Quick Facts of Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
- Full NameViggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
- Net Worth$30 million
- Date of Birth1958 /10 /20
- NicknameViggo Mortensen
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceWatertown, Newyork
- ProfessionActor, Photographer, Poet,
- Active Year1984-present
- Eye colourHazel
- Hair colourGrey
- SpouseExene Cervenka (m 1987-1998 d) Ariadna Gil (2009-present)
- Height1.8 m
- EducationSt Lawrence University
- Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter. Viggo gained fame as an actor for his Academy Award nomination role in movies such as Psycho, A perfect murder, A walk on the moon, Captain fantastic to name a few.
Moreover, Viggo received international attention for his role as Aragorn in the epic fantasy trilogy The Lord of the Ring. He was married to singer, poet Exene Cervenka. Also, the couple shares a child together. If you’ve wondered about the lifestyle, net worth and personal details about Viggo, then allow us to quench that thirst. So read this article.
Viggo Mortensen was born Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr on October 20, 1958, in Watertown, Newyork city. He holds dual American and Danish citizenship. He was born to father Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr and mother Grace Gamble. His father managed Poultry farm and ranches when he was a small kid. Currently, a 61-year-old actor belongs to a mixed ethnicity.
Likewise, his mother’s side grandparents were Canadian from Nova Scotia and one of his grandmothers from Norway where Viggo’s parents met for the first time. Interestingly, the actor grew up in different countries after his parents moved to Venezuela, then Demark before settling in Cordoba Chaco and Bueno Aires in Argentina. He attended primary school in Argentina and acquired fluent proficiency in Spanish despite being born in the US.
Viggo was born as the eldest child in the family followed by two brothers. Sadly his parents divorced when he was 11 years old due to which Viggo returned to Newyork to live with his mother. He enrolled in Watertown high school in the same place where he was born. Later the Indian runner actor graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish studies and politics from St Lawrence University in 1980.
Eventually, after completing studies he moved to England and Spain before traveling to Denmark and took various jobs such as driving the truck and selling flowers in the city of Copenhagen. Ultimately, after living for a couple of years Viggo moved to the US to pursue an acting career. Later, he got noticed by Peter Weir and cast him in one of the movies names Witness as the role of Amish farmer because of his face.
Married Exene Cervenka
Mortensen was married to American actress and singer Exene Cervenka. The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on July 8, 1987. Exene is famous for her work as a singer in the California Punk rock band X. The ex-married couple met in the set of the comedy film Salvation where they were cast against each other. Eventually, they walked down the aisle a year later and started living together in Idaho sharing a child.
However, things started to fall after the birth of their child a son named Henry Blake Mortensen on January 28, 1988. Also, the father-son duo can be seen as the reel life father-son together in the 1995 film Crimson tide. Things were smooth and fine for some years but after a long period of dispute, they separated in 1992 before finalizing the divorce in 1997.
Although, Mortensen had never thought to be in a relationship after getting divorced with the mother of his only son Exene. He stayed single for two years and focused fully on his promising career but destiny had a different plan for him. Eventually, he started dating Spanish actress Ariadna Gil after meeting her during the vacation to Spain. Ariadna is best known for Goya Award-winning role for her expressive acting in Spanish movie Belle Epoque.
Nevertheless, since at that time Ariadna was also single after she parted her ways with husband David Trueba. It became quite easy for them to hang out. The current partner decided to move together and started spending time together since 2009. As of now, Mortensen lives with her in Spain.
Net worth-$30 million
Viggo has a net worth of total $30 million from his career as an actor, poet, photographer, painter, and author. He could be earning around $500,000 to $750,000 for a movie which is an average fee for a supporting role actor. Although he appears as a leading man in the movies most of his role in movies is supporting roles. As of now, Viggo has starred in some of the highest-grossing movies such as:
|1||A perfect murder||$60 million||$128 million||Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury|
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
|$94 million||$1.120 billion||Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Bernard Hill, Sean Bean|
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
|$94 million||$927.6 million||Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis|
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
|$93 million||$872 million||Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan|
Additionally, Viggo has some upcoming movies set to release this year named Falling. Currently, he lives in Spain and owns a house in Los Angeles and Idaho worth millions.