He is American and belongs to mixed ethnicity as his mother was American and father was Danish.
His family moved to different places like Venezuela, Denmark and finally settled in Argentina. At the age of 11, his parents get divorced and he started living with his mother in New York.
In 2004, he starred in movie A History of Violence, for which he was also nominated for a Satellite Award for Outstanding Actor in the motion pictures.
Mortensen is a Danish-American actor, and was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka from 1987 to 1998.
Since 2009, the actor has been in a relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil.
He also practiced sword work in many films like The Lord of the Rings, Alatriste, Pirates of Carribean and many others. He has published many books of poetry, paintings, and Photography. Mortensen's art have been featured in galleries worldwide.
Some names of books published by him are Ten Last Night, Errant Vine, Hole in the Sun, Sign Language, Miyelo, The Horse is Good, Linger etc. It is amazing to think how this talented actor can manage time to all the talents he has. Mortensen has an attractive personality, perfect athletic body built with an amazing height. His pictures can be found in various internet sites. Mortensen is one of the talented as well as highest paid actor of Hollywood. Mortensen also had a tattoo for his role in Movie eastern promises.
At tonight's Academy Awards, Viggo Mortensen has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Captain Fantastic.
Mortensen plays Ben, a father who has raised his six children in the Pacific Northwest but must integrate his kids into society after his wife's death.Viggo Mortensen was born on October 20, 1958 in New York, United States.He is known as a Danish- American actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.He also did supporting roles in different movies including The Portrait of a Lady, prison, The Indian Runner, The Crew, G. The Crew played by him also won Sao Paulo Film Festival Audience Award.He became a super star after appearing in the The Lord of the Rings Film trilogy.Mortensen and his wife Exene have a son named Henry Mortensen born on January 28, 1988.