• Erica Schmidt is an actress and theatre director, married to Peter Dinklage from the television series Game of Thrones.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
• She attended Vassar College and Juilliard School, New York City.
• She won the Princess Grace Award for her work in 2001.
• She married Peter Dinklage in 2005 and has two children.

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SpousePeter Dinklage
FactErica was a member of 'laughing stock' which is a comedy group at Vassar they constantly competed with a rival group each weekend in amazing performances. After college Erica worked at julliard as a costume designer while she lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Who is Erica Schmidt?

Erica Schmidt was born on 8 June 1975, in the United States of America, and is an actress and theatre director, but probably best known for being the wife of actor Peter Dinklage who is especially noted for his work on the television series “Game of Thrones”, as well as other film projects.

The Riches of Erica Schmidt

How rich is Erica Schmidt? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a successful career in theatre. Her husband has also had a hand in increasing her wealth, as he has a net worth estimated at $16 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Beginnings – Early Life and Education

Growing up, Erica was very interested in acting and pursuing a career in the field. Not many details are known about her childhood or her parents, but it’s known that later she attended Vassar College located in Poughkeepsie, New York. During her time in the school, she became a part of the comedy group called Laughing Stock.

She graduated from Vassar College in 1997 and she then went on to become a part of Juilliard School, New York City, working as a costume designer. She later transitioned to work more focused on theatre, as a stage director/theater director. Her work quickly became noticed, and in 2001 she would win the Princess Grace Award for her work. She also tried her hand at acting, and became a part of the television film entitled “Miles from Nowhere”, starring Rickey Shroder and James Farentino. However, after a short stint in acting, she then returned to production.

Further Theater Work

In 2003, Schmidt became the lead in a production of the Shakespeare play entitled “As You Like It”; the story follows the heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution and tries to find safety and love in the Forest of Arden. The play received mixed reviews with some seeing it as a great piece, while others viewed it inferior to Shakespeare’s other works. In 2009, Schmidt became the director of the one man show called “Humor Abuse”, with which she won a 2009 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

She continued doing directing work including “Debbie Does Dallas”, “SummerScape” and “Rent”, meantime reconsidering trying her hand at acting once more, but instead she decided to launch a theatre company, of which she became the the director. She continued producing various off-Broadway plays, including “A Month in the Country” which starred Peter Dinklege. One of her latest projects is called “All the Fine Boys”, which was produced by The New Group.

Personal Life and Marriage

According to reports, Erica met Peter Dinklage in 2004, and they started their relationship from there. After a few months the couple became engaged, and they would marry in 2005, in a ceremony held privately, with only close family and friends in attendance. Dinklage has appeared in a number of high profile films, including “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, “Elf”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, and “Avengers: Infinity War”. He is also well-known for his portrayal of the character Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” for which he received numerous Emmy Award nominations. He is so well regarded that he is one of the highest paid actors on television.

Peter credits a lot of his success to his wife, and calls her brilliant. He also mentions that she is the real artist in the family, as she considers the theatre sacred, while other actors eventually look to film as the ultimate goal. He mentions that she is the artist and he is just the television actor who pays the bills. They have two children together, one born in 2011 and the second announced in 2017, confirmed as the couple appeared together on the red carpet for the showing of “All the Fine Boys”.

Is Erica Schmidt on Social Media?

One of the reasons there is very little information about Erica’s life, aside from her career and marriage, is partly because she doesn’t have any accounts associated with the major social media websites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are other accounts named Erica Schmidt though they are of different people and not associated with her in any way. Peter also doesn’t have any active social media accounts, though there are numerous fan accounts of him online. His popularity continues even in social media, as even though he doesn’t have any social media accounts, many fans clamor to his fan accounts to see if it’s actually him.

General Info

Full NameErica Schmidt
Height1.68 m
ProfessionActor, Theatre Director
EducationVassar College


SpousePeter Dinklage
ChildrenZelig Dinklage


AwardsLucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show

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1Erica was a member of 'laughing stock' which is a comedy group at Vassar they constantly competed with a rival group each weekend in amazing performances. After college Erica worked at julliard as a costume designer while she lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Zelig Dinklage in December 2011. Child's father is her husband, Peter Dinklage.
3Graduate of Vassar College (Class of 1997) in Poughkeepsie, NY.
4Recipient of a 2001 Princess Grace Award in Theater Direction.


Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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  1. Peter drake he is a awsome actor I also love to hear he loves animals and gives for the animal shelters he and his wife make a beautiful couple my husband and I love to watch some of the movies he
    Played thank you and please give all your doggies a hug for us 🥰I wish you come to Charleston sc to do a film here god bless you
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