With his distinct physical attributes, there was no escaping the modeling industry for Jason Momoa who later went into acting. The talented actor is popularly known for his role in HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones where he starred as Kahl Drogo. He is not only an actor but also a writer, director, and a producer. Jason took a step into the entertainment industry when he was featured in drama series Baywatch in the late 90s.
He went on to make appearances in other productions, but his step into the limelight came with his role on Game of Thrones. Apart from his attractive physique and on-screen endeavors, there is so much more to know about the actor and so here are lesser-known facts about Jason Momoa.
Jason Momoa’s Bio, Age
Born Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 1, 1979, Jason studied Marine Biology while in college in Iowa, but later changed to Wildlife Biology when he moved to Colorado State University. Jason Momoa began his modeling career in 1998 after he was discovered by Takeo Kobayashi, a designer. He didn’t only have a good physique; he knew how to use it. Momoa won ‘Model of the Year’ in Hawaii in 1999. Shortly after, he had his first stint ever in acting, featuring in Baywatch Hawaii. He went on to feature in North Shore in 2004. He starred in Johnson Family Vacation and also in Stargate: Atlantis.
Jason Momoa became very popular when he landed the role of Dothraki King, Kahl Drogo on Game of Thrones which debuted in 2011. He exhibited his writing capabilities with the movie Road to Paloma which he co-wrote with Jonathan Hirschbein and Robert Homer Mollohan. He starred in the Independent film Sugar Mountain in 2014. That same year he starred in Debug, a sci-fi horror film.
Jason has a net worth estimated at $8 million. The actor has his film and TV stints to thank for his financial status. Momoa may seem financially average, but bearing in mind his rapid growth in the industry, this amount could be a trifling figure to the actor in a few years.
Family – Parents, Ethnicity
Jason Momoa was born to his parents; Joseph Momoa his father and Coni, his mother. Jason was born the only son of his parents and grew up with his mother in Iowa. He is of mixed race. Momoa’s father is of Native Hawaiian descent and his mother is of German, Irish and Native American ancestry. Jason’s father is a painter while his mother is a photographer.
Personal Life – Wife, Kids
Jason Momoa may be fierce looking and controversially attractive on-screen, but away from the screen, he is a traditional family man who upholds the value of marriage and togetherness. He is married to actress Lisa Bonet. The two colleagues in the industry reportedly met in 2005 through some friends of theirs. Things metamorphosed quickly and Bonet and Momoa began a relationship.
The couple became legally married in 2017 although they were said to be unofficially married since 2007. They have two children together; Lola Iolani Momoa their daughter born in 2007, and Nakoa Momoa their son born in 2008. Jason is a stepfather to singer Zoe Kravitz, Bonnet’s daughter from her marriage to musician Lenny Kravitz.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Jason Momoa can hardly go anywhere unnoticed with his distinctive height and general physical attributes. No wonder after a thrilling audition where he performed the Haka, he was selected to play the character of Game of Thrones’ Khal Drogo.
The talented actor and producer stand at a tall height of 1.93 meters (6 ft 4 in) making him one of the tallest actors in Hollywood. Momoa’s height is quite proportional to his thick weight of 106 kg (234 pounds). His broad chest which measures 50 in (127 cm) and Arms that measure 18 inches give him a wide wingspan and a sturdy and intimidating look. We’re not forgetting his long dark brown hair and green eyes.
On how he maintains his iconic body shape, Momoa engages in intensive workout sessions and maintains a good dietary plan. This and more were shared by Jason when he featured in Men’s Health magazine. Momoa was featured in December 2017 on the cover of the publication with an article which dwelt on his fitness routine for his role in the superhero movie Aquaman.