Viggo Mortensen Biography

Updated On Feb 14, 2019 Published On Nov 03, 2015
Facts of Viggo Mortensen
Date of Birth: 1958 , October-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Viggo Mortensen
Birth Name Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Nick Name Vig, Guido, Cuervo
Father Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr.
Mother Grace Gamble (née Atkinson)
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York, United States
Ethnicity white
Profession Actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, painter
Eye Color Blue
Waist size 32 Inches
Chest Size 40 Inches
Bicep Size 15
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Weight in KG 75kg
Affair with Ariadna Gil (2009–)
Boyfriend Exene Cervenka
Married Yes
Married to Exene Cervenka (m. 1987)
Divorce Exene Cervenka (1998)
Education St. Lawrence University
Awards 89th Academy Awards
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Viggo Mortensen is a renowned American actor, poet, musician, photographer, and painter. He is popular for portraying in the movies like A Walk on the Moon and 28 Days.

Viggo Mortensen's Early Life

Viggo Mortensen was born Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. on October 20, 1958, and is currently 60 years old. He was born in the middle-class family in Manhattan, New York City, New York of United States of America to mother Grace Gamble and father Viggo Peter Mortensen.

Viggo is of American and Danish nationality and is of Danish, American, Canada, English, and Nova Scotia descent.

Viggo Mortensen's Career

After completing his education from St. Lawrence University in 1980, he began working as a driver. He once took the job of selling flowers.

Viggo began his professional acting career in 1985 from the movies like Witness and The Purple Rose of Cairo. Till now he has appeared in more than two dozens of movies and television series like Prison, Green Book, Everybody Has a Plan, The Road, Good, Eastern Promises, Psycho, Crimson Tide, The Young Americans, and many others.

Viggo Mortensen' Net Worth

As of early 2019, Viggo Mortensen' net worth is reported to be around $30 million. For his role in Hidalgo, he earned the salary of $2,000,000. 

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Viggo Mortensen' Personal Life

In 1996, Viggo Mortensen met Exene Cervenka. He met her for the first time when he was shooting in the Salvation!. Soon after a couple of meetings, they began dating. The pair got married on the 8th of July, 1987.

They were happy to be each other’s loving spouse. They also had a child together. They dissolved their married life on the 13th of March 1998.

From 2009, he began his romantic love affairs with girlfriend Ariadna Gil. The couple has not tied the knot but is leading a healthy dating life.

Viggo is a great football fan and also supports Argentina and the Danish national football team.

Viggo Mortensen facts on timeline

Born in Manhattan, New York City

October 20 , 1958

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.

Graduated from St Lawrence University


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.

Began his acting career


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.

Rose to prominence


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. 

Began dating Exene Cervenka


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. 

Married to Exene Cervenka

July 8 , 1987

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. 

First child, Henry Mortensen

January 28 , 1988

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. 

Divorced with Exene Cervenka

March 13 , 1998

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.

Began dating Ariadna Gil


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. 

Won Alliance of Women Film Journalists


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. 

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards


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.

Won Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards


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. 

Won Empire Awards, UK


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. 

Played his first collection of poetry


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. 

Net Worth


As of early 2019, Viggo Mortensen' net worth is reported to be around $30 million.