• 11¬†June 1969
  • ¬†Morristown, New Jersey, USA

Peter Dinklage

Biography

Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. His exquisite theatre work that expresses brilliantly the unique range of his acting qualities, includes remarkable performances full of profoundness, charisma, intelligence, sensation and insights in plays such as "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" as well as the title roles in William Shakespeare's "Richard III" and in Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya". Peter Dinklage received acclaim for his first film, Living in Oblivion (1995), where he played an actor frustrated with the limited and caricatured roles offered to actors who have dwarfism. In 2003, he starred in The Station Agent (2003), written and directed by Tom McCarthy. The movie received critical praise and Peter was nominated for best actor at the "Screen Actors Guild" and "Independent Spirit Awards". He played "Miles Finch", an acclaimed children's book author, in Elf (2003). The original English Death at a Funeral (2007), its American remake Death at a Funeral (2010), Penelope (2006) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) are a few more of his feature films. He also had recurring appearances in television shows such as HBO's Entourage (2004) and ABC's Life As We Know It (2004). He played a larger role in the critically-acclaimed, yet short-lived CBS show, Threshold (2005). In 2011, he landed a primary role, as "Tyrion Lannister", on the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011). Tyrion's wit made him a favorite character on the series. At The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011) and The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015), Peter Dinklage won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as "Tyrion Lannister".

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Game of Thrones April 17, 2011
The Angry Birds Movie 2016 – free full movie download January 1, 1970