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Jason Momoa: 10 Things About The ‘Aquaman’ Star You Didn’t Know About

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    Jason Momoa haas made quite a name for himself in recent years. The 39-year-old has tackled some seriously larger than life roles such as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Aquaman and Justice League in the DC Extended Universe, and Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.

    And he’s every bit as intense in real life as he is in reel life . You may be familiar with Jason Momoa from these iconic and memorable characters, but here are some things you may not know about the Hawaiian-born actor.

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  • 1 Jason Momoa's real first name
    2 / 11 1 Jason Momoa's real first name

    Jason Momoa’s first name isn’t actually Jason. It’s Joseph. His full name is Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa.

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  • 2 Jason Momoa's ancestry
    3 / 11 2 Jason Momoa's ancestry

    You may know that he is of Hawaiian descent, but he’s also part German, Irish, and Native American from his mother’s side of the family.

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  • 3 Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet
    4 / 11 3 Jason Momoa is married to Lisa Bonet

    He got to know Lisa Bonet in 2005 but their marriage was only officially announced in October 2017, despite rumours that they got married earlier. Lisa was best known for her role as Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show. She was also previously married to rock singer Lenny Kravitz and had a daughter, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, with him.

    Jason and Lisa currently have two children – a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa.

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  • 4 Jason Momoa was skinny once
    5 / 11 4 Jason Momoa was skinny once

    His first acting role was as Jason Ioane in Baywatch Hawaii when he was just 20 years old. The series ran from 1999 to 2001.

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  • 5 Jason Momoa's tattoos are real
    6 / 11 5 Jason Momoa's tattoos are real

    …Okay, just some of them. He was heavily tattooed in Aquaman, but he is actually inked in several places.

    One of the most significant ones is the tribal half-sleeve tattoo around his left forearm which features nine rows of black triangles. The tattoo is of his aumakua, his Hawaiian family’s crest, the shark.

    The triangles represent shark teeth and according to him, “it’s supposed to take the darkness out and bring in the light, but we’re still working on that.”

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  • 6 Jason Momoa got the role of Khal Drogo by scaring the casting panel
    7 / 11 6 Jason Momoa got the role of Khal Drogo by scaring the casting panel

    When he auditioned for the role of Dothraki Chieftain Khal Drogo, he opted to perform a haka since his character had very few lines to work with.

    Needless to say, he got the part after this intimidating performance. (WARNING: LOUD)

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  • 7 Jason Momoa does more than just act
    8 / 11 7 Jason Momoa does more than just act

    In 2014, he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in the film Road to Paloma.

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  • 8 Jason Momoa follows Aussie rules football
    9 / 11 8 Jason Momoa follows Aussie rules football

    Yes, you read that right. Jason supports Port Adelaide in the Australian Football League (AFL).

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  • 9 Jason Momoa's Instagram handle
    10 / 11 9 Jason Momoa's Instagram handle

    There’s more to his Instagram handle @prideofgypsies than you think.

    It’s taken from the company Jason started called Pride of Gypsies, and he describes it as “basically…I have tons of amazing writers, friends, directors, actors…and we all go out and shoot movies. That’s what we want to do. We love to tell stories. Stories, at the end of the day, is what it’s all about. You sit by a fire. I can sit and listen to Tom Waits tell me a story by campfire that’s better than any movie I’ve ever seen. I want to capture that.”

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  • 10 Jason Momoa is spiritual
    11 / 11 10 Jason Momoa is spiritual

    He travelled to Tibet and studied Buddhist teachings and meditates regularly.

    By Gilbert Wong, Men’s Health Content Producer

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