Peter Dinklage, best known for playing Tyrion Lannister on “Game Of Thrones” is a beloved family man in real life, with three kids in tow.
Hollywood icon Peter Dinklage might have a blossoming showbiz career, but he remains private when it comes to his personal life. The actor values his privacy so much that little about his family is known to the public.
Notwithstanding, the media has managed to dig out a few startling details about his personal life, including the fact that he is a dad. Yes! Peter Dinklage has two kids, both of whom he welcomed with his wife Erica Schmidt, a theater director.
Who Are Peter Dinklage’s Kids
Peter Dinklage is a father to two kids, who are growing by leaps and bounds. However, the identities of his two children remain unknown due to the actor’s penchant for keeping his personal life and family out of the spotlight.
Reports show the star has one daughter, who is his oldest child, and another child born sometime in 2017. He shares his two children with the same woman Schmidt, whom he married in 2005.
Dinklage’s First Daughter
Peter Dinklage and his wife welcomed their first daughter in 2011, at the peak of “Game of Thrones” stardom. Nothing about Dinklage’s daughter is known to the public, as her parents have managed to keep even her name a secret.
Over the years, several speculations about the youngster’s possible moniker have prevailed. At some point, it was rumored that her parents named her Zelig. However, Dinklage addressed this rumor in a 2015 interview.
In response to interviewees asking if he wanted to put the rumors to rest by clearing the air for good on his daughter’s name, Dinklage simply responded that he doesn’t care.
The actor’s previous admissions also confirm he was not setting his daughter up to become a nepo-baby, as with most Hollywood actors. He once admitted he does not let his daughter visit him on (the Game of Thrones) set. He attributed this to his protective nature, saying:
“I am so protective of everything that society has to offer, especially if I’m in it. Maybe one day she’ll watch Thrones. She has been to the cinema once, and she lasted about half an hour. I think she was a little too young. I think Dada was projecting on to her.”
Peter Dinklage’s Second Child
In March 2017, the world got a whiff of Erica Schmidt’s second pregnancy when she showed off her baby bump on the red carpet at the premiere of the New Group’s “All The Fine Boys,” an off-Broadway play Dinklage’s wife wrote and directed.
Before then, the couple kept the pregnancy under wraps and even kept mum about it after the red-carpet appearance. In the months that followed, they made no confirmation or official announcement of the pregnancy.
Then in September, Schmidt took everyone by surprise by showing up with her newborn baby to a concert. Like his first issue, the actor did not announce his baby’s birth. He also kept the name and gender of their second child a secret.
Who Is The Wife Of Peter Dinklage?
Peter Dinklage has been married to wife Erica Schmidt since 2005. The couple eloped in Las Vegas, and have lived in marital bliss ever since, keeping up their lives as parents of two.
Like Dinklage, Schmidt has a successful career in the entertainment industry, However, she works behind the scenes as a director and playwright. Her works over the years have earned her major accolades, including the Gloria Hausman Theatre Honor from the Princess Grace Foundation.
She is known for writing “Cyrano,” which starred her husband. The couple has been open about how Dinklage landed his role in the 2022 film. According to the actor, he had to beg his wife for a chance to play the titular character.
Her other writing or directional projects include, “Mac Beth,” “The Play Company,” “Humor Abuse,” and “Chaschama.”
Despite the many successes in showbiz, Schmidt’s focus remains on Theatre, which she deems sacred.
Together, with their respective talents which shine in their own rights, Erica Schmidt and Peter Dinklage have been amazing parents to their kids, showing them the right path to fulfillment while shielding them from the glitz and glam of showbiz.