Viggo Mortensen – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 40-15-32 Inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)
Weight 75 kg (165 lbs)
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color ‎Blue
Nickname Vig Guido Cuervo
Gender Male
Age 65 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth October 20, 1958
Full Name Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr
Profession Actor, Author, Musician, Photographer, Poet, Painter
Nationality American
Birthplace Manhattan New York United States
Zodiac Sign Libra

Theatrical actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. is famous for his admiring acting prowess. The actor is known for his remarkable performances. He was born in Aurora, Colorado, on December 3, 1928.

He was born to Danish and an American mother. The actor is lived in Argentina during his childhood. The actor is a winner of the Screen Actors Guild Hall of Fame in 1995.


The actor Viggo Mortensen made a debut film named ‘Witness’ in which he played a small role. It was directed by Harrison Ford in 1985.

Among others, Mortensen is known for his work in most acclaimed films including ‘The Indian Runner’ (1991),’ Way’ (1993), directed by Carlito, ‘Crimson Tide’ (1995), Daylight (1996), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), G.I. Jane (1997),  and many others.

The actor Viggo Mortensen starred in the films, ‘Psycho’ (1998), ‘A Perfect Murder’ (1998), ‘A Walk on the Moon’ (1999), and 28 Days (2000). In the movies, he gave amazing performances for which he got acclaimed.

The award-winning actor has established his extensive career in multiple professions. And this is so impressive as many emerging stars are idealizing him.


Among various achievements, the actor, Viggo Mortensen earned a nomination for four Golden Globe Awards, three Academy Awards, and three BAFTAs.


Viggo Mortensen Education

School: Watertown High school

Viggo Mortensen Career

Profession: Actor, Author, Musician, Photographer, Poet, Painter

Known For: Brave warrior Aragorn

Net Worth: USD $30 million Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Viggo Peter Mortensen

Mother: Grace Gamble Atkinson

Brother: Viggo Mortensen, Charles Mortensen

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Exene Cervenka (m. 1987–1997)

No. of Children: 1

Son: Henry Blake Mortensen.

Past Relationships:

Ariadna Gil (2009–)


Who is Viggo Mortensen?

Viggo Mortensen is an American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, painter, born on 20 October, 1958 in Manhattan New York United States.

How old is Viggo Mortensen?

Viggo Mortensen is 65 years old as of November 2023.

How tall is Viggo Mortensen?

Viggo Mortensen is 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m).