Jason Momoa’s Early Life

Jason Momoa was born in 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii, but spent most of his childhood in Norwalk, Iowa. He has Native Hawaiian, German, Native American, and Irish roots.

Both of his parents were creative people. Jason’s mother Coni was a photographer and his father Joseph was a painter. They have divorced soon after Momoa’s birth. He lived with mother, who taught him to pursue his goals and never give up.

After graduating from high school, Jason went to college and studied marine biology. Then he majored in wildlife biology in Colorado State University. Considering that, no wonder Jason Momoa loves Mother Nature so much. He is an environmentalist and ocean activist. Actor once said in an interview that he wants to spend his live saving the oceans.

Jason Momoa maintains an active lifestyle. He is an avid climber. The actor started climbing at a young age. He wants to pass this hobby on to his kids.

The actor spend the most of his youth traveling around the world. He studied art in Paris and visited Tiber to learn the secrets of Tibetan Buddhism. When Momoa was 19, he worked at a surf shop in Hawaii. It helped the actor to get the role in the popular television series Baywatch.

Jason Momoa began modeling in 1998. Considering his handsome face and athletic body, Jason was swamped with work offered by the best model agencies. He worked with the most popular design and fashion experts such as Takeo Kobayashi and won the 1999 Hawaii’s Model of the Year award. Moreover, Jason Momoa participated in the prestigious Governor’s Fashion Show and walked the runway for Louis Vuitton.

Nevertheless, Jason’s career path has changed drastically after he was cast in the Baywatch TV series. Momoa quit modeling and decided to focus on his acting career. He is one of the most popular actors in the world nowadays.