Actor Jason Momoa: biography, personal life and photos

Full name Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Occupation Actor, director
Age (date of birth) 08.01.1979
Nationality Hawaiian, European, North American roots
Height/Weight 193 cm/110 kg
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The star of Jason Momoa rose after the release of the series, in which he brilliantly embodied the images of savages and warriors from fantasy worlds. However, Jason considers his children and a happy life with a woman he has been in love with from a young age to be his main achievement.

Biography. early years

The only son of photographer Koni Lemke and artist Joseph Momoa was born on August 1, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaiian and European roots harmoniously intertwined in his appearance.

In the early 90s, Jason’s parents divorced and he spent his childhood in the city of Norwalk, Iowa, where Coney decided to settle. After graduating from school, the young man went to college for a biology course, then studied at the University of Colorado, but shortly before receiving his bachelor’s degree, he unexpectedly dropped out of high school and left for his father. According to the actor, he suddenly felt in his heart that he should restore relations with his father.

This is what Jason Momoa will be guided by both in his career and in his personal life, he will always do as his heart tells him, and will never go against himself and his inner self.

Career. Start

Jason Momoa Malibu
Jason Momoa lifeguard Malibu (photo without a beard)

In Hawaii, Jason spent just over a year, working as a beach lifeguard and surf salesman, as a clothing demonstrator, and won a modeling competition, earning the title of model of the year. In 1999, he passed the casting for the role of Jason Yoen in the popular Baywatch project, ran along the beach for two seasons, demonstrating a physique surprisingly proportional to his height.

From 2003 to 2005, the actor played in the tapes “Seduced”, “Johnson Vacation” and in the TV series “North Shore”, appearing in the role of a beach handsome man already familiar to the audience.

The more serious work of the young actor was participation in the fantastic American-Canadian project Stargate: Atlantis, where he got one of the main roles, and for five years Jason played a brave warrior from the planet Pegasus. The series was awarded the Saturn Award and was named the best series of 2006, 2007 and 2008, Momoa received the first portion of popularity and offers for other roles, thanks to which he gained worldwide fame.

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Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke

Game of Thrones: Momoa as Khal

At the casting of the series, the actor performed a ritual dance of the New Zealand natives (haka), accompanying it with barbaric cries, which, coupled with the giant’s bright appearance, could not fail to make the proper impression. According to the script, Khal Drogo was supposed to play in only one season of the series, but this was enough for the flood of fame that literally fell on the actor. Momoa was named one of the show’s most iconic characters when the actor received a special award at CinemaCon in 2011. Film critics noted the brilliant play of the actor, who managed to give his character that volume and color that is remembered by the audience for a long time. The role of the wife of the barbarian giant was played by the short and gentle Emilia Clarke.

Main roles

In 2011, Momoa accepted an offer from director Marcus Nispel and even before starting work on the Game of Thrones, he played Conan the Barbarian in the fantasy action movie of the same name. Despite the fact that the picture failed at the box office and received negative reviews, the role of Conan entered the name of Jason Momoa in the major league of young actors in modern Hollywood. To achieve the perfect, according to Momoa, appearance, he trained a lot and limited himself in nutrition. As Jason himself admits, he faced the difficult task of not becoming an imitator of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unlike Conan, played by Schwarzenegger, his hero was more of an anti-hero who, by chance, fell into circumstances that nevertheless made him a hero.

In the next year’s crime thriller “Control Shot”, the actor starred in the company of Sylvester Stallone and Christian Slater, playing the role of a contract killer, and surprised fans by embodying the image of a really very bad guy.

The 2014 horror action movie Wolves did not become a hit of the film season, but the audience remembered the next reincarnation of Momoa, who played a werewolf in it. The actor’s partners were Lucas Till and Stephen McHattie.

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Jason Momoa as Aquaman

The theme of justice, which must prevail, even if the hero himself has to become a beast, Momoa raised in the film “The Path to Paloma”, making his debut as a director. He played the main role in the film himself, and looked harmoniously in the natural scenery, riding around on a bike. Lisa Bonet played in the picture.

In 2014, the actor joined the all-star team of superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, appearing in an episode of the film in the form of Aquaman, the lord of the water elements. A new colorful character with a trident appeared in 2017 in the film “Justice League”.

Also this year, the actor’s filmography was replenished with the comedy thriller “His Dog Business”, in which Jason collaborated with Bruce Willis. The touching crime comedy was liked by the audience, but was received negatively by critics, they all noted an extremely simple plot, designed for a mass audience. In the film, Jason again played a bad guy, a gangster nicknamed Spider.

Jason Momoa tattoo in life and in movies

In many films, Momoa has all kinds of tattoos. But most of them belong to the movie character, not the actor. The painted body of Aquaman is just make-up. Jason Momoa’s real tattoos are clearly visible in his Instagram photo. The only large image that immediately catches the eye is on his left arm. The rest of the tattoos are not so noticeable.

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Jason Momoa real tattoos

Personal life, Jason Momoa’s wife

Having managed to build a career and climb to the top of the film Olympus, Momoa is no less successful in his personal life. His wife was Lisa Bonet, whose photographs in her youth graced the glossy covers of the 90s. Their love story is considered one of the most romantic in Hollywood, and their marriage is one of the happiest.

Lisa Bonet, the star of the legendary film Angel Heart and the ex-wife of Lenny Kravitz, began her career by participating in the popular sitcom The Crosby Show. Lisa was Jason’s first love, who first saw her on television at a very young age.

In 2005, the actor met the subject of adoration in one of the jazz clubs in New York and found it possible to immediately approach her and explain himself. So they met and left the party together, never to part again.

According to Lisa, Jason is the perfect alpha male, his rebellious and free temper miraculously matches her gentle nature. The difference in the age of the star spouses is almost 13 years, but age is just numbers, isn’t it?

In 2007, the actors had a daughter, Lola, and a year later, a son named Nakoa-Wulf Manakauapo Namakea.

It is the children that are Jason’s main success, several tattoos are dedicated to them, the actor also has several tattoos in the Hawaiian style.

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Jason Momoa with his wife and children

The family lives on a ranch in California, which has been owned by Lisa since 1995, on a vast territory, Lisa and Jason have created an ideal world where outsiders are not allowed.

Jason’s Instagram is a typical Instagram of a star who is at the peak of his fame and enjoys it, he willingly shares photos with partners on the set, tries on different images and publishes travel photos. Occasionally, he indulges subscribers, and, by the way, he has about a million of them, with family photographs in which Lisa looks especially fragile next to him, because the star’s height is almost two meters, and his normal weight is 110 kilograms.

Jason Momoa now

In 2018, the actor was named the most handsome man according to TC Candler, an Internet portal that annually compiles lists of movie beauties according to polls of resource visitors. In the same year, Momoa presented the film “Aquaman” in which he played the main role and was one of its directors. Excellent graphics (although critics differ here) that simulate the underwater world, large-scale battles, and, of course, the performance of Jason, menacingly brandishing his trident, made the film an event of the 2018 film season. Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman starred in the film, and Amber embodied the image of Aquaman’s beloved Hurd.

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Jason Momoa with friends

The action movie “Wild”, which also premiered in 2018, was not as spectacular as “Aquaman”, but even more revealed the dramatic talent of Momoa, who plays a forester who is forced to defend his life.

In an interview after the premiere, Momoa said that he intends to come to grips with directing, and he already has ideas for the next films.

Source of photo and video materials: Instagram of the actor.

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