Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Movie Actor

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name the Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.

Full Name
Dwayne Douglas Johnson
May 2, 1972
6′ 5″
Net Worth


Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is of Canadian and Samoan descent. Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson, was a professional wrestler and his mother, Ata Maivia, was the daughter of a wrestling promoter. Growing up in a family of wrestlers meant that Johnson was exposed to the world of sports entertainment from an early age.

Johnson attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and then went on to play college football at the University of Miami. In 1995 he signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League but left after two months to pursue a career in professional wrestling.

In 1996 Johnson made his WWF debut as “The Rock” and quickly rose to become one of the most popular wrestlers in history. In 2000 he made his acting debut in The Mummy Returns and has since starred in numerous blockbuster films such as The Scorpion King, Fast & Furious franchise, Jumanji series, Baywatch, Moana and more. 

In addition to acting and wrestling he is also an author having released two autobiographies - The Rock Says… (2000) and The Rock: This Is My Story (2007). Furthermore his productions credit include Ballers (2015-2019), Young Rock (2021) and Fighting With My Family (2019).

Johnson has received numerous awards including 2 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Male Movie Star (2002 & 2003) and Favorite Premium Series Actor (2018), Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (2017) as well as 3 MTV Movie Awards for Best Fight (2001), Best On-Screen Team (2001) and Generation Award (2019). He also holds several Guinness World Records titles including Highest-Grossing Actor of All Time ($10.5 billion).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dwayne Johnson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 2, 1972, Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut as Professional Wrestler</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his debut in professional wrestling as "The Rock" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Acting Debut in The Mummy Returns</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Makes his acting debut in a supporting role in the action film The Mummy Returns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in The Scorpion King</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets his first lead role in the fantasy adventure film The Scorpion King.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Lead Role in Comedy Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Stars in his first lead role in a comedy film, Get Smart.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in Fast & Furious Franchise</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gets the lead role of Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious franchise.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Highest Paid Actor of 2019</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named as the highest paid actor of 2019 by Forbes, earning $89.4 million over the year.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Incredible Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwayne Johnson is an incredible actor who has starred in some of the biggest blockbusters to date. His performances are always captivating and he brings a unique charisma to every role he takes on.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwayne Johnson is a great role model for young people. His positive attitude, hard work, and dedication to his craft are inspiring. He also actively participates in charity work and gives back to the community.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Got Great Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dwayne Johnson has great style. Whether he's on the red carpet or just running errands, he always manages to look sharp and put together. His signature look is classic and timeless and it's something everyone can learn from.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Career as a Wrestler</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwayne Johnson started his career as a professional wrestler for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) under the stage name The Rock.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwayne Johnson founded his own production company, Seven Bucks Productions, in 2012.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Grandfather Was Prime Minister of Samoa</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwayne's maternal grandfather was Peter Maivia, who served as the Prime Minister of Samoa from 1970 to 1973.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Holds Three Guinness World Records</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwayne Johnson holds three Guinness World Records, including Highest Paid Actor (2018), Most Film Debuts in One Year (2017) and Most Social Media Followers by an Actor (2019).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Earned Degree in Criminology</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dwayne Johnson earned a degree in criminology from the University of Miami before starting his career in wrestling.</p></div>


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