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Dwayne Johnson Biography

Birth Name:
Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Birth Place:
Hayward, California, United States
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


  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Action Movie Actor: nominated


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