Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on 1st August 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Coni, a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. He is a Kānaka-American actor, model, and producer. He is best known for his television role as Ronon Dex on the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis and Baywatch: Hawaii. He is also known for his role as Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and as Declan Harp in the Netflix series Frontier.
Jason Momoa has also appeared in movies. He portrayed the title character in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian, which brings a huge prestige for the actor. Other than that, he plays Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, beginning with the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then in the 2017 ensemble Justice League and the 2018 solo film Aquaman.
Rise to fame:
In, 1998 Jason Momoa was spotted by international designer Takeo Kobayashi. He encouraged him to build up a career in modeling. Jason began his journey in the showbiz arena and hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest and won Hawaii’s Model of the Year 1999. He also made his acting debut with the television drama series Baywatch: Hawaii, in 1999. He appeared in the movie ‘Conan the Barbarian’ featuring by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 and won the Male Rising Star Award. He landed his career breakout role in the American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones. In 2014, he directed an American thriller movie named Road to Paloma. He also starred in the movie Justice League.
From 1999 till 2006, Jason Momoa was engaged to Simmone Mackinnon. In 2007, Jason married Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz’s ex-wife. On July 23, 2007, Lisa gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa. On December 15, 2008, their second child, a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, was born. Jason is also the stepfather of Zoe Kravitz.
Jason Momoa is a Buddhist and he meditates daily. As a young man, he traveled a lot, took up pastel painting in Paris, and his passion about the secrets of Buddhism started when he visited Tibet.
Jason Momoa tends to stay outside of the political world as he hasn’t shared any of his political views and opinions lately.
- Jason Momoa is a huge fan of Australian football and rugby. He is a true supporter of the New Zealand national rugby team “The All Blacks”.
- Jason Momoa is an only child. His zodiac sign is Leo.
- For his role as Ronon in Stargate Atlantis and for Conan, Momoa learned martial arts.
- In 2017 Momoa started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- In 2008, Momoa was slashed in the face with a broken beer glass by another customer at the Bird Cafe, a Hollywood, California tavern. He received approximately 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery and the scar is apparent in his later work.
- Momoa performed haka, a traditional Maori dance, during his audition for Game of Thrones.
- He used to wear dreads but shaved it off because his neck and head started to hurt after 6 years of wearing it.