Viggo Mortensen Biography


Viggo Mortensen

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Birth Name: Viggo Mortensen
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   58 Years
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Viggo Mortensen is a renowned actor from United States. He is also the poet and musician. He has also established himself as a photographer and painter. He is popular in the world for portraying his role in the movies A Walk on the Moon and 28 Days. Viggo Mortensen was from the middle class family born as Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States of America to Grace Gamble and Viggo Peter Mortensen. He is an American and as well Danish and is of Danish, American, Canada, English and Nova Scotia descent.

In 1996, he met Exene Cervenka. He met her for the first time in when he was shooting in the Salvation!. They fell in love since then and finally got married on 8th of July, 1987. They were happy to be each other’s loving spouse and they also had a child together. They dissolved their married life on 13th of March 1998.

From 2009, he began his romantic love affairs with Ariadna Gil. They are still together. He is a great football fan and also supports Argentina and Danish national football team.

After completing his education from St. Lawrence University in 1980, he began working as a driver. He once took the job of selling flowers. Then he began his acting career and that was from the movies Witness and The Purple Rose of Cairo in 1985. Till now he has appeared in more than two dozens of movie. For his role in Hidalgo, he earned the salary of $2,000,000. His net worth is rumored to be around $30 million dollars.

 

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Born in Manhattan, New York City

1958 20th of December

Viggo Mortensen was from the middle class family born as Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States of America to Grace Gamble and Viggo Peter Mortensen. He is an American and as well Danish and is of Danish, American, Canada, English and Nova Scotia descent.

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Graduated from St Lawrence University

1980

As a child he spent his childhood days at several places. With the passage of time he was also enrolled at St. Lawrence University. He was also able to complete his education from there and he earned his degree in Spanish Studies and Politics in 1980.

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Began dating Exene Cervenka

1986

He met his future with Exene Cervenka in 1996. He met her for the first time in when he was shooting in the Salvation!. They fell in romantic love affairs since then and they were also found in public places dating each other. 

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Began his acting career

1987

His first professional career was not acting though his childhood dreams were acting. During his early days, he worked as a driver. He also took the job of selling flowers. Then he began his acting career and that was from the movies Witness and The Purple Rose of Cairo in 1985.

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Married to Exene Cervenka

1987 8th of December

After dating each other for about a year, they finally decided to get engaged in 1987 and they got married on 8th of July, 1987. Exene Cervenka birth name was Christene Lee Cervenka and she is the famous singer and artist from United States. 

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First child, Henry Mortensen

1988 28th of December

He became father for the first time in his life in 1998. He and his wife ex wife, Exene Cervenka welcomed their first child, a son Henry Mortensen on 28th of January after being married for less than a year. Henry Mortensen is now an actor. 

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Rose to prominence

1991

He began his acting career since 1985. His early acting career was not that popular as he didn't gain any fame portraying those roles. In 1991, he appeared as the Frank Roberts in the movie, The Indian Runner. This movie was a massive hit and from that time on he became known as an actor. 

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Played his first collection of poetry

1993

Viggo Mortensen is a multitalented person from United States. He has also established himself as a photographer and painter. He is also the poet and an author. In 1993, he published his first collection of poet and it was published under the name Ten Last Night. 

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Divorced with Exene Cervenka

1998 13th of December

In 1992, sad news about him and his wife Exene Cervenka became public. It is said that they are not living together and they are in the process of getting divorced. They dissolved their married life on 13th of March 1998.

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Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2001

He is also known for his role in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. For his role in this move, he got his first nomination in this award in Awards Circuit Community Awards in 2001. He won this award for Best Cast Ensemble.

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Won Empire Awards, UK

2002

Till now he has been nominated in Empire Awards, UK for five different times since 2002. In 2002, he got his first nomination in this award for Best Actor. He also got his nomination in this award in 2003 and 2004 from the same category but he was not honored with this award. He finally won this award in 2009. 

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Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2004

He was also honored with Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards once in this life and that was in 2004 for Best Acting Ensemble. He also got his nomination in this award in 2008 and 2010 for Best Actor but he was not honored with this award both times. 

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Won Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2007

Alliance of Women Film Journalists is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. He got his first nomination in this award in 2007 and that was for Best Actor, Best Depiction of Nudity or Sexuality and Unforgettable Moment. He won this award from his later two nominations. 

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Began dating Ariadna Gil

2009

He is now linked with Ariadna Gil. Ariadna Gil is the famous actress from Spain. She is popular in the world for portraying her role in the movies like Belle Époque and Lágrimas Negras. It is said that they began seeing each other from the start of 2009. 

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