Erica Schmidt’s Biography: Family, Marriage, Husband and Kids

Erica Schmidt and her husband Peter Dinklage

Who is Erica Schmidt?

Erica Schmidt is an American theatre director, actress, and writer. However, she is more popular in the media for being the wife of Emmy Award winner and Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage. Schmidt is also famous for her roles in movies such as “Miles From Nowhere” (2002), “The Filmmakers Podcast” (2017), and “Cyrano” (2021).

Erica Schmidt was born on June 8, 1975, in the USA. She is 48 years old as of January 2024. Detailed information about her background or family is scarcely available in the media as of the time of writing this article.

About Erica Schmidt’s parents

There is scarce information available in the media about Erica Schmidt’s parents. The film director seems to be a quiet person who has kept details about her family under wraps.

About Erica Schmidt’s siblings

As of the time of writing this article, it remains unknown whether Erica Schmidt has any siblings. This is because she rarely shares details about her private life with the public.

How tall is Erica Schmidt?

Erica Schmidt’s height is currently recorded as 5 feet 6 inches or 168cm.

Wiki profile of Erica Schmidt

Full nameErica Schmidt
Age48 years
Date of birth June 8, 1975
Place of birth USA
Parents N/A
Alma mater Vassar College
Marital status Married
Husband Peter Dinklage
Career Theatre director, Actress, and Writer
Net worth $5 million (est.)

How Erica Schmidt started her career

Erica Schmidt started her career during her days at Vassar College. Then she was a member of a comedy group called “Laughing Stock”. Schmidt would later work as a costume designer at Julliard School after graduating from college. 

Erica Schmidt reportedly started her journey to stardom when she began working as a deck stage manager with the St. Mark’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries. In 2000, the story writer made her directorial debut with the film “As You Like It”. Two years later (in 2002), Erica stepped in front of the camera for the first time as an actress, appearing in the movie “Miles From Nowhere”.

In 2001, Schmidt received the Princess Grace Award in Theater Direction. However, her career breakthrough came in 2009 after she directed the movie “Humor Abuse.” This film not only brought her recognition but also earned her the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show in the same year. Erica also directed the 2015 film “A Month in The Country” with her husband and Taylor Schilling starring in it.

About Erica Schmidt’s marriage and wedding

As of January 2024, Erica Schmidt is happily married to the award-winning American actor, Peter Dinklage. The lovebirds reportedly met in 2002, dated for 3 years, and got married in 2005. Erica and Dinklage have been married for 18 years and counting without any controversy despite the huge difference in their heights. They have 2 children as of the time of publishing this article, as fruits of their marriage.

Erica Schmidt and her husband Peter Dinklage

About Erica Schmidt’s marriage to Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage is an American actor, producer, and activist. He gained popularity for his stellar performance as “Tyrion Lannister” in the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones.” Peter’s full name is Peter Hayden Dinklage. He was born to his parents on June 11, 1969, in New Jersey. Schmidt’s husband is 54 years old as of January 2024. His father, John Carl Dinklage, is an insurance salesman while his mother, Diane Dinklage, is an elementary music teacher. The “Game of Thrones” star has an older brother named Jonathan Dinklage.

Peter Dinklage suffers from achondroplasia, a common type of dwarfism. Interestingly, he is the only member of his family with this condition. Regardless, the actor has had a successful career in the film industry. He has appeared in several movies, such as “Living in Oblivion” (1995), “Lassie” (2005), and “Death at a Funeral” (2010), starring Chris Rock, among others.

Erica Schmidt reportedly started dating Peter in 2002 after they met at a friend’s party. They walked down the aisle 3 years later (in April 2005). According to reports gathered by DNB Stories, the power couple had a private wedding ceremony in Las Vegas. In fact, Erica’s husband revealed in a 2016 interview with the New York Times that their wedding wasn’t even planned.

He said:

“I was going there for a charity event. And then while we were there, we just decided to do it.”

Further information about Erica and Dinklage’s marriage is currently scarce in the media because they rarely talk about their family. However, the couple seems to have a beautiful love story despite how amusing the public finds the difference in their height. Erica is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall while her husband is 4 feet 5 inches (135 cm) tall.

Erica Schmidt and her husband Peter Dinklage pictured sharing a tender kiss.

List of Erica Schmidt’s past relationships and boyfriends

Information about Erica Schmidt’s past romantic relationships is not available in the media because she barely talks about her personal life. In fact, her only publicly known relationship is her marriage to Peter Dinklage.

Erica Schmidt’s children

As of the time of publishing this article (December 2023), Erica Schmidt has two children with her husband, Peter Dinklage. She had her first child and daughter in 2011, while her second child, a son, was born in September 2017.

The names of Schmidt and Dinklage’s two kids are currently unknown. A fan once guessed their daughter’s name as Zelig, but Peter later clarified that it was incorrect. As of the time of writing this article, their first child is 12 years old whereas their second child is 6 years old. Schmidt and Peter Dinklage’s kids are not dwarfs. They seem to have the normal height for their ages.

Erica Schmidt, her husband Peter Dinklage and their kids

Erica Schmidt’s net worth

Erica Schmidt has an estimated net worth of about $5 million. She gets most of her income from her career as a film director.

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