Who is Erica Schmidt?

Erica Schmidt was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 8 June 1975 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film writer and director, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of famous American actor Peter Dinklage.

Early life and education

Erica was raised in Los Angeles by her parents who prefer to be left out of media, and thus nothing about them is known. She hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, and is widely believed to be an only child.

Erica grew up being interested in acting, and began appearing in theatre plays while attending a local high school.

She was interested in various other activities too, including dancing and playing volleyball, but was urged by her parents to focus on her education and obtain a college degree. Upon matriculating in 1993, Erica enrolled at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York State, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997.

Erica’s career

Erica has appeared in only a single movie – in 2002, she portrayed one of the lead characters in the drama “Miles from Nowhere” written by Ted Timmer, directed by David Pope, and which also starred Caren Browning, Jason Fisher and Laurie Lefever. The movie attracted little attention, but received mostly positive reviews.

She directed her first theatre play – “Debbie Does Dallas” – in 2002, and later that year directed the play “Spanish Girl”. Her three other play directing credits are “Slag Heap” and “As You Like It” both in 2003, and “Humor Abuse” in 2011.

She has written the upcoming musical drama movie “Cyrano”, set to be released on 6 January 2022. It’s being directed by Joe Wright, will star Haley Bennett, Ben Mendelsohn and Peter Dinklage, and is about the life of Cyrano de Bergerac.

Awards and nominations

In 2011, Erica was presented with a Princess Grace Award in Theater Direction.

Love life and marriage with Peter Dinklage

Erica prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but a lot is still known as her husband is a famous actor.

She met Peter sometime in the early 2000s and although neither has disclosed how and when they met, it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend at a party in 2002. They exchanged vows on 16 April 2005 in front of their closest family members and friends, while the two then decided to wait with children, and to focus on their careers. In December 2011, Erica gave birth to their daughter, while their second child followed in September 2017. Both Erica and Peter have been keeping their children away from the media’s attention.

Neither of the two have spoken of any other people whom they had perhaps dated before meeting each other, so as of April 2021, Erica’s married to Peter Dinklage, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Erica’s not a big fan of social media networks and doesn’t have an Instagram account, as she believes that these networks haven’t helped people but have rather disconnected them even more.

She’s keen on travelling, and has been all around the US with her husband, while the two have also vacationed in various US states, and a couple of European countries including Croatia and Greece.

Erica’s a lover of animals, but doesn’t have any pets.

She’s keen on reading books in her spare time and her favorites are those based on historical events such as the Holocaust and the deaths of members of the former Russian ruling Romanov family.

Erica Schmidt

Late at night, she likes to watch movies with Peter, and her favorite actor and actress are Robert Downey Jr. and Natalie Portman, while some of her favorite movies include “Iron Man”, “Avengers: Endgame” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, height and net worth

Erica’s age is 45. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs). As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while her husband Peter’s net worth is reputedly over $25 million.

Who is Peter Dinklage?

Peter Hayden Dinklage was born in Mendham Township, New Jersey USA, on 11 June 1969 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He’s probably known best for his portrayal of the lead character Tyrion Lannister in the critically acclaimed action adventure series “Game of Thrones”, created by D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, and which also starred Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington.

It follows nine noble families who are fighting to control the Westeros lands, but who will reunite after an ancient enemy brings the fight to them. The series ranks amongst the best 15 of all time, aired from 2011 to 2019, and won 378 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 618 other awards; for his performance, Peter won a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

He was raised in Morristown alongside his older brother Jonathan by their father John Carl Dinklage who was an insurance salesman, and their mother Diane who taught music at an elementary school. Peter’s the only member of the family with the rare genetic disorder called Achondroplasia, the cause of his dwarfism.

He was 11 years old when he appeared in the theatre play “The Velveteen Rabbit”, and promptly fell in love with acting. Peter studied at Delbarton School, and upon matriculating in 1987, enrolled at Bennington College from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 1991. He spent the following six years working at a data processing company, before deciding to pursue acting as a full-time job.

His first role was in the 1997 independent dark comedy movie “Living in Oblivion”, while he gained recognition in 2002 when he appeared in the comedy movie “13 Moons”. His first lead role was in the 2003 comedy movie “The Station Agent”, while a few of his following roles were in the 2006 courtroom crime comedy movie “Find Me Guilty”, the 2007 comedy movie “Death at a Funeral”, and the 2008 fantasy film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”.

In 2012, he voiced Captain Gutt in the animated adventure comedy movie “Ice Age: Continental Drift”, while a couple of his most recent roles have been in the comedy series “Heads Will Roll”, the crime thriller comedy movie “I Care a Lot” and the  animated adventure comedy film “The Croods: A New Age” (voice role), all in 2020.

To this day, Peter has appeared in close to 90 movies and TV series, and has won 27 awards of the 84 for which he has been nominated.

He’s also a musician, and in the early ‘90s when he was performing with his band Whizzy at the New York City’s nightclub CBGB, Peter suffered a knee hit (accidentally) in his face, thus his scar.

He went vegan after turning 16, and today supports various organizations which are fighting for animal rights, such as Farm Sanctuary and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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