Peter Dinklage has had many movie and TV roles over the years, most recently and notably on HBO's Game of Thrones, but now he has the role of a lifetime. He's going to be a dad!
His rep recently confirmed that Dinklage and wife of six years, Erica Schmidt, are expecting their first child. While the focus should be on this exciting baby news, some fans are wondering if Peter Dinklage's dwarfism may be inherited by his soon-to-be bundle of joy.
The answer is: while dwarfism is considered a dominant gene, it does not guarantee that the child will have a small stature like his father. Just as two parents with dwarfism can have an average-height child, so too can Dinklage and Schmidt.
But if their first child does end up carrying the gene, it shouldn't matter. Not only will Dinklage and Schmidt make wonderful parents, but Peter Dinklage has proved time and time again that by embracing who you are, you can be a star.