Jason Momoa’s father is from a Native Hawaiian family. Jason’s mother is of mostly German descent, and is from Norwalk, Iowa, where Jason was raised. Jason’s mother is also said to have Irish and Native American ancestry. Her own maternal grandfather was adopted, and it is not clear what his biological ancestry was.
Jason Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States, to Coni (Lemke), a photographer, and Joseph Momoa, a painter. Jason was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother.