Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1966, April 28, 1966
SpouseJune Hansen, June Hansen
FactSig Hansen is captain of the Northwestern, one of the most successful crab boats fishing the perilous Bering Sea.


Who is Mandy Hansen?

Mandy Hansen was born in 1996, in the United States of America. She is a fisherman, reality television personality, and substitute captain, also known for being the step-daughter of reality television star Sig Hansen. The father-daughter duo has been a regular part of the Discovery Channel show “Deadliest Catch”, with her father being with the show since its inception.

The Net Worth of Mandy Hansen

As of early-2020, Mandy Hansen’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned largely through a successful career in fishing. Crab, mackerel, and cod fishing are some of the most lucrative endeavors they work on.

She probably benefits from the success of her father as well, as Sig has a net worth estimated to be over $3 million.

Family and Early Life

Mandy grew up in a family of fishermen, with their ancestry going back to fishermen from Norway. Her great grandfather and grandfather helped pioneer fishing for the opilio crab species in Alaska. Before the popularization of opilio crab fishing, crab boats often only had a season for fishing late in the year but this new way meant that they could fish all-year-round. Today, crab fishermen in Alaska can spend up to 10 months at sea each year depending on their catch.

She was also exposed to having some parts of her life in front of the camera with both her parents being involved with the reality series “Deadliest Catch”. The show’s premise is that crab fishing can be one of the world’s most deadly professions due to the environment, harsh weather conditions, and difficulty required of the job. Statistics have shown that injury and even death can be frequent news when it comes to the job. The show follows several boats and crews as they try to make the most out of the fishing season, hoping to come out on top in terms of earnings.

Mandy Hansen

Education and Fishing Career

Mandy grew up alongside a sister – both of them were adopted by Sig when he married their mother June. The sisters have a half-sibling, from an earlier marriage of their father. With their father’s passion for fishing, both of them learned skills such as tendering at a young age. Unlike her sister, Mandy wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and after completing a degree in college, she enrolled at a Maritime Academy.

She wanted to prove that she was skilled and knowledgeable so that the other crew members would acknowledge her.

Before completing her education, she had served as a deckhand with her father, and been featured sporadically on “Deadliest Catch” since her childhood. She then became a full-time member of her father’s crew, and has been a consistent presence on television since. There was even one occasion where she took the captain job from her father who was suffering from a few health issues.

Father – Sig Hansen

Sig started learning the craft of fishing during his early teens, serving on his father’s boat as a deckhand. He worked his way up the ranks over the years, before becoming a relief skipper.

The skipper’s job is to take over the captain’s role in short fishing seasons when the captains take a break. This developed his skills in leadership, and he became a skilled captain full-time when he reached the age of 24. One of his biggest achievements is his crew’s safety, with the Northwestern reporting the lowest rate of injury during his tenure.

He prioritized safety and lessening risk, and this led to no deaths for over two decades before he joined “Deadliest Catch”. Due to his experience and his skills with safety, he became a technical advisor and producer of the show, joining his wife who also has television experience.

He also holds the records for the highest earnings and the heaviest overall catch in the show. Later on, he wrote an autobiographical book that reached the New York Times bestseller list. He also became a consistent pres,ence on television, even expressing a desire to appear in “Dancing with the Stars” though he has yet to be selected. He’s appeared on “The Celebrity Apprentice” as a contestant and lent his voice for the animated film “Cars 2”.

Sig Hansen’s Health Concerns and Controversies

Working as a captain can be a very stressful job and Sig couldn’t always maintain very healthy practices while at sea.

He even admitted to a diet primarily consisting of coffee and chocolate, while he used cigarettes to de-stress onboard. This led his overall health to decline, and in 2016, he suffered a heart attack which was even recorded during an episode of “Deadliest Catch”. He took a break for a season, recovering from the disease before returning to filming the following year. This was not the end of his troubles, however, as during 2018 he suffered a second heart attack. At this point, production was very concerned about his health and he had to undergo many checkups before returning to the field (or water). This has led to rumors of him retiring, though he has not expressed any intention to do so.

Apart from his health problems, he’s also been known for drinking a lot of alcohol from time to time. On one occasion, he was arrested following an altercation with an Uber driver for which he was charged with misdemeanor assault. He had to pay fines and undergo community service as ordered by the court.

Personal Life

Mandy met fisherman Clark Pederson while both were working on the Northwestern. He was a relatively new fisherman at the time, but it didn’t stop them from developing a closeness which would lead to a romance. Since then, he’s worked for other ships but has remained as a consistent member of Sig Hansen’s crew in “Deadliest Catch”.

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While her father initially agreed to their relationship, there was a point when he became really mad after Pederson joked about getting her daughter pregnant.

The two married in 2017 in a traditional Norwegian wedding. Most of Mandy’s family wore traditional clothes and she was even given a Kransekake, a traditional cake translated as Princess Cake. In 2019, she shared that she suffered a miscarriage while working as a captain for the Northwestern. The stress and hardships of being at sea may have significantly affected her body leading to the tragic event. She has received a lot of support following her breaking out the news of what happened on social media.

General Info

Full NameSig Hansen
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthApril 28, 1966, April 28, 1966
Height1.72 m, 1.72 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Author, Voice Actor, Author
NationalityAmerican, American

Family

SpouseJune Hansen, June Hansen
ChildrenMandy Hansen, Nina Hansen, Mandy Hansen, Nina Hansen
ParentsSverre Hansen, Snefryd Hansen, Sverre Hansen, Snefryd Hansen
SiblingsEdgar Hansen, Norman Hansen, Edgar Hansen, Norman Hansen

Accomplishments

MoviesCars 2, Cars 2
TV ShowsDeadliest Catch, After the Catch, Deadliest Catch, After the Catch

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Brother-in-law of Louise Hansen.
2Sig Hansen is captain of the Northwestern, one of the most successful crab boats fishing the perilous Bering Sea.
3He is a fourth-generation Norwegian fisherman, that has been fishing since his early teens, and is the oldest of the three brothers.
4Sig has been running the 125 ft. Northwestern since he was 22, along with two younger brothers, Edgar Hansen and Norman Hansen.
5Sig, like his two younger brothers, Norman Hansen and Edgar Hansen, is fluent in Norwegian.
6He is the first of three children, born to Snefryd and Sverre Hansen.
7Sig, along with his two younger brothers, Edgar Hansen and Norman Hansen, were the first generation of their family to be born in the U.S.
8Sig was named after his grandfather, Sigurd.
9Along with Captain Larry Hendricks of the "Sea Star", Sig is a consultant for the show, Deadliest Catch (2005).
10In the 2004 King Crab Season and in the 2005 Opilio Crab Season, Sig Hansen was awarded a $250,000 bonus from the Discovery Channel for having the vessel which harvested the most king crab and opilio crab.
11During one trip, Sig stitched his brother Edgar Hansen's head, after a huge piece of ice hit him there. He used some dental floss to sew it.
12Hansen lives in Seattle with his wife, June Hansen, and their two children, Nina Hansen and Mandy Hansen.

Pictures

Movies

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deadliest CatchTV Series documentary technical advisor - 17 episodes, 2006 - 2007 consultant - 16 episodes, 2016
Deadliest Catch: Season 10 Revealed2015TV Movie consultant
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Northwestern2014TV Movie documentary archival footage and images courtesy of:

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cars 22011Crabby (voice)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deadliest Catch2005-2017TV Series documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern / Himself - Captain / Himself
Deadliest Catch: Evolution of Danger2017TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern (as Sig)
Deadliest Catch: Legends Born & Broken2017TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: The Bait2013-2016TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself
Deadliest Catch: Sig Hansen Legacy2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Wizard2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Deadliest Catch: A Season in Hell2016TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Cornelia Marie2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 1: Sig Hansen2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 10: Sig Hansen and Jake Anderson2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 11: All Captains2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 13: All Captains2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 8: Sig Hansen2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Captain's Choice 9: Josh and Jake Harris2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Deadliest Catch: Season 10 Revealed2015TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern
The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
CBS This Morning2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Northwestern2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Lens2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Season 9 Revealed2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
The Insider2013TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2013TV SeriesHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2013TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Deadliest Catch: An Epic Season2013TV SpecialHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 82013TV SpecialHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Bartender
2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Revelations2012TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
After the Catch2007-2012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Inside the Catch2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 72012TV SpecialHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 72011TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Greenhorns2011TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern
American Chopper: The Series2011TV SeriesHimself
Conan2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2011TV SeriesHimself
Dirty Jobs2011TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 62010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Deadliest Catch: Scariest Moments at Sea2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Best of Season 52010TV MovieHimself
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes - Season 52009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Captain: Northwestern
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Ca$h Cab2009TV SeriesHimself
Fox Reality Really Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm2008Video GameHimself (voice, as Capt. Sig Hansen)
Deadliest Catch: Behind the Scenes2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Ryan2013TV SeriesHimself
Deadliest Catch: The Beginning2013TV MovieHimself - Captain: Northwestern
After the Catch2008TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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