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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Chris Evans Cast In Anticipated Dwayne Johnson Movie As Co-Lead

Both Chris Evans and Dwayne Johnson are currently highly in demand.

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A Dwayne Johnson Hit Is Getting A Disney+ Series

Now, Disney is actually making progress and the spinoff series for the Dwayne Johnson hit is coming, though a little later than expected.

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Dwayne Johnson Was Mid Motivational Speech When Things Went Sideways, See The Video

You can see Dwayne Johnson’s motivational speech interrupted by the play, and his own reaction, in the video below.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Best Movie Is Also His Funniest

The best Dwayne Johnson movie is also the funniest one he’s ever done. It’s jam-packed with both tons of laughs and action as well.

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Dwayne Johnson Dethroned As Highest-Paid Influencer, Still Makes Shocking Amount

Dwayne Johnson is no longer the highest-paid influencer, having been usurped by someone who isn’t even on the big screen at all

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson Wants Robert Pattinson In Hobbs & Shaw Franchise

Thanks to some work from a trusted and proven inside source for Giant Freakin Robot, we have exclusively learned that Dwayne Johnson wants Robert Pattinson to join the Hobbs & Shaw franchise.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Red Notice Filming Multiple Sequels, Our Scoop Confirmed

Dwayne Johnson is making two Red Notice sequels at once!

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A Forgotten Dwayne Johnson Movie Is Being Rediscovered On Streaming

Since then, Dwayne Johnson has starred in many critically appreciated films which unfortunately never properly received the fan treatment his recent works have been enjoying.

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See Multiple Dwayne Johnsons In New Black Adam Behind The Scenes Images

As explained by Johnson in the post, this alone took ten hours of sitting, and the actor was only allowed to move his eyes, head, and shoulders while channeling Black Adam via his expressions.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Set To Break Dwayne Johnson’s Record

He didn’t harbor the same hopes when it came to the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actor. But once he read the script, Leonardo DiCaprio wasted no time in saying yes to the role. 

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See Dwayne Johnson React To Record-Breaking News From Netflix

Dwayne Johnson just got some great news and he wants to share it with the world. On Wednesday, The Rock …

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Dwayne Johnson Won’t Return For Two Crucial Sequels

There are two huge sequels Dwayne Johnson won’t be in!

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Dwayne Johnson’s Producer Alerts Fans What To Watch For In Upcoming DC Film

The revelation was made by Hiram Garcia who also serves as president of Dwayne Johnson’s company Seven Bucks Productions. Over the years the company has been involved with other DC Films related to Johnson like Shazam! and the highly anticipated Black Adam.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Biggest Challenge For Journey 3 Revealed

It also makes sense that as Dwayne Johnson continues on with his career, he sees starting fresh stories as a better way to diversify and keep his career going.

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Halle Berry Misfires In Post That Tricks Dwayne Johnson And Fans

Halle Berry decided to kick-start the new year with a confusing post. While some managed to see through the ruse, many were not that fortunate, including Dwayne Johnson. 

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Dwayne Johnson Wants To Make A Kingdom Come Movie?

It looks like Dwayne Johnson and his Seven Bucks production have been floating the idea of pulling off a Kingdom Come movie at some point

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Black Adam 2 Already In The Works?

It looks like before we even get the first movie there is already a plan in the works for more Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam 2.

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Dwayne Johnson Speaks Out On 2024 Presidential Run

Dwayne Johnson talks about running for president!

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Dwayne Johnson Slams Vin Diesel For Manipulative Public Post

Dwayne Johnson spoke publicly about his relationship with Vin Diesel and what he sees as a manipulative social media post by the latter.

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See Dwayne Johnson Surprise His Mom With An Extravagant Holiday Gift

While Dwayne Johnson’s franchise-creating cinematic journey is enough to establish his glowing credentials as an actor, it is his deeds off-camera that keep reminding us that he is an amazing human being as well.

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Exclusive: Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, & Gal Gadot Reframing For New Action Movie

We’ve learned that Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot are in talks with Netflix for a new action movie. Our source shared that this is an original project.

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Dwayne Johnson Is His Own Competition In The Ratings Wars

Dwayne Johnson is fighting Dwayne Johnson in a ratings war!

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Dwayne Johnson Celebrates His Daughter’s Birthday With a Video Revealing Her Sense of Humor

And while Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson might be one of the biggest faces in the world right now, it was his daughter, Jasmine, that stole the show this morning.

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Fast And Furious 10 Hit With A Giant Delay

Fast and Furious 10 just hit a huge speed bump!

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The Next James Bond To Be Non-Binary?

Could the next James Bond be non-binary?

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Dwayne Johnson Did The Most Amazing Thing With His People’s Champion Award

Dwayne Johnson proved just what a Rock he is with his People’s Champion Award!

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Dwayne Johnson Delivers The Intensity He Promised As Black Adam In New Photos

Dwayne Johnson dials up the intensity in new Black Adam photos!

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See Dwayne Johnson As Black Adam In The Best Look At His Costume Yet

Check out this great new look at Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam costume!

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See Dwayne Johnson’s Teased Role Revealed In The End of A Billion Dollar Franchise

Given his pivotal role in the process of flipping an entire island, it would seem that “The End” is only the beginning for Dwayne Johnson.

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Dwayne Johnson Hints At Joining A Billion Dollar Franchise

Dwayne Johnson hints he’s on his way to another huge franchise!

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