Exene Cervenka Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Movies, Songs, Wikipedia, Pictures

June 14, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Exene Cervenka, born Christene Lee Cervenka, is an American singer, artist, and poet who has made a significant impact in the punk rock scene.

As a member of the California punk band X, Cervenka’s raw and powerful vocals helped define the genre and inspire countless others. In addition to her musical talents, she is also a talented artist and poet, showcasing her creative abilities in various mediums.


  • Full Name: Christene Lee Cervenka
  • Stage Name: Exene Cervenka
  • Born: February 1, 1956
  • Age: 68 years old
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: American singer, artist, and poet
  • Height: 1.57 m
  • Parent: Louis Charles Cervenka and Margaret Gertrude
  • Siblings: 1, Mirielle Cervenka
  • Spouse: Viggo Mortensen (m. 1987–1997), John Doe (m. 1980–1985), Jason Edge (2002–2004)
  • Children: 1, Henry Mortensen
  • Relationship: Divorced
  • Net Worth: $500,000 to $900,000

Early Life And Education

Exene Cervenka was born Christene Lee Cervenka on February 1, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. She was raised by her parents, Louis Charles Cervenka and Margaret Gertrude, along with her sister Mirielle Cervenka.

Not much is known about Exene’s early life and education as she has kept it private from the media.


Exene Cervenka has had a diverse and notable career, but her most prominent role has been as a key figure in the California punk scene. She co-founded the influential punk rock band X in 1977, along with John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake.

X’s debut album, Los Angeles, was released in 1980, and the band went on to achieve critical acclaim with subsequent albums such as Wild Gift and Under the Big Black Sun.

Today, X continues to perform and produce new music, with their latest album Alphabetland being released in 2020.

Throughout her career, Cervenka has explored various genres through side projects such as The Knitters, a country/rockabilly band, and Auntie Christ, an alternative rock band.

She is also a published poet and artist, showcasing her talents in other forms of art. In addition to her work with X, she has released several solo albums, including Old Wives’ Tales and Running Sacred.

Social Media

Exene Cervenka does not have any social media handles.

Personal Life

Exene Cervenka has been married three times. Her first marriage was to musician John Doe from 1980 to 1985.

She then met actor Viggo Mortensen in 1986, and they were married in 1987. They have a son together named Henry Blake Mortensen, born in 1988.

The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1997. In 2002, Cervenka married musician Jason Edge, who played in her band Original Sinners. However, they are now divorced as well.



Solo Albums

  • Old Wives’ Tales (1989, Rhino Records)
  • Running Sacred (1990, RNA (Rhino New Artists))
  • Exene Cervenka (Wordcore Volume 7) (1994, Kill Rock Stars)
  • Surface To Air Serpents (1995, 213CD/Thirsty Ear Recordings)
  • Somewhere Gone (2009, Bloodshot Records)
  • The Excitement of Maybe (2011, Bloodshot Records)

Additional Musical Contributions

  • Recordings with other artists and for films and compilations


  • The Kids Are All Right (2010)
  • Kalifornia (1993)
  • G.I. Jane (1997) (soundtrack contribution)
  • Prey for Rock & Roll (2003) (This film is not about Exene Cervenka herself but features a fictional band she did not appear in)

Net Worth

Exene Cervenka‘s estimated net worth is believed to fall between $500,000 and $900,000, though this has not been officially confirmed.

Regardless, her talents and contributions to the arts have undoubtedly made her a valuable and influential figure in the industry.

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