Celebrity: Dwayne Johnson
Film Actor, Athlete
DATE OF BIRTH:
May 2, 1972 (age 45)
University of Miami
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Dwayne Douglas Johnson
The professional wrestler turned movie actor Dwayne “The Rock” Douglas Johnson who was born on the 2nd of May, 1972, in Hayward, California, is the grandson of expert wrestler Peter “High Chief” Fanene Maivia and son of wrestler Rocky Johnson. Though he grew up watching his dad perform in the ring he had no plans to emulate his father, therefore he played school football at the University of Miami where he had incredible success until the point that a back injury cost him a spot in the NFL.
Dwayne Johnson who initially became famous as “The Rock,” a well known wrestling star later rose to become a famous movie star that starred in many movies including ‘The Scorpion King,’ ‘Hercules,’ and ‘The Fast and the Furious’ franchise. He was born in a professional wrestling family in 1972. He entered the ring with the Word Wrestling Federation after an injury ended his college football career.
The Rock who broadly fought with wrestler Steve Austin and won the WWF Heavyweight title six times parlayed his wrestling fame into a movie career, by featuring in popular film projects like 2001’s The Mummy Returns and 2010’s Tooth Fairy. While his reject projects includes the HBO series Ballers (2015) and a trifecta of 2017 highlights, The Fate of the Furious, Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
Coupled with his few prospects in professional football, Johnson turned to wrestling, by debuting in the WWF against the Brooklyn Brawler in Texas and after a couple more matches, including a tag team win with Bart Sawyer, the WWF signed him under the name Flex Kavana. But a year, he joined The Nation of Domination, and in the end took charge of the leadership by calling himself The Rock.
The Rock Otherwise called “The People’s Champ,” who later joined another band of tip top wrestlers known as The Corporation and started a famous quarrel with Steve Austin, has won the WWF Heavyweight title six times and the WWF Tag Team titles five times.
Apart from the ring, The Rock who launched a fruitful acting career and later dropped the stage name simply for just Dwayne Johnson, initially made a major sprinkle as the Scorpion King, a supernatural awful man, and later in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, while also returning to the same role the following year for The Scorpion King. Also while trying to show off his comedy skills, he also showed up in 2005’s Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman and 2007’s The Game Plan.
Dwayne who continued growing his acting career by appearing movies including Driver in 2010 and Fast and Furious 6 in 2013, featured as the most famous strong men ever in Hercules in 2014. Johnson who also returns to wrestling from time to time, including his appearance with Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 30, dominated the big screen in 2015 with two big action films.
He later also showed up in Furious Seven and featured in San Andreas. In the same year he also made his first dramatic comedy series debut by playing Spencer Strasmore, a retired professional footballer turned money financial planner, on Ballers.
In 2015, Johnson dominated the big screen with two big action films. He appeared in Furious Seven and starred in San Andreas. Johnson also debuted his first dramatic comedy series that same year, playing Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro footballer turned financial planner, on Ballers.
After teaming up with Kevin Hart for the action-comedy Central Intelligence, in 2016, Johnson voiced the demigod Maui for the Disney animated hit Moana. And in 2017, he got very busy starring roles in The Fate of the Furious, a big screen adaptation of the 1990s lifeguard series Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
The great vibes continued for Dwayne into 2018, with Jumanji racking up the ticket sales in transit to turning into the actor’s highest-grossing film till date. Dwayne additionally figured out how to manage amid the blitz of advertising going with the Super Bowl in February, appearing a trailer for a movie, Skyscraper, in which he partakes in outrageous stunt with a prosthetic leg. On the same day, Johnson declared he would be hosting a 10-scene unscripted competition show, The Titan Games, to “create a platform that gave ordinary individuals the chance to change their lives and accomplish something unprecedented.”
Johnson who lives in Florida has a daughter, named Simone Alexandra, from his first marriage, after he got married to his high school lover, Dany Garcia, in 1997 and split up 10 years.
While in 2017, it was speculated that Johnson was planning to run for president in 2020, after playing coy for a significant part of the year, the wrestler turned movie star finally affirmed the rumour in December, when he disclosed to Ellen DeGeneres, “I’m genuinely thinking about it, yes.”