Jason Momoa Biography
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, his professional name, is an American actor, writer and model. He made his acting debut as Jason Ioane on the syndicated action drama series Baywatch: Hawaii (1999–2001), which was followed by him portraying Ronon Dex on the Syfy science fiction series Stargate Atlantis (2005–2009), Khal Drogo in the first two seasons of the HBO fantasy drama series Games of Thrones (2011–2012), Declan Harp on 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.
Outside of television, the actor has portrayed Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) since 2016. He headlined an eponymous 2018 film, with a second entry planned. Momoa will also play Duncan Idaho in the 2021 film adaptation of the science fiction novel Dune.
How old is Jason Momoa? – Age
The American actor is 41 years old as of 1st August 2020. He was born in 1979 in Nanakuli, Hawaii, United States.
Who are Jason Momoa Parents? – Father and Mother
The American actor is the only child to Coni (Lemke), a photographer and Joseph Momoa, a painter. His father is of Hawaiian ancestry and his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American descent. He was raised in Norwalk, Lowa, by his mother.
Who is Jason Momoa Married to? – Spouse
The actor is a married man. He began a relationship with actress Lisa Bonet in 2005. Although it was previously believed that Momoa and Bonet married on November 15, 2007, the couple did not marry until October 2017. His wife, Lisa was married to Lenny Kravitz, a musician and had a daughter together.
Jason Momoa Children
The actor has three children. After marring his wife, Lisa he is the stepfather to Zoe Kravitz. In July 2007, Bonet gave birth to their first child, a daughter named, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Their second child, a son, Lola Iolani Momoa was born in December 2008.
Jason Momoa Tatoos
The actor has numerous tattoos, including a halfsleeve on his left forearm, a tribute to his family god, or “aumakua”. On November 15, 2008, he was slashed in the face with a broken beer glass during an altercation at the Birds Cafe, a tavern in Hollywood, California. He received approximately 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery and the scar is apparent in his later work. The assailant was sentenced to five years in prison for the attack.
Jason Momoa Acting Career
The actor is a fan of heavy metal music and has noted that he “build[s] [his] characters off of metal songs”. He has invited members of Archspire for Cameo appearances in the first episode of the TV series see, and he also practiced proper screaming technique with the vocalist of Archspire, Oli Peters, for a significant scene in the series. On 30 October 2020, Momoa was featured in the song “Doom” by black metal band scour.
In 1998, Momoa was discovered by designer Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi, who encouraged his modelling career. At 19 years old, he also worked part-time in a surf shop before being cast in the action drama series Baywatch Hawaii, where he appeared as Jason Ioane (1999–2001).
In addition to his appearances in Johnson Family Vacation (2004), and Stargate: Atlantis (2005–2009), the actor was cast as Roman in four episodes of the comedy-drama television series The Game (2009). He portrayed the title protagonist in Conan the Barbarian (2011), a reimagining of the 1982 film of the same name and a role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The actor gained his role of Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones through his audition, in which he performed a Haka, one of many intimidating Maori dances traditionally used to convey a challenge to an opponent, or a welcome to a visitor.
He directed and co-wrote Road to Paloma (2014), an American drama thriller film, together with writers Jonathan Hirschbein and Robert Homer Mollohan. The film stars Momoa, Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James, Wes Studi. It premiered at the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival in April 2014. The film had a limited theatrical release on July 15, 2014 in New York City and Los Angeles and a VOD release. In early 2017, he signed onto the official Just Cause movie series.
Between 2016–2018 the actor portrayed Declan Harp in all three series of the Canadian historical drama television series Frontier (2016 TV series) and was an executive producer on the show.
The series chronicles the North American fur trade in late 1700s Canada, and follows Declan Harp , a part-Irish, part-Cree outlaw who is campaigning to breach the Hudson’s Bay Company’s monopoly on the fur trade in Canada, which has become corrupt and engages in illegal activities to enrich itself.
In July 2018, Momoa was cast for Apple’s upcoming future-based drama series See. In February 2019, he was cast as Duncan Idaho in the upcoming Denis Villeneuve film Dune. In February 2020, the actor 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.
Jason Momoa Net worth
The American model has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2020.