• Erica Schmidt is an American theater director and costume designer, best known for her relationship with "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage.
• She graduated from Vassar College in 1997 and made her directing debut in 2000 with "As You Like It".
• She rose to fame with her plays "Spanish Girl" (2002) and "Debbie Does Dallas" (2003).
• She married Peter Dinklage in 2005 and they have two children together.
• Peter Dinklage has an estimated net worth of $16 million.

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SpousePeter Dinklage
FactGraduate of Vassar College (Class of 1997) in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Who is Erica Schmidt, Peter Dinklage’s Wife?

Best 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, who is a theatre director. As Peter’s popularity increased, so has Erica’s, and she has become a world star alongside her husband.

Erica Schmidt Bio

Erica Schmidt was born on the 8th of June 1975 in the USA; for now, her childhood remains a mystery, until she graduated from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York State in 1997.

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


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

Becoming a Star

Just two years later, Erica reached national fame with the plays “Spanish Girl” (2002) and “Debbie Does Dallas” (2003), both of which became hits. Erica extended her portfolio with such plays as “People Be Heard” in 2004 and “Uncle Varya” in 2008, while in 2009, she had yet another stellar performance with “Humor Abuse”, which is her best-known creation so far. Since then, Erica has worked on such plays as “The Burnt Part Boys” (2009), “Invasion” (2011), and “Cyrano” (2018).

Erica Schmidt

Despite her successful career, Erica’s popularity was further boosted when she became the wife of Peter Dinklage, who at the time was the star of the series “Game of Thrones”.

Erica Schmidt Net Worth

Erica Schmidt’s overall net worth is estimated at over $1 million earned as a theater director, though she also had her acting debut in the film “Miles from Nowhere” (2002). She hasn’t disclosed anything of her valued possessions.

Erica Schmidt Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage have been married since the 16th of April 2005. They had a secret ceremony, and none of their friends and family knew about their marriage until a few years later. The couple is quite secretive about their married life, but it is known that they have two children, a daughter born in 2011, while their second child was born in 2017, but they haven’t revealed the name and sex.

Erica Schmidt Husband, Peter Dinklage

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

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


Peter moved to New York once he finished his college, and with his friend Ian Bell started a theater company. However, their plan fell through, and Peter then worked at a data processing company for six years, before he returned to pursuing acting as a full-time career.

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

He won several awards for his portrayal, including a Golden Globe \, four Primetime Emmys, and a Saturn Award among other honors. With his ever-growing popularity, Peter started appearing in high profile 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 Herve Villechaize in the television film “My Dinner with Herve” (2018), among others. He is now working on several films, including “I Care a Lot”, and “The Thicket”.

Peter Dinklage Net Worth and Body Stats

Peter turned into a star with the role of Tyrion Lannister, which earned him millions, as he was reputedly making over $1 million per episode of the show in its last season. So, Peter’s net worth is now estimated at $16 million.

Due to his condition, Peter stands at 4ft 5ins (1.35m), while he weighs 110lbs (50kgs). He has green eyes and brown hair.

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General Info

Full NameErica Schmidt
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Theatre Director
EducationVassar College


SpousePeter Dinklage
ChildrenZelig Dinklage


AwardsLucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show

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