How tall is Peter Dinklage? Who is he married to? Does he dress well? Read on for answers…
Peter Dinklage is an American actor and producer. He’s known for achieving mainstream success in spite of a medical condition that causes dwarfism.
He rose to popularity as one of several stars of one of the most popular shows of all time, HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Who is Peter Dinklage?
Since the show’s 2011 premiere, Peter Dinklage has been best known for his epic role as Tyrion Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Unlike most of the men profiled on The Modest Man, Dinklage is well below average height because he was born with achondroplasia, a condition which causes dwarfism.
Achondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. Basically, the cartilage in a person’s arms and legs fails to convert to bones, stunting his growth. It’s a skeletal disorder caused by a genetic mutation.
While it can be hereditary, most people with achondroplasia are born to average-size parents.
Interestingly, at 4’4″ Peter Dinklage is average height for a man with his condition.
His Acting Career
As an actor with dwarfism, Dinklage faced challenges. He did not want to play the typical roles offered to little people, like elves and leprechauns.
He was interested in the craft of acting. Dinklage wanted meaty parts, with fully fleshed out characters.
In 2003, he got his wish. He had his breakthrough role playing Finbar McBride in The Station Agent. The small budget indie film was a critical and commercial success, raking in $8 Million on a $500,000 budget. It cemented Dinklage’s place as a serious actor.
Of course, he’s not always in dramatic fair. Dinklage has taken a comedic turn a few times too. For example, he had a cameo as a children’s author in Elf (2003).
Additionally, in 2009, he had a guest appearance on “30 Rock” as one of Liz Lemon’s love interests.
And in 2018, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War.
For his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, Dinklage has won three prime time Emmy awards and one Golden Globe. With Game of Thrones currently airing its last season, it will be interesting to see what Dinklage give us next.
According to IMDB, he will be appearing in two feature films, The Dwarf and The Thicket. Release dates are not yet available. Peter Dinklage is listed as a producer for both films.
Obviously, Peter Dinklage is in a different position than just being a couple of inches shorter than the average man. I don’t claim to understand what living as a little person is like.
However, Dinklage deserves TMM’s attention. He is an awesome actor with a great sense of style. Look at the evidence in the above photo (notice the slim notch lapels, high cut gorges, and “four in hand” tie knot).
How tall is Peter Dinklage?
Since Peter Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, he is very short. He is four-feet and four inches tall. At 4′ 4″, Dinklage is one foot and five inches shorter than the average American male.
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As mentioned above, 4′ 4″ is the average height for a male with this type of dwarfism.
Ultimately, Peter Dinklage’s height hasn’t held him back from achieving enormous success.
Who is Peter Dinklage’s Wife?
In 2005, actress and theater director Erica Schmidt married Peter Dinklage. She is average height. At 5′ 6″ tall, she towers over her husband.
The couple shares two children, a seven-year-old daughter named Zelig and another child born in the fall of 2017. To date, Dinklage and Schmidt have not revealed the name or gender of their second child.
Still, they are very private about their family life, so it may be a while before we learn more about baby number two. The family lives in New York, splitting time between NYC and their country home just north of the city.
His Formal Style
In spite of his challenging height, Dinklage always looks great on the red carpet.
His suits are tailored to perfection. And he often puts straight-size men to shame. If Peter Dinklage can get the perfect fit at 4′ 4″, why do so many average height stars look sloppy? No excuses!
For example, Dinklage’s signature formal style has these trademark elements:
- Slim lapels
- Classic black, white, and charcoal color schemes
- Impeccable tailoring
- Heeled black boots or loafers
He also makes use of the monochromatic (or analogous) color scheme, which helps create low contrast looks – a great move for shorter men.
His Casual Style
In contrast to his red carpet style, Dinklage’s more casual looks have an edgier quality.
He favors athletic gear and leather jackets. For the most part, he sticks to a black and grey color palette (monochromatic).
Basically, his street style tells you he’s a New Yorker.
- Leather jackets
- Puffer vests and coats
- All-black ensembles
- James Perse Hoodies
- Black t-shirts
- Chelsea boots
Additionally, in his 2014 interview with Esquire, Dinklage stated he preferred James Perse jackets because they were known for roomier hoods.
Often, people with his genetic condition have larger-than-average heads. This can make shopping even more challenging.
Despite the challenges Peter Dinklage has faced, he’s come out a winner and will no doubt be remembered as one of the great actors of our time.
We salute you, Mr. Dinklage. You’re an incredible man of modest height.
What a handsome looking guy ..if he was tall or short yrs very striking..a good dressed sense too !
He is handsome & I’m only 5’. Excellent actor. He was the perfect man to play Tyrian in the GOT!
A fantastic actor and my favorite GOT character
A R Kouli says
Big Fan of Peter. After all the hardships, he’s where he wanted to be. Inspiring story. And talking about his style, i really loved that rough look of him in GOT wearing beige/brown hoodie when he was being deported from the King’s Landing.
Rita Zerull says
Big fan of his acting. He is very handsome. All complimented by beautiful deep voice. So glad he chose the acting profession
Neil Mackintosh says
Brilliant actor, example of getting what you want in life