Known to be the highest-paid and highest-grossing actor in the world, Dwayne The Rock Johnson is foremost a world-famous professional wrestler. His most famous catchphrase, “If you smell what The Rock is cooking!” is one of the most famous catchphrases.
There is not much unknown about this great wrestler and an amazing human being Dwayne Johnson, since he has been in the limelight for a long time. He was named among the “World’s most influential people,” by Times twice in 2016 and 2019.
So if you just keep on going, we will get to know more about this amazing human being and his personality.
Before you keep on going down, here are a few details about Dwayne Johnson that might help you understand him more.
|Born||Dwayne Douglas Johnson,|
May 2nd, 1972 (age 50),
Hayward, California, U.S.
|Ring Names||Dwayne Johnson,The Rock,Flex Kavana,Rocky Maivia|
|Occupation||Professional wrestler, Actor, Film Producer, Businessman|
|Spouse||Dany Garcia (m.1907 – div.2008), Lauren Hashian (m.2019)|
|Height||6 ft. 5 inches|
|Parents||Rocky Johnson (Father), Anoa’i Family|
|Education||University of Miami|
|Net Worth||$800 million|
Early Life Of The Rock
Dwayne Johnson was the son of professional wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson. From his mother’s side, Dwayne is a part of the famous wrestling family, the Anoa’i family. A lot of his family members are a part of WWF/E, like Roman Reigns, The Uso brothers, Rikishi, Umaga, Nia Jax, and Yokozuna.
Johnson lived a few initial years of his life in New Zealand with his mother before coming to America, where he played Rugby. In high school, Dwayne Johnson was very much entangled with all sorts of petty crimes and was arrested as well.
But the football coach recognized the athlete in him and made him play football. And gave him the position of defensive tackle on the school team. Along with football, he was also a part of track and field and the wrestling team. Johnson even competed in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.
Playing high school football, Johnson excelled in a team that created future NFL stars like Kyzir White, Andre Reed, and Saquon Barkley. He even drew the attention of NCAA Division 1 towards him, college recruiters tagged him among the top ten of the country’s best defensive tackles.
Career In Wrestling
After his short-lived career in football ended when his glorious career in wrestling began. With the help of former wrestler Pat Patterson, Johnson was able to get a few tryout matches for WWF in 1996. He won against The Brooklyn Brawler but lost to Owen Hart and Chris Candido.
Johnson, under the nickname Flex Kavana, won the USWA tag team championship along with Bart Sawyer. That is when he signed a contract with WWF, and received training from Mark Henry, Tom Prichard, and Achim Albrecht.
Dwayne was persuaded by Jim Ross and Vince McMahon to change his name for the ring, so he chose the name The Blue Chipper. He soon won the Intercontinental Championship from Triple H.
Dwayne Johnson took the name The Rock and referred to him as a third person. Throughout his wrestling career, The Rock had a lot of feuds with other wrestlers like Stone Cold, Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Triple H, and the D-Generation X.
The Rock grew rapidly as the rising star of Wrestling in the Attitude Era, winning four WWF Championship titles. After a long career in wrestling, The Rock finally departed from WWE in 2011. But still, he has made occasional cameos in WWE ever since.
He made a brief cameo from 2011 to 2013, when he had an ongoing feud with John Cena, at the time he was hosting WrestleMania XXVII. Ever since that, he occasionally returned as a surprise to help his family member and cousin Roman Reigns whenever needed.
Career In Hollywood
Dwayne Johnson came into Hollywood simply due to his popularity in wrestling. He acted in films and tv series like The 70s show, Star Trek: Voyager. After that, he made his mainstream movies with movies like The Mummy Returns, The Rundown, The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, and Be Cool.
He continued his acting career with movies like Doom, Reno 911!: Miami, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Southland Tales, and Get Smart. But he received great mainstream success when he joined the cast of Fast and Furious as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five.
From then, he started starring in films that went on to become high grossing. Films like G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, Fast & Furious 6, Empire State, Tv series The Hero, and Baller. Because of these movies, he was the highest-grossing actor of 2013, according to Forbes.
Still playing in the ongoing Fast & Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson did other blockbusting films like Jumanji, Baywatch, Rampage, and Skyscraper, and he also voiced for the Disney movie Moana.
Stepping into the world of action heroes and comic heroes, Dwayne Johnson played the character Black Adam from DC Comics.
When Dwayne was in college, he met his first wife Dany Garcia, and the couple got married in 1997. She is an IFBB bodybuilder and businesswoman and producer. The couple has a daughter Simone who was born in 2001. The couple separated in the year 2007, and their divorce was finalized in 2008.
While filming the movie The Game Plan, Dwayne met his now-wife Lauren Hashian in 2006, the couple got married in 2019 in Hawaii. They have two daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, who were born in 2015 and 2018, respectively.
Other than being an amazing actor, and wrestler, The Rock also has a production company called Seven Bucks Productions. He is also the co-owner of an American football league team, the XFL.
Dwayne Johnson, with his charisma and quick-thinking vocabulary, made him a fan favorite both on the ring and on the screen. It is hard to miss out on a film by Dwayne Johnson the rock, so I would say watch his movie on repeat.
And if you liked this article then comment down below which of his movies you liked the most.