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Peter Dinklage Net Worth and Life Story (Updated 2022) How much is Peter Dinklage Worth?

Peter Dinklage Net Worth and Life Story (Updated 2022)

NET WORTH: $17 Million
Source of Wealth: Actor
Born: June 11, 1969
Age: 51
Spouse: Erica Schmidt
Children: Two
Birth Name: Peter Hayden Plinkage
Height: 4 ft 5 in (1.35m)

Peter Dinklage received an estimated $500,000 per episode for the series Game of Thrones while $1.2. million in Season 8. Meanwhile, six of his most successful films earned more than $100 million each at the box office.

Early Life

Dinklage comes from humble beginnings, where they don't even own a television. Although his parents are of average sizes, Dinklage suffered from Achondroplasia. It is one of the common types of dwarfism. During his teenage, he became frustrated due to his unusual condition.

A fifth-grade production of The Velveteen Rabbit marked his first theatrical success. His acting was developed when he attended at Delbarton School. The play True West by Sam Shepard inspired him to pursue a career in acting. He finished his drama degree at Bennington College in 1991.

He became part of a data processing company for six years before pursuing a full-time career actor. He had a hard time finding work as an actor because he usually refuse to accept elves or leprechauns roles. He made his movie debut in 1995 in the low-budget film Living in Oblivion. The movie tells the story of a crew, cast, and director shooting a low-budget independent film. In 2007, he starred in the British comedy film Death at a funeral. It was a huge success, which led to the remake of the American version of it in 2010.

In the early 1990s, he was accidentally kneed in the face when he's still a member of the band Whizzy. It gave him a scar from his neck to eyebrow.


011 marked his big break when he was chosen to play as Tyrion Lannister in the series "Games of Thrones." He also received prestigious awards because of the show.

His top-grossing film is Avengers: Infinity War in 2018 collecting $2.04 billion. He played as Eitri, a giant dwarf who created Thor's ax that can defeat Thanos. He also starred in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, Elf in 2003, and Ice Age: Continental Drift in 2012. Dinklage starred in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian as Trumpkin in 2008.


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Dinklage and theater director Erica Schmidt met in 2002. They started dating and got engaged in 2005. They tie the knot five months after their engagement. An unconfirmed rumor claimed that the couple eloped and exchanged vows in Las Vegas. They never confirmed nor denied it.

Despite being in the spotlight, they live a very private life. They have two kids, one born in 2011 and one in 2017. There are no records about Schmidt's first pregnancy. But her baby bump for their second baby was visible when they walked on the red carpet.

With the aim to keep their privacy, Schmidt stay away from all social media platforms. They even move to New Paltz in New York to avoid unnecessary scrutinizing of other people.


As of 2017, Dinklage has won fourteen awards from 61 nominations. He received four Primetime Emmy Awards and a Screen Actor Guild Award. He won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film, for GoT in 2012.



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