Jason Momoa is an American actor and filmmaker. He made his acting debut as Jason Ioane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii (1999–2001), which was followed by portrayals of Ronon Dex on the Syfy science fiction series Stargate Atlantis (2005–2009), Khal Drogo in the first two of the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones (2011–2012), Declan Harp on seasons the Discovery Channel historical drama series Frontier (2016–2018), and Baba Voss on the Apple TV+ science fiction series See (2019–present). Momoa was featured as the lead of the two lattermost series.
Since 2016, Momoa portrays Arthur Curry / Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), headlining the eponymous 2018 film and its 2023 sequel. Momoa also played Duncan Idaho in the 2021 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune.
Jason Momoa Biography/Wiki
|Jason Momoa Full Name||Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa|
|Profession||Actor, model, director, writer, producer|
|Jason Momoa Height||In Centimeter- 193 cm|
In Meter- 1.93 m
In Feet- 6’4”
|Jason Momoa Weight||In Kilogram- 97 kg |
In Pound- 214 lbs
|Body Measurement||Chest- 50 Inches|
Waist- 34 Inches
Biceps- 18 Inches
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Date Of Birth||1 August 1979|
|Jason Momoa Age (2022)||43 Years|
|Birthplace||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Leo|
|Home town||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Educational Qualification||Degree In Biology|
|Affairs/Girlfriend||Simmone Mackinnon (1999-2006)|
|Jason Momoa Wife||Lisa Bonet|
|Marriage Date||October 2017|
|Divorce Date||January 2022|
|Children||Son- Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa|
Daughter- Lola Iolani Momoa,Zoe Kravitz (step)
|Jason Momoa Parents||Father- Joseph Momoa|
Mother- Coni Momoa
|Hobbies||doing surfing, skateboarding, mountain biking, and rock climbing|
|Food||Apple pie (made by his mom), Spaghetti (cooked by his wife Lisa Bonet), Japanese cuisine|
|Drink||Guinness, red wine, Mountain Sun Brews|
|Movies||Basquiat (1996), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)|
|Jason Momoa Net Worth (2022)||10 Million USD|
Childhood & Early Life
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born to Coni, a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter, on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The only child of his parents, he was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother.
Jason Momoa studied marine biology during his college days in Iowa. Later he attended the Colorado State University and changed his major to wildlife biology.
He traveled extensively since he was young. He learned pastel painting in Paris and was introduced to the tenets of Buddhism in Tibet.
Jason Momoa was discovered by international fashion designer Takeo Kobayashi in 1998. Kobayashi encouraged the young man to take up modeling. Momoa did so and won Hawaii’s Model of the Year 1999. He also proceeded to host the Miss Teen Hawaii contest.
In 1999, he landed the role of “beach dude” Jason Ioane in the action drama television series Baywatch Hawaii. He was a regular in the show for two seasons and appeared in all 38 episodes. This was his first onscreen role. The show ended in 2001.
In 2003, he reprized the role of Jason Ioane in the television film Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding. In the same year, he appeared as Kala in another television movie called Tempted.
In 2004, he debuted in Christopher Erskin’s film Johnson Family Vacation. In the same year, he landed Frankie Seau’s role in North Shore, in which he was a regular for 21 episodes.
His popularity was further boosted when he landed the role of Ronon Dex in the military science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis in 2005, for which he had to learn martial arts. Based on the 1994 feature film Stargate, all the five seasons of Stargate: Atlantis were aired on Sci-Fi Channel in the United States. The series ended in 2009.
His character Ronon Dex donned signature dreadlocks which were quite heavy. As the dreadlocks were giving him headaches and neck pain, he took permission from the producers to cut off the locks before season five began.
The producers decided to keep the character with the dreads and sewed them on his hair for the first three episodes. However, when it became a nine-hour task and too painful for Momoa, they decided to do away with the locks. Eventually, he started wearing a wig with the dreads stitched on it, and finally, a customized wig was made for him.
As soon as Stargate: Atlantis concluded, he was cast as Roman in four episodes of the comedy drama series The Game in 2009.
His next breakthrough character was of Khal Drogo in the television series Game of Thrones in 2011 on HBO. He played the character of a barbarian leader of the Dothraki tribe. As the show became an instant hit, Momoa gained even more fame for his portrayal of the violent tribal leader. He picked up the CinemaCon Award for Male Rising Star and a nomination each for Scream Award for Best Ensemble and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In 2014, he directed, co-wrote, and starred in the thriller film Road to Paloma. The film, which also starred Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James and Wes Studi, was premiered at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival.
From 2014 to 2016, he continued with his television work, starring in the Sundance Channel drama The Red Road followed by Drunk History, where he played the roles of pirate Jean Lafitte as well as the athlete Jim Thorpe.
He played the superhero Aquaman in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the same year, he played Miami Man, a cannibal, in the thriller film The Bad Batch, written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. He also portrayed Joe Bright in another thriller film Sugar Mountain, directed by Richard Gray and written by Abe Pogos.
He was featured in 12 episodes of the television series Frontier in 2016. He was also the executive producer of the series. His performance as Declan Harp was critically acclaimed and he was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Dramatic Role.
In 2017, he was seen in two films—Once Upon a Time in Venice and Justice League, where he once again portrayed the role of Aquaman. In 2018, he was seen in Lin Oeding’s movie Braven.
In February 2020, Momoa appeared in a halftime commercial for Rocket Mortgage for Super Bowl LIV. He also appeared in the teaser for “Scary Little Green Men” by Ozzy Osbourne from his album Ordinary Man.
In January 2022, it was announced that Jason Momoa would join the cast of the tenth Fast & Furious film titled Fast X as the villain, which is produced by and starring Vin Diesel.
In April 2022. it was announced that Momoa will star in the film adaptation of Minecraft, with Jared Hess directing.
Jason Momoa played the fictional character of Ronon Dex in the series Stargate Atlantis. Created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the show became an immediate hit, and his character became famous for his brilliant performance and his signature dreadlocks. The series received good ratings and was more popular in Europe and Australia. It earned several awards and nominations in its five-season run.
Momoa’s strong performance in the fantasy drama series Game of Thrones was critically acclaimed. His fictional character Khal Drogo became a hit overnight. He also contributed his own ideas to make the character more interesting. The series starred Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, and Sophie Turner as well.
Jason Momoa started dating actress Lisa Bonet in 2005. On July 23, 2007, their daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, was born. Their son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, was born on December 15, 2008. The couple got legally married in October 2017.
In December 2017, Momoa was featured on the Men’s Health magazine. He talked about his fitness routine in an article.
A scar on his face, which is visible in his later works, was acquired in a fight at the Bird Café in Hollywood on November 15, 2008, when a man slashed his face with a broken beer glass. He was seriously injured and received 140 stitches.
In January 2022, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet broke the news of their separation. Jason Momoa is reportedly in a relationship with Ambulance star Eiza Gonzalez.
Facts About Jason Momoa
- Momoa was born in Honolulu but was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother.
- His father is of Native Hawaiian descent, while his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American ancestry.
- Having completed his high school, Momoa began college in Iowa as a marine biology major, studying for a period in the Florida Keys.
- Momoa took up pastel painting in Paris and went to Tibet for Buddhist Spiritual Education.
- Momoa’s career began when he was discovered by international designer Takeo Kobayashi, who motivated his modeling career. Momoa won Hawaii’s Model of the Year 1999 and hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest.
- At 19 years old, he did a part-time job in a surf shop before being cast in Baywatch Hawaii.
- He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex (2005–2009) on the military science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis (2004–2009); as Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2012); and as Phillip Kopus, a Ramapough Mountain Indian, on the Sundance TV drama series The Red Road (2014–2015).
- Road to Paloma was Momoa’s first film as director, writer, and producer.
- He appeared in the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman.
- In November 2015, he was slashed on his face by the broken beer glass in Hollywood, California. He got about 140 stitches and scar on his eyebrow can be seen easily.