Viggo Mortensen is an American actor, poet, musician, photographer, painter and author. He is best known for his roles in the films Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method. His other notable film credits include The Indian Runner, Carlito’s Way, Crimson Tide, Daylight, The Portrait of a Lady, G.I. Jane, Psycho, A Perfect Murder, A Walk on the Moon, 28 Days, Appaloosa, Far from Men, Captain Fantastic and Green Book. Throughout his career, Mortensen has received various accolades including a Screen Actors Guild Award and has been nominated for three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards.
Born Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. on October 20, 1958 in Watertown, New York, to parents Grace Gamble (Atkinson) and Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr., his father was Danish, his mother was American, and his maternal grandfather was Canadian. Viggo’s parents divorced when he was eleven, and he moved to new York with his mother and two younger brothers, Walter and Charles. He attended and graduated from Watertown High School in 1976, and went on to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He married actress and singer Exene Cervenka in 1987, and the couple had a son named Henry in 1988 before getting separated in 1992 and divorced in 1997. In 2009, Mortensen started dating Spanish actress Ariadna Gil and currently lives in Spain with her.
Viggo Mortensen Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 20 October 1958
Birth Place: Watertown, New York, USA
Birth Name: Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Nicknames: Vig, Guido, Cuervo
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Occupation: Actor, Poet, Musician, Photographer, Painter, Author
Nationality: American, Danish
Race/Ethnicity: White (English, and more distant Scottish)
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Viggo Mortensen Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 174 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 79 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 11″
Height in Meters: 1.80 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Shoe Size: N/A
Viggo Mortensen Family Details:
Father: Viggo Peter Mortensen, Sr. (May 8, 1929 – March 2, 2017) (Managed poultry farms and ranches)
Mother: Grace Gamble (Atkinson) (July 8, 1928 – April 25, 2015)
Spouse/Wife: Exene Cervenka (m. 1987–1997)
Children: Henry Blake Mortensen (Son) (b. January 28, 1988) wife Exene Cervenka
Siblings: Charles Mortensen (Younger Brother) (Geologist), Walter Mortensen (Younger Brother) (Geologist)
Partner: Ariadna Gil (2009–)
Viggo Mortensen Education:
Watertown High School (1976)
St. Lawrence University (1980) (Degree in Government and Spanish)
Viggo Mortensen Facts:
*Born on October 20, 1958 in Watertown, New York, he has English, and more distant Scottish, ancestry.
*His two younger brothers, Walter and Charles, are both geologists.
*He graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York in 1980 with a degree in Government and Spanish.
*He worked as a truck driver while living in Denmark
*He made his film debut with a small part in Peter Weir’s 1985 thriller Witness.
*He released his first studio album Don’t Tell Me What to Do in 1994.
*He played Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
*People Magazine named him one of the top 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 2002.
*Empire Magazine named his as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#69) 2007.
*He writes poetry in his spare time.
*He is the owner of publishing company Perceval Press.
*He is a big fan of the New York Mets and the Montreal Canadiens.
*He has dual citizenship of Danish and American.
*He is fluent in English, Spanish, Danish, French and a bit of Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian and Arabic.