Lovers of the thriller seasonal movie, Game of Thrones (GOT) would be quite familiar with the name, Peter Dinklage. He played the character of Tyrion Lannister, the vicious, cunning younger brother of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) in the movie. Peter picked up the role in 2011 and since then, he has not only become a person of interest but has also bagged a lot of accolades for his performances in that role.
Prior that, he started taking acting roles in 1991, six years after he bagged an acting degree from Bennington College. It wasn’t all rosy at first but it was with his role as Finbar McBride in the 2003 movie, The Station Agent that he made his big break. Just like you can’t hide candlelight under the bushel, Peter Dinklage bloomed all the way through his acting career after that role.
He was born on the 11th of June, 1969, with a congenital condition (achondroplasia) likened to dwarfism in Morristown New Jersey to two loving parents who never understood what his condition was, yet, gave him all the love and care any child could ask for. Peter is an American and is of German and Irish descent.
Peter Dinklage developed a passion for acting when he was a fifth grader at the Delbarton School. He had his first stage play role in the school featuring in the stage production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As the years rolled by, he became quite certain about his decision to pursue acting after he appeared in the stage production of True West in 1984. Prior to his days as an actor, he was staff at a data processing company for six years. He is also an animal lover and an activist.
Family – Wife, Daughter
Peter Dinklage is a happily married man. He is married to a successful businesswoman named Erica Schmidt. The couple eloped in the year 2015 and also tied the knot that same year. The two have been married for over 13 years and counting and they live an extremely private life. They welcomed their first child; a baby girl whose name is still unknown till date sometime in 2011 and subsequently welcomed their second child in 2017. The couple is yet to reveal either the name or sex of their second child.
Peter Dinklage is one of the two sons born to an insurance salesman, John Carl Dinklage, and an elementary music school teacher, Diane Dinklage. His older brother is Jonathan Dinklage. While the boys’ mother took to music as a teacher, Jonathan decided to pursue music as a violinist. Sources say that the two brothers used to stage a puppet musical performance while growing up in their neighborhood. Also, Tyrion Lannister has gone ahead to describe his brother as the real performer of their home.
When it comes to Peter’s financial value, it is rather obvious that he has made a lot of fortune from his acting ordeals. He started way back in 1991 and it is undeniable that his deals as Tyrion Lannister in the thriller seasonal movie, Game of Thrones didn’t only push him to the limelight but also topped up his incomes. According to Variety, Peter was said to have been paid the whopping sum of $500,000 per episode in GOT so, it is no surprise that his financial value falls at $15 million.
Well, when it comes to the actor’s body measurements, it is quite obvious that the man is not of a tall height. He was born with achondroplasia and has lived with it all his life. Peter Dinklage on several platforms had shared his ordeals with the condition with his mom saying that he pulled off his arm when he was a little boy just in a bid to overcome the condition.
Peter lived with low self-esteem and was bullied by most of his friends while at high school, however, his parents, who loved him truly helped him realize that he was no different from others. Of course, we wouldn’t deny the fact that this supposed health problem has become the very platform he used in climbing to fame.
Tyrion Lannister stands at 4 feet and 5 inches tall and weighs 51 kg. Other of his body measurements are yet to be made public. As regarding his height, naysayers believe that his height of 4 feet 5 inches is rather not feasible as he looks way shorter than that. Any which way, to his wife, he is the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on.