In 2011, Peter won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series playing Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones.
He has an older brother, John, who's a violinist.
He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England.
He worked on a farm and at a piano store before he pursued his acting career.
He made his feature film debut in Living in Oblivion.
He appeared in the music video "Walk On" by John Mellencamp.
He worked was a stunt man on one episode of Oz.
He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. He was nominated for The Station Agent.
He married theater director Erica Schmidt on April 16, 2005.
He was handpicked for the role of Trumpkin in the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
He has brown hair and blue eyes.
He's a vegetarian.
His favorite charity is PETA.
He is a fan of the Marx Brothers' films.
His break-out role was in a small independent film called The Station Agent about a dwarf who moves to live a life of solitude in an abandoned train station.
Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism where his body is perfectly formed, but the bones are initially molded into his cartilage.
Peter was born in Morristown, New Jersey, USA to a retired insurance salesman and an elementary school music teacher.
Peter was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy at any Height" section at 4'5".
[On 'The Station Agent']
Peter Dinklage: Somebody asked me, 'Is this the role of your lifetime?' I go, 'Well, for now.'
Peter Dinklage: I don't like people being cautious and tentative and choosing their words carefully around me because I'm a dwarf. There are a lot of people in a lot worse shape than me. I'm 4'5" and it's part of who I am, just not the whole part. I guess the word to call me is my name, Pete.
[On doing his stunt work on Oz]
Peter Dinklage: I was held from a 12-story building by my ankle, it's the only stunt I've ever done. I didn't get much sleep the night before.
[On making a film with his friends, and if he considers it work]
Peter Dinklage: No, it is work. I don't want to make it out like it was like camp or something. You've got to be professionals about it. It's not hard work. There's people digging coal mines, you know. It's fun hanging out with your friends and making a movie. I'm sorry, but it is. Actors who say it's so grueling. I don't know. There's worse things.
[On his wedding and what he thinks about them]
Peter Dinklage: I eloped. I think weddings are beautiful, but man, they can become the event itself. You don't get to see your bride or groom in all the melee. And it costs so much money to get married. But I think they're beautiful. But we just decided to save a buck, I guess. We got hitched in Vegas. And I'm very private about that stuff. I can't believe I just told you all that.
[On if he has any pets]
Peter Dinklage: I'm a Supporter of PETA but no pets right now. I'm a big animal lover, and I'm trying to convince my wife to get a puppy, just some mutt on death row in the pound who's on his last legs, none of that pet store pure-bred stuff. I'd just get a little doggie that needs a home.
Peter Dinklage: I've done roles that aren't written for somebody who's a dwarf, ... I think it's just bad writing if you're constantly reminding the audience I am one. There I am, I'm on screen. I'm under 5 feet tall. Why would you have to be reminding the audience left and right?
Peter Dinklage: Every job leads to the next open door, hopefully, ... The good thing The Station Agent did, if anything, it allowed people to think outside the box about someone my size in what some people considered a leading-man role, which nobody had seen before. That's not why I did it. I loved the part and the people involved.
[When asked about his height of 4' 5"]
Peter Dinklage: When I was younger, definitely, I let it get to me. As an adolescent, I was bitter and angry and I definitely put up these walls. But the older you get, you realize you just have to have a sense of humor. You just know that it's not your problem. It's theirs.