Jason Momoa, the 41-year-old actor has already made a place for himself in people’s hearts. Not only is he drop-dead gorgeous, but also, he has got quite a few interesting roles in his bag.
The actor who is most popularly known for his role as the dashing Khal Drogo in the hit HBO series Game Of Thrones has also starred as the titular character of Aquaman, in DC’s “Aquaman” and also “Justice League”.
Some fun trivia on Jason Momoa!
However, Jason Momoa is not just about his looks or acting. There is so much more to him as a person and who he really is. Here are 10 interesting facts on the debonair actor that will surely add to your bucket of celebrities’ trivia!
Where was Jason born?
Although Jason Momoa was born in Nānākuli Hawaii, he soon moved in with his mother to Madison County in Iowa, after his parents split.
One of Jason’s very first acting gigs!
Many of you may not be aware of this, but Jason indeed starred in Baywatch: Hawaii from 1999 until 2001, when he was still going through his modelling career. All thanks to his great looks!
How did Jason become a model?
Back in the ’90s, Jason Momoa was discovered by Takeo Kobayashi, an international designer around the year 1998. The now actor, started his journey of a happening modelling career soon after. Apparently, he even won Hawaii’s model of the year in 1999. How crazy is that?
Jason’s previous jobs
But is Jason Momoa all about his breathtaking looks? No. The actor was an aspiring marine biologist while he was pursuing a degree on the subject. Adding to that he was a lifeguard and also a surfer, according to his profile on Entertainment Weekly.
Jason Momoa’s height
Jason is very, VERY tall. Towering at an height of 6’5”, you have to look up to get a good glace at Momoa! In an interview with Access Hollywood, Jason remembered his audition for Game of Thrones, “When you have a big 6’5″ Hawaiian, screaming at the top of his lungs, like ready to r—, pillage, and kill anyone in front of [him], these . . . casting directors were kind of very scared.”
Jason Momoa is a dreadlock enthusiast. At a point in time, he used to have a head full of attention-worthy dreads!
Jason Momoa’s facial scar
If you have properly looked at Jason Momoa, you might’ve noticed a gnarly scar on his eyebrow. How did he get that? Well now, that’s a story. Apparently, he got involved in a bar fight once, which resulted in him getting the scar. In previous interviews, Jason had opened about how he got that tell-tale scar on his eyebrow, “It was crazy. A guy smashed a pint glass in my face. I got a little over 140 stitches in my face . . . [hair] just doesn’t grow there anymore.”
Jason Momoa’s family
Jason Momoa is in a lovely marriage with Hollywood actor and activist Lisa Bonet. The two started dating in 2005 before finally getting married in October 2017. They have two children together, 13-year-old daughter Lola Iolani and 12-year-old son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha. The kids are only 17 months apart. He also has a stepdaughter, Zoë Kravitz, from Lisa’s previous marriage to Lenny Kravitz.
Jason’s passion for metal music
Jason is a fan and enthusiast of heavy metal music. The actor had invited members of Canadian death metal band Archspire to star in cameo roles in the first episode of his TV series, ‘See’.
He even practiced metal growls and screaming techniques with the vocalist of Archspire, Oli Peters, for a particular role in the series. That’s how much of a dedicated music lover he is!
Jason Momoa, the martial arts practitioner
And last but not the least, Jason Momoa had learned martial arts for his role as Ronon in ‘Stargate Atlantis’. The actor devotedly started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu from 2017.
So it seems like, Jason Momoa is a very cool person with likes and interests, spanning over several fields. This is what probably makes him one of the coolest celebrities of Hollywood.