Aug. 1st, 1979
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Jason Momoa (born August 1, 1978) is an industry newcomer whose star is quickly rising. A model and actor, he joined the Baywatch (1989) cast for three episodes as the show's prodigy, "Jason".
Born in Honolulu but soon moved to Norwalk, Iowa where he was raised by his mother. He returned to Hawaii to attend college and to explore his Hawaiian roots. Once back, Momoa was soon discovered by international designers who launched his modeling career. He won the 1999 "Hawaii's Model of the Year", participated in the "Governor's Fashion Show" and "Liberty House" fashion show, and hosted the 1999 "Miss Teen Hawaii USA" contest. Since Baywatch (1989), his modeling career continued to soar and he has walked the runways for Louis Vuitton and Japanese designer Takeo. A natural athlete, Momoa enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, long board skateboarding and roller hockey. He also spends his free time on Buddhist studies.
- Was engaged to 'Simmone Mackinnon' (qv) from June 2004 until mid-2006.
- In his mid-teens he became the youngest lifeguard in the history of the Gulf Coast.
- Nephew of famed surfer 'Brian L. Keaulana' (qv).
- Won the 1999 "Hawaii's Model of the Year."
- Participated in the "Governor's Fashion Show, " and "Liberty House" fashion show.
- Hosted the 1999 "Miss Teen Hawaii USA" contest.
- On November 15, 2008, Momoa was attacked with a broken beer glass in West Hollywood, California. According to the APNews article, 140 stitches and subsequent reconstructive surgery were required.
- He and 'Lisa Bonet' (qv) welcomed their first child, a daughter, born on 23 July 2007; named Lola Iolani Momoa.