Dwayne Johnson


Dwayne Johnson
  • Born: May 2, 1972
  • Height: 6’5″
  • Children: 3
  • Status: Married

Dwayne Johnson is the son of Canadian professional wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Maivia, the daughter of wrestling legend “High Chief”. His father was black with a mix of Irish ancestry, his mother is Hawaiian and of Samoan origin.

Dwayne’s father Rocky was raised as a devout Jehovah’s Witness and left the religion to become a wrestler. Dwayne Johnson was never indoctrinated into the religion.

Dwayne Johnson’s Early Life

In his early life, Dwayne Johnson struggled to stay on the right side of the law. He was arrested numerous times before the age of 17 for crimes like fighting and theft. It was high school football that eventually turned him around, and Johnson started making plans for the future

On graduation, Dwayne Johnson was ranked as one of the top ten defensive tackles in the nation. He took a full scholarship to the University of Miami.

In 1991 Johnson was a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team that won a national championship. However, he couldn’t keep up with the elite talent on the team and found himself relegated to a backup role.

After graduating from college Johnson joined the Canadian Football League, where he played linebacker. He was cut in 1995 after only two months, ending his football career.

His Wrestling Career

Dwayne Johnson first rose to fame as a wrestler in the WWF. In his 1996 debut, he wrestled under the name Rocky Malvia, a reference and tribute to his father and his maternal grandfather. Later he would take on the name The Rock.

His first-ever movie appearance was in The Mummy Returns. He would quickly rise to prominence in Hollywood becoming the biggest movie star in the world.

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Dwayne Johnson has been part of a number of different, massive franchises. And there could be more on the way for this superstar. He doesn’t seem to make anything that would be considered “small”.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Forgotten Action Movie Is Finally Being Appreciated On Streaming

Dwayne Johnson starred in The Rundown, a forgotten film from 2003 which is topping the charts on Amazon Prime.

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Our Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious Exclusive Confirmed

Our exclusive report that Dwayne Johnson is returning in Fast 11 has been confirmed by The Wrap.

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson Starring In Action Sci-Fi Movie From Fast And Furious Director, Details Revealed

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A Dwayne Johnson Mega-Flop Is Climbing The Netflix Charts

Dwayne Johnson’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is in the Netflix Top Ten.

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Best The Rock Memes For Dwayne Johnson Fans

There is a The Rock meme out there for just about every scenario and occasion.

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Dwayne Johnson is being sued as part of a conspiracy alleged by a former WWE wrestler.

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Will Zathura 2 Ever Happen?

While nothing has officially been greenlit, we believe it’s likely that Zathura 2 will happen at some point.

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Exclusive: Doom Live-Action Series In The Works For Peacock

The first-person shooter classic Doom is being revived as a streaming series.

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson Starring In Monster Island, New Animated Disney Movie

Sources tell us Dwayne Johnson will voice a good-hearted monster in the upcoming Disney animated feature Monster Island.

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Dwayne Johnson Reprising His Most Famous Role And Fans Are Going Crazy

Dwayne Johnson will be reprising the role of Maui in the live-action Moana remake.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Daughter Is Joining The Family Business

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See Dwayne Johnson Reboot The Terminator In Stunning New Images

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Shazam 2 Star Blames Dwayne Johnson For Sabotaging The Film

Zachary Levi responded to a report on how Shazam 2 was undercut by Dwayne Johnson as a reason for the film’s failure at the office with “the truth shall set you free.”

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Dwayne Johnson Finally Speaks On Henry Cavill Returning As Superman And DC’s Reaction

Dwayne Johnson breaks his silence on Henry Cavill and DC, comparing the situation to football team shake-ups.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Deadly Revenge Thriller Is Killing It On Streaming

The Dwayne Johnson movie Faster is one of the top performers on Paramount+

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Dwayne Johnson Isn’t The Best Wrestler Turned Movie Star, This Comic Book Movie Star Is Better

Dave Bautista has taken a wider variety of roles and demonstrated a willingness to improve, making him the best wrestler-turned-actor.

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Dwayne Johnson Is The Greatest Hero In History In A Streaming Hit

Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules was a hit in 2014, and now it’s a hit again on Amazon Prime Video.

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The Rock Is Out For Vengeance In A High-Octane Movie Trending On Streaming

Dwayne Johnson’s 2010 action thriller Faster is charting on Paramount+.

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See Dwayne Johnson Stare Down The Most Frightening Mythical Creature In His New Movie

Dwayne Johnson is seen on the set of Red One staring down a giant Krampus in an early look at the Christmas action flick.

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson In Talks For Fast 11 Return

Dwayne Johnson may return as Luke Hobbs in the final Fast & Furious movie.

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A Forgotten Dwayne Johnson Thriller Is Soaring Up Streaming Charts

Dwayne Johnson’s Faster is climbing the streaming charts on Paramount.

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Dwayne Johnson Reveals Horrific Car Accident Image

Dwayne Johnson shares the terrifying photo of his mother’s car after she survives an accident.

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Exclusive: Kirsten Dunst Returning In Jumanji Sequel

We’ve learned Kirsten Dunst is reprising the role of Judy Shepherd for Jumanji 4.

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See Dwayne Johnson And JK Simmons In Rock Star Santa Gear For Red One

Dwayne Johnson and JK Simmons look like the North Pole is gearing up for war in a photo from Red One.

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A Massively Underrated Dwayne Johnson Thriller Is Killing It On Streaming

Dwayne Johnson and kevin Hart’s buddy action comedy Central Intelligence is one of the top streamed movies on HBO Max.

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Dwayne Johnson Insisted His Alcohol Be Served At Black Adam Family Premiere Event

Dwayne Johnson insisted a tequila bar be set up at the Black Adam premiere, despite the film being PG-13, just one of many decisions made by the star that angered Warner Bros. Discovery executives.

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Exclusive: Henry Cavill In Talks For Hobbs & Shaw 2

Henry Cavill is looking to join Hobbs & Shaw 2, finally set to begin production in 2024.

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How The Rock Tried To Take Over DC And Failed

The Rock got into trouble at DC when he went over the other executives’ heads to David Zaslav to present his plan.

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