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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa was born in Hawaii, but raised in Iowa by his mother, who is of German, Irish, and Native American descent.


He started his acting career on Baywatch: Hawaii, where he played a lifeguard named Jason Ioane.


Jason Momoa wanted to be a marine biologist before switching to wildlife biology in college.


He has a large tattoo on his forearm that represents his family god, or “aumakua”, from Hawaiian mythology.


He got a scar on his left eyebrow after being slashed with a broken beer glass in a bar fight in 2008. He had to get 140 stitches and reconstructive surgery.


Jason Momoa performed a traditional Maori war dance, or “haka”, for his audition for the role of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.


He learned the Dothraki language for his role, but also improvised some of his lines in the fictional language.


Jason Momoa is an avid rock climber and has a passion for outdoor activities. He also owns a production company called Pride of Gypsies.


Jason Momoa is married to actress Lisa Bonet, who is 12 years older than him. They have two children, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf.


He is a vocal advocate for environmental causes, especially ocean conservation. He once shaved his beard to raise awareness for recycling.


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