Exene Cervenka

Born Feb 1, 1956

Exene Cervenka is an American writer, musician and artist, most famous as the co-lead vocalist of the Los Angeles punk rock band X.

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1956 Birth Born on February 1, 1956.


1976 20 Years Old Born as Christene Cervenka, Cervenka was raised in Illinois and Florida before moving to Los Angeles in 1976.
1977 21 Years Old In 1977 she met musician John Doe at a poetry workshop at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and founded X. They released their debut album, Los Angeles, in 1980 and, over the next six years, five more critically acclaimed albums.
1980 24 Years Old Cervenka is of Irish and Czech ancestry. Cervenka married Doe in 1980; they divorced in 1985. … Read More


1986 30 Years Old Cervenka met Viggo Mortensen in 1986 on the set of the comedy Salvation!, a parody of televangelism. Mortensen played her husband, Jerome. They married on July 8, 1987.
1988 32 Years Old On January 28, 1988, Cervenka gave birth to her only child, Henry Blake Mortensen.
1992 36 Years Old Mortensen and Cervenka separated in 1992, and were divorced in 1997.


2009 53 Years Old On June 2, 2009, Cervenka released a statement revealing that she had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. … Read More
2011 55 Years Old As of late 2011 she has continued her career with X as well as in solo performances and participation in bands such as The Knitters, Auntie Christ and The Original Sinners. … Read More
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