American Actor Peter Dinklage has been vegetarian since the age of 16. He supports Farm Sanctuary and has served as the spokesperson for the organization's Walk for Farm Animals. He also narrated the video Face your Food, a film advocating a vegan diet on ethical grounds.
The Game of Thrones star discovered a passion for performing at a young age growing up in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1995, Dinklage made his film debut in Living in Oblivion. His next major career breakthrough came with 2003's The Station Agent. The film received a warm welcome at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was bought by Miramax. Dinklage's performance also enthralled critics, with one heralded his work as "warm, heartbreaking and hilarious." In 2004, Dinklage played one of his dream roles, Shakespeare's Richard III at the Public Theater. He also appeared in the London production of Charlie Kaufman's Theater of the New Ear with Meryl Streep and Hope Davis the following year. Around this time, Dinklage also made a number of memorable television appearances. He had a recurring roles on the teenage dramatic comedy Life As We Know It and on the drama Nip/Tuck as a male nanny and love interest for Joely Richardson's character.
Dinklage's most significant television work, however, came in 2011 with the premiere of Game of Thrones. For his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, he won an Emmy Award in 2011 and a Golden Globe in 2012.