Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa was born on the 1st August, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA of Hawaiian, Irish, German and Native American ancestry. He is an actor and model, known for various roles landed in television series “Stargate Atlantis” (2004 – 2009), Ronon Dex (2005 – 2009), Game of Thrones (2011 – 2012) and others. More, Jason Momoa adds to his net worth as a film director and writer. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998.
How rich is this actor and model? It has been estimated that the overall size of Jason Momoa’s net worth is as much as $4 million, as of early 2016; the main source of his wealth is acting.
Jason Momoa Net Worth $4 Million
To begin with, Jason Momoa grew up in Norwalk, Iowa. He majored in wildlife biology in the University of Colorado State, however, he returned to his birthplace Hawaii in his last year of college to explore his roots and build connections with his father. Spending time in Hawaii he was accidentally discovered by a fashion designer, and then pursued a career as a model. He was so successful as a model, that in 1999 Momoa was announced as “Hawaii’s Model of the Year”. More, he was invited to host a popular contest “Miss Teen Hawaii USA”. The same year he received a role in the popular television series “Baywatch Hawaii” (1991–2001), and launched his acting career, with his net worth also rising.
Afterwards, he landed roles in television films “Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding” (2003) and “Tempted” (2003). Momoa was cast in the soap opera “North Shore” (2004–2005) aired on Fox. From 2005 to 2009 he was employed as Ronon Dex regular on the series “Stargate Atlantis”. In 2011 Momoa created the character of Conan, although the remake of the 1982 cult film “Conan the Barbarian” wasn’t as successful as the first film. The reviews were mostly negative and it was the box office flop. Fortunately, he rehabilitated himself as a successful actor playing Khal Drogo in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” (2011–2012), for which Momoa won the CinemaCon Award for Male Rising Star, and together with the ensemble he was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award in the category Best Acting Ensemble – Drama.
Moreover, he presented himself as a director, producer and co-writer of the drama thriller film “Road to Paloma” (2014), and it is worth mentioning the fact that he landed the male lead role in the above mentioned drama. The film premiered at Sarasota Film Festival in 2014 and gained mostly positive reviews. Later, he starred in feature films “Debug” (2014) and “Wolves” (2014). Soon, several films featuring Jason Momoa are going to be released, to give examples “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016), “The Bad Batch” (2016) and “Going Under” (2016). More, Jason is working on the film set of the action thriller “Braven” (2017).
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Momoa has been married to actress Lisa Bonet since 2007, and they have a daughter (2007) and a son (2008).
Has such a love for music that he would often play his selection of guitars even in his 'Aquaman' costume while on set during filming of the 'Justice League'.
Attended the London premiere of 'Suicide Squad' along with his wife Lisa Bonet in August 2016.
Replaced Luke Evans for the role of Eric Draven in the remake of 'The Crow'.
Said in an interview that during the filming of Game of Thrones (2011), the sex scenes were the most difficult.
In Polynesian, the word "momoa" means "dry".
Momoa is frequently cast as warriors: Ronon Dex in the science fiction television series "StarGate: Atlantis". Conan in the 2011 reboot of "Conan The Barbarian" and Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy drama television series "Game of Thrones".
In his mid-teens he became the youngest lifeguard in the history of the Gulf Coast.
Enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, long board skateboarding and roller hockey. Spends his free time on Buddhist studies.
Hosted the 1999 "Miss Teen Hawaii USA" contest.
Participated in the "Governor's Fashion Show, " and "Liberty House" fashion show.
Won the 1999 "Hawaii's Model of the Year."
Multiple tattoos on his arms and chest
Usually has a long goatee or beard
Long black hair
Has a couple of scars on the left side of his face. The most visible one goes through his left eyebrow.
Has three moles to the side of his left eye.
Deep, powerful voice
Often plays warriors and tough fighters
I'm not a barbarian.
I'm a huge art buff.
I'm half Hawaiian and the haka is a very sacred thing, something your family teaches you - my father taught me.
I'm kind of ADD in that sense where if I start liking something, I'll just learn it to the absolute max.
I'm not a big fan of just doing weights. Anything more physical is infinitely better.
I grew up rock climbing.
I grew up with artists.
I love life and if there's something that I'm playing that I love, I'll research it.
I was born in Hawaii, but I was raised in Iowa.
I got called 'pretty boy' my whole life.
I'm one of those freaky people that actually reads books.
I'm raised to actually think, to use my brain.
I think a man needs to be a man. To hold a woman the way she wants to be held. Just do whatever your woman wants, and you'll be fine.
I love carbs, but denial is good training for the mind.
My favorite movie is 'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.'
I was 19 and folding T-shirts in a surf shop. And I got chosen out of 1,300 people to play a leading role on 'Baywatch Hawaii'. I didn't even know how to act. It took me five years to get an agent after [that]. No one would take me seriously after 'Baywatch'. I lived in the shadow of that for a long time.