Erica Schmidt’s Biography. Who is Peter Dinklage’s wife?

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Do Graduated from Vassar College (class of 1997) in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Who is Erica Schmidt, wife of Peter Dinklage?

Better known to the world as Tyrion Lannister in the highly acclaimed fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones”, Peter Dinklage is also an accomplished husband and father, and not just an actor. His wife is Erica Schmidt, theater manager. As Peter’s popularity grew, so did Erica’s, and she became a worldwide star alongside her husband.

Erica Schmidt Bio

Erica Schmidt was born on June 8, 1975 in the United States; for now, her childhood remains a mystery, until she graduated from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY in 1997.

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During her studies, she was part of the comedy group Laughing Stock, with which she participated in comic performances, in competition with other comedy groups.


Erica began working as a costume designer at Juilliard in New York, where she learned enough to start looking for new ventures, and joined as a stage manager at St. Mark’s Youth and Young Adult Theater Ministries. . One of the major productions she worked on was “Jesus Christ, Superstar”, then she made her directorial debut in 2000 with the play “As You Like It”.

To become a star

Just two years later, Erica shot to national fame with the hits “Spanish Girl” (2002) and “Debbie Does Dallas” (2003). Erica expanded her portfolio with tracks such as “People Be Heard” in 2004 and “Uncle Varya” in 2008, while in 2009 she had another stellar performance with “Humor Abuse”, which is her most known to date. Since then, Erica has worked on pieces such as “The Burnt Part Boys” (2009), “Invasion” (2011) and “Cyrano” (2018).

Erica Schmidt

Despite its success careerErica’s popularity was further enhanced when she became the wife of Peter Dinklage, who at that time was the star of the series “Game of Thrones”.

Net worth of Erica Schmidt

Erica Schmidt’s overall net worth is estimated at over $1 million earned as a theater manager, although she also made her acting debut in the movie “Miles from Nowhere” (2002). She didn’t divulge anything about her prized possessions.

Erica Schmidt Personal life, marriage, husband, children

Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage have been married since April 16, 2005. They had a secret ceremony, and none of their friends and family knew about their marriage until a few years later. The couple are quite secretive about their married life but they are known to have two children, a daughter born in 2011 while their second child was born in 2017 but they did not reveal the name and gender.

Erica Schmidt Husband, Peter Dinklage

Born Peter Hayden Dinklage on June 11, 1969 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA, he is the son of elementary school music teacher Diane and her husband, John Carl Dinklage. He has a brother, Jonathan. Rock is affected by the form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia; he has a normal sized head and torso, however, his limbs are shorter than average. He learned to accept his condition and used all the advantages he could.

He went to Catholic preparatory school for boys, Delbarton School, where he honed his acting skills, then enrolled at Bennington College. Peter studied acting and before graduation had acted in several productions.


Peter moved to New York after completing his studies and together with his friend Ian Bell founded a theater company. However, their plan fell through and Peter then worked at a data processing company for six years, before returning to a full-time acting career.

At first, Peter struggled to make his way, still casting typical roles offered to actors with his condition. However, in 1995 he had his first big role, as Tito in the movie “Living in Oblivion”. It was in 2003 that he made another notable appearance, this time in the lead role of the comedy-drama film “The Station Agent”. With the onset of 2010s, Peter became more popular and became a star once he took on the role of Tyrion Lannister in the fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones”, based on the books by George RR Martin.

He has won multiple awards for his portrayal, including a Golden Globe\, four Primetime Emmys, and a Saturn Award, among other accolades. With his ever-increasing popularity, Peter began to appear in prominent roles in films, such as Dr. Bolivar Trask in the film “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), James in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017), and as Hervé Villechaize in the TV movie “My dinner with Hervé” (2018), among others. He is currently working on several films, including “I Care a Lot” and “The Thicket”.

Peter Dinklage net worth and body stats

Peter became a star with the role of Tyrion Lannister, which earned him millions, as he reportedly earned over $1 million per episode of the show in its final season. Thus, Peter’s net worth is now estimated at $16 million.

Due to his condition, Peter is 1.35m (4ft 5in) tall despite weighing 50kg (110lbs). He has green eyes and brown hair.

General informations

Full name Erica Schmidt
Height 1.68m
Occupation Comedian, theater director
Education Vassar College
Nationality American


Joint Pierre Dinklage
Children Zelig Dinklage


Price Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show

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1 Erica was a member of ‘the laughingstock’ which is a comedy group in Vassar, they constantly competed against a rival group every weekend in amazing performances. After college, Erica worked at Julliard as a costume designer while living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Zelig Dinklage in December 2011. The father of the child is her husband, Peter Dinklage.
3 Graduated from Vassar College (class of 1997) in Poughkeepsie, NY.
4 Recipient of a 2001 Princess Grace Prize in theatrical direction.


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