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Dwayne Johnson is a professional wrestler turned actor known for his appearance in ‘The Mummy Returns’

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BirthdayMay 2, 1972
NationalityAmerican
FamousAfrican American Actors, Black Actors, University Of Miami, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Wrestlers
HobbiesFishing, Working out
City/StateCalifornia
Nick namesThe Rock, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, The People's Champion, The Corporate Champion
SpousesDany Garcia
SiblingsWanda Bowles
Known asDwayne Douglas Johnson
Childrens Simone Alexandra Johnson
Universities
  • University Of Miami
  • 1995 - University of Miami
  • President William McKinley High School
  • Freedom High School
Notable Alumnis
  • University Of Miami
Birth PlaceHayward
Height196cm
GenderMale
FatherRocky Johnson
MotherAta Johnson
Net Worth$190 million as of April 2017
Sun SignTaurus
Born inHayward
Famous asActor

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Who is Dwayne Johnson?

Dwayne Johnson is 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 by 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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Childhood & Early Life

He was born as Dwayne Douglas Johnson on 2 May 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, and 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.

Career

Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw the next year.

He 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 the female fans and soon he started receiving offers to appear on the small and the big screen.

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 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.

Major Work

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.

Awards & Achievements

In 2001, he won the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Film – Choice Sleazebag” for the movie ‘The Mummy Returns’.

The CinemaCon Awards 2012 honored him with the Action Star of the Year Award.

He won the Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Male Butt Kicker for ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ in 2013.

Personal Life & Legacy

Dwayne Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Dany Garcia on 3 May 1997. The couple had a daughter, Simone Alexandra, a few years later. They separated amicably in 2007.

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Dwayne Johnson biography timelines

  • // 2nd May 1972
    He was born as Dwayne Douglas Johnson on 2 May 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, and his mother is of Samoan heritage which explains his exotic looks.
  • // 1995
    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.
  • // 1996
    Dwayne Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in 1996 and won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw the next year.
  • // 3rd May 1997 To 2007
    Dwayne Johnson married his longtime girlfriend Dany Garcia on 3 May 1997. The couple had a daughter, Simone Alexandra, a few years later. They separated amicably in 2007.
  • // 2000 To 2001
    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.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, he won the Teen Choice Awards in the category “Film – Choice Sleazebag” for the movie ‘The Mummy Returns’.
  • // 2002
    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 US $5.5 million for this movie which eventually became a moderate success.
  • // 2007
    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.
  • // 2009
    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.
  • // 2011
    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.
  • // 2012
    The CinemaCon Awards 2012 honored him with the Action Star of the Year Award.
  • // 2013
    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.
  • // 2013
    He won the Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Male Butt Kicker for ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ in 2013.
  • // 2015
    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.

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Dwayne Johnson's FAQ

  • What is Dwayne Johnson birthday?

    Dwayne Johnson was born at 1972-05-02

  • Where is Dwayne Johnson's birth place?

    Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward

  • What is Dwayne Johnson nationalities?

    Dwayne Johnson's nationalities is American

  • What is Dwayne Johnson hobbies?

    Dwayne Johnson's hobbies is Fishing,Working out

  • What is Dwayne Johnson nick names?

    Dwayne Johnson's nickNames is The Rock, The Brahma Bull, The Great One, The People's Champion, The Corporate Champion

  • Who is Dwayne Johnson spouses?

    Dwayne Johnson's spouses is Dany Garcia

  • Who is Dwayne Johnson siblings?

    Dwayne Johnson's siblings is Wanda Bowles

  • Who is Dwayne Johnson childrens?

    Dwayne Johnson's childrens is Simone Alexandra Johnson

  • What was Dwayne Johnson universities?

    Dwayne Johnson studied at University Of Miami, 1995 - University of Miami, President William McKinley High School, Freedom High School

  • What was Dwayne Johnson notable alumnis?

    Dwayne Johnson's notable alumnis is University Of Miami

  • How tall is Dwayne Johnson?

    Dwayne Johnson's height is 196

  • Who is Dwayne Johnson's father?

    Dwayne Johnson's father is Rocky Johnson

  • Who is Dwayne Johnson's mother?

    Dwayne Johnson's mother is Ata Johnson

  • What is Dwayne Johnson's sun sign?

    Dwayne Johnson is Taurus

  • How famous is Dwayne Johnson?

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