The Rock Biography: Age, Father, Nationality, Childhood, Wife, Daughters, Parents, Net Worth, Wiki (Forbs)

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The Rock Biography: Age, Father, Nationality, Childhood, Wife, Daughters, Parents, Net Worth, Wiki (Forbs)

Biography

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor, producer and former professional wrestler who is known by the stage name, The Rock

After joining the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), he came to the limelight and rose to be one of the top wrestlers in the sport within a decade. 

A prolific actor, Dwayne Johnson has starred in several box-office movies, which have grossed over $10.5 billion (USD) worldwide.

Wiki Profile

Real Name:Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Date of BirthMay 02,1972
Place of Birth:Hayward, California
Nationality:Amercan – Canadian
Marital Status:Married
Occupation:Actor. Producer, Wrestler
Net Worth$800 million

Early Life, Childhood and Education

Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (mother) and Rocky Johnson (father), a previous expert wrestler. Johnson spent his childhood in New Zealand with his mother’s family, where he attended Richmond Road Primary School in Gray Lynn before returning to the United States. He attended Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina, before relocating to Hamden, Connecticut, where he worked for two or three years at Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School.

Johnson attended President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii, Glencliff High School and McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee, and Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a long time.

Johnson also began participating in sports, including turf football, Olympic-style events, and wrestling crews at his secondary schools.

Early Life & Education

Dwayne Johnson has Samoan, Irish and Black Nova Scotian ancestry. He was born on the 2nd of May 1972 in Hayward. He has a brother named Curtis Bowles and a sister whose name is Wanda Bowles.

He was birthed and raised in California. He was born to Rocky Johnson (father), a former professional wrestler, and Ata Johnson (mother). 

Dwayne Johnson spent part of his childhood living with his mother’s family in Auckland. During his elementary school days, he was on the school’s rugby team. As a high school student, he was an active member of the football, track and field, and wrestling teams.   

wrestling and focus on his budding acting career. 

As a wrestler, Dwayne Johnson achieved several laurels in the eight years of his career. He was a ten-time World Champion, two-time Intercontinental champion, and the Royal Rumble winner in 2000.

He made his acting debut in the 2002 movie, The Scorpion King, playing the lead role in the film. This movie brought him to national prominence in Hollywood, and he began to secure more acting roles.

In the past two decades, he has starred in commercially successful films such as Tooth FairyThe Game PlanCentral IntelligenceFast and FuriousHerculesJourney 2: Mysterious IslandSkyscraperRampage and San Andreas

Dwayne Johnson is also a filmmaker and received credits for producing the drama series, Ballers, which aired on HBO from 2015 to 2019. He also starred in the series. He is also the producer of Young Rock, which is an autobiographical sitcom. 

Career

After he didn’t make the NFL draft, Dwayne Johnson decided to try his hands at wrestling. This decision was motivated by his family’s success in the industry. His father and maternal grandfather were former professional wrestlers. 

He bagged a contract with World Wrestling Foundation (WWF, which is now known as WWE) and commenced his wrestling career in 1996. Within a few years, he became one of the leading wrestlers in WWF and warmed his way into the hearts of many wrestling fans. 

His fans liked him because he adopted the gimmick of a trash talker. In 2004, he decided to retire from

Career

The Rock Biography
Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious 6 (2013)

Football:

The Rock first started out as a football player. Johnson was an exciting football revelation who received offers from numerous Division 1 universities. He chose a full scholarship from the University of Miami, where he mostly served as a protective handle. He was a member of the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team in 1991. After suffering various injuries, he was eventually replaced in the starting lineup by future Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.

Johnson signed as a linebacker with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League after graduating with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology in 1995. He was placed on the practice squad but was released two months later.

Wrestling:

Johnson chose to pursue a career as an expert wrestler after his football career which was marred by injury. In 1996, veteran grappler Pat Patterson arranged for Johnson to compete in a few World Wrestling Federation tryouts.

Tom Prichard provided additional preparation, as did Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry. On Monday Night Raw on February 13, 1997, he defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley to win the Intercontinental Championship. The Rock then successfully defended his title against Helmsley in In Your House 13: Final Four. He made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania 13, where he successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship against The Sultan.

The Rock formally announced his retirement from professional wrestling on August 3, 2019.

Acting:

Johnson entered Hollywood and the film industry, becoming a star using his wrestling fame and well-known work ethic. He has established himself as one of Hollywood’s best and most generously compensated actors.

While wrestling, he began his acting career on television. In The Game Plan (2007), he played an arrogant acclaimed American football player, and in Getting Smart, he played Agent 23. (2008). It was announced in May 2013 that he would executive produce and star in Ballers, an HBO parody show about NFL players living in Miami, Florida.

By December of that year, Forbes had named Johnson the top-earning on-screen character of 2013, with his films grossing $1.3 billion worldwide.

In 2019, he directed and starred in Fighting with My Family, a satire dramatization about WWE superstar Paige and her family, who are also skilled grapplers. Johnson’s involvement with The Fast and the Furious franchise continued with Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, which starred Johnson and Jason Statham.

Personal Life

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The Rock and Daugter, Simone Graduation

On May 3, 1997, Dwayne Johnson married Dany Garcia. They only have one child; a daughter (Simone Alexandra Johnson). On June 1, 2007, they announced that they were separating amicably.

Johnson began dating Lauren Hashian, the daughter of Boston drummer Sib Hashian, at the time. They first met in 2006, while Johnson was filming The Game Plan. Hashian and Johnson married in Hawaii on August 18, 2019. They have two daughters (Jasmine Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson).

Johnson obtained Canadian citizenship in 2009 in recognition of his father’s service.

Social Media

Instagram @therock

Twitter: @TheRock

Net Worth

He is one of the highest-paid entertainers globally, which has helped him amass a fortune over the years. 

Dwayne Johnson has an estimated net worth of US$350 million.

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