Joseph Jason Momoa (born August 1, 1979) is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer. He is known for his television roles as Ronon Dex (2005-2009) on the military science fiction television series Stargate: Atlantis (2004-2009); as Khal Drogo in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011-2012); and currently as Phillip Kopus on the SundanceTV drama series The Red Road (2014-present).
Momoa also starred as the title character in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian (2011). He is set to appear as the DC Comics superhero Aquaman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and a 2018 Aquaman film.
Road to Paloma, his first film as director, writer, and producer, and in which he also stars in the lead role, was released in July 11, 2014.
An only child, Momoa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the son of Coni, a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. 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, Jason began college in Iowa as a marine biology major, studying for a period in the Florida Keys. He then transferred his major to wildlife biology at Colorado State University, before moving to the Hawaiian Islands to reconnect with his father...
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