Viggo Mortensen Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

Viggo Mortensen Net Worth, Bio, Age, Height, Religion, Education, Family

Viggo Mortensen Net Worth and Salary

Viggo Mortensen net worth is estimated to be $35 million and he earns over $7 million as salary annually and his net worth accumulated due to the success in his career as an actor, author, photographer, poet and painter.

Who is Viggo Mortensen?

Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American actor, author, photographer, poet and painter and he is famously known for his role as Ben Cash in the 2016 film Captain Fantastic and for starring as Tony Lip in the 2018 film Green Book and he is also a recipient of three Academy Award nominations, four Golden Globe Awards and three BAFTA Awards.

Biography and Education

Viggo Mortensen was born Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr. on the 20th of October, 1958 in New York City, New York, United States of America and he was born to a mother named Grace Gamble and his father named Viggo Peter Mortensen Sr., his mother was an American, while his father was Danish, he and his parents later relocated to Venezuela, then they moved to Denmark before settling in Argentina and it was in Argentina that Mortensen attended Elementary School and he also learnt to speak Spanish and his father worked as a poultry farm manager.

Mortensen’s parents divorced when he was just 11 years of age, this made he, his brothers and mother to move back to New York City, while in New York, he enrolled at the Watertown High School which is located in Watertown and graduated in 1976, he then attended the St. Lawrence University in Canton, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish studies and Politics in 1980, after graduating from College, Mortensen moved back to Denmark, he worked as a truck driver there and also did other odd jobs such as selling flower before he then returned back to the United States and began to pursue a career in  acting.

Movies and Career

Viggo Mortensen has appeared in a lot of movies over the years and some of them include; Witness in 1985, Miami Vice, Salvation! And Prison in 1987, Fresh Horse in 1988, Tripwire, Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, Young Guns II and The Reflecting Skin in 1990, The Indian Runner in 1991, Boiling Point, Ruby Cairo, Carlito’s Way and The Young Americans in 1993, The Crew, Floundering, Gospel According to Harry and American Yakuza in 1994, Gimlet, Crimson Tide, The Passion of Darky Noon, Black Velvet Pantsuit and The Prophecy in 1995, Albino Alligator, Daylight and The Portrait of a lady in 1996, Vanishing Point, G.I. Jane and My Brother’s Gun in 1997, A Perfect Murder and Psycho in 1998, A Walk on the Moon in 1999, 28 Days in 2000, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003, Hidago in 2004, A History of Violence in 2005.

He has also starred in Alatriste in 2006, Eastern Promises in 2007, Appaloosa and Good in 2008, The Road in 2009, A Dangerous Method, On the Road and Everybody Has a Plan in 2012, The Two Faces of January, Jauja and Far from Men in 2014, Captain Fantastic in 2016, Green Book in 2018 and Falling.

Mortensen has also written and published books and some of his best-selling books are titled Sons of the Forest and Skovbo.


Viggo Mortensen was once a married man and he was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka, they got married on the 8th of July, 1987 and divorced in 1997 and as of recent, he is in a relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil and they have been together since 2009.


Viggo Mortensen was born to a father named Viggo Peter Mortensen and a mother named Grace Gamble Atkinson, he grew up with two brothers named Charles Mortensen and Walter Mortensen, and he also has a son named Henry Mortensen, who was born on the 28th of January, 1988.

Height, Weight and Personal Looks

Viggo Mortensen stands at a height of 5ft 11inches, he weighs 68kg, he is fair in complexion, has brown hair color and brown eye color.

Zodiac Sign and Birthday

Viggo Mortensen was born on the 20th of October, 1958, therefore his zodiac sign is Libra and he celebrates his birthday on the 20th of October each year.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Viggo Mortensen is of American and Danish nationality and he is of white ethnicity.

Social Media Presence

Since becoming a famous actor, Mortensen hasn’t been all that active on social media, but as of recent he has over 30,000 Twitter followers and he is also active on Facebook and a host of other social media networks.

Controversies, rumors and legal issues

Since rising to fame in 1984, Mortensen hasn’t been linked to any known controversy, rumors and legal issues.

House Location

Viggo and his family currently reside in Spain.

Full Name

Mortensen’s full name or real name is Viggo Peter Mortensen.

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