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Jason Momoa

It is Asian- Pacific- American Heritage Month! You might know Jason Momoa from his recent movie Aquaman, as well as other films like Justice League, Superman vs Batman, or Frontier. He also stars in TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Stargate Atlantis, and Red Road.
Jason Momoa was born on August 1, 1979, in Nanakuli, Honolulu, Hawaii, but was raised in Norwalk, Iowa, by his mother, who is of German, Irish, and Native American descent, and his father, a Native Hawaiian.

Jason Momoa went to college after high school and majored in marine biology before switching to wildlife biology. Later, fashion designers Eric Chandler and Takeo Kobayashi encouraged his modeling career. At the age of 19, Jason Momoa worked at a part-time job in a surf shop before he was cast in a action, drama series Baywatch Hawaii. Later in June of 2014, he was reported to have been cast as Aquaman. He first made his appearance as Aquaman in the superhero movie Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, after he played the leading role in 2017 ensemble the film Justice League. Then, he started his solo film Aquaman later released in 2018, and received a role in the new movie The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Jason Momoa still acts and was recently cast as Duncan Idaho in the upcoming film Dune. Congrats Jason Momoa!

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