Jason Momoa Biography
Jason Momoa has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, known for his striking good looks, imposing physical presence, and powerful performances. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1979, Momoa’s mixed heritage – Native Hawaiian, Irish, and German – gave him a unique look that caught the attention of the modelling world. In 1999, he was named Hawaii’s Model of the Year and soon began landing gigs in New York, Paris, and other fashion capitals.
Momoa’s first big break came in 2004 when he was cast as Jason Ioane in the TV series Baywatch Hawaii. This led to other small roles in TV shows like North Shore and Stargate Atlantis. But it wasn’t until 2011 that he truly made a name for himself with his role as Khal Drogo in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Momoa’s portrayal of the fierce Dothraki warlord earned him critical acclaim and a legion of fans.
After Game of Thrones, Momoa landed the lead role in the reboot of Conan the Barbarian (2011) and starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action film Bullet to the Head (2012). In 2014, he starred in the SundanceTV series The Red Road, and in 2015, he appeared in the drama film Road to Paloma, which he also directed and co-wrote.
But it was Momoa’s portrayal of Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe that really catapulted him into superstardom. He first appeared as the character in a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), before taking on a more prominent role in Justice League (2017). In 2018, he starred in the standalone Aquaman film, which grossed over $1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Outside of acting, Momoa is known for his love of outdoor activities like surfing, rock climbing, and hunting. He is also a devoted husband and father, having married actress Lisa Bonet in 2017 and raising their two children together.