If you’ve ever seen the movie Miles from Nowhere, then you will definitely appreciate the role of Erica Schmidt. Although she may not be as famous as her husband and Game of Throne star, Peter Dinklage, Erica’s role in the show business which has helped in bringing about good and quality playwrights cannot be underestimated.
Schmidt and her husband Dinklage have a lot in common, especially where work is concerned. As Peter Dinklage continues to grow as one of the most admired actors in big and small screens, his wife and supporter for over a decade, makes her own magical climb to the top ladder of beautiful actresses and theatre directors of her time. Today, she is not just a theatre heavyweight, she is a force to reckon with when it is anything related to entertainment. Here are some facts to know about Erica Schmidt.
Who is Erica Schmidt – Peter Dinklage’s Wife?
Best known as the wife of the Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage. Erica Schmidt is an award-winning actress and theatre director. She was born on June 8, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Daughter to a Native American family, Erica belongs to North American ethnicity.
Schmidt’s love for acting wasn’t developed out of a sheer search for a job, it was a passion she has nursed since her early years. She began a step towards becoming a renowned actress in her school years. While studying at the Poughkeepsie, a New York-based Vassar College, the American actress joined her school’s comedy group called Laughing Stock and she was part of their numerous weekend comedic performances.
Erica Schmidt began her career almost immediately after graduating from college. She started not as an actress or writer but as a costume designer. While living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she worked with Julliard for a couple of months and gained more experience that relates to her long-loved acting and directing career. Erica eventually got a job as a deck stage manager for the production of the film, Jesus Christ Superstar, at the St. Mark’s Youth and Young Adult Theatre Ministries.
Following the role she played in the success of the above-mentioned film, Erica earned her first role as a theatre director in the production of As You Like It in 2000. More directorial roles were given to her afterwards with the most famous being the 2002 film, Spanish Girl, which did not only gave her the first major earning, it also fetched her the needed fame as a rising star in the entertainment industry. Her first major critical hit, however, was in the film Debbie Does Dallas, produced in 2003. Others on her production list include Humor Abuse, Rent and The Sorcerer. She wrote All The Fine Boys and co-wrote Humor Abuse and Cyrano.
As per Erica’s acting roles, she is known for taking minor TV roles. Her first appearance in the movies is in the 2002 film titled Miles from Nowhere. Her roles in film productions have earned her quite a lot in terms of financial balance. Even though her current net worth and annual earnings are not yet known, it is believed that the multi-talented American has enough to take care of herself and her family. Erica also has a share in her husband’s fortune. As one of the highest-paid actor of his time, Peter Dinklage has a net worth of about $15 million with an average pay of $1.1 million per episode from the movie Game of Thrones.
Aside from being famous as a film director, one other thing that draws people’s attention to Erica is her striking height over her husband’s. Erica Schmidt is 5 feet 5 inches tall while her husband is 4 feet 5 inches tall. In addition to her good body structure, Erica has a body weight of 59kg (130 lb) with a dark brown hair colour as well as a dark brown pair of eyes. Despite the differences in their hight, the couple still live happily together.
Kids and Other Facts
Erica married Peter on April 16, 2005, after meeting in 2002 and dating for about three years. Their marriage took place a couple of months after she reportedly eloped with him to Las Vegas. The couple has two children whom they have tried to keep away from the public. Their first child, a girl who has been erroneously named “Zelig”, was born in 2011 while their second child whose name and gender has remained private, was born in 2017.
Following their decision to remain private about their personal life, Erica has stayed away from every social media platform, be it Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. One other interesting fact about Erica and her family is that her husband is a strict vegetarian. Despite having a pretty good eating habit, he stated that he cannot eat any animal because he loves them.