Who is Viggo Mortensen? Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American actor, novelist, producer, photographer, musician, and painter. He is most remembered for his role as Aragorn in the sweeping “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. In addition to this, he is highly recognized for the films that came after, which led to nominations for him at the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. His performance in the 2016 comedy-drama Captain Fantastic earned him an Oscar nomination.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Viggo Mortensen
Real Name/Full Name:Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Age:65 years old
Birth Date:20 October 1958
Birth Place:Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality:American, Danish
Height:1.8 m
Weight:77 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name):Exene Cervenka (m. 1987–1997)
Children:Yes (1 child)
Profession:Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter
Net Worth in 2024:$35 million

Viggo Mortensen Biography

In New York City, Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. was born on October 20, 1958. His mother was American, but his father was from Denmark. His family has relocated to many locations; initially, they traveled to Venezuela, then to Denmark, before settling in Argentina, where Mortensen attended elementary school.

He went to New York with his mother when he was 11 years old and attended Watertown High School, where he graduated in 1976. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1980 with a degree in politics and Spanish literature and culture. He traveled to England, Spain, Denmark, and Copenhagen, working odd jobs there. He subsequently made the decision to return to the United States in order to pursue a career in acting.

Viggo Mortensen Age, Height And Weight

Viggo Mortensen was born on October 20, 1958, making him 65 years old as of today. He stands 1.8 meters tall and weighs 77 kilograms.

Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen


Returning to New York in the early 1980s, Mortensen worked as a waiter and bartender while also enrolling in acting lessons. He eventually relocated to Los Angeles and took the stage in the Coast Playhouse production of “Bent,” for which he won a Critic’s Award.

His first film, Witness, came out in 1985, and many more, including The Indian Runner, Carlito’s Way, Portrait of a Lady, A Perfect Murder, and 28 Days, were well-known. In 1999’s Lord of the Rings, where he played Aragorn, he had his big break. From 2001 through 2003, he appeared in every one of its sequels. His subsequent productions include the 2004 crime drama Hidalgo, the 2005 David Cronenberg film A History of Violence, and the 2007 crime drama Eastern Promises.

He appeared as himself in the 2009 movie “Reclaiming the Blade,” where he spoke about his work with a sword in earlier movies. He appeared in the documentary The People Speak that same year. He worked on “A Dangerous Method” in 2011 for the third time with his former director, David Cronenberg.

He took a break from his successful acting career to work on other passion projects. He established his own publishing company and utilized it to disseminate his own poetry, photography, and writing. In 2016, he ended his acting hiatus with the Oscar-nominated comic smash Captain Fantastic.

Viggo Mortensen Net Worth

The actor has a $35 million net worth as of February 2024, with acting accounting for the majority of this wealth. In addition, he can sing. He performs a few songs that he exclusively wrote the music for the Lord of the Rings soundtracks. On various albums, he collaborated with the guitarist for Buckethead. His photographic and artistic specialties have been displayed in exhibitions all around the world.

Mortensen is multilingual; he speaks Danish, French, and Spanish well and comprehends Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish. He also has dual citizenship in Denmark and the United States. He claims that speaking Spanish makes him feel more expressive.

Viggo Mortensen’s Wife, Marriage

In July 1988, Mortensen wed actress Exene Cervenka, with whom he had a son. In 1997, they got divorced. He began dating Spanish actress Ariadna Gil in 2009, and the two have remained together ever since.