Dwayne Johnson

  • Birth Name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
  • Birth Place: Hayward, California, United States
  • Profession: Professional wrestler, Actor

Fast Facts

  • 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.

Awards

  • 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Premium Cable TV Actor: Winner
  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: Nominee
  • 2017, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Premium Series Actor: Winner
  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actor: Nominee
  • 2019, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Action Movie Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee

Relationships

  • Peter Maivia — Grandfather
  • Rocky Johnson — Father
  • Dany Garcia — Ex-wife
  • Simone Alexandra Johnson — Daughter
  • Ata Maivia Johnson — Mother
  • Jasmine — Daughter
  • Lauren Hashian — Significant Other

College

  • University of Miami, Miami, Florida, United States (BS in Criminology, 1995)
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