Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, and is a professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in the fantasy adventure film, ‘The Mummy Returns. Johnson is a highly successful professional wrestler before making his foray into films, He is also famous for his ring name, ‘The Rock’. He is born into a family of wrestlers, it comes as no surprise that he too made a name for himself in the sport. He have a passion for athletics and sports from a young age, he used to participate in many sporting activities as a school student. Johnson played football for his high school and was also a member of the school’s track and field and wrestling teams.

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Dwayne Johnson was a promising footballer and received a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle but when an injury put a full stop to his football ambitions. Johnson did not let this incident demotivate him and instead decided to become a wrestler and his father, a professional wrestler himself, began training the young man. Eventually, changed his ring name to ‘The Rock’ and established himself as a successful professional wrestler with several titles under his belt. His wrestling prowess combined with his rugged good looks made him very popular among female fans and soon he started receiving offers to appear on the small and the big screen.

Childhood & Early Life

  • Dwayne Johnson’s father, Rocky Johnson, was a professional wrestler while his mother, Ata Maivia, was the daughter of a wrestler. Dwayne’s father is of Black Nova Scotian origin, while his mother is of Samoan heritage, which explains his exotic looks.
  • Dwayne Johnson 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 Freedom High School.
  • Dwayne 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
  • Dwayne’s favourite sports were football and he also received a full scholarship from the University of Miami but his football career take a full -stop due to a dashed injury.
  • Dwayne graduated in 1995, with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in criminology and Physiology.
  • Dwayne Johnson decided to train as a wrestler and received his initial training from his father.
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  • In 1996, Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw the next year.
  • 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.
  • In 2000, after appearing in a music video, he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live. In 2001, Dwayne Johnson made his motion picture debut as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of the film ‘The Mummy Returns.
  • In 2002, The success of the movie led to its spin-off ‘The Scorpion King’ in which Johnson played the role of Mathayus. He paid US $5.5 million for this movie which eventually became a moderate success.
  • In 2007, Dwayne Johnson played the role of Joe Kingman, a divorced father, in the family sports comedy film, ‘The Game Plan.
  • He appeared in the science fiction film, ‘Race to Witch Mountain’, based on the novel ‘Escape to Witch Mountain’ by Alexander Key in 2009.
  • He appeared in the fifth film of The Fast and the Furious film series, ‘Fast Five’, as Luke Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent in 2011, the film grossed over $86 million in its opening weekend and became one of Johnson’s biggest commercial hits.
  • In 2013, He reprised his role as Luke Hobbs in ‘Fast & Furious 6’, the sixth instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
  • He appeared in the seventh instalment in The Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘Furious 7’ in 2015, this film too became a blockbuster like the earlier movies in the franchise and also received critical praise for the action sequences.
  • He starred in the action-comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ and gave his voice to the character of the Polynesian demigod Maui in the Disney animated film Moana in 2016.
  • He reprised his role in the eighth instalment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, ‘The Fate of the Furious in 2017, in the same year, he starred in two other big hits, namely, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
  • He was seen in two action films, ‘Rampage’ and ‘Skyscraper’ in 2018.
  • In 2019, Dwayne Johnson starred in Jumanji: The Next Level.
  • Dwayne Johnson produced and starred in the HBO series Ballers from 2015 to 2019 and the series was ranked as HBO’s most-watched comedy in six years.
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Major Works

He 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.

Awards & Achievements

People choice award
People’s Choice (@peopleschoice) January 19, 2017 | Photo: Getty Image

In 2001, He won the Teen Choice Award in the category “Film–Choice Sleazebag” for the movie ‘The Mummy Returns 2001. The cinema. Awards 2012 honoured him with the action star of the year award. In 2013, Dwayne Johnson won the kids ‘ Choice Award for Favorite Male But Kicker for ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

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Family & Personal Life

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Dwayne Johnson with his family

On May 3, 1997, Dwayne Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Dany Garcia o. Both have a daughter, Simone Alexandra. They decided to part ways amicably in 2007 after 10 years of marriage.

Johnson started dating Lauren Hashian after his divorce from Dany Garcia o. In 2006, He first met her while shooting for ‘The Game Plan. In December 2015, their first child, Jasmine Johnson, was born, while their second child, Tiana Gia Johnson, was born in April 2018. On August 18, 2019, he married Lauren Hashian in Hawaii.


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