Jason Momoa
Actor, model
Jason Momoa
Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa is an American actor and model. He is known for his role as Ronon Dex (2005–09) on the military science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis (2004–09). In 2011, he became recognized for his role as Khal Drogo in the HBO medieval fantasy television series Game of Thrones and also starred as the title character in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian (2011).
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Jason Momoa's personal information overview.
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Jason Momoa Throwing Axes Is The Sexiest Thing You'll See All Day
The Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Jason Momoa: One of the toughest actors in the business is a big softie
CNN - about 1 month
Jason Momoa is the type of guy who will talk about throwing tomahawk one minute and the next, admit he always does the dirty dishes at his wife's request. He'll talk about the beauty of naked branches in the winter while a daunting, blood-covered rubber apron -- a prop, he later explained -- hangs above his head. He'll show you his handcrafted knife collection and later confess his aversion to hunting for pure sport.
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A Word With: Jason Momoa Braves New Frontiers
NYTimes - about 1 month
In his 16-year career, Mr. Momoa has portrayed an array of menacing brutes and killers including, now, a part-Native-American trader in “Frontier.”
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Here's Your First Look At Amber Heard As Mera, Queen Of Atlantis, In 'Justice League'
Huffington Post - 5 months
Amber Heard is ready to rule the ocean.  IGN shared the first images of the actress suited up for her role as Mera, Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman, in the upcoming “Justice League” film, and she looks fierce.  Her outfit is reminiscent of scales, which makes sense given her connection to the water, and save for a few added shoulder spikes and metallic accents, it’s pretty true to the comic book illustrations. The costume was designed by Michael Wilkinson.  IGN has your exclusive first look at Amber Heard as Mera in #JusticeLeague https://t.co/JcYLJTkeEz pic.twitter.com/P4VuzijYaW — Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) October 12, 2016 BREAKING: Here is our first look of #AmberHeard as Mera in #JusticeLeague pic.twitter.com/AzkeaHSaLw — Justice League (@JL_Movie) October 12, 2016 We have your very first look at Amber Heard as Mera, queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman, in #JusticeLeague https://t.co/O7bIxdND65 pic.twitter.com/CxFIBX7 ...
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Khal Drogo's Response To Daenerys' Fiery Scene Proves She's Still The Moon Of His Life
Huffington Post - 10 months
Khal Drogo still has a lot of love for Daenerys Targaryen.  Jason Momoa, who played the mighty Dothraki warrior in Season 1, took to Instagram Monday to give his Khaleesi some applause for that badass scene where she sets the Khals' hut on fire and steps out of the flames unharmed to escape their clutches and regain her rightful position of power.  Hahahahahahahahahahahhhahaha. I love GOT. Don't fuck with my boo. Hahahahahahahahah @emilia_clarke love u Moon of my life ALOHA DROGO A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on May 16, 2016 at 3:19pm PDT Emilia Clarke, who plays Dany, was very proud of that scene from Sunday night's Episode 4, as well.  “It’s so exciting, very tingly-making. Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly of the scene. “I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back poc ...
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So Little Time, So Many Possibilities
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it. Should a creative person take it in one direction? Two directions? Three or four or more? Should an artist present a brilliant idea to trusted collaborators who can join in on bringing it to fruition? Or should an individual recognize that a seemingly brilliant idea might be more than s/he can handle? These are important questions to ask. While many in the arts stress that one learns the most through one's failures, two recent artistic mishaps drew lots of attention. Produced by the African Community Theatre under Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies, a recent production of The Mountaintop (a controversial play by Katori Hall) featured two actors alte ...
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Drogon Might Take On The Dothraki In 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Daenerys Targaryen was in a bad way the last time we last saw her. Near the end of "Game of Thrones" Season 5, she was standing in a field somewhere in the middle of Essos, while a Dothraki khalasar rode around her in a formation vaguely reminiscent of that swirly pattern Matthew McConaughey saw everywhere in "True Detective." Her only apparent plan -- if you can even call it a plan -- was to drop a ring of hers on the ground, in the hopes that a friend would find it and ... do something?  So what's next for the former Khaleesi? George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books provide little help. The show's Daenerys, played by Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive Emilia Clarke, is at almost the exact same spot as book Daenerys at the end of A Dance With Dragons. Luckily for impatient fans, though, the set of the next season of the show has been beset with more spies than King's Landing. And a number of recent leaks from the set in Spain offer some clues about what Daenerys may be do ...
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Janelle Monae's Paris Fashion Week Hair Owns Our Best Beauty List
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2016 was filled with major moments, including the scenic airport-themed Chanel show to the mini "Game of Thrones" reunion with Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa. But we believe Janelle Monae's many, many hairstyles stole the spotlight.  The "Yoga" singer was spotted out and about wearing different hairdos to accentuate what she described to Vogue as her "growing, evolving" style. Having worked with Monae since her debut studio album "The ArchAndroid" in 2010, celebrity hairstylist Caprice Green told The Huffington Post that the two always "start out with some sort of game plan" when discussing hairstyle for Fashion Week. "However, it doesn't always go as planned," said Green. "The clothes from the designers sort of determined the look each day." From her signature pompadour topped with a cherry-red Kristina Dragomir heart cap to a beautiful beehive adorned with Chanel accessories, Monae and her hairstylist have pushed the boundaries on what's consid ...
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C2E2
CNN - almost 2 years
The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo keeps upping their game when it comes to big names, top notch artists and a wide variety of costumes. Saturday brought out costumers from every genre and style, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman and Futurama. Panels included "Fierce Females of TV", which included Jewel Staite (Firefly), Leah Pipes (The Originals), Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), and Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black). Many attendees stayed in the packed main hall to see Jason Momoa (Stargate: Atlantis, Game of Thrones) who is fan favorite. Momoa was mum on any specifics on the upcoming Aquaman film but did say he was excited and it was "an honor to play the character" because of the importance of water gods in Hawaiian culture. C2E2 continues tomorrow at McCormick Place in Chicago. If you can, check it out and enjoy the show!
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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” shows off an epic Teaser Trailer
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Hot on the heels of the new Star Wars movie flexing its muscles last week (as well as a hot new Trailer for Jurassic World earlier today), the sequel to Man of Steel also has sought to do the same. Yes, we got our first Teaser Trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently and at least to this humble writer, it was more than worth the wait. Besides showing off Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, we also got to see him in costume (and hear him) as the Caped Crusader himself. His upcoming clash next year with Henry Cavill’s son of Krypton looks like a true event movie. This is no surprise to any of you, but this film is going to set up a Justice League team up for the Warner Brothers/DC slate of heroes. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice picks up where Man of Steel left off, with the citizens of Metropolis debating the merits of Superman being a god among men. This captures the attention of Batman over in Gotham City, and they cross paths, with much fighting to ensue before they get on ...
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Everything You Need To Know About The Viral Protests Against A Hawaii Telescope
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Hawaii's Big Island is slated to be one of the world's largest, most powerful telescopes. But the $1.4-billion project is now in jeopardy in the aftermath of protests on social media and across Hawaii that brought construction to a halt. The site of the proposed project on the summit of Mauna Kea is a sacred location for many Native Hawaiians, and demonstrations have sparked broader discussions about both respect for indigenous cultures and the meaning of scientific progress. Here's everything you need to know to understand the multi-faceted issue: Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. From seafloor to summit, it's the highest mountain in the world at 32,000 feet. Because of dry, clean air at the summit, which rises 13,796 feet above sea level, and its distance from light pollution, the telescopes on Mauna Kea are able to view the faintest galaxies. Scientists love Mauna Kea. The summit is home to the world's ...
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Does The 'Batman Vs Superman' Delay Suggest Bigger 'Justice League' Plans?
MTV News - about 3 years
Despite Aquaman rumors, Jason Momoa insists he isn't in DC's superhero meet-up. By Kevin P. Sullivan with reporting by Josh Horowitz
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'Blackhawk Down's' Tom Sizemore joins Sundance channel's 'The Red Road'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Hollywood veteran Tom Sizemore is joining the cast of Sundance Channel's upcoming original series, "The Red Road." He'll play Jack Kopus, father to Jason Momoa's ex-con Native American character, Phillip. Jack is described as "a terrifying and unpredictable drug dealer." During the course of the series, Phillip arrives home to his northern New Jersey small town to run his father's drug ring. Sizemore has starred in the films "Saving Private Ryan," "Black Hawk Down," "Pearl Harbor," and "Heat," among many others. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jason Momoa
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 36
    He appeared in the 2016 superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Aquaman, with a solo film for the character following in 2018.
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  • 2015
    Age 35
    In February 2015, it was announced that he will portray a cannibal in the drama thriller film The Bad Batch.
    More Details Hide Details He will star in an action movie titled Braven.
  • 2014
    Age 34
    Road to Paloma was Momoa's first film as director, writer, and producer. He also starred in the lead role and released the film on July 11, 2014.
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    Momoa starred in the 2014 sci-fi horror movie, Debug; it was written and directed by Momoa's former Stargate Atlantis co-star, British-born Canadian actor David Hewlett.
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    Momoa's role as Aquaman was confirmed in October 2014.
    More Details Hide Details This marked Aquaman's live action theatrical debut. He is also to star in an Aquaman solo film to be released in 2018. He also portrayed Connor in the Canadian horror action film Wolves.
    In June 2014, Momoa was reported to have been cast in the role of Aquaman in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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    In March 2014, Momoa joined the dark comedy/thriller indie Sugar Mountain (film) alongside Cary Elwes and Haley Webb; its principal photography was done in Alaska.
    More Details Hide Details He also stared as Phillip Kopus, a Ramapough Mountain Indian, on the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road (2014–2015).
  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 28
    On December 15, 2008, their second child, a son named Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, was born.
    More Details Hide Details Momoa's mother announced the birth, saying that Nakoa means "warrior" and Mana stands for "strength/spirit", while Kaua ("rain") and Po ("dark") pertain to the circumstances surrounding his birthday (he was born on a rare bad-weather night in Los Angeles). He shares his name, Namakaeha, with his father. Momoa learned martial arts for his role as Ronon in Stargate Atlantis and for Conan.
    On November 15, 2008, Momoa was slashed in the face with a broken beer glass by another customer at the Birds Cafe, a Hollywood, California, tavern.
    More Details Hide Details He received around 140 stitches during reconstructive surgery, and the scar is apparent in his later work.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    On November 15, 2007, Momoa and Bonet were married.
    More Details Hide Details From his marriage to Bonet, Momoa became the stepfather to Zoë Kravitz.
    On July 23, 2007, Bonet gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Lola Iolani Momoa.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    In 2005, Momoa met actress Lisa Bonet after common friends introduced them, and they developed a relationship.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 14
    There are talks that he could be portraying the Crow in the remake of the 1994 film.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Age 2
    He portrayed the title protagonist in Conan the Barbarian (2011), a reimagining of the 1982 film of the same name and a role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
    More Details Hide Details Momoa gained his role of Khal Drogo on HBO's Game Of Thrones through his audition, in which he performed the Haka, an intimidating Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield. After the shooting of Stargate Atlantis Season 4 was over, Momoa had his dreadlocks cut off. Their weight had been giving him headaches. The program agreed with the decision and had planned to film a scene where Ronon cuts off his hair for Season 5's "Broken Ties", but that change was ultimately overruled by the Sci Fi network. On the first day of filming for Season 5, his dreadlocks were reattached, but the process was too taxing. Momoa switched to using his stunt double's wig until a custom wig could be made and delivered two weeks later. When Momoa was first cast for the role, the producers had asked him to cut off the dreadlocks, but they became a trademark of his character, so he was allowed to keep them.
  • 1979
    Born
    An only child, Momoa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1979, to Coni, a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother. His father is of Native Hawaiian descent, while his mother is of German, Irish, and Native American ancestry. After high school, Momoa began college in Iowa as a marine biology major, studying for a period in the Florida Keys. He transferred his major to wildlife biology at Colorado State University. Before completing his degree, he moved back to the Hawaiian Islands to reconnect with his father. As a young man, Momoa traveled extensively, took up pastel painting in Paris, and studied Buddhist teachings in Tibet. In 1998, Momoa was discovered by international designer Takeo Kobayashi, who encouraged his modeling career. Momoa won Hawaii's Model of the Year 1999 and hosted the Miss Teen Hawaii contest. At 19 years old, he also worked part-time in a surf shop before being cast in Baywatch Hawaii. Momoa appeared as Jason Ioane in the action drama series Baywatch Hawaii (1999 - 2001). In addition to his appearances in North Shore (2004–2005), Johnson Family Vacation (2004), and Stargate: Atlantis (2005–2009), Momoa was cast as Roman in four episodes of the comedy-drama television series The Game (2009).
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