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Peter Dinklage Biography

Birth Name:
Peter Hayden Dinklage
Birth Place:
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism
  • Made his big-screen debut in the 1995 indie comedy Living in Oblivion
  • Breakthrough role of Finbar McBride in The Station Agent (2003) was written specifically for him by Tom McCarthy, who had directed Dinklage as Tom Thumb on stage
  • Starred in a 2004 New York Public Theater production of Richard III
  • Played the same role in the British film Death at a Funeral (2007) and the 2010 American remake of the same name; he was the only actor to reprise his role
  • Is a vegetarian, and supports Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection group

Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Television Movie: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2004Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2003Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Performer: nominated

Relationships

  • Jonathan Dinklage -- Brother
  • Erica Schmidt -- Wife