Jason Momoa Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Jan, 2018
Facts of Jason Momoa
Date of Birth: 1979 , August-1
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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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Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, an American actor and model, is known for playing Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011-12).

He has appeared in numerous films and TV series including Sugar Mountain, The Game, Once Upon a Time in Venice and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Jason Momoa played the character of 'Aquaman' in the DC’s superhero film Justice League in 2017. He currently appears in the Netflix series Frontier

Early Life and Education

Jason Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US. He was born as the only child of artist parents; mother Cony who is a photographer and father Joseph Momoa who is a painter.

As a child, he read story books and practiced writing. He has got mixed ancestry of Native America and Europe, he is an American by nationality and belongs to White-American ethnicity. 

He studied his school in Hawaii and practiced acting in his theatre as well as school. Upon graduation, he studied marine biology and majored in wildlife biology after he was transferred to Colorado.

He also studied pastel painting and traveled to France and worked in Paris. He also went to Tibet, where he studied the principles of Buddhism.

He has got good contacts with many people from different backgrounds and hasn’t lived much with his family. He says that his mother has been a big inspiration in his life.


Jason Momoa began his career as a model, he was found by designer Takeo Kobayashi, and in 1999, won the Model of the Year.

With a part-time job in a surf store, he debuted his acting with the television film Baywatch Hawaii at the age of 19. He also appeared in TV shows like North Shore (2004-2005) and Stargate: Atlantis (2005-2009) and his first movie was Johnson Family Vacation (2004).

His trademark appearance in the fifth season of Broken Ties was marked with his dreadlock hairstyle. Although his director asked him to cut it off, he kept it through first few shots which later became his trademark. He started his directorial career with movie Road To Paloma which was a drama film. 

In April 2011, HBO started airing a new fantasy series, Game of Thrones, and Jason Momoa appeared in the role of Khal Drogo, a barbarian leader of a tribe called Dothraki. However, he died in the show’s ten episode but his roles impressed his viewers.

In 2014, he appeared in the horror film Debug. He also produced/directed/ acted and co-wrote a drama thriller film Road to Paloma.

The same year, DC extended Universe signed him for the role of Aquaman in the Superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Aquaman is a DC’s superhero based on DC’s comic character of the same name who is king of the seven seas.

In 2017, Jason Momoa reprised the role of Aquaman in the Dc’s another film Justice League. He is also star in an Aquaman’s solo film which will release in 2018.

Currently, he appears in the second season of Netflix drama series The Frontier alongside Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle, Christina McKay and other stars. 

Personal Life

Jason Momoa is a married man. He is married to actress Lisa Bonet since 2007. The couple also has two children together; a daughter Lola Iolani Momoa and a son- Nakoa-Wolf Manakaupao Namakaeha Momoa. Momoa and Bonet married unofficially for almost one decade and married officially in November 2017. 

His wife, Lisa Bonet, also has a daughter Zoe Isabella with former husband Lenny Kravitz. 
Previously, Jason Momoa engaged to Aussie actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon.

They dated five years before getting engaged in 2004. Simmone called quit her engagement when she confirmed his affair with Lisa Bonet.

A tall man, Jason has a height of about 193 cm, which is about 6 feet and 4 inches. He is a handsome man with strongly built body and long brown hair. 

He has been in a romantic relationship with the Australian actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon with whom he was from 2004 to 2006.

After breaking up with her, he married Lisa bonnet in 2007 and the couple is still together. They are happy and with two children don’t seem like getting a divorce anytime soon. He has got a good fan following and you can follow him on his Twitter account as well.

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