game of Thrones’ peter dinklage He’s had a long career – and his marriage to his wife has been equally long and successful Erica Schmidt,
The two met nearly two decades ago at a mutual friend’s house in New York City.
“This was about 18 years ago now. We were all at a friend’s house and someone said, ‘They’re walking elephants through the Queens-Midtown tunnel,'” Dinklage recalled in a 2021 interview. the new York Times, “The circus was in town and it was snowing, and they were walking elephants through Manhattan, there was a long line of them. It was like a beautiful, fantasy, end of the world, crazy, romantic movie. … So that’s the night we met, the night the elephants went through Manhattan.”
The couple married in 2005 and welcomed a daughter in 2011 and a second child in 2017.
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Since then this power couple has been going strong – and have even worked together on several projects including a musical cyrano Which was later adapted into a film in 2022. While Schmidt wrote the music, Dinklage played the lead role – whom he later admitted to be his wife.
“Begged? Yes. I mean, essentially, yes, that’s true,” I shared in a 2021 interview CBS News, “For an actor, you always want to do something – at least for me – that scares you… I had never sung since childhood.”
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their first meeting
Dinklage and Schmidt first met in the early 2000s at a mutual friend’s house in New York City, which Dinklage described as being like a “crazy, romantic movie”.
Instead of a traditional wedding, the two decided to go to Vegas and get married in 2005.
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“I was going there for a charity event and while we were there, we decided to do it,” Dinklage shared in an interview in 2016. the new York Times, “It was a little lonely. “We found a VHS video cassette of a wedding that no one will ever see, which we’ve buried in a box deep beneath the earth.”
welcome their children
Schmidt welcomed her and Dinklage’s first child, a baby girl, in 2011, however, they have not yet revealed her name or exact date of birth.
At the 2012 Golden Globes, Dinklage shared with reach hollywood That fatherhood was “incredible” and “life-changing”.
In 2017, us weekly It was confirmed that the couple have welcomed their second child together.
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Dinklage on Schmidt’s talent
In 2015, Dinklage expressed how “wonderful” his wife is. “He likes theatre. Unlike many others in our profession where film is the ultimate goal, theater is sacred to him. This is not entertainment; This is art,” he said Guardian those days. “He is very inspiring. “She’s definitely the artist of the family… I’m just a TV actor who pays the bills.”
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