- 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
We can happily report that Dwayne Johnson will star in a Pirates of the Caribbean spinoff film, which now makes this the third spinoff for the franchise.
According to our trusted and proven sources, current Superman and super-jacked Sherlock Holmes Henry Cavill is in talks for Hobbs & Shaw 2.
Life pans out for different people in many different ways, and that is certainly the case for Dwayne Johnson, who revealed he failed in his first career.
Khal Drogo is catching up!
Black Adam won’t be in theaters until October, but nothing will stop Dwayne Johnson’s media blitz about his upcoming DCEU character.
Will The Rock be cooking everything for the DCEU?
It could change how you watch TV!
Black Adam might be continually delayed, but that does not stop Dwayne Johnson from giving us a few sneak peeks at himself in character.
The anticipation for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is building, and we have a look at one of the many new superheroes in the movie.
Black Adam is currently being worked on by Dwayne Johnson, VFX editor, and the director, as Johnson shared a behind-the-scenes photo on his Instagram.
Check out Dwayne Johnson playing an iconic DC character in the latest trailer for an upcoming film. This thing is star-studded with talent
Dwayne Johnson responded to critics who already are having an issue with Black Adam which doesn’t even come out for months..
Did you know that Dwayne Johnson had an appearance on That 70s Show? You can check out what was one of his first acting roles.
The latest Giant Freakin Robot exclusive has it that Dwayne Johnson is in talks to possibly join Aladdin 2. It would be quite the casting
Is another video game movie a good idea?
There was a time early in his career when Dwayne Johnson almost came face-to-face with a bear in what could have been a very bad scenario
Dwayne Johnson might be one of the biggest movie stars right now, but experts believe that he might turn to politics in a near future run for the U.S. Presidency.
An upcoming film from Dwayne Johnson is already getting spin-offs, but is that because it’s a guaranteed success or fear of failure?
Pain & Gain co-stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Mark Wahlberg are well documented as two of Hollywood’s strongest leading men.
Dwayne Johnson is attempting to relaunch a failed company, but he is now in trouble after being accused of stealing a logo from several Olympians.
Dwayne Johnson is also currently starring in and producing his TV show Young Rock and has his major DC Universe debut Black Adam scheduled to come out in 2022. That’s not even looking at the five other movies currently announced on his IMDb.
Dwayne Johson was about to quit one of his best roles because it potrayed him in the worst light, that was before Michael Bay stopped him.
Ryan Reynolds, action and comedy star and celebrity spokesman, just set a record that maybe not even Dwayne Johnson can match.
According to Dwayne Johnson, his Black Adam is set to change the hierarchy of power in the DC Cinematic Universe.
Dwayne Johnson and your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man are teaming up for the first time ever, and we have a first look.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been sternly warned to stay away from a certain mega-franchise, but you can’t keep him away for long.
Black Adam, which will star Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero, is under fire by Marvel director Mohammed Diab, for its Egyptian representation – or rather lack thereof.
Dwayne Johnson is getting a theme park based on one of his most popular franchises, but it is probably not what you’re thinking.
Dwayne Johnson was recently interviewed about Young Rock and how he will never forgive his NFL rival from his time on a CFL team.
Sean Astin being cast as the fictional Dwayne Johnson’s nemesis will be very fun to see come to life on the screen.