Who is Erica Schmidt?
An actress and writer, Erica Schmidt was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 8 June 1975, in the USA, but her exact birthplace hasn’t been revealed. She holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. Erica is perhaps known best as the wife of the famous “Game of Thrones” actor, Peter Dinklage.
Early life and education
She’s quite a secretive person, and prefers to keep her private life away from the public, thus information regarding her childhood, parents, and any siblings isn’t revealed.
Speaking about her educational background, Erica attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1993, she enrolled at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York State, from which she graduated in 1997, with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual and Performing Arts (Theatre).
After graduating, Erica worked at the Julliard as a costume designer, before she started in the theatre as a writer and director; she has numerous theatre credits including “Debbie Does Dallas”, “Trust”, “As You Like It”, and “All the Fine Boys”, among others.
Erica won the Princess Grace Award in Theater Direction in 2001, and was nominated for the Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play, in 2020.
She rose to prominence when she wrote and directed the romantic musical drama “Cyrano”, which was at first played Off-Broadway in late 2019, and has been adapted as a movie based on this play, which should be released on 25 February 2022, starring Peter Dinklage, Kelvin Harrison Junior, and Haley Bennet.
Erica made her acting debut on the big screen in the 2002 movie “Miles from Nowhere”, alongside Jason Fisher, Caren Browning and Laurie Lefever but after this appearance, she stopped acting, to focus her career on the theatre work.
Marriage with Peter Dinklage
Erica hasn’t been the subject of any rumors concerning her love life and sexual orientation, as it’s widely known that she’s a married woman, and the mother of two children.
Peter once spoke about the night when the two of them met, saying: ‘It was about 18 years ago now. We were all at a friend’s house and someone said, ‘They’re walking the elephants through the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.’ The circus was in town and it was snowing, and they were walking the elephants through Manhattan, a long line of them. It was like something out of a beautiful, fantastical, end-of-the-world, crazy, romantic movie.’
Their love story started in 2003, and after two years of dating, they married on 16 April 2005, in a private wedding ceremony in the presence of only their closest family members and friends.
Erica and Peter became parents for the first time in December 2011, when their daughter was born; they haven’t revealed her name, but there were some rumors that the baby girl was named Zilag, which Peter denied. Their second child was born in September 2017, however, they haven’t revealed either the gender of the baby or the name.
As of January 2022, Erica and Peter live in an apparently happy marriage, enjoying their love and raising their children.
Age, height, and net worth
Erica is 46 years old, she has brown hair, and brown eyes, weighs around 135lbs (62kgs), and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall.
As of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.
Who is Peter Dinklage?
Peter Hayden Dinklage was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 11 June 1969, in Morris Township, New Jersey USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity of mixed Irish and German descent. He’s a producer and actor with over 85 credits to his name, whose most notable role was his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the world-famous series “Game of Thrones”.
He was raised in the Brookside section of Morris Township, alongside his brother Jonathan, by their parents – mother Diane was an elementary school teacher, and father John Carl Dinklage was an insurance salesman.
Peter and his brother had an interest in performing from an early age, and used to perform puppet musicals for their family and neighbors. While he was in elementary school, Peter made his acting debut in the school play “The Velveteen Rabbit”.
He attended Catholic preparatory Delbarton School for boys, and there developed his acting skills. Upon matriculating in 1987, Peter enrolled at Bennington College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama Arts, in 1991.
Peter moved to New York City to launch his acting career, however, he wasn’t initially successful, so he worked at a data-processing company before he made his acting debut on the big screen in the movie “Living in Oblivion”, in 1995.
In the following years, he made appearances in movies such as “Bullet”, “Safe Man”, and “Pigeonholed”, before he was cast to play Harry Appleton in the 2001 movie “Never Again”, a romantic comedy drama, written and directed by Eric Schaeffer.
In the early 2000s, Peter was seen in various movies and television series playing minor roles before he portrayed Arthur Ramsey in the series “Threshold” acting alongside Brian Van Holt, Carla Gugino, and Brent Spiner in 2006.
He then starred alongside Elizabeth Banks and Michael Showalter in the romantic comedy movie “The Baxter”, followed by his role as Rowlie in “Lassie”, before he portrayed Peter in the 2007 comedy drama “Death at a Funeral” starring alongside Ewen Bremner and Matthew Macfadyen, and reprising his role in the remake of the movie in 2010, alongside Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Keith David.
In 2011, he was cast to play his most significant role as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”, starring alongside Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke; the series had 631 award nominations and won 384, including 59 Primetime Emmys.
Peter won four Primetime Emmys – Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, in 2012, ‘15, ’16, ’18 and ’19, and he also won Gold Derby TV Award Drama Supporting Actor, and Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, all for “Game O fThrones”.
Concurrently, Peter acted in movies such as “A Little Bit of Heaven”, “A Case of You”, and “Low Down” before he was cast to play Eddie in the fantasy adventure “Pixels”, acting alongside Adam Sandler and Kevin James, in 2015.
In 2016, he starred alongside Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell in the comedy drama “The Boss”, followed by his role as Eitri in the Oscar-nominated movie “Avengers: Infinity War”, starring Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Junior, and Mark Ruffalo; the movie had 79 award nominations, including one for the Oscar – Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and won 46.
In the two-times Oscar awarded movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”, Peter portrayed James, acting alongside Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson; the movie had 235 award nominations and won 131, including two Oscars for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand), and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell).
His most recent role was in the announced movie “Cyrano”, while he will be seen in a few new movies which are in post-production.
Peter and Erica prefer to keep their private lives away from the media’s attention, and neither of them has an account on any social media platforms.
This 52 year old actor was born with a common form of dwarfism, called achondroplasia, so he stands at the height of 4ft 5ins (1.35m), and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at close to $25 million – according to sources, from the series “Game of Thrones”, he earned over $15 million.