Dwayne Johnson, whose full name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson, who popularly known as The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler and former American football player. Dwayne wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) currently is called (WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. Dwayne Johnson’s films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and more than $10.5 billion worldwide, making Johnson one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. Dwayne was a college football player for the University of Miami and in 1991, they won a national championship. Initially, Dwayne aspired for a professional career in football and entered the 1995 NFL Draft, though went undrafted. Dwayne signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) ,as a result, but was cut from the team in the middle of his first season. Dwayne began training as a professional wrestler, shortly after.
Dwayne secured a contract with the WWF in 1996 and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. Johnson rose to prominence after developing a charismatic persona of a boastful, trash-talking wrestler known as The Rock. In 1998, Dwayne subsequently won his first WWF Championship and helped usher the WWF into the ‘Attitude Era’, a boom period in the company’s business in early 2000s which still holds professional wrestling records for TV ratings. Johnson left the WWE to pursue an acting career in 2004. Johnson returned as a part-time performer from 2011 to 2013, and made sporadic appearances from then until retiring officially in 2019. He was considered among the greatest professional wrestlers and biggest wrestling draws of all time, he headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view event ever. It was featured among the most watched episodes of WWE’s two flagship television shows known as Raw and SmackDown. Dwayne has won several championships, being a two-time Intercontinental Champion, five-time tag team champion, 10-time world champion among others. Dwayne was also a Royal Rumble match winner and sixth Triple Crown champion of WWE.
Dwayne had his first leading film role in The Scorpion King (2002) and has since starred in a number of commercially successful films such as The Game Plan (2007), the Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2 – The Mysterious Island (2012), the G.I. Joe – Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), Rampage (2018) and also the Skyscraper (2018). Dwayne’s most successful box office role has been as Luke Hobbs in The Fast Saga films. Johnson first appeared in Fast Five (2011) and helped catapult the series into one of the highest-grossing film franchises ever. Dwayne starred in the sequels Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and the spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw (2019). The Rock also stars in the Jumanji franchise, appearing in Jumanji – Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and its sequel Jumanji – The Next Level (2019). Dwayne founded the production company called Seven Bucks Productions, in 2012. Since then, he has produced several films and other entertainment projects. Dwayne made the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2016 and 2019 and consistently ranked among the world’s highest-paid actors.
Dwayne Johnson Age
Dwayne was born on May 2nd, 1972, in Hayward, California.
He is the son to Ata Johnson and a former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (real name: Wayde Douglas Bowles). Dwayne lived in New Zealand with his mother’s family, as he grew up, where he attended Richmond Road Primary School before returning to the United States. Then Dwayne attended Montclaire Elementary School in North Carolina before moving to Hamden, Connecticut, where he spent most of time at Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School. Dwayne spent his high school years at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu within Hawaii, Glencliff High School and McGavock High School in Nashville within Tennessee and Freedom High School in Bethlehem within Pennsylvania. Dwayne was arrested multiple times for fighting, theft and check fraud before he was 17 years old. Dwayne also began playing sports where he joined his high schools’ gridiron football, track and field and wrestling teams.
Simone Alexandra Johnson is the Dwayne Johnson’s daughter and his ex-wife, business magnate Dany Garcia. Simone Alexandra is following in her father’s path by making a name for herself in wrestling.
Dany Garcia met Dwayne while attending college and the two got married on May 3, 1997. Together they had a daughter, Simone, who was born in August 2001. They were splitting up amicably, On June 1, 2007. Garcia got married to bodybuilder and TGC Management’s fitness industry brand consultant, Dave Rienzi, in 2014. Dany Garcia is also a bodybuilder and often credits the sport for shaping her relentless nature in business and in 2011, she first competed and went on to earn her IFBB Pro card in 2014. Dany Garcia was the first-ever Women’s Physique Division athlete to be signed to the Weider roster.
This is an American sports competition reality series which premiered on NBC on 3rd January, 2019. The show features people from entire America competing in endurance-based mental and physical challenges of ‘epic proportions’ for the title of Titan which hosted by Johnson. Titans will compete to ‘become the last male and female standing’ at the end of the season.
Dwayne Johnson Career
Dwayne was a promising football prospect and received offers from many Division I collegiate programs and decided on a full scholarship from the University of Miami where he mostly played defensive tackle. Johnson was on the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team in 1991. He decided to pursue a career as a professional wrestler, after his football career. Veteran wrestler Pat Patterson got him several tryout matches with the WWF in 1996. Dwayne defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show on March 10, under his real name, and lost matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart. Dwayne signed a WWF contract after wrestling at Jerry Lawler’s United States Wrestling Association as Flex Kavana and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship two times with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996. Dwayne received additional training from Tom Prichard, together with Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry.
Dwayne entered Hollywood and the film industry, becoming a star initially via his wrestling popularity and noted work ethic. He has become one of the highest paid and most successful actors in Hollywood, over his acting career. Dwayne began his acting career on television while wrestling and in his first television acting job, he played his own father in an episode of That 1970s Show known as ‘That Wrestling Show’ in 1999. Dwayne appeared in the Star Trek – Voyager episode ‘Tsunkatse’ as an alien wrestler who fought popular character Seven of Nine, happened nearly a year later. The company continued to sell ‘The Rock’ merchandise, while he was away from WWE. Dwayne continued to be featured prominently in the opening montages of their TV shows. Dwayne began his theatrical career in Mummy Returns (2001), Scorpion King (2002), action-comedy The Rundown (2003), Walking Tall (2004) among others. Dwayne played a supporting role in Be Cool (2005) as well as being the primary antagonist in Doom (2005). Dwayne’s roles in Gridiron Gang (2006), Reno 911! – Miami (2007) and Southland Tales (2007). Johnson played a cocky famous American football player in The Game Plan (2007) and also Agent 23 in Get Smart (2008). Dwayne presented the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at 80th Academy Awards.
Dwayne Johnson Movies
-Beyond the Mat (1999)
-The Mummy Returns (2001)
-The Scorpion King (2002)
-The Rundown (2003)
-Walking Tall (2004)
-Be Cool (2005)
-Southland Tales (2006)
-Gridiron Gang (2006)
-Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
-The Game Plan (2007)
-Get Smart (2008)
-Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
-Planet 51 (2009)
-Tooth Fairy (2010)
-Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
-The Other Guys (2010)
-You Again (2010)
-Fast Five (2011)
-Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
-G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
-Pain & Gain (2013)
-Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
-Empire State (2013)
-Furious 7 (2015)
-San Andreas (2015)
-Central Intelligence (2016)
-The Fate of the Furious (2017)
-Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
-Fighting with My Family (2019)
-Hobbs & Shaw (2019)
-Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)