How much is Jason Momoa worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 1, 1979|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa, whose full name is Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa, is an American actor and model. He began acting in 1992 and since then has appeared in multiple movies and television series. One of his roles that really helped his acting career was in the hit series “Game of Thrones”, which became a worldwide phenomenon. Shortly after his exit from the show, Momoa starred in the movies “Stargate Atlantis”, “Frontier”, and, as of 2019, he’s been acting in the leading role of the Apple TV+ series See.
After he gained international recognition thanks to his participation in “Game of Thrones”, Jason Momoa received a lot of opportunities. Starting in 2016, he boosted his popularity even further after his participation in the DC Extended Universe films. He took part in 2016’s “Batman versus Superman”, 2017’s “Justice League”, and 2018’s “Aquaman”, in which he played the leading role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman.
American actor Jason Momoa has a net worth of $15 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Jason Momoa Get So Rich?
Momoa became rich thanks to his work in the popular “Baywatch”, which also helped him more opportunities to act in various films and television series. In the early 2000s, he took part in the “North Shore”, “Johnson’s Family Vacation”, and “Stargate: Atlantis”. He also starred in the 2011 film “Conan the Barbarian”, in which he portrayed the title protagonist. Around the same time is when the first season of “Game of Thrones” aired.
Jason Momoa gained international popularity after he landed the prominent role of Khal Drogo in the hit series. Almost immediately after auditioning for the role, Momoa received it and began training his performance. During his audition for the show, he performed the Haka ceremonial dance, which is part of the Maori culture, and is used to welcome a visitor and/or convey a challenge to an opponent.
The actor portrayed the role of Khal Drogo in both season 1 and season 2 of the hit series. Despite his death in the first season, Drogo’s last appearance was in the season finale of season two. Jason Momoa was highly praised for his role and it opened a lot of doors for him. Thanks to his fantastic performance in both “Game of Thrones” and “Conan the Barbarian”, Jason Momoa also received his very first award – CinemaConAward in the category “Male Rising Star”.
Shortly after his exit from “Game of Thrones”, Momoa made his debut as a director for the film “Road to Paloma”, which was released in 2014 and featured his wife Lisa Bonet. The actor also co-wrote the film with Robert Mollohan and Jonathan Hirschbein.
Why Is He So Famous?
Jason Momoa became famous thanks to his charisma and acting skills. He was born on August 1, 1979, in Nanakuli, Honolulu, Hawaii, however, he was raised in Norwalk, Iowa by his mother. His mother is of Native American, German, and Irish descent and she was a photographer, while his father was a painter and of Hawaiian ancestry. Jason wanted to be an actor ever since he was a teen, however, he had a lot more success in modeling at that time, which is how he started.
At the age of 19, in 1998, Jason was discovered by the designers Erick Chandler and Take Kobayashi, both of whom encouraged him to be a model. At that time, Jason also landed a role in the drama series “Baywatch Hawaii”. Simply known as “Baywatch” upon its debut in 1989, the show was one of the most popular series from the 1990s. Momoa played the role of Jason Ioane and thanks to his performance, he was asked to play that role for 2 years, from 1999 to 2001.
Jason’s role in “Baywatch” didn’t come as a surprise because during that time he was a very successful model. Around the same time he began acting and starred in the 90s hit series, Momoa also won the award for Hawaii’s “Model of the year” (in 1999).
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of Jason Momoa came after he agreed to star as the beloved superhero Aquaman in a few of the DC Extended Universe films. Throughout 2014 and 2015, he took part in other films such as “Sugar Mountain” and “The Red Road”. In the late 2010s, Momoa’s career hit its peak when he took part in three of the superhero films as the aforementioned Aquaman. His first of three superhero films was “Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice”. It was also the character’s live-action theatrical debut.
In 2017, he played the leading role in “Justice League”. A year later, he took part in the Aquaman solo film, which is all about his character. The role of Aquaman further elevated the actor’s acting career and earned him a lot of nominations. Because of his performance, Momoa was nominated for one MTV Movie & TV Award, one Teen Choice, and two Nickelodeon’s Awards.
Thanks to the success of the superhero films, a special LEGO movie was created, in which Momoa reprised the role of Aquaman. The movie was called “The LEGO Movie 2” and it premiered in 2019. Besides the success of his performance as Aquaman, Jason also starred in other movies.
His performance in the horror and action films “Wolves”, “Debug”, and “Braven” were highly prized. In 2018, thanks to his impressive acting skills, the actor was asked to star in the upcoming Apple TV+ science fiction series “See”. In the series, Momoa plays the main character, Baba Voss. The show was successful and met with positive reviews. Shortly after its first season had aired, it was renewed for a second.
Whether it’s in his role as the warlord Khal Drogo in the epic drama series “Game of Thrones” or as the beloved Aquaman in the namesake superhero film, Jason Momoa has found success. His career skyrocketed after he was offered the role of Aquaman in the mid-2010s. Besides earning him a lot of awards and popularity, the role established Momoa as one of the sexiest actors, as seen in many popular magazines such as Forbes and Billboard.