Dwayne Johnson biography

Dwayne Johnson

Actor, Celebrity

1972 –

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Who is Dwayne Johnson?

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler who works for WWE.

Johnson was a college football player. In 1991, he was on the University of Miami's national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. Originally billed as "Rocky Maivia", he gained mainstream fame as "The Rock" in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history. He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013.

Johnson is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He had 17 championship reigns in WWE, including ten world title reigns: the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice. He won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and the World Tag Team Championship five times. He is the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.

Johnson's autobiography The Rock Says... was published in 2000. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. Johnson's first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid US$5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role. He has since appeared in several successful films, including The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6.

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Born
May 2, 1972
Hayward
Also known as
  • Rocky Maivia
  • Dwayne Douglas Johnson
  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  • Seiuli Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
  • The Great One
  • The Brahma Bull
  • The People's Champion
  • The Blue Chipper
  • The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
  • Samoan American
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of General Studies, University of Miami
    Physiology
    ( - 1995)
  • Criminology
  • President William McKinley High School
  • Freedom High School
Lived in
  • Bethlehem
  • Hawaii

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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