Jason Momoa Biography

Updated On Jun 11, 2019 Published On Dec 07, 2015
Facts of Jason Momoa
Date of Birth: 1979 , August-1
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Jason Momoa
Birth Name Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Father Joseph Momoa
Mother Coni Momoa
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Honolulu, Hawaii
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Actor
Net Worth $ 4 Million
Eye Color Green
Weight in KG 97 KG
Famous for Actor
Married Yes
Married to Lisa Bonet (m. 2007)
Children Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, Lola Iolani Momoa
Divorce Not Yet
Education N/A
Awards CinemaCon Award 2011
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
Movies Wolves
TV Show Drunk History
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Jason Momoa is an American actor well known for playing the role of warriors and tough fighters. He is also a producer, director, writer, and model. He is widely popular for portraying the role of Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones.

Early Life & Educational Details

Jason Momoa was born in an upper-middle-class family as Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States of America to parents, Joseph Momoa and Coni Momoa. He is an American and is of Hawaiian, German, Irish, and American descent.

Love Affairs, Relationships, & Marriage

Jason was engaged to an Australian actress Simmone Jade MacKinnon in 2004, but the couple called off their engagement after Jason started dating Lisa Bonet. Jason and his Lisa met at a Los Angeles-area jazz club in 2004 and were introduced by a mutual friend.

Soon after the couple began dating and were also said to have tied the knot on 15th of November 2007. However, the couple legally got married in October 2017.

The couple has two children, elder daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa and the younger son, named Nakoa-Wolf Nanakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.

Professional Life: TV Works & Movies

As an avid traveler, he has traveled in several continents. Once, he was in Paris taking the pastel painting training and he also took Buddhist classes when he was in Tibet. At the age of 19, he began his modeling career after he was discovered by the international designer Takeo Kobayashi.

In 1998 international designer Takeo Kobayashi discovered Jason's potential and encouraged his modeling career. In 1999 he became Hawaii's Model of the Year.

In 1999, he began his acting career by appearing in the television series, Baywatch Hawaii. He made his feature film debut in 2004, with Johnson Family Vacation. His breakthrough role came after he portrayed the role of Khal Drogo on the television series, Game of Thrones. 

Till the date, he has been featured in around 18 movies, including TV series. Some of his popular movies and TV series are Justice League, Canan the Barbarian, Stargate: Atlantis, Bullet to the Head, etc.

In 2018, Jason will be seen playing his superhero role as Aquaman in his upcoming movie titled Aquaman alongside Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe. The movie will be released on December 21, 2018 (USA). In 2019, he will be seen in a fantasy/crime film The Crow.

What is Jason Momo's Net Worth?

The actual figure of his salary is under review; however, his net worth is around $4 million.

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Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

August 1 , 1979

Jason Momoa was from the upper middle class family born as Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America to Joseph Momoa and Coni Momoa. He is an American and is of Hawaiian, German, Irish, and Native American descent.

Began his modeling career

1998

As an avid traveler, he has traveled in several continents. He was once in Paris taking the pastel painting training and he also took Buddhist teachings when he was in Tibet. At the age of 19, he began his modeling career after he was discovered by the international designer Takeo Kobayashi.

Won Hawaii's Model of the Year

1999

Within a year after he began his modeling career, he won the Hawaii's Model of the Year 1999. That time he was making an immediate impact in the Hawaiian modeling world. The same year he also hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest.

Began his acting career

1999

In 1999, he began his acting career by appearing in the television series, Baywatch Hawaii. It’s true that he began his modeling career in 1998 and he also won the Hawaii's Model of the Year 1999 but to get his first acting role in Baywatch Hawaii, he added the fake information of being the model in Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

Appeared in Game of Thrones

2011

He made his feature film debut in 2004 and that was in Johnson Family Vacation. His breakthrough role came after he portrayed the role of Khal Drogo on the television series, Game of Thrones. However, his role in this television was for short period of time as he died in this series. 

Began dating Lisa Bonet

2005

In 2005, Momao met love of his life Lisa Bonet. They were first introduced by their mutual friend. After their first meeting they began their love affairs.  Lisa Bonet is also an actress and she is known for portraying her role in the television series, The Cosby Show.

First child, Lola Iolani Momoa

July 23 , 2007

He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 2007 before being married with love of his life, Lola Iolani Momoa. They welcomed their first child together on 23rd of July and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Lola Iolani Momoa.

Married to Lisa Bonet

November 15 , 2007

After being in love with Lisa Bonet for about two and also after being the father of her first child, they decided to enter into the new stage of their love life and they got engaged in mid 2007 and they finally got married on 15th of November 2007.

 

Second child, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa

December 15 , 2008

He also became father for the second time in his life and that was in 2008. He and his sweet wife, Lisa Bonet welcomed their second child together on 15th of December and that time it was a son and they named him Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. 

Won CinemaCon, USA

2011

Till now, he has been nominated in lots of prestigious award and he has also been honored with several of them. In 2011, he got nominated in CinemaCon, USA for the first time in his life and he also won it for Rising Star.

Nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards

2012

In 2012, he also got his major award nomination and that was in Screen Actors Guild Awards. He was nominated in this award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. He was nominated for this role in Game of Thrones.