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Peter Dinklage

Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, to Diane (Hayden), an elementary school teacher, and John Carl Dinklage, an insurance salesman. He is of German, Irish, and English descent. In 1991, he received a degree in drama from Bennington College and began his career. He continues to work in the theatre with roles in "The Killing Act", "Imperfect Love", and "Richard III".Peter Dinklage received acclaim for his first film, Living in Oblivion (1995), where he played an actor frustrated with the limited and caricatured roles offered to dwarf actors. In 2003, he starred in The Station Agent (2003), written and directed by Thomas McCarthy. The movie received critical praise and Peter was nominated for best actor at the "Screen Actors Guild" and "Independent Spirit Awards". He played "Miles Finch", an acclaimed children's book author, in the comical 2003 film, Elf (2003). The English Death at a Funeral (2007) and American Death at a Funeral (2010), Penelope (2006) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) are a few more of his feature films.He had recurring appearances in such television shows as HBO's Entourage (2004) and ABC's Life As We Know It (2004). He played a larger role in the critically-acclaimed, yet short-lived CBS show, Threshold (2005). In 2011, he landed a primary role, as "Tyrion Lannister", on the HBO series, Game of Thrones (2011). Tyrion's wit made him a favorite character on the series. At The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011), Peter Dinklage won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as "Tyrion Lannister".


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Born:
Jun 11, 1969 In Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
13
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Game of Thrones 2011-04-17

Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 30 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Game of Thrones
Filmography
Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister 67 episodes, 2011-2019 2011-04-17
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Threshold Arthur Ramsey 13 episodes, 2005-2006 2005-09-16
Life as We Know It Unknown 2004-10-07
Entourage Unknown 2004-07-18
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Oz Unknown 1997-07-12
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11