Dwayne Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, film producer, and retired professional wrestler. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.he was integral to the development and success of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) during the Attitude Era, an industry boom period in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Johnson wrestled for the WWF for eight years before pursuing an acting career.
Johnson was Born
Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, the son of Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). He is of Black Nova Scotian and Samoan descent. Johnson’s father and Tony Atlas were the first black tag team champions in WWE history, in 1983.
Johnson played college football at the University of Miami, where he was a member of the 1991 national championship team.
After college, he played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for a year.
Johnson began his professional wrestling career in 1996, signing with the WWF. He quickly rose through the ranks of the company, and by 1998 he was one of its top stars. He won the WWF Championship eight times, and was also the Intercontinental Champion, the Tag Team Champion, and the King of the Ring.
Johnson retired from professional wrestling in 2004 to pursue an acting career.
He has since starred in numerous films, including The Mummy Returns (2001), The Scorpion King (2002), The Rundown (2003), Walking Tall (2004), Doom (2005), Southland Tales (2007), The Game Plan (2007), Get Smart (2008), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Pain & Gain (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), Rampage (2018), Skyscraper (2018), and Jungle Cruise (2021).
Johnson is one of the most successful and highest-grossing box-office stars of all time. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $12.5 billion worldwide. Johnson is married to Lauren Hashian.
They have two daughters together. He also has a daughter from a previous marriage. Johnson is a popular figure on social media, with over 390 million followers on Instagram. He is known for his positive attitude and his dedication to fitness.
In 2021, Johnson was ranked by Forbes as the highest-paid actor in the world, with earnings of $87.5 million.
Here are some other things to know about Dwayne Johnson
- He is a black belt in taekwondo.
- He is a co-founder of the Seven Bucks Productions film and television company.
- He is a philanthropist and has donated money to various charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Red Cross.
- He is a supporter of the United Nations and has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Dwayne Johnson is a talented and successful actor, producer, and wrestler. He is a role model for many people and is known for his positive attitude and his dedication to fitness.