A year later in 2004, he portrayed one of his drama roles Shakespeare's Richard III, at the public theater. The following year, he also appeared with Meryl Streep and Hope Davis in the London production of Charlie Kaufman's 'Theater of the New Ear'. Similarly, he has cast a recurring role on the teenage dramatic comedy 'Life As We Know It'. Also, he had portrayed as a male nanny love interest in for Joely Richardson's character. Subsequently, he voiced Caption Gutt in 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' in 2012 which had earned over $877 million. In 2013, he appeared in sketch comedy called 'Saturday Night Live' in an episode of NBC'S Late night. After that in
April 2016, he hosted an episode of a new song called 'Space Pants' where he received praise for his performance. In 2012, and 2015, for his role of a "good bad guy", he was awarded Emmy Awards. Similarly, for his role, he had also received a Golden Globe in 2012.

Peter Dinklage in Games of Thrones

His most significant television work came in 2014, with the premiere of 'Games Of Thrones'. In the series, he played the role of Tyrion Lannister, a dwarf of noble birth where the series was based on George R.R. Martin's novel called "A Song of Ice and Fire Fantasy". Also, he portrayed as a supporting role in the drama comedy film 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'.

He then produced and starred in a post-apocalyptic drama called 'I Think We're Alone Now' in 2018 which was based on the championship between Del, played by Dinklage and Grace and also by Elle Fanning.

What can be the Net worth of Peter Dinklage?

At present (2018), his net worth is estimated to be approximately $16 million. Similarly, for each episode in Game of Thrones, he is paid $150,000 and estimated to earn the annual income of around $1 million. He owns overall 8 luxurious cars which are of worth $2 million. He is also the owner of 3 houses whose costs are estimated to be above $3 million each.

Who is in the Personal life of Peter Dinklage?

Dinklage with his family

At present, he is a married man and also a father of two children. He is married to Erica Schmidt who is a theater director. With her, he also has a very cute daughter named Zelig and he never revealed the name and gender of his second child. Further, information regarding his past love affair is not revealed yet.

Facts about Peter Dinklage

He was born with achondroplasia which is a common form of dwarfism that only affects the long bones in the arms and legs. While playing with his punk band Whizzy, he got a real scar that runs from his neck to his eyebrow. To play Tyrion in 'Games of Thrones', he was George R.R. Martin's first choice.


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