Dinklage at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
|Born||Peter Hayden Dinklage
June 11, 1969 
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Height||4 ft 5 in (1.35 m)|
|Spouse(s)||Erica Schmidt (2005–present)|
|Parents||John Carl Dinklage (father)
Diane Dinklage (mother)
Peter Hayden Dinklage (// DINGK-lij, born June 11, 1969) is an American actor, Since his breakout role in The Station Agent (2003), he has appeared in films such as Elf (2003), Find Me Guilty (2006), Underdog (2007), the British film Death at a Funeral (2007) and its American remake of the same name (2010), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012). Since 2011, he has starred as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, which earned him the Emmy and the Golden Globe Award for Supporting Actor.
Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey the son of John Carl, a retired insurance salesman, and Diane Dinklage, an elementary school music teacher. Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a common cause of dwarfism. He grew up in Mendham Township, New Jersey, and is of German and Irish descent. His German ancestors were related to the Westphalian noble family "von Dincklage". Dinklage graduated from Delbarton School in 1987, and Bennington College in 1991.
He made his film debut, Living in Oblivion (1995) as a frustrated actor with dwarfism who complains about his clichéd roles. His breakout role was in the 2003 film The Station Agent, for which he received Independent Spirit and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor. That same year, he appeared in the direct-to-DVD film Tiptoes. Dinklage has also starred in several Off-Broadway productions.
Dinklage appeared in the 2003 film Elf, playing a pretentious children's author who beats up Will Ferrell's character after he is unintentionally insulted. In 2005, he starred in the short-lived CBS science fiction series Threshold, and appeared as a wedding planner in the comedy film The Baxter. In 2006, Dinklage appeared in the courtroom drama Find Me Guilty, and episodes of Nip/Tuck. He played himself in one episode of the HBO television series Entourage, and appeared in the NBC series 30 Rock.
He appeared in the 2007 British comedy film Death at a Funeral, reprising the role in the 2010 American remake. Later in 2007, he played the villainous Simon Bar Sinister in Underdog. Dinklage played Trumpkin in the 2008 film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, although film critic Bill Gibron described his role as a "cutesy stereotype he has tried to avoid". In the summer of 2008, he played the title role in Uncle Vanya (directed by his wife, Erica Schmidt) in Bard College's annual Bard SummerScape, the Upstate New York summer stage on the Annandale-on-Hudson campus.
Dinklage plays Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. His performance has received widespread praise, highlighted by his receiving the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, as well as the 2012 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. As a result of his outstanding performance and increased screen time, Dinklage was given top billing in the second season of the series.
In 2012, he voiced Captain Gutt in Ice Age: Continental Drift and portrays Bolivar Trask in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. He also voices Ghost in the upcoming 2014 video game Destiny. He will also star in the upcoming comedy horror film Knights of Badassdom. Dinklage and writer-director Sacha Gervasi spent several years writing and producing a film based on the final days of actor Hervé Villechaize, who committed suicide shortly after his 1993 interview with Gervasi, he will star and play the title role in My Dinner with Hervé,
In 2005, Dinklage married Erica Schmidt, a theatre director and they had their first child, a daughter named Zelig in 2011. Dinklage is a vegetarian and lives with his wife and daughter in New York City. He supports Farm Sanctuary and has served as the spokesperson for the organization's Walk for Farm Animals.
When asked about his height in a 2003 interview, Dinklage said: "When I was younger, I definitely let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry, and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs." In 2012, a New York Times interviewer asked Dinklage whether he saw himself as "a spokesman for the rights of little people". Dinklage responded: "I don't know what I would say. Everyone's different. Every person my size has a different life, a different history. Different ways of dealing with it. Just because I'm seemingly okay with it, I can't preach how to be okay with it. I don't think I still am okay with it. There's days when I’m not”.
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1263): 40. Jun 14, 2013.
- "Emmy winner Peter Dinklage thanks his dog sitter". September 20, 2011. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- Meoli, Daria. "That’s Entertainment", New Jersey Monthly, October 2005. Retrieved December 26, 2007. "Find Me Guilty, shot in Newark, Bayonne, and Hoboken, stars tough guy Vin Diesel as Giacomo “Fat Jack” DiNorscio, in the true story of New Jersey’s notorious mob family the Lucchesis. Morristown native Peter Dinklage plays a defense attorney."
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-  Interview, Neil Young's Film Lounge
- Smith, Dinitia. "Dark, Handsome And Short; Star of a Sundance Hit Is Ready for an Encore", The New York Times, October 2, 2003. Retrieved December 7, 2007. "Mr. Dinklage, who grew up in Mendham, N.J., said he first realized he was different when he was 5. . . . Mr. Dinklage attended the Delbarton School, a Catholic boys' school in Morristown, N.J., which was strongly sports-oriented. . . . Mr. Dinklage credits Mr. Dougherty with helping to get him into Bennington College in Vermont."
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- "Peter Dinklage and Vincent Grass Set for Prince Caspian". Movieweb.com. 2007-02-06. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Movie Review, DVD Release (Filmcritic.com)
- "Between Sureness and Self-Pity Stands a Vulnerable Vanya". New York Times. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- Ken Tucker (2011-04-14). "Game of Thrones (2011)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- McNamara, Mary (2011-04-15). "Swords, sex and struggles". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
- Peter Dinklage Emmy Award Winner
- "'X-Men' casts Dinklage as villain". Variety. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- http://www.gamespot.com/e3/peter-dinklage-voicing-bungies-destiny-6410112/%7Caccessdate=13 June 2013|
- Peter Dinklage In Talks for Joe Lynch's The Knights of Badassdom
- Badass Casting for Badass Titled 'The Knights of Badassdom'
- Dan Kois (2012-03-29). "Peter Dinklage Was Smart to Say No". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "James McAvoy Reading Sacha Gervasi's 'My Dinner With Hervé'". The Playlist. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Sacha Gervasi — Peter Dinklage: 'Herve Villechaize Biopic Is Based On Director's Final Interview'". Contact Music. 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "'Game of Thrones' Actor Peter Dinklage to Have First Child!". celebs.gather.com. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
- Pearson, Jennifer (21 April 2013). "A lift from daddy! Game Of Thrones star Peter Dinklage holds his little princess daughter Zelig up in the air". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "Peter Dinklage: The 'Station Agent' With a Heart of Gold". Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- "'Game of Throne's' Peter Dinklage's Farm Friendly New Role". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-07-17.
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