Peter Dinklage is an American actor best known for his starring role as Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin's series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire, which earned him the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
With his supporting role in Tom DeCillo's Living in Oblivion, Dinklage delivered an open rant to an entire generation of would-be filmmakers, refusing to be used as a gag or a prop - while honoring his craft with an unforgettable fierceness and dignity.
Dinklage got his shot at redefining the concept of a leading man with his starring role in the Sundance Audience Award winner The Station Agent, which drew standing ovations at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was immediately bought and released by Miramax.
After the Dramatic Audience Award, Peter went on to receive the SAG Award Nominee for Best Actor 2004, the Independent Spirit Award Nominee for Best Actor 2004 and was also named one of the top five "Breakout Stars" of the year by Entertainment Weekly and prominently featured in People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.
Feature credits include appearing opposite Will Ferrell in Jon Favreau's Elf; Michel Gondry's Human Nature written by Charlie Kaufman; Penelope co-starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci; the co-lead in the Chronicles of Narnia franchise; St. John of Las Vegas with Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman; and Pete Smalls Is Dead with Buscemi and Tim Roth (Dinklage is also a producer on that).
He was also seen in the comedy Death at a Funeral opposite Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence.
Getting back to his theatre roots, Peter starred in a Lincoln Center production on the life of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec for director Martha Clark; the title role in the Public Theatre's critically acclaimed Richard III; Charlie Kaufman's Theatre of the New Ear co-starring Meryl Streep and Hope Davis; and Knickerbocker at Williamstown.
Rounding out the triple threat, Peter's television credits include many TV series working with HBO, CBS, ABC, and producers like David Heyman, David Goyer and David Benioff.
In 2005, Dinklage starred in the short-lived science fiction series Threshold. He also recurred on the hit show Nip/Tuck for FX and did a guest spot written for him opposite Tina Fey on 30 Rock.
In 2006 he appeared in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama, Find Me Guilty, and made a cameo appearance on the HBO television series Entourage.
Dinklage was born with achondroplasia, causing dwarfism. His height is 4'5" (1.35m).