The Game of Thrones star, Jason Momoa is an actor, model, and producer. He is best known for his portrayal as Khal Drogo in the HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones. He is also known for his portrayal as Aquaman in the movies, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
The American actor is married to American actress, Lisa Bonet. The couple shares two children and resides in Fort Collins with his wife and children.
The actor possesses the net worth of $8 million at present.
Early Life and Education of Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US. He is American and is of mixed (Hawaiian, German, Irish) ethnic background. He is the son of Coni Momoa and Joseph Momoa. His father, the native of Hawaii, was a painter whereas his mother was a photographer and is of German, Irish, and Native American ancestry.
Momoa was raised by his mother in Norwalk, Iowa. He studied marine biology as a major subject at a college in Iowa, after completing his high school education. He transferred to Colorado State University changing his major subject to wildlife biology. He moved to the Hawaiian Islands to reconnect his father before accomplishing his degree.
Momoa studied Buddhism in Tibet, took up pastel painting in Paris, and traveled to different places in his youth days.
Jason Momoa's Career
Jason Momoa started his career after being discovered by Takeo Kobayashi, an international designer in 1998. Also, Kobayashi encouraged him to pursue towards modeling career.
In 1999, Momoa won Hawaii of the Year. The following year, he hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest as well.
At the age of 19, Momoa worked part-time in a surf shop. He debuted on television from the tenth season action drama series, Baywatch Hawaii in 1999. He portrayed the main role of Jason Loane in the series. He also starred in the eleventh season of the series until 2001.
Momoa appeared in many movies such as North Shore, Johnson Family Vacation, Stargate: Atlantis, and The Game from 2004-2009.
Momoa Portrayed the title character in the 2011 action-fantasy film, Conan the Barbarian. The movie premiered in Los Angeles on August 11, 2011. It released in the US on August 19, 2011. He starred alongside Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Leo Howard, among others. The film received largely negative reviews.
Momoa earned the role of Khal Drogo in HBO’s fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones. He was selected for his performance of Haka, an intimidating Maori war dance used on the battlefield, on the audition of the series.
Momoa co-wrote and directed an American drama thriller, Road to Paloma in 2014. He starred alongside Sarah Shahi, Lisa Bonet, Michael Raymond-James, and Wes Studi, among others. The film premiered at the Sarasota Film Festival in April 2014.
In 2016, Momoa portrayed Aquaman in DC Comics’ superhero movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film starred Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and Diane Lane, among others. The movie was a blockbuster hit grossing $873.6 million at the box office.
The following year, Momoa starred alongside Evan Jonigkeit in Discovery Canada’s historical TV series, Frontier. The show is running its second season and has released 12 episodes to date.
Momoa starred alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, and J.K. Simmons in the 2017 superhero film, Justice League. He portrayed Aquaman in the film. The movie made the total gross of $657.5 million at the box office.
Momoa would be appearing in the movies like Braven and Aquaman in 2018. He will portray the title character in the movie, Aquaman.
Jason Momoa's Height, Net Worth and Salary
Jason Momoa’s net worth is $8 million at present. He stands the height of 1.9 meters (6 feet 3 inches). He has done many successful films in his career. His successful movies include Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League.
His movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was a blockbuster hit grossing $873.6 million at the box office. IMDb rated 6.6 for the movie. His film, Justice League made the total gross of $657.5 million at the box office. The movie received 6.9 rating from IMDb.
Jason Momoa's Personal Life
Momoa has learned martial arts for the movie, Stargate Atlantis, and Conan. He began practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2017.
On November 15, 2008, Momoa's face was slashed with a broken beer glass by another customer at the Bird Cafe, a Hollywood, California, tavern. He received 140 stitches approx. during the surgery and the scar is apparent in his later work.
Momoa is married and has two children. He tied the knot to his girlfriend, Lisa Bonet, an actress, on November 15, 2007, in a secret wedding ceremony. The pair did not marry legally until October 2017.
Momoa met Bonet in 2005, through mutual friends and developed a relationship. The pair dated for several of years and finally got married. He is stepfather to the actress, Zoe Kravitz from his marriage to Bonet.
The couple is blessed with two children; a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa (born 2007) and a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa (2008).
The Game of Thrones star was engaged to Australian actress, Simmone Jade Mackinnon. They met on the set of the TV show, Baywatch Hawaii in 1999. They were in a relationship for five years.
Momoa currently resides in Fort Collins with his wife and kids. The couple is living a blissful married life at present.