Viggo Mortensen | Biography

Posted On: 28 May, 2014


Viggo Mortensen | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth October 20, 1958
Age 60 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Wife/Spouse Exene Cervenka(divorced)
Girlfriend No
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner Ariadna Gil
Divorced? Yes(once)
Married Not yet
Net Worth $30 Million Dollars
Height 180 cm
Weight 180 lbs
Children/Kids Henry Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen was born on October 20, 1958 in New York, United States. He is known as a Danish- American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter. He has appeared in many movies including The Indian Runner, Crimson Tide, 28 Days, A Perfect Murder, and hobbit etc. Mortensen was the one to portray the role of aragorn in the movie The Lord of the Rings. Besides acting, he is equally interested in poetry, painting, photography and music. Viggo has also campaigned for Dennis Kucinich in the 2008 United States presidential election.

Viggo was born to an American mother and Danish father. His father's name is also Viggo. He attended his primary school at Argentina where he became fluent in Spanish language. His parents were divorced when he was young and after that he was raised by his mother. Viggo graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, New York. Later, he attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York where he earned a degree in Spanish studies and politics. He has lived in several places including Spain, England and Denmark as well did many jobs like driving trucks to selling flowers.

Mortensen's acting career started after he returned to United States. He first appeared in the movie Witness playing the role of an Amish farmer. He also did supporting roles in different movies including The Portrait of a Lady, prison, The Indian Runner, The Crew, G.I. Jane, A Perfect Murder to name few. His role as Master Chief John Urgayle touched the heart of many viewers. The Crew played by him also won Sao Paulo Film Festival Audience Award. He became a super star after appearing in the The Lord of the Rings Film trilogy. In 2004, he starred in movie A History of Violence, for which he was also nominated for a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actor in the motion pictures. In 2007, he appeared in the movie eastern promises, directed by David Cronenberg. He was shirtless in a fight scene of this movie. He won Best Performance Award from the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for Academy Awards for best actor. He also practiced sword work in many films like The Lord of the Rings, Alatriste, Pirates of Carribean and many others.

Mortensen is also an aspiring author. He has published many books of poetry, paintings, and Photography. Some names of books published by him are Ten Last Night, Errant Vine, Hole in the Sun, SignLanguage, Miyelo, The Horse is Good, Linger etc. Altogether he has written about seventeen books. He is also a fabulous painter and photographer. Mortensen's art have been featured in galleries worldwide. It is amazing to think how this talented actor can manage time to all the talents he has. He can be called as multi-talented persona.

Mortensen has an attractive personality, perfect athletic body built with an amazing height. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall. His pictures can be found in various internet sites. He has reached 55 years old in his age now. Mortensen is one of the talented as well as highest paid actor of Hollywood. His net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Mortensen also had a tattoo for his role in Movie eastern promises.

Mortensen can fluently speak many languages including English, Spanish, Danish, and French. He was married to his girlfriend Exene Cervenke, the singer of a Punk band X.  Mortensen and his wife Exene have a son named Henry Mortensen born on January 28, 1988. The couples separated in 1990, but they remained a close friend and are co-parenting their son. These facts can prove that he is not a gay. Mortensen was also previoulsy dating actress Ariadna Gil, Josie Bissett, Donita Sparks and Christina Rosenvinge.

His information can also be found in his personal as well as official sites. He has a quiet speaking style. You can also check out his speaking style in his interview.