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Jason Momoa Biography

Birth Name:
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa
Birth Place:
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Actor, model

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated