Peter Dinklage (born June 11, 1969) is an American actor. His breakout role is generally deemed to be the 2003 film The Station Agent. Although it was a small independent film, it was widely praised by critics and Dinklage's performance gained some note.
Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, causing dwarfism. His height is 4'5" (1.35 m). When asked about this, he said:
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.
Both of his parents are of average height, as is his brother, John.
Dinklage was born in Morristown, New Jersey, the son of Diane, an elementary school music teacher, and John Dinklage, a retired insurance salesman. He grew up in Mendham Township, New Jersey. Dinklage is a 1987 graduate of Delbarton School in Morristown, where he first began acting, and a 1991 graduate of Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont. He is a vegetarian.
The 2003's award winning film The Station Agent was a breakout role for Dinklage, and his first mainstream movie. He received
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