- 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.
- Dwayne Johnson’s father was black with a mix of Irish ancestry, and his mother is Hawaiian and of Samoan origin. | Tuko: What is Dwayne Johnson’s ethnicity? Everything you need to know
- Dwayne Johnson’s father was raised as a devout Jehovah’s Witness and left the religion to become a wrestler. Dwayne Johnson was never indoctrinated into the religion. | IMDb: Dwayne Johnson – Biography
- Dwayne Johnson’s early life. | Childhood Biography: Dwayne Johnson Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts
- Dwayne Johnson first rose to fame as a wrestler in the WWF. | Britannica: Dwayne Johnson | Biography, Wrestling, Films, & Facts
Latest Dwayne Johnson News & Rumors
Sources tell us Dwayne Johnson will voice a good-hearted monster in the upcoming Disney animated feature Monster Island.
Dwayne Johnson will be reprising the role of Maui in the live-action Moana remake.
Dwayne Johnson’s daughter, Simone Johnson, aka Ava, will have her first official WWE match this weekend during Wrestlemania weekend.
Fan artist Paul Chadwick uses AI to create images of Dwayne Johnson replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, along with adding other stars to the franchise.
Dwayne Johnson’s meddling killed chances for Henry Cavill to play Superman, and the Man of Steel star should be furious.
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.”
Dwayne Johnson breaks his silence on Henry Cavill and DC, comparing the situation to football team shake-ups.
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Dwayne Johnson shares the terrifying photo of his mother’s car after she survives an accident.
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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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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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The Rock got into trouble at DC when he went over the other executives’ heads to David Zaslav to present his plan.
Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji: The Next Level is the fourth most-watched movie on Netflix.
Ryan Seacrest named Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, as his dream co-host for next year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made an early acting appearance on Star Trek: Voyager.
Dwayne Johnson could have confirmed our MCU news by posting a tribute to Stan Lee.
Dave Bautista is allegedly more popular than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a WWE star who transitioned to acting.
Dwayne Johnson is in advanced talks to play a part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, our sources tell us.
Dwayne Johnson is producing a reboot of the little-seen 2005 movie Zathura, which will connect it to his Jumanji reboot.
Dwayne Johnson allegedly refused to return as Black Adam for The Flash.
The Rock’s Black Adam 2 was doomed because the original movie had a monster $260 million budget.