Dwayne Johnson | Biography, Wrestling, Films, & Facts

Dwayne Johnson who is fondly known by his ring name, "The Rock" is an actor, professional wrestler & a producer who holds a dual Citizenship of Canada as well as America.

Dwayne Johnson | Biography, Wrestling, Films, & Facts
Dwayne Johnson Biography

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson was born on 02-05-1972 in Hayward in the state of California, United States. He is an American-Canadian Film Actor, Film Producer, Wrestler, Football Player & Voice Artist.

Dwayne Johnson is a professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in the fantasy adventure film, ‘The Mummy Returns. A highly successful professional wrestler before making his foray into films, Johnson is also famous for his ring name, ‘The Rock’

Born into a family of wrestlers, it comes as no surprise that he too made a name for himself in the sport. Athletic and inclined towards sports from a young age, he used to participate in many sporting activities as a school student. He played football for his high school and was also a member of the school's track and field and wrestling teams

 He was a promising footballer and received a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle. He was hopeful of making it big as a professional footballer when an injury put a full stop to his football ambitions. Though disappointed, he did not let this incident demotivate him and instead decided to become a wrestler. 

His father, a professional wrestler himself, began training the young man. Eventually, he made his WWF debut and established himself as a successful wrestler. Due to his popularity coupled with his rugged good looks, he started receiving offers from Hollywood studios and he began his acting career with the movie, ‘The Mummy Returns.

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Other Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson, The Rock, Flex Kavana, Rocky Maivia
Other Professions: Film Producer Wrestler Football Player Voice Artist Businessperson Philanthropist
Appearance: Hollywood WWE WWF WCW

Childhood & Early Life

  • He was born Dwayne Douglas Johnson on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, United States. His father, Rocky Johnson, was a professional wrestler while his mother, Ata Maivia, was the daughter of a wrestler. His father is of Black Nova Scotian origin, while his mother is of Samoan heritage, which explains his exotic looks.
  • He lived in New Zealand for a brief period and attended the Richmond Road Primary School, before returning to the United States where he enrolled at the Freedom High School.
  • He was an athletic teenager and participated in several sporting activities. He played football and was also a member of the school's track and field and wrestling teams.
  • His favorite sport was football and he received a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle. However, an injury dashed his dreams of a football career. He graduated in 1995, with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and physiology.
  • He decided to train as a wrestler and received his initial training from his father.

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The young Johnson rose up seeing his father battling it in the sport of professional wrestling. Initially, he never thought of taking wrestling as a profession as he was into Football and used to play football for his University team. He wouldn’t have dropped that idea of becoming a footballer until a back injury forced him to quit his plans. Thus, he decided to take up Wrestling.

Dwayne Johnson switched to wrestling and made his debut in the WWF against the mighty Brooklyn Brawler. Soon after, he started playing tag team matches and made a formidable pair with Bart Sawyer. The two won most of their matches and were one of the most successful tag team partners. He subsequently got involved in the elite band of wrestlers also called The Corporation. He started playing solo matches and his rift with Steve Austin was one of the biggest highlights of his wrestling career. In his illustrious career as a Wrestler, The Rock has won the WWF Tag Team Championships five times and the coveted WWF Heavyweight belt six times.

After appearing in a music video, he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2000. He made his motion picture debut as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of the film ‘The Mummy Returns’ in 2001.
The success of the movie led to its spin-off ‘The Scorpion King’ in 2002 in which Johnson played the role of Mathayus. He was reportedly paid the US $5.5 million for this movie which eventually became a moderate success.
He played the role of Joe Kingman, a divorced father, in the family sports comedy film, ‘The Game Plan’, in 2007. The movie opened at No. 1 at the box office, grossing $22,950,971 in its first weekend in spite of getting negative reviews from critics.
In 2009, he appeared in the science fiction film, ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, based on the novel ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ by Alexander Key. This film too opened at No. 1 and became a huge box office hit.
In 2011, Dwayne Johnson appeared in the fifth film of The Fast and the Furious film series, ‘Fast Five’, as Luke Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent. The film grossed over $86 million in its opening weekend and became one of Johnson’s biggest commercial hits.
He reprised his role as Luke Hobbs in ‘Fast & Furious 6’, the sixth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, in 2013. He had Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Gina Carano, and John Ortiz as co-stars. The film grossed over $780 million worldwide, making it No. 50 on the all-time worldwide list of highest-grossing films.
In 2015 he appeared in the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘Furious 7’. This film too became a blockbuster like the earlier movies in the franchise and also received critical praise for the action sequences.

In 2016, Dwayne Johnson starred in the action-comedy 'Central Intelligence' and gave his voice to the character of Polynesian demigod Maui in the Disney animated film Moana.

In 2017, he reprised his role in the eighth installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, 'The Fate of the Furious. In the same year, he starred in two other big hits, namely, 'Baywatch' and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
In 2018, he was seen in two action films, 'Rampage' and 'Skyscraper'.

Dwayne Johnson starred in Jumanji: The Next Level, in 2019.

From 2015 to 2019, Dwayne Johnson produced and starred in the HBO series Ballers. The series was ranked as HBO's most-watched comedy in six years.

Johnson literally dominated the silver screen with a couple of power-packed performances in big budgets action films such as Fast & Furious Seven and San Andreas. His recently released films include Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Jumanji 3 among others. In addition to acting, he has also tried his hands at production and has produced some of the biggest hit films of Hollywood such as Skyscraper and Shazam! among others.

A glimpse of his wrestling career:-

  • Johnson has won a total of 17 championships in WWE, out of which ten as the world champion.
  • He won the National Championship in the 1991 Miami Hurricanes Football Match for his prolific performance on the soccer field representing his skills in soccer as well.
  • He is the 6th "Triple Crown Champion" in the history of WWE who also won the Royal Rumble in 2000.
  • He won the "Teen Choice Award" for his acting skills in the movie "The Mummy Returns" in 2001. He has also received 9 Slammy awards including "Game Changer Of the Year" for 2011, "Match Of the Year" and "The Best Actor" for 2013.
  • He got the Favorite "Male Butt Kicker Award" at Kid’s Choice in 2013.
  • He received a Favorite "Premium Cable TV Actor" Award at People’s Choice in 2016.
  • He also earned the "Best Actor Shorty’s Award" in 2016.
  • In 2000, he was ranked no. 2 in the top 500 professional wrestlers' list "PWI 500".
  • In 2016, he was selected as "Mr. Olympia" in a professional bodybuilding contest.

Dwayne Johnson Family, Relatives, and Other Relations

He was born to Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson. He has a brother named Curtis Bowles and a sister named Wanda Bowles. He was married to his childhood sweetheart Dancy Gracia from 1997 to 2007. The couple had a daughter named Simone Alexandra. Since then he has been in a relationship with Lauren Hashian and together the couple is blessed with two daughters named Jasmine Johnson Tiana Gia Johnson. On 18-08-2019, he married Lauren Hashian.

Wife Lauren Hashian
Father Rocky Johnson

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Major Works
Dwayne Johnson is most famous for his portrayal of Luke Hobbs in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise. All the movies starring him in the franchise have been super-hits, and he has received considerable praise for his acting skills.
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  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Action Movie Actor: Nominated

Family & Personal Life
Dwayne Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997. They have a daughter, Simone Alexandra. After ten years of married life, they decided to part ways amicably in 2007.
Soon after his divorce with Dany Garcia, Johnson started dating Lauren Hashian. He first met her in 2006 while shooting for 'The Game Plan'. Their first child, Jasmine Johnson, was born in December 2015, while their second child, Tiana Gia Johnson, was born in April 2018.
Dwayne Johnson married Lauren Hashian on August 18, 2019, in Hawaii.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 48
Biceps Size 19
Waist Size 36
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black


Car Collections Hummer, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Mercedes SUV


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Actor Will Smith
Favorite Movie The Godfather (1972)
Favorite Food Pizza and Donuts


  • Began learning basic wrestling moves from his father, professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, at age 6
  • Started out as a football player in college, playing defensive tackle for the University of Miami
  • Briefly played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League in 1995
  • Returned home to Miami after his football stint ended and, with the help of his father, worked to get his start in professional wrestling
  • Although his early good-guy wrestling persona, Rocky Maivia, was a flop, he eventually became known as The Rock and grew to become one of the most popular wrestlers of all time
  • Appeared as his father in a 1999 wrestling-themed episode of That '70s Show
  • Received $5
  • 5 million for his film debut in 2002's The Scorpion King, an exceptionally high salary for an actor's first movie role
  • Was crowned a high chief in Samoa during a 2004 visit to his mother's homeland
  • Founded the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, a charity that works with at-risk and terminally ill children, in 2006
  • Named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2016

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