There is a very few chance that you might not know Peter Dinklage. Peter is an American actor best known for portraying the character of Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, which helped him earn four Emmys.
Peter’s popularity has also grabbed people’s interest in his personal life and wife. Today, we will be talking about his wife Erica Schmidt who is not new to the entertainment industry.
Let’s have an insight into Peter Dinklage’s wife Erica Schmidt’s wiki, age, married, life, children, and more.
Erica Schmidt Wiki, Age
Known to the public as the wife of Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, Erica Schmidt is a playwright and theater director by profession.
Erica was born in the year 1975 in the United States and is currently at the age of 47. Her birthday is on June 8 and her zodiac sign is Gemini.
As for her education, she attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated in the year 1997. When in Vassar, Erica was a member of a comedy group called ‘laughing stock.’ After her college, she worked as a costume designer at Julliard.
Today, Erica has established herself as an award-winning playwright and theater director. Her recent work includes the 2021 musical romantic drama film called Cyrano which features her husband Peter as Cyrano de Bergerac.
She is known for her work in Miles from Nowhere (2002), The Filmmakers Podcast (2017), the 2019 adaptation Mac Beth, a musical stage adaptation of the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac and many more.
Erica is not active on any social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
As for her height, she is 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.68 m).
Married Life With Husband
Being married to the Emmy-award-winning star Peter Dinklage, Erica and her personal life have caught people’s attention.
She got married to her husband on 16 April 2005. The couple reportedly began dating in the early 2000s and were engaged by November 2004. Erica and her husband eloped in Las Vegas in 2005.
Married for around 17 years, Erica and Peter are notoriously private about their relationship. Although they aren’t active on social media where they could give glimpses of their married life, Peter has opened up about his relationship with his wife in some of his interviews.
During an interview with The Guardian, Peter talked about his wife saying that she’s brilliant. He said,
“She loves theater. Unlike a lot of other people in our profession where film is the ultimate goal, theater is sacred to her. It’s not entertainment; it’s art. She’s very inspiring. She’s definitely the artist of the family… I am just the TV actor who pays the bills.”
Erica has been relishing a blissful relationship with her life partner for more than two decades. Although some people might see Erica and Peter as an unlikely pair because of their height difference, Erica doesn’t see it that way.
Back in 2012, Erica talked about their difference in height and how it doesn’t affect their relationship during an interview with Rolling Stone. She said,
“What’s frustrating about it is that Pete is an incredibly handsome, charming, funny guy, but when he does a magazine or something it’s like, ‘Isn’t it amazing he’s four foot five inches tall and he’s sexy?’ You know, that’s just who Pete is. And the rest of the world has to catch up.”
How Did Erica Meet Her Husband?
Erica and her husband’s first meeting is somewhat like theatrical as any musical production.
They were all at a friend’s house in the early 2000s and someone said that they are walking the elephants through the Queens-Midtown tunnel.
Peter recalled their first meeting during an interview with The New York Times saying,
“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. See? I always think about movies. So that’s the night we met, the night the elephants walked through Manhattan.”
Ever since meeting Erica, Peter’s approach to relationships has changed. While talking about his new movie musical Cyrano with The New York Times, the actor said that he would often self-sabotage his relationships before meeting his present wife.
"I was guilty of always falling for someone where it wasn't reciprocated because keeping it at a distance is more romantic than bringing it up close. You fall for people you know aren't going to return that, so it's even more tormented, and you're not interested in the people interested in you. That's how my brain worked because I was a self-saboteur when I was young."
Peter, who revealed that he used to feel ‘unworthy’ in relationships, said,
“You get a bit older and you realize that has nothing to do with anything. But it's okay because in your 20s everybody should be a mess.”
Erica Schmidt Children
Erica and her husband Peter have been blessed with two children whom they like to keep away from the media. Despite being in a profession where there are many eyes watching you, the couple has been successful in keeping their family life out of the spotlight.
Erica gave birth to the couple’s first child, their daughter in December 2011. Some online news portals stated that their daughter’s name is Zelig, which was later denied by Peter during an interview with The Guardian. He said,
“Let me tell you right now: her name is not Zelig. But it’s hilarious that that’s a fact in Wikipedia.”
Six years later, the duo welcomed their second baby. The name and the gender of their second baby are not known till the day.
Although the couple has been notoriously private about their personal life, they are often spotted together at public events and running errands with their kids.
Erica and her husband Peter currently live in New York with their two children.
Erica Schmidt's Net Worth
Erica Schmidt has been active in her professional career for quite a long time and also has some wonderful work credits. She has also garnered a wonderful net worth from her job over the years. Although the exact value of her net worth hasn’t been revealed yet, it is believed to be in the millions in 2022.
As for her husband Peter Dinklage, his net worth is now estimated to be around $25 million. As per Celebrity Net Worth, he takes around $1.1 million per episode as a salary.