- Was born in Hawaii, but grew up in Iowa.
- Named the 1999 Hawaii Model of the Year.
- Won his breakout role on Baywatch Hawaii when he was selected from more than 1,100 aspiring actors who responded to a cattle call.
- Wore a wig in the fifth season of Stargate: Atlantis (2005-09) after shaving off his signature dreadlocks when filming wrapped on Season 4. After six-plus years, my head and neck were starting to hurt a lot," he told TV GUIDE.
- An avid runner, mountain biker and rock climber.
- 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Coni Momoa — Mother
- Lola Iolani Momoa — Daughter
- Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa — Son
- Simone Mackinnon — Ex-fiancée
- Lisa Bonet — Wife
- Attended University of Hawaii, Hawaii, United States; attended Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, United States; attended Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, Iowa, United States