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Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor known for his work in films as well as television

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BirthdayJune 11, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
Group of peopleMidgets
City/StateNew Jersey
SpousesErica Schmidt
SiblingsJonathan Dinklage
Known asPeter Hayden Dinklage
Childrens Zelig Dinklage
Universities
  • 1991 - Bennington College
  • 1987 - Delbarton School
Birth PlaceMorristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Height135cm
GenderMale
FatherJohn Carl Dinklage
MotherDiane Dinklage
Net Worth$16 million
Sun SignGemini
Born inMorristown, New Jersey, U.S.
Famous asActor

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Who is Peter Dinklage?

Peter Hayden Dinklage is an American actor known for his work in films as well as television. With his natural wit, charm and striking blue eyes, Dinklage has captivated audiences from all over the world. He has managed to find his mark in the film and entertainment industry despite a non-film background. He is best recognized by his lead role in the film ‘The Station Agent’ and his portrayal of the character of Tyrion Lannister in the popular television series ‘Game of Thrones’. He has two Emmys and a Golden Globe to his name for his brilliant performance in the television series. Despite being born with a rare genetic condition, Achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, he has managed to achieve success both in his personal life as well as his career. He hates being offered roles in films that stereotypes the portrayal of dwarfs in mainstream cinema. Some of the well-known films that he has starred in are ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’, ‘X-Men – Days of the future past’ and the most recent ‘Pixels’.

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Childhood & Early Life

Peter Dinklage was born on June 11, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey to John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman, and Diane Dinklage, a music teacher at an elementary school.

Even though he was born to average sized parents, Peter began noticing that he was suffering from Achondroplasia, which is one of the more common forms of dwarfism which exists in the world. Even though his teenage years were fret with frustration and anger due to his unusual condition, he became more tolerant and receptive once he entered adulthood.

In fifth grade he got to play the lead in one of his school dramas, ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’. The play was greeted with a roaring applause and appreciation from the audience which boosted his confidence and he continued to participate in the drama club until he graduated from the Delbarton School in 1987.

He also took part in a number of different productions when he attended the Bennington College. He graduated in the year 1991.

Career

Peter Dinklage started off his career in the year 1995 with the film ‘Oblivion’. In the film, he played an actor who was frustrated at being offered only clichéd roles because he happened to be a dwarf.

He delivered his break-out performance as an actor in the film ‘The Station Agent’. He received a number of awards for his role as well as worldwide recognition.

He starred in the British comedy movie ‘Death at a funeral’ in 2007. The film was a huge success, which led them to remake an American version of it in 2010, in which Dinklage reprised his role.

In 2008, he played the role of a grumpy dwarf named Trumpkin in the sequel of the popular fantasy film series ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’. Many of the critics condemned him for playing the very stereotypical role that he has always boasted of avoiding.

His big break in television came in the year 2011 when he was selected to play Tyrion Lannister in the medieval-fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’, which is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. People began to love and praise his character so much that his screen time was increased and with the start of the second season of the series, he was given the honor of top billing. His performance also brought along a shower of prestigious awards for him.

In 2014, Dinklage appeared in ‘Knights of Baddassdom’, which was a comedy-horror film. He also played the role of Boliver Trask in the movie ‘X-Men – Days of the future past’.

In 2015, he appeared in the film ‘Pixels’. Here, he played the role of an old arcade champion, Eddie Plant.

Major Works

‘The Station Agent’ is considered as Dinklage’s best performance which put him in the spotlight and made people stand up and take notice in 2003. It was his performance as a train-obsessed man who has an affair with a reclusive artist that sent critics into frenzy and made the film one of the highlights at the Sundance Film Festival that year.

In 2011, he bagged the role of a lifetime in the super hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’, which was adapted from George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. In this medieval-themed series, he plays a dwarf of royal birth, who is neither a hero nor a villain.

Awards & Achievements

In 2003 he won ‘Online Award for Breakthrough Performance’ at the New York Film Critics’ Awards for ‘The Station Master’. The same performance got him ‘Best Actor’ at the Ourense Independent Film Festival.

In 2011, his performance in ‘Game of Thrones’ won him ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ at Primetime Emmy Awards. He also bagged the ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film’ at Satellite Awards and he was presented with the ‘Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor’.

His ‘Game of Thrones’ glory continued in 2012, when he won the Golden Globe Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film’. He was also awarded with the ‘Empire Hero Award’ by the Empire Magazine in 2015. In the same year he also bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Dinklage is married to Erica Schmidt, who is a theater director, since 2005. In 2011, they were blessed with a daughter.

Trivia

He was one of the members in a rock band called Whizzy. While his band was performing at CBGB, he met with an accident that left him with a nasty scar that runs from his eyebrow to his neck.

He has immense love for all animals and is a vegetarian since his teenage years. When audiences see him eating meat onscreen, he is actually eating tofu in reality.

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Peter Dinklage awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2012Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2015Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2011Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)

Peter Dinklage biography timelines

  • // 11th Jun 1969
    Peter Dinklage was born on June 11, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey to John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman, and Diane Dinklage, a music teacher at an elementary school.
  • // 1987
    In fifth grade he got to play the lead in one of his school dramas, ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’. The play was greeted with a roaring applause and appreciation from the audience which boosted his confidence and he continued to participate in the drama club until he graduated from the Delbarton School in 1987.
  • // 1991
    He also took part in a number of different productions when he attended the Bennington College. He graduated in the year 1991.
  • // 1995
    Peter Dinklage started off his career in the year 1995 with the film ‘Oblivion’. In the film, he played an actor who was frustrated at being offered only clichéd roles because he happened to be a dwarf.
  • // 2003
    ‘The Station Agent’ is considered as Dinklage’s best performance which put him in the spotlight and made people stand up and take notice in 2003. It was his performance as a train-obsessed man who has an affair with a reclusive artist that sent critics into frenzy and made the film one of the highlights at the Sundance Film Festival that year.
  • // 2003
    In 2003 he won ‘Online Award for Breakthrough Performance’ at the New York Film Critics’ Awards for ‘The Station Master’. The same performance got him ‘Best Actor’ at the Ourense Independent Film Festival.
  • // 2005 To 2011
    Dinklage is married to Erica Schmidt, who is a theater director, since 2005. In 2011, they were blessed with a daughter.
  • // 2007 To 2010
    He starred in the British comedy movie ‘Death at a funeral’ in 2007. The film was a huge success, which led them to remake an American version of it in 2010, in which Dinklage reprised his role.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, he played the role of a grumpy dwarf named Trumpkin in the sequel of the popular fantasy film series ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian’. Many of the critics condemned him for playing the very stereotypical role that he has always boasted of avoiding.
  • // 2011
    His big break in television came in the year 2011 when he was selected to play Tyrion Lannister in the medieval-fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’, which is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. People began to love and praise his character so much that his screen time was increased and with the start of the second season of the series, he was given the honor of top billing. His performance also brought along a shower of prestigious awards for him.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he bagged the role of a lifetime in the super hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’, which was adapted from George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. In this medieval-themed series, he plays a dwarf of royal birth, who is neither a hero nor a villain.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, his performance in ‘Game of Thrones’ won him ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ at Primetime Emmy Awards. He also bagged the ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film’ at Satellite Awards and he was presented with the ‘Scream Award for Best Supporting Actor’.
  • // 2012 To 2015
    His ‘Game of Thrones’ glory continued in 2012, when he won the Golden Globe Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film’. He was also awarded with the ‘Empire Hero Award’ by the Empire Magazine in 2015. In the same year he also bagged the Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Dinklage appeared in ‘Knights of Baddassdom’, which was a comedy-horror film. He also played the role of Boliver Trask in the movie ‘X-Men – Days of the future past’.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he appeared in the film ‘Pixels’. Here, he played the role of an old arcade champion, Eddie Plant.

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  • What is Peter Dinklage birthday?

    Peter Dinklage was born at 1969-06-11

  • Where is Peter Dinklage's birth place?

    Peter Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

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    Peter Dinklage's nationalities is American

  • Who is Peter Dinklage spouses?

    Peter Dinklage's spouses is Erica Schmidt

  • Who is Peter Dinklage siblings?

    Peter Dinklage's siblings is Jonathan Dinklage

  • Who is Peter Dinklage childrens?

    Peter Dinklage's childrens is Zelig Dinklage

  • What was Peter Dinklage universities?

    Peter Dinklage studied at 1991 - Bennington College, 1987 - Delbarton School

  • How tall is Peter Dinklage?

    Peter Dinklage's height is 135

  • Who is Peter Dinklage's father?

    Peter Dinklage's father is John Carl Dinklage

  • Who is Peter Dinklage's mother?

    Peter Dinklage's mother is Diane Dinklage

  • What is Peter Dinklage's sun sign?

    Peter Dinklage is Gemini

  • How famous is Peter Dinklage?

    Peter Dinklage is famouse as Actor