Jason Momoa

by ethnic on August 24, 2010

Birth Name: Joseph Jason Namakaeha Momoa

Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1979

*Native Hawaiian (father)
*German, possibly other (mother)

Jason Momoa is an American actor, model, director, writer, and producer. He plays Aquaman in the DC Cinematic Universe.

Jason’s father is from a Native Hawaiian family. Jason’s mother is of mostly German descent. She 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 is married to actress Lisa Bonet, with whom he has two children.

Jason’s paternal grandparents were Louis Kuulei Momoa, Jr. (the son of Louis Kuulei Momoa and Jennie/Jenny Kini Malaya) and Phyllis Rose Leilani Kaeo. Jason’s great-grandfather Louis was the son of Leonard Puakanui Momoa and Julia Kuuianao Kaluna. Jennie was the daughter of Johnny Malaya and Sarah Williams.

Jason’s maternal grandfather is Delaine William Lemke (the son of Erich Albert Nicholas Lemke and Edna Anna Vohs). Erich was born in Iowa, to German parents, Peter Lemke and Wilhelmina Feige. Edna was also born in Iowa, also to German parents, from Holstein, Wilhelm F. Vohs and Dorothy “Dora” Marie Grutmacher Schroeder.

Jason’s maternal grandmother is Mabel L. Hoult (the daughter of Louis Smith Hoult and Edith Mae Wenzel). Louis was adopted by George C. Hoult and Fannie Doyle, who was born in Ireland; Louis was the biological son of George Sinkey. Edith was the daughter of John Adam Wenzel, who was born in Illinois, to German parents, and of Emma Susan Ritzhaupt, who was born in Iowa, to German parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Jason Momoa (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.geni.com

Jason’s paternal great-grandmother, Jennie/Jenny Kini Malaya, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Erich Albert Nicholas Lemke and Edna Anna Vohs, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Edna Anna Vohs, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituaries of Jason’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis Smith Hoult and Edith Mae Wenzel – http://www.findagrave.com

Jason’s maternal great-grandmother, Edith Mae Wenzel, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Hill July 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

He’s way taller than both his parents.

Capricious October 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm

What about Neanderthal?

visokozen October 13, 2015 at 10:38 pm

No way neanderthals are blond with blue or green eyes.

xxswingyxx January 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

nope, false. Northern European Neanderthals had blonde hair and blue eyes, there were also southern Neanderthals and Asian Neanderthals. modern day east Asians have 20-30% of Neanderthal DNA than Europeans

Kimmel May 15, 2016 at 8:45 pm
M May 31, 2015 at 6:57 am

He seems arrogant.

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm

He used to look Mongoloid influenced when he was younger due to his Polynesian heritage — however nowadays he just looks like a white guy with weird eyes.

When he was younger:




AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 7:04 am


AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 7:05 am

Sh1t I swear I’m going to kill my phone! I meant to say I love mixed MEN.

Amazonian December 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

Mostly European looking..with some make over he can pass as full Euro

Tyler Durden July 25, 2016 at 9:26 pm

I’d like some of what you’re smoking. He looks much closer to polies in body type and skull size. Most Europeans are not this robust. The majority are narrow skulled compared to Polynesians. Same deal with Roman Reigns. Most Italians are nowhere near as thick as him.

Racial Realist March 8, 2018 at 12:11 pm

No, not at all. the flared nostrils, thick lips, and thick wooly hair are all characteristic of Pacific Islanders, his physicality, thick skin, high cheekbones, eyebrow shape, narrow eyes, and robust and sloped forehead are also all Pacific Islander features.
The only European features he has is the narrowness of his nose and the light eyes.

andrew November 7, 2013 at 7:12 am

this guy looks mainly Caucasian though

Racial Realist March 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

No he doesn’t. He is immediately recognizable as non-white.
Pretty much everyone commenting around the Conan reboot noted his skin colour and ethnic appearance at a glance.

nnnnn September 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

He’s married with Lisa Bonet, the ex of Lenny Krawitz, he even
looks like Krawitz

sarahle September 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

not at all. i’m a huge lenny kravitz fan and i can assure he does not look like him :D

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